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Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007

Indian education parent meeting set

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Department has scheduled a Title VII, Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon today at the Aspen Hotel in Soldotna. Those planning to attend should call Rochelle Hanson at 714-8892, ext. 8866.

Bike raffle continues

The Soldotna Rotary Club is selling raffle tickets for a bike, or bikes, up to a value of $1,500 from Beemun’s Variety Store in Soldotna. Proceeds will benefit the Kenai Peninsula College digital photography class. The drawing will be held today. Tickets are available at Sweeney’s and from Soldotna Rotarians.

Berry growers gather

Alaska Berry Growers will hold an informational meeting at 3 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Michelle Hoffman will discuss opportunity of U.S. Department of Agriculture funding for wild berry growers and updates on availability of blueberry plants. For more information, call Jack at 283-3700 or 394-2590.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser set

The Kenai Central High and Kenai Middle schools will host at spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5:30 to 7:50 p.m. today at the KCHS cafeteria. Both bands will give performances throughout dinner. The cost of admission is $7.50 at the door. Funds will benefit both bands. For more information, call Brian Moon at 283-5904.

Biathlon club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building. It is open to the public. For more information, Sherry at 262-1690 or visit www. for upcoming events and activities.

South pole to be discussed

Steven Theno engineer at Amundsen Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica will give a presentation at 7:30 p.m. today in the commons at Kenai Peninsula College.

Drivers safety class Saturday

American Association of Retired Persons will hold a driver safety program from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Elks Lodge No. 2706 at 44640 Parkway Ave. in Soldotna. For more information, call Jim Bennett at 260-4904.

Cancer fundraiser slated

A fundraiser to help defray the medical cost for cancer treatment for Jamie Leamon will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the J Bar B Club at Mile 101.5 of the Sterling Highway. A pig roast, auctions, raffles and other activities are planned. The cost is $10 per person.

The pig roast will begin at 4 p.m. For more information or to make a donation, call Kathy at 283-9898.

AFS fundraiser dinner set to dish

A dinner to help raise funds for the American Field Service exchange student program will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Kenai. Food from around the world will be featured at dinner. For more information, call Danette Howland at 283-5226. Tickets are available at the Kenai Community Library and River City Books.

Nuggets on moose offered

The Kenai River Center’s winter speaker series will wrap up with a discussion on a study of moose movements at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will talk about ways to reduce collisions between wildlife and vehicles. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 260-4882, ext. 238.

Junior market livestock registration continues

The deadline to register for the 4-H Junior Market Live stock program is March 15. For more information, call 262-5824 or stop by the Cooperative Extension office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Shady things afoot

Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will host Teena Garay from 7 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Her topic will be shade gardens. Garay’s garden ideas have been photographed for Sunset Magazine. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 262-5824.

Mexican dinner, auction fundraiser planned

A Mexican dinner and Chinese and silent auctions will be held at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Kenai Eagles Arie No. 3525. The proceeds will benefit Donna Swaby to help defray the cost of her injuries sustained in a car accident. The cost is a $10 donation.

For more, call 283-4938, or 283-8017.

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