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Posted: Friday, March 15, 2002

Cook Inlet Lions present 'Putting on the Ritz'

The Cook Inlet Lions Club will present "Putting on the Ritz" today at the American Legion in Kenai. A prime rib dinner begins at 7 p.m. with the show following at 7:30. Fifteen men, dressed as women, will compete in talent, appearance and a question-and-answer session for the title of Ms. Ritz 2002. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 776-7652 or 283-3309.

Scholarship applications due today

Scholarship applications for the next school year for Alaska Natives who are Koniag shareholders or descendants must be postmarked by today. To receive an application, call (907) 562-9093 or log on to

ABCS enrollment lottery applications due

Applications for the Aurora Borealis Charter School enrollment lottery must be delivered in person to the school office by 4 p.m. today. The lottery will be conducted April 9 and results will be posted at the school April 22. Applications and lottery procedures are available at the school office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Aurora Borealis Charter School is a public school within the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

Scholarship pageant planned for weekend

The statewide America's National Teenager scholarship pageant will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Renee Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Seventeen Alaska young women in two age divisions, 13 to 15 and 16 to 18, will participate in the competition.

Friday will be a preliminary event and Saturday will be the pageant. Admission for Friday is $5, admission for Saturday is $12, and there is a reduced rate for children. The winners from the statewide pageant will receive free tuition to the University of Alaska Anchorage and will go on to compete in the national pageant in Tennessee.

CPR class offered

March is National Red Cross Month. The Red Cross will offer a CPR and first aid class Saturday from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Cost of the class is $58. For more information, call Debbie at 262-4541.

St. Patrick's Day festivities planned

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival Sunday. The parade is scheduled for 2 p.m., beginning at the Bailey's Furniture parking lot and ending at the Soldotna "Y." An Irish dinner and auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Overeaters Anonymous to meet Sunday

There will be an Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday at Bridges, 145 Kasilof Ave. in Soldotna. For more information, call Joy Falls at 283-5028.

Community radio holding fund drive

Area radio stations KWJG 91.5 and KMJG 88.9 are conducting their third annual fund drive this week. The stations are asking for pledges to help support local radio programming on the Kenai Peninsula. The drive runs through Sunday. For more information, call 260-7702.

Nurses to visit area village

A nurse will be at Nikolaevsk from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday for immunizations, pregnancy testing and child check-ups. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857. The center will be closed March 25 in observance of Seward's Day.

Kenai River advisory board to meet

The Kenai River Special Management Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center, 541 Funny River Road in Soldotna. Topics will include the Forest Legacy Program, the Alaska Water Resources Association meeting announcement,and phase II of the boat wake study. For more information, call Chris Degernes at 262-5581.

Planning workshop scheduled

The City of Kenai will hold a Comprehensive Plan workshop March 23 at the Kenai Senior Center. The purpose of the workshop is to gather residents' ideas about planning choices for the Comprehensive Plan now being prepared. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting will end at 1 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or to preregister, call Marilyn at 283-7535 ext. 235.

Used book sale set for April 5

The Soldotna Home School Support Group will sponsor a used curriculum and used book sale from 1:30 to 8 p.m. at the Soldotna Lutheran Church by the 'Y' in Soldotna. For information on selling you books or buying used material, call Tammy at 262-6282 or e-mail Patty at

Elementary schools seek foster grandparents

Soldotna, Kalifornsky Beach and Sears elementary schools are seeking foster grandparent volunteers with a sincere desire to work with children and help those with special needs.

To qualify, applicants must be 60 years of age or older in reasonably good health. Duties will include working with other senior citizens and teachers helping children learn to read and spending one-on-one time with the children. For more information, call Bob Scott or Diane Taylor at 262-0327.

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