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Posted: Friday, March 10, 2006

Genealogical society plans events

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host its Resource Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. this week at the Kenai Community Library.

It also will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 21 at the library. For more information, call 283-4481.

SoHi after-grad committee to meet

The Soldotna High School after-graduation committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the lounge.

The committee needs assistance with chaperoning, planning and coordinating activities, decorations and food. Monetary donations and donations of prize items also are needed. Attendance at planning meetings is not necessary to help with this event.

The party will begin at 11 p.m. May 26 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts, 262-5447.

SoHi to host parent night

Soldotna High School will host an eighth-grade parent night at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. Parents of incoming 2006-07 freshmen are encouraged to attend. The topics will be curriculum, programs, policies, procedures, activities and athletics that the school has to offer.

School counselors will travel to Soldotna Middle School on Tuesday morning to pass out preregistration information to eighth-graders planning to attend SoHi next year. Students attending schools other than SMS are asked to stop by the high school to pick up a packet. For more information, call 262-7411.

Women invited to take a break

Peninsula Take-a- Break will host a March luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Conference Center at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway. Featured speaker will be Terry Dunn. Music will be provided by Ginger Mayer. Kitchen time-savers also will be presented. The cost is $8. Free childcare will be provided. For more information, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Susan at 335-6789.

Blood drives set to draw

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold a series of blood drives at the following locations:

· Borough assembly chambers from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 22. Call Beverly Dove at 714-2150 for an appointment; and

· Soldotna High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 23. Call Heather Sinclair at 398-7867 for an appointment.

To be eligible to donate blood you must be 18 to 74 years old (youth ages 16 and 17 are allowed with parental permission), be at least 110 pounds and in overall good health. The process usually takes about an hour. For more information, visit

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