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Posted: Monday, March 21, 2011

Ninilchik Senior Center events next week

Monday: Lunch -- Beef burritos, refried beans, mexi-rice; Quilters from 12:30 -- 4 p.m.

Tuesday: Lunch -- Sweet and sour meatballs, Oriental veggies, noodles, rolls; Scrapbooking from 12:30 -- 4 p.m.

Wednesday: Lunch -- Yummy fish dish.

Thursday: Lunch -- BBQ chicken, baked chicken, baked beans, pasta salad; Pinochle from 12:30 -- 4 p.m.; Youth charity sewing, 4 -- 6 p.m. by appointment; Square dance and round dance lessons, 7 -- 9 p.m.

Friday: Lunch -- Cook's Choice; Knitting and crochet, 12:30 -- 4 p.m.

Learn square-round dancing this month

Would you like to learn to square dance or round dance? Free lessons are 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.

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.

Senior center 30 years young

Ninilchik Senior Center is celebrating its 30th anniversary on March 24. We are turning it into a birthday party, and we would like to invite all to share the fun with us. Reservations are requested. With a pre-paid reservation, names will be entered into a special prize drawing. Martha and Dennis Ogren will entertain us with her accordion and his guitar; we will have one free Bingo game. The party starts with lunch served at noon. For more information call 567-3988.

Fish and Game holds black bear baiting clinics

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game hosts two black bear baiting clinics on the Peninsula -- March 24 at 6 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road and May 6 at 6 p.m. at the Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Central Peninsula Sport Center. You may not register a bait station in Units 6D, 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B unless you have successfully completed an approved bear baiting clinic. These free sessions are walk-in and approximately three hours long. An online certification is also available for anyone older than 16. Visit for more information, or call 262-9368, in Soldotna; or 235-8191, in Homer.

Soccer tryouts scheduled for this month

Kenai Peninsula Soccer Club holds 2011 tryouts March 25 and 26 at Kenai Central High School. Check for times.

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.

LeeShore event scheduled

The LeeShore Center hosts "Alaskans Choose Respect," an awareness event, on March 31 from noon to 2 p.m. We will meet at the Kenai gazebo in Leif Hansen Park and walk to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 283-9479.

Senior fundraiser scheduled

Tickets for the senior connection fundraising dinner are now on sale. The dinner is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. March 31 at the Kenai Senior Center. Tickets are $20 and include dinner. The event is a fundraiser for Kenai's Meals on Wheels program. The evening will also have live music, a split-the-pot raffle, and a pie auction. Tickets are avilable at Charlottes and at the Kenai Senior Center. For more information call the senior center at 283-4196.

Celebrate nano science at Challenger

Challenger Learning Center hosts the "Biggest Event for the Smallest Science," an program about nano science, April 1 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be free hot dogs. For more information contact Kathy East at 283-2000 or

KPC council seeks new members

Kenai Peninsula College is seeking interested community members to serve on its College Council. The borough-wide council serves as an advisory board to the college director and advocates for the interests of the college to the community and legislature. Members serve 3-year terms. People interested should submit a letter of interest and resume by March 25 to: College Director, Kenai Peninsula College, 156 College Road, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669. Those selected for the positions will be seated at the 6 p.m., June 9 council meeting at the Kenai River Campus. For more information call 262-0318.

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