Homer Winter Carnival this weekend
The Homer Winter Carnival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting with a ski swap at 7 p.m. at Homer High School. A foreign film festival also starts at 7 p.m., but at the Kachemak Bay East campus. Admission is free.
Events on Saturday include a parade at noon, home brew contest at the Heritage Town Meeting Hall, chili cook-off at the Elks, ice fishing derby at Beluga Lake, carnival at Paul Banks Elementary, waiter and waitress race at Duggan's Waterfront Pub and a talent show at Alice's Champagne Palace.
Sunday's events include a wine and cheese tour, the Tinman Classic and an outing at the Wynn Nature Center.
For more information, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce.
Planned Parenthood's Choice Evening is Saturday
The Planned Parenthood of Alaska Soldotna Advisory Council will hold its 13th annual A Choice Evening fund-raiser at the Soldotna Senior Center from 6 to 10 p.m. The evening includes adventure auctions, hors d'oeuvres, music and door prizes.
Tickets are $30 each or two for $55. Raffle tickets also are available. Tickets are on sale at Kaladi Brothers, Northcountry Fair, River City Books and the senior center in Soldotna and at Charlotte's, Halcyon Spalon and Veronica's Coffeehouse in Kenai. For more information, call 262-2622.
Family History Fireside planned
There will be an adult Family History Fireside on Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints oat 159 Marydale Ave. in Soldotna.
There will be guest speakers, displays and tours of the Family History Center. The fireside is open to anyone 18 and older. For more information, call 262-2683.
Gardening stories wanted
Kodiak residents Marion Stirrup Owen and Carol Sturgulewski have been chosen to co-author the book "Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul." The two are soliciting true stories, anecdotes and articles about gardens, trees, flowers and even the lawn. Stories must be 1,200 words or less. A good "Chicken Soup" story makes readers laugh, cry or sigh.
The deadline for submissions is March 1. Stories can be mailed to Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul, P.O. Box 1694, Kodiak, AK 99615; e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (no attached files); or faxed to (907) 485-2686. Include the writer's full name, address and phone number on the story. Guidelines are available by calling (907) 481-2804.
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