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Posted: Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Soccer players, coaches sought

The 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 Friday 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

Celebrity waiter fundraiser set to serve

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair’s annual celebrity waiter fundraiser will be held Saturday. A four-course dinner will be provided by Paul Warner and Anchor Point Seafood. Tickets cost $30 per person or $55 a couple and are available from waiters Borough Mayor John Williams, Loren Leman, Joe Gallager, Argent Kavasmikoff, Claude Bondy, Brandi Heath, Keith Presley, Cindy Schnabl, Kristie Babcock, McKibben Jackinsky, Lori Evans, Doug Blossom, Mike Chihuly, Kathy Gensel or from Sweeney’s Clothing in Soldotna, Ninilchik General Store and the Kenai Peninsula State Fair.

Soccer tourney set to kick off

Kenai Peninsula Athletic League will host an indoor soccer tournament Sunday 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.

Book fair slated

Central Peninsula Hospital will hold a book fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 5 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 6 in the Denali Conference Center, on the lower level of the Mountain Tower. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary scholarship program.

Agility, obedience classes planned

The Kenai Kennel Club will offer a beginning dog agility class, open to all dogs, April 7 at the facility in the C Plaza in Kenai. Agility is where a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course.

KKC also offers ongoing classes, including puppy kindergarten, basic and rally obedience, conformation and handling, and is planning a Canine Good Citizen class, consisting of a six-week class where students take their dogs through a series of situations designed to teach the dog to be under control, such as in a crowd of people and around other dogs.

A test is given at the end of the session. Those who pass may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club, which sponsors the program. For information on all classes, call 335-2552 and leave a message.

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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