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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009

Health care celebration slated

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dave Carey will host a health care hero celebration from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today in the assembly chambers at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building in Soldotna. It is open to the public and anyone in the health care field.

Refreshments will be served. Speeches also are planned.

Fried chicken dinner set to dish

The Sterling Senior Center will host a southern fried chicken dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the center. Baked beans, coleslaw, bread pudding, tea and coffee also are on the menu.

The cost is $12.50 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 years old.

Sockeye to be discussed

The Kenai Watershed Forum and the Kenai River Center will host guest speaker, fisheries biologist Carol Ann Woody, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. Woody's topic will be the life cycle of sockeye salmon.

It is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 714-2481.

Care center gym opens

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center will host a grand opening for its new gym from 5 to 7 p.m. March 13 at 320 S. Spruce St., in Kenai. Catering will be provided by Charlotte's and an open bar will be provided. Raffle tickets will be available for an opportunity to sink a basket or sponsor a banner to be displayed in the gym. For more information or to RSVP, call 283-7635 or e-mail

Historical society to meet

The board of directors for the Soldotna Historical Society will meet at 9 a.m. March 14 at the Fine Thyme Cafe in River City Books at the Y in Soldotna. The board will discuss regular business items. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Kennel club to open up the doghouse

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold an open house and microchip clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 14 at its facility at Mile 14.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, formerly Robinson's Mini Mall.

The open house will include demonstrations of dog events, such as agility, Canine Good Citizen, conformation, obedience and rally. Additional information will be available including breeds, events, dog care and training. Refreshments and prizes will be on hand, as well.

All dogs attending the microchip clinic must be on leash.

For more information about the clinic or the open house, call 335-2552 or e-mail

Taco feed fundraiser scheduled

The Nikiski Freestyle Wrestling Club will hold an all-you-can-eat taco buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. March 14 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Outcry, silent and Chinese auctions are planned. Also $5 prize balloons will be available. The cost is $6 per person. For more information, call 776-3674.

Library fundraisers planned

The Friends of the Kenai Community Library will host the following fundraising events:

* On March 28 from 8:30 until 11:30 p.m., a dance at the American Legion Hall in Old Towne Kenai. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the library or the door. Music will be provide by Bull Don and the Moose Nuggets. Finger food, coffee and tea will be served. For more information, call Edale Clark at 398-1399.

* Afternoon High Tea, catered by Charlotte's, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. April 5 at the Kenai Merit Inn. Tickets are available at the library or from library board members.

Baseball, T-ball clinics ongoing

Baseball clinics will be held Mondays through April at Kenai Middle School at the following times: from 6:15 to 7:15 for youths 7 to 12 years old and T-ball players; and from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. for youths 13 to 18 years old. For more information, call Gary at 283-7487.

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