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Posted: Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Safari international activities set

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International has planned the following activities:

· Thursday — The annual election meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna. Election of officers and a drawing for a Ruger 10/22 rifle for members who’s dues are paid prior to the drawing. Ken Felche will be the guest speaker. His topic will be a slide show on Iraq and his participation in the SCI program A.W.L.S.

· March 6 — Business meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Don Jose’s in Soldotna.

· April 21 — The annual fundraiser dinner will be held at the Soldotna Sports Center. Tickets are available. Biweekly fundraiser committee meetings are being held. For more information, call Dennis LaRoche at 262-0478.

Dodge, wallyball tourneys planned

The Police Athletic League and the Boys and Girls Club will host a free dodgeball and wallyball tournament from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Recreation Center. Youth ages 10 to 18 are eligible.

Pizza and beverages will be provided. For more information, call James Clark at 398-0432.

Seniors set to sing

The Sterling Senior Center will host a Western musical production “It’s Chili in Old Texas or She Loved Franks and Beans” at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the center. Chili and a no-host bar will be offered Saturday. Proceeds will benefit senior activities. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 262-6808.

ACT meeting set

The Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers will hold a free ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kasilof Mercantile Cafe. For more information, call 252-4852.

Iditarod team fundraiser set to howl

A dinner buffet and outcry and bucket auctions will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at The Crossing in Soldotna to benefit Iditarod musher Paul Gebhardt and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Alaska’s balladeer, Hobo Jim, will give a guest performance. The price of admission is $45 per person. For ticket information, call The Crossing at 262-1906. Donations are being sought for the outcry and bucket auctions. To donate or for more information on the auction, call Evy at 398-1481.

Book club activity set

The Kenai Library Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the library. The topic will be getting ready for the science fiction workshop with Dana Stabenow. The book of the month is “The Gate to Women’s Country,” by Sheri S. Tepper. It is open to the public. For more information, call Janell Grenier at 776-5684 or e-mail her at

Little League coaches needed

Soldotna Little League is seeking coaches and umpires for the 2007 season. For more information or to volunteer, call Jerry at 260-6650 or 398-7850 or Vickie at 398-6363 for information.

Digging salmon

Participants of a food cache project at the K’beq Kenaitze Interpretive Site in Cooper Landing will uncover the fish they buried in traditional Kenaitze food storage pits in October in a program March 12. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 283-1490.

Food bank fundraiser set to build

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting the 2007 CANstruction event at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center from April 2-21. Sculptures made out of nonperishable food items are eligible for awards such as the CAN-Do Award or the Ton-O-Tin Award. Food collected will be distributed to needy Kenai Peninsula residents. The event is open to businesses, organizations and families.

Entry forms are available at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3111.

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