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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2007

Reading carnival vendor deadline today

The fourth annual Peninsula Reading Carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Soldotna Middle School gym. Deadline for applications for booths is today. Booths cost $25 for businesses or $10 for nonprofit organizations. Proceeds will benefit literacy projects.

The purpose of the carnival is to encourage literacy in the community through involvement of families in literacy rich activities. For more information, call Monica Heath at 776-5575, 283-5015 or e-mail her at

Area women to take a break

The Peninsula Take-A-Break will host its New Year’s luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Conference Center at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway. Sandy Dallmann will be the featured speaker. Her topic will be permanent cosmetics. Dala Conner will share “Life is an Adventure.”

The cost is $10. Free childcare is available. For more information or reservations, call Cyndi at 260-6262 or Caryolyn at 262-4214.

Master gardeners think spring

Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will host Brenda Adams from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Adams, of Gardens by Design, will discuss “Eight Gardens — Before and After.”

This will be the first in a series of free talks and is open to interested gardeners. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

Cancer fundraiser set to climb

Cancer Survivors on Mount Aspiring board of directors will present a slide show, refreshments and music at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Kenai Middle School. In addition the school’s climbing wall will be open to the public from 3 to 6:30 p.m. that night.

Bob Hempstead, an accomplished climber, will present the slide show. Proceeds will allow children affected by cancer to attend camp. Tables for local students Gabe Boyle and Ericka Reynolds, both battling cancer, will be set up to receive donations. For more information, visit

NYO seeks competitors

The Native Youth Olympics will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Kenai Middle School. Spectators and competitors are welcome to attend. For more information, call Amber Glenzel at 260-1926 or visit and click on schedule of events.

SoHi after-prom committee to meet

Soldotna High School parents of juniors will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 to plan for its after-prom party. The committee is seeking volunteers. For more information, call Jenn Barkman at 260-6962 or e-mail her at

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