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Posted: Sunday, February 05, 2006

Clarion looking for love

The Clarion is looking for love stories from its readers for a Valentine’s story. Where did you meet? How did you fall in love? Was there an interesting proposal? How have you kept the spark alive? We want stories from dating couples, newlyweds, people celebrating their 60th anniversary and everyone in between. Stories can submitted until Thursday by e-mail to, by fax at 283-3299, by mail at P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 and dropped off at our office on Trading Bay in Kenai.

Submissions must include first and last names, a contact phone number (for verification, not publication), and the city you live in. We’ll run as many stories as we have room for in our Feb. 12 edition.

Seniors cooking up buffet

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center hosts an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. The cost is $6.50; family rates are available.

Photo guild to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Photographers Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna Middle School. Kenai Peninsula College instructor Jayne Jones will discuss how to critique art and members will display their photos. The public is welcome and encouraged to share their photos. For more information, call Marianne at 398-0649.

Art donations to be part of auction

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is requesting donations from area artists to be auctioned off at the end of an evening of dinner theater Feb. 25.

The production will be “Cast-A-Blanca,” a spoof of the classic film “Casablanca” set on the Kenai Peninsula. Funds raised will go to support future productions and projects benefiting kids, such as children’s theater, children’s art exhibits and drama camps. Donated art will be on display in the Triumvirate Bookstore and Gallery until the auction. Artists may choose to receive 25 percent of the purchase price of the their art. Bring donations to the Triumvirate Theatre between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays before Feb. 20. For more information on the show, visit the Web site

Peninsula fair quilters square off

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is having a square off. Forty square kits are available at the fair office for $10 each and must be completed by March 1.

The theme is “A Fair to Remember.” People may be as creative as they like with their blocks, and all blocks will be judged. The blocks will then be put together into a quilt and raffled off.

All proceeds will go to benefit the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. For more information, call the fair office at (907) 567-3670.

Peninsula fair seeks members

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is having a membership drive. Membership applications are available online at or by calling the fair office at (907) 567-3670. Dues are $15. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at (907) 567-3670.

Safety Day presenters sought

The Soldotna Safety Day 2006 planning committee is seeking community members and organizations to participate.

Safety Day is a community event with presenters, entertainers and community service representatives focusing on safety issues. For more information or to register, call Nancy Mitchell at 262-4440.

Auditions to be held

The Kenai Performers will hold auditions for the William Inge play “Bus Stop” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Old Town Playhouse in Kenai. There are parts for adult males and females ages 16 to 60. For more information, call Ken Duff at 260-7769 or e-mail him at

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