Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, January 20, 2006

CGC test scheduled

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold testing for the Canine Good Citizen program at 6 p.m. today.

The test includes 10 situations demonstrating a dog’s ability to remain calm and under control in certain situations, such as when being approached by a person or a person and a dog.

The program is offered through the American Kennel Club and is open to all dogs. For more information, call the Kenai Kennel Club at 335-2552.

AWG singer auditions planned

Auditions for a boy to sing the Alaska State Flag Song at the Arctic Winter Games’ opening ceremonies will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

Singers should be prepared with a recorded accompaniment or sing a cappella. For more information call Joe Rizzo at 283-6109.

Children’s carnival slated for fun

Children’s Winter Carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. There will be games and prizes for children ages 3 to 12.

Carnival activities will include a Scholastic book fair from noon to 6 p.m., food and beverages from noon to 7:30 p.m., door prizes, live music from 4 to 6 p.m., and live music and dancing for ages 13 and up from 6 to 9 p.m. with a $5 admission fee.

Admission is free until 6 p.m. however, each game and activity has a fee. There also will be a silent auction and a Chinese auction beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Hands Around the Peninsula, a newly established nonprofit organization that offers financial assistance to area families in need.

Community dance set to groove

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a smoke- and alcohol-free community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the Contra BanD.

Beginners should come early, since the easiest dances start at 7 p.m.

Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck snacks to share. Partners are not required. Admission is $5. Children under 16 can get in for free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Theresa Holland at 260-4171.

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