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Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007

Women voters to meet

League of Women Voters will meet at noon Friday at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Dick Hahn, president of the Soldotna Library Board, will be the featured speaker.

At 11 a.m. the book club will discuss “Daughter of Persia.” Meetings are open to the public. Participants are asked to bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee will be provided. For more information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Spaghetti feed fundraiser set to dish

The Elks Club will sponsor at spaghetti feed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as a fundraiser for purchasing weight room equipment for Soldotna High School. Tickets are $5.

Wrestling tourney slated

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department, Kenai Kavemen Freestyle Wrestling Club and the Kenai Central High School wrestling team will host a freestyle wrestling clinic Saturday at KCHS. Youth ages 5 to 9 will wrestle from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and ages 10 to 18 will wrestle from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, call 283-3692.

T-200 appreciation dinner set

A volunteer appreciation dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof. Volunteers who helped with the race are invited to attend. Prizes also will be given.

For more information, call Todd Stone at 283-8426.

Community dance planned

The Kenai Elks will hold its annual Purple Bubble Ball at 6 p.m. Saturday at the lodge. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. It is a semi-formal event.

Activities planned include live music, dancing, door prizes and split-the-pot. Proceeds will benefit youth activities in the community. The cost of admission is $30. Tickets are available after 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the lodge. For more information, call 283-7776.

Annual wine tasting, auction to be held

Hospice of the Central Peninsula’s 11th annual Hospice Auction and Wine Tasting will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Gourmet appetizers and specialty wines will be served. A silent auction, live auction and variety of instant purchases are some of the planned activities. For tickets, call the hospice office at 262-0453.

Valentine’s Day dinner set to dish

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host a Valentine’s Day dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at the center. A prime rib dinner with all the trimmings will be served. The cost of admission is $15 per person. Only 60 tickets are available.

It is open to the public. For more information, call 776-7654.

Mardi Gras ready to swing

Kenai Family Moose Center will host a Mardi Gras at 6 p.m. Saturday at the center. Finger foods will be served followed by a hot buffet at 8 p.m. Live music also will be played. For more information, call 283-9181.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information and meeting location, call 283-4678.

Work in progress

The new Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Workforce Development Center behind and across the street from Kenai Central High School will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 17 with a tour, demonstrations and barbecue. For a schedule of open house events and more information, call 283-3230.

Reading carnival moves to SoHi

The fourth annual Peninsula Reading Carnival has been moved from Soldotna Middle School to Soldotna High School. The carnival will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 17. 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

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