Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008

Easter dinner planned

The Veterans of Foreign War Post No. 10046 Ladies Auxiliary will host an Easter dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday at 134 N. Birch St. in Soldotna for members and their guests. The cost is $10. For more information or reservations, call 262-2722.

Seattle getaway fundraiser set

The Kenai River Rotary Club in Soldotna is offering a chance to win a Seattle getaway that includes two round trip airline tickets from Anchorage to Seattle (winners pick the dates between June and September.)

The getaway will include two tickets to a Mariners baseball game with reserved seats; two rounds of golf at the Tacoma Country Club; and three nights lodging in the home of a Rotarian and more. Tickets are $50 per chance and may be purchased from any Kenai River Rotarian.

Proceeds will support Rotary International's goal to eradicate polio worldwide and be matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

For more information, call Bonnie Nichols at 262-9630.

Bear baiting clinics set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three black bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula.

Hunters may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless they have successfully completed an Fish and Game approved bear baiting clinic.

Hunters who already have attended a clinic and been certified are not required to recertify. Sessions are walk-in and are approximately three hours long and provided free of charge to the public.

* Kenai Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, near Bridge Access Road.

* Seward - April 8 at 6 p.m. in the AVTEC Building, 1912 Leirer Road, across the highway from Safeway.

* Soldotna April 25 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show in the Soldotna Sports Center.

For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Toastmasters to meet

Soldotna Toastmasters meets at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month in Kenai at the Cloud and Ribelin Real Estate conference room, at 805 Frontage Road, No. 100A in the Benco Building. For more information, call Judy Cloud at 283-2745.

T-200 meeting slated

The Tustumena 200Sled Dog Race Association will meet at 7 p.m. March 27 at The Riverside House in Soldotna. Nominations for officers, three board members and a musher representative are on the agenda. For more information, call 283-8426.

LeeShore plans fundraiser

The LeeShore Center board of directors will host its annual spring gala dinner at 6 p.m. March 29 at the Kenai Merit Inn. Dinner will be catered by Charlotte's. Wine will be served with dinner. Live music will be by Bull Don and the Moose Nuggets. The cost of admission is $49 per person. For more information, call 283-9479.

Dinner, auction fundraiser planned

A spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings and auction fundraiser to benefit Marcus Yamada will be held 6 p.m. April 5 at the Kenai Armory. Yamada is in the Seattle Children's Hospital undergoing treatment for promyeloytic leukemia.

A tax-deductible account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank through Bridges Community Resource Network Inc.

Donations are being accepted for auction items by calling Jenny McGrady at 394-3452, Kenny Yamada at 335-4180 or Bill Neiderhauser at 283-3495.

Community members wanting to send a message to Yamada, sign a guest book or get updates on his condition may visit, using marcusyamada for the site name.

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