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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Recycling group to meet

The monthly meeting of Re-Group will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College.

The topics will be Earth Day and Home Show. Interested community members are welcome. Call Jan 262-5098 for more information.

Fundraiser for car accident victim planned

The Soldotna Middle School PTSA will host a bake sale fundraiser during its band and choir concert at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Proceeds will benefit Leah Stephens, daughter of physical education teacher Charlie Stephens. Leah was injured in a recent car accident near St. Theresa's Camp on the Sterling Highway. Donations of money or baked goodies may be dropped off before the concert, as well. For more information, e-mail SZobeck@KPBSD.k12.ak.us.

Star party set

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will host a free community star party from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. It will feature a segment on a "Day Without Space" along with other interactive opportunities. Inside and outside activities are planned. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Visit www.akchallenger.org or call 283-2000 for more information.

NRA meeting takes aim

Kenai Friends of the NRA will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Metal Magic Art Studio at 14429 Kenai Spur Highway.

The group seeks committee members to help support shooting sports in the area. For more information, call 776-7676.

Cribbage tourney continues

The Cook Inlet Lions annual cribbage tournament is held at 3 p.m. Saturdays through March 28 at the 902 Cook St. in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call Raymond at 776-5688 or Bob at 776-5339.

Young women's conference set

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will host its annual Young Women's Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Solid Rock Bible Camp. The theme, "Build a Better You," and is for girls in grades six through eight.

Registration forms are available at schools with grades six, seven and eight, River City Books in Soldotna and Walters and Associates in Kenai. To preregister or for more information, call Paula Rohloff at 260-4917.

Philanthropists to meet

Impacting Together, a group of like-minded community members who meet twice a year and donate $100 each (tax deductible under Bridges 501C3) to assist their neighbors in need, will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Soldotna City Hall.

The group meets to decide how to distribute the combined funds. It is open to the public. For more information, e-mail impactingtogether@gmail.com.

Beekeepers all abuzz

The Peninsula Beekeep group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna Middle School.

The topic will be "The Techniques on Spring Buildup," presented by Jim VanRadden. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 252-8511 or 398-7604.

Women's group to meet

Women are invited to "Adventures in Travel" at Peninsula Take-a-Break luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 11 at the Solid Rock Bible Camp Conference Center. Featured speakers will be Pat Reece of Robin Place Fabrics and Gigi Campbell, born in the Philippines and a worker with a primitive tribe. Music will be performed by Leah Perry.

The cost is $10 per person and includes nursery care. Reservations may be made by calling Cindy at 260-6262, Susan at 335-6789, or e-mailing tab-reservations@hotmail.com.

The reservations deadline is March 5. Reservations must be honored if not cancelled by Sunday.

Kids talent show rescheduled

Showing Off the Kids, the annual lip-sync and choreography contest sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools, has been rescheduled for April 25, with a mandatory rehearsal April 24. Applications, accompanied by a two-minute taped music selection, must be turned in at Dairy Queen by April 9.

For more information, call Carmen at 262-3151, ext. 24.

Hazard tree removal offered

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is offering a free right of way hazard tree removal project to all borough landowners with beetle killed spruce tree with in 100 feet of a state- or borough-maintained road. Work request forms are available at the Kenai Peninsula Spruce Bark Beetle office at 253 Wilson Lane in Soldotna.

For more information, call 260-6202.

Public comment for new superintendent sought

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is seeking public input into its process to select a new superintendent of schools. The Board of Education has sole responsibility for the selection of candidates, final interviews and selection of the superintendent, but would like to consider the views and interests of the public across the entire district to help guide those decisions.

Visit the district's Web site, www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us, to rank attributes of importance in the next superintendent, submit general comments and to find more information on further opportunities for input as the process progresses.

Around the Peninsula prints daily in the Clarion. For more information, call Nancianna Misner at 335-1241.

or e-mail news@peninsulaclarion.com.



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