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Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2004

Senior Olympic Games begin today

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center first Senior Olympic Games will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Friday at the Central Peninsula Mall in Soldotna. Scheduled games include checkers, chess, bridge, cribbage, poker, pool, 500-piece puzzle team, spin casting, pinochle and bean bag toss. Pool games will be held at Hooligans in Soldotna. For more information or to register for competition, call the Soldotna senior center at 262-2322.

Quilt guild to hold open sew

The Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild will hold an open sew for members beginning at 3 p.m. today at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-5098.

Family Living Center to host open house

The Soldotna Family History Center and Totem Tracers will hold an open house from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 159 Marydale Ave. Guest speakers will include Sharon Bushell and Bruce Parham. Discussions and displays on history, research and preservation of family history are some of the planned activities. A heirloom quilt display also will be shown. For more information, call Alaine Maw at 262-6101 or Kathy Western at 262-7429.

Kids invited to cheer camp

The Skyview High School cheerleaders will hold a cheer camp for K-8 grades March 6 at the school. Interested students who preregister before Saturday will receive a free T-shirt. Cost for camp is $25 on or before Saturday or $30 after that. For more information, call Ladina at 262-7917.

Senior service board meeting slated

The Nikiski Senior Service Area board meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Center. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Hospital auxiliary meeting set

The Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 10 in the Borealis room. Anyone interested in volunteering to assist in the waiting room or handing out books or magazines to patients in the hospital may call 714-4778.

Village Fair seeking vendors, volunteers

Healthy Communities-Healthy People is looking for vendors and volunteers to participate in the ninth annual Village Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 13 at Soldotna High School. For more information, to volunteer or to rent a booth, call Bridges at 260-3800.

Charter school to hold enrollment lottery

The Aurora Borealis Charter School will conduct an enrollment lottery April 14. Applications and copies of the enrollment and lottery procedures are available at the ABCS office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. All applications must be delivered in person to the office no later than 3 p.m. March 10. Lottery results will be posted at ABCS on April 22.

If your child has a lottery number, you do not need to go through the process again. Parents with a lottery number who no longer want to be on the waiting list are asked to call the office. For more information, call Debbie Palm between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays.

Kayak fest planned

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Kachemak Kayak Fest from May 28 through June 6 in Homer. Planned activities include kayak test rides, demonstrations, pleasure trips, extreme videos, fashion show, adventure stories, photos and keynote speakers. This event is for new and experienced kayakers. For more information, call the Homer chamber or visit www.kachemakkayakfest.com.



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