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Posted: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Little League clinic schedule change

Clinics for Kenai Little League are cancelled for spring break, but will resume March 21, and 23, with the following schedule change: Every Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 4 to 6; and every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. for ages 7 to 18. The schedule will remain through April. For more information call Gary Oliver at 283-7487 or Oliver Amend at 283-0895.

Bazaar, bake sale and plane tickets

The Nikiski Senior Center's Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on April 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. each day. Table rentals are $15/day or $20 for both days, per table. Call 776-7654 to sign up. The center is also selling raffle tickets for two Alaska Airline tickets, up to 40,000 air miles per ticket. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. One winner will be drawn July 1. For more information call 776-7654 or drop by the Nikiski Senior Center at 50810 Island Lake Road. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

College scholarship available

The women of Chapter M, Philanthropic Educational Opportunities are offering a $1,500 scholarship for the school year 2011-12. Any woman who has completed at least one semester of college and is planning to enroll or has enrolled at Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna Campus, is eligible to apply. Applications can be obtained at the KPC Student Finance Office and are duey May 10. Applicants will be notified of the recipient by June 1. For more information call Pat Robinson, 252-5244; Kelli Stroh, 283-9261; or Eileen Bryson, 283-4428

Purple Heart members meet

The monthly meeting of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will be 1 p.m. March 17 at the VFW post in Soldotna. Any combat wounded veteran is welcome to attend and become a member. New members can bring proof of Purple Heart award and become a member of Chapter 830. For more information call Arthur Peters at 907-567-1085.

Spring break movies at KVCC

Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center hosts movie afternoons this week. Wednesday's theme is kid's movies, Thursday's is Alaska, and Friday is short films. All afternoon films are from 1 to 4 p.m. and appropriate for any age. For more information call 283-1991 or visit

Vendors wanted for Soldotna Market

The Wednesday Soldotna Creek Market is back! The market will run for 11 consecutive Wednesdays, June 1 through Aug. 10. Vendor spaces will cost from $15-$30 per Wednesday. Vendor spaces must be reserved in advance. Call Rae at 262-2729 for more information and to reserve a space.

Time to be Irish in Soldotna

Soldotna Senior Center is holding its Endowment Trust Fund St. Patrick's Day community celebration dinner on March 17 at 5:30 p.m. A traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the trimmings will be served. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12.50 for seniors and children 10 years and younger. Tickets can be purchased at Soldotna Senior Center, Sweeney's Clothing and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. For more information or reservations call 262-2322.

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