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Posted: Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Quilt guild to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Quilt Guild will hold an open sew for quilters from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Anyone is welcome to come and work on projects.

Volunteers will work on spirit bears for the Arctic Winter Games between noon and 7 p.m. Donations of fabric, stuffing and-or time are needed. For more information, call Jan at 252-2773.

Senior Olympics planned

The second annual Senior Olympic Games will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday at a variety of locations in Kenai and Soldotna area.

Events will include walk-a-thons, pool, bowling, bridge, dominoes, darts, basketball toss, Texas hold-em poker, cribbage, pinochle, shuffle board, tripoly and hula hoops. At the end of the competition, a medal awards ceremony will be held. Other events to take place are a '50s theme no-host dinner at Ginger's with a '50s attire and dance contest.

For more information or to register, call area senior centers or the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center at 262-2322.

Food bank plans open house, events

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank invites member agencies, nonprofits or religious organizations that may be interested in joining to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday.

Attendees may have a bowl of soup and learn the benefits of membership and register for a door prize. For more information, call 262-3111.

CANstruction entry forms are still available at the food bank. The event begins Monday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Sculptures using nonperishable food items will be available for public viewing during the First Thursday art events, with final judging at noon March 18. For more information, call 262-3111.

Nutrition classes — "Protect Your Heart, Ways for Healthier Eating" nutrition classes continue at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the food bank. The last session is March 8. Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Services will instruct. It is open to the public.

Dog races slated

The Kenai Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association will hold its annual 10 Dog Classic Sprint dog sled race Saturday and Sunday at the PSDRA staging area, Mile 1 of Funny River Road just before Soldotna Municipal Airport.

Registration begins at noon, race draw is at 12:30 p.m. and race start time is at 1 p.m. both days.

The courses will be a 14-mile, 10-dog race and a six-dog, seven-mile race. It is open to all levels of experience.

The cost is $25, and racers need to be PSDRA members. For more information, call Kurt Strausbaugh at 262-1721 or Mitch Michaud 252-5350.

Relay for Life meeting set

Relay for Life of the Kenai Peninsula organizers will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Kaladi Brothers in Soldotna. It is open to the public.

For more information, call Sarah Hoffman at (907) 263-2068.

Ford to perform at library

Kenai Community Library will host a 101st birthday party in honor of Dr. Seuss at 6:30 p.m. March 2 at the library. Carol Ford will perform "Horton Hears a Who." There also will be an appearance by Cat in the Hat, cake and prizes. For more information, call Corey Hall at 283-4378.

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