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Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2011

Neighbor to Neighbor seed class scheduled

A free class about starting flowers and vegetables from seed will be held March 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Kenai Peninsula College. Kathy Wartinbee will be speaking.

Pre-register for the workshop by calling the Cooperative Extension Service office at 262-5824 by March 15.

Girls and boys stage musical tonight

Boys & Girls Club members from Soldotna, Kenai and Nikiski are performing a musical "On the Radio" that looks back at music from the 1920s-1980s. The show will be performed March 10 at the Kenai Clubhouse, with a silent au ction starting at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $8 or $6 for youth under age 8 if bought in advance, or $10 and $8 at the door. Tickets are available at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club, located at 705 Frontage Road Suite B in Kenai. For more information call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

Bed and breakfast group meets

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association meets at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, March 19 at 11 a.m. Monte Davis of the Alaska Travel Industry Association will speak on the history of the association, the vision and how KPBBA is benefitting for affiliation. Members are asked to bring snack type food and prospective members or interested others are welcome.

Electric storage technology workshop on tap

A workshop about solar thermal collector systems, electric vehicles and their role in energy efficient buildings and lithium power storage systems for use in a smart electric grid at an energy workshop on March 16. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Complex, 538 Arena Ave. For registration and more information visit

Learn square-round dancing this month

Would you like to learn to square dance or round dance (waltz or twos-step)? Free lessons are March 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center; March 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Spur Highway, Kenai; and Mondays at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center, starting March 28, 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. For more Information call Theresa Lusby at 360-790-1757.

Spring break day camp

North Peninsula Recreation is offering their Spring Break Day Camp 2011 from March 15 -- 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Youngsters 1st through 6th grade can enjoy cooking, crafts and gym activities. Bring a sack lunch and join in the fun. For more information call Tammy at 776-8800.

Hospital book fair to help scholarship fund

The Central Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair takes place March 28 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Denali Room at CPH. All proceeds go to the Auxiliary Scholarship Fund to support local students.

Rugby group invites new players

The Kenai River Wolfpack Rugby Club is recruiting new members for the upcoming season. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome. We practice touch rugby on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. The only required gear is a pair of non-marking athletic shoes. See our Facebook page:, or contact Chuck Bartlett, 398-6504, or email for more information.

Free community meeting space available

Heritage place at Central Peninsula Hospital has space available for community groups to hold meetings at no cost. For more information contact Gwen Johnson at 714-5037.

Spring break movies at KVCC

Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center hosts movie afternoons on March 16, 17 and 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday's theme is kid's movies, Thursday's is Alaska, and Friday is short films. All afternoon films are appropirate for any age. At 7 p.m. on Friday night, the center will have "The Best of BOBS Shorts," which are suggested for a mature audience. For more information call 283-1991 or visit

KPC Council meeting today

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will meet at 6 p.m., March 10 at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer. For further information or a copy of the agenda, contact Sue Evanson at 262-0318 or email

Ladies night out set for April

Take-a-Break is hosting a Ladies Night Out for teens to 90- year-olds on April 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center. Dessert will be served for $7. Janice Chumley, of the Cooperative Extension Service, will give a talk "How does your Garden Grow." Guest speaker will be Jan Mathers, Stonecroft Ministries trainer/speaker from Bend, Ore. She will talk about how to "Become an Invincible Woman!" For more information and reservations, call Susan at 335-6789. Reservations and cancellations must be made by April 4. All reservations must be honored. No nursery is provided for this event.

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