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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2007

Soccer players, coaches sought

Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club is seeking players and coaches.

Coaches are needed for its U-12 and U-15 boys teams. Registration has been extended until March 31 for the U-11 girls and a second U-12 girl teams and U-13 and U-15 boys teams. For more information on becoming a player or coach, call Evelyn VanMeter at 262-1298, Shannon Grant at 283-9069 or visit

Waffle breakfast set to dish

The American Legion George Plumley Memorial Unit No. 20 will hold a Belgium waffle breakfast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The cost is a $6 donation. For more information, call, 283-3222.

ACT to meet

The Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers will hold a free ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. today at the Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center. It is open to the public. For more information, call Vicki at 252 4852.

Pool offers spring break hours

The Nikiski pool will be open the following hours during spring break: open swim will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; water slide hours will be from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

CPCS board to meet

Central Peninsula Counseling Services Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. For more information, call 260-3691.

Peaceful people to gather

People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Baha’i Center on Knight Drive in Soldotna. A screening of the film “The Road to Guantanamo” will be shown as part of Amnesty International “American I Believe In” campaign. A potluck will held at 6 p.m. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Kenai chamber speaker changes

Harold Heinze, CEO of Alaska Natural Gas Development Authority will be the featured speaker at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Wednesday at the Kenai Merit Inn. For more information, call Janie Odgers at 283-7989.

Caregiver training set

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold caregiver training from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The topic will be dementia and Alzheimer’s disease-related disorders. Julie Beatty will instruct. For more information, call 262-1280.

SoHi after-prom meeting set

Soldotna High School parents of juniors will hold a after-prom committee meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the teachers lounge.

Flight instructors take wing

Kenai Flight Instructors Association will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the MARC hanger in Kenai. The topics will be basic flight theory, analyzing maneuvers and Kenai Tower operations. For more information, call 283-5700.

CPH spring bazaar set

Central Peninsula Hospital auxiliary will hold a spring bazaar March 29 and 30 in the Denali Conference room at the hospital. Tables are available for vendors to rent. Applications for tables are available at the hospital gift shop. Deadline for applications is Friday. For more information, call Eve Thompson at 283-7281.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books in Soldotna. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Nikiski seniors plan bazaar

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will hold a spring bazaar March 29 through 30. Tables are available to rent for $15 per table, per day or $30 per table for all three days. For more information, call 776-7654.

Senior Easter dinner planned

The American Legion George Plumley Memorial Unit No. 20 will hold its annual free senior Easter dinner at 5 p.m. March 29 at its hall. Seniors interested in attending are asked to call 283-3222 to make a reservation.

Dance concert set to boogie

The Nikiski High School dance troupe will host a dance concert at 7:30 p.m. March 30 and 31 and April 6 and 7 at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium in Kenai. Guest artists will include the SoHi Star Sensations, Peninsula Artists in Motion and Encore Dance Studio. Tickets are available at The Bear Paw Cafe in Nikiski, Charlotte’s in Kenai and River City Books in Soldotna. Pre-sold ticket prices are $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 18 and under and senior citizens. Tickets sold at the door will cost $10 for adults and $8 for children ages 18 and under and senior citizens.

Soccer tourney set to kick off

Kenai Peninsula Athletic League will host an indoor soccer tournament April 1 at Soldotna Middle School. It is open to youth in grades six through eight. Boys will play from 2 to 4 p.m. and girls from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $2 per player. For more information, call James Clark at 398-0432 or visit, click the P.A.L. link.

Health fair ready to pump you up

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in the Denali Conference Room, in the lower level of the Mountain Tower. Blood testing, PSA testing for prostate cancer and thyroid screening will be available for a fee. Other basic health screening will be available for free. For more information, call 714-4775.

Shorebird festival to take wing

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival will be held May through 13 in Homer. Vendor booth applications are available at Deadline for applications is March 30. Apply in person at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

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