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Posted: Monday, March 29, 2010

Miracles to be discussed

A Course In Miracles study group will be held at Kaladi's (Safeway parking area) group room Mondays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Call 262-2304 for more information.

Ham it up

A class in amateur radio theory and regulations is being organized for anyone interested in obtaining a "ham" radio license.

For more information, call Max Carpenter at 394-2907,, Vic Hett at 398-3591, or Bill Nelson at 283-5194, .

Seattle getaway fundraiser continues

The Rotary Club - Kenai River Soldotna is offering a chance to win a Seattle getaway that includes two round-trip airline tickets from Anchorage to Seattle - winner can choose the dates between May and September. Getaway includes two tickets to a Mariners baseball game - reserved seats, two rounds of golf at the Tacoma Country Club, three nights lodging in the home of a Rotarian and more.

Tickets are $25 per chance and can be purchased from any Kenai River Rotarian. Proceeds will be split between Rotary International's goal to eradicate Polio worldwide and other Kenai River projects. For more information, call 262-9630.

Spring bazaar, bake sale slated

The Nikiski Senior center will have its spring bazaar and bake sale April 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors may rent a table for $15 a day or both days for $20. For more information, call 776-7654, Ext. 6.

Black bear baiting clinics set

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold three black bear baiting clinics on the Kenai Peninsula. You may not register a bait station in units 6d, 7, 14a, 14b, 15, 16a or 20b unless you have successfully completed an ADF&G approved bear baiting clinic. If you have already attended a clinic and been certified, you are not required to recertify. These sessions are walk-in, are approximately three hours long and provided free of charge to the public. Clinics will be held: Seward - March 25 at 6 p.m. at the AVTEC Building, 1912 Leirer Road (brown building across the highway from safeway); Kenai - March 31 at 6 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road (near Bridge Access Road); and Soldotna - April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Rec and Trade Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

New this year will be an online bear bait clinic course is available for anyone over 16-years-old wishing to become certified to register a bait station. Visit www.Wildlife.Alaska.Gov for more information or call 262-9368 in Soldotna or 235-8191 in Homer.

Children's lip sync, dance contest upcoming

Showin' Off the Kids is scheduled for April 10, 6 p.m. at Soldotna High School. Mandatory rehearsal is April 9 at 4 p.m. Showin' Off the Kids is a lip synch and choreography contest, sponsored by Soldotna Community Schools, for kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Application forms can be picked up at the Soldotna Dairy Queen or downloaded online (go to and click on Community Schools). The application form and a two-minute taped selection must be returned to Dairy Queen by March 31. Call Soldotna Community Schools for more information, 262-3151 ext 24.

Commercial fishing safety training scheduled

Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA), in cooperation with AVTEC, will host a safety training session in Seward on March 30.

This course meets the U.S Coast Guard training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available free to commercial fishermen thanks to funding from National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. Coast Guard.

This course is recommended for captains and crew serving on any commercial vessel. It provides practical information on the survival equipment found on most commercial vessels and on conducting emergency onboard drills. Skills are learned in a hands-on format. Register in advance by contacting AMSEA in Sitka at 907-747-3287. More information and online registration is available at

Swimming lessons

The Kenai Pool will be offering American Red Cross Swim Lessons, Level 2. This is for children ages 5 and older. It will run from March 29 - April 28 and meet on Mondays and Wednesday from 5:10 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. Sign up at the Kenai pool. The cost is $50.

Fish and game advisory meeting slated

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish & Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 pm on March 31 at the Kenai Peninsula College, Room 115, located at 34820 College Drive to receive a report from the Statewide BOF meeting, and prepare proposals for Cook Inlet. For more information, call 252-2919.

Awareness walk slated

The LeeShore Center will hold a "Alaskans Choose Respect" awareness event in support of Governor Parnell's "Alaskans Choose Respect" initiative and statewide efforts to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault from 2 to 4 p.m. March 31. Attendees will meet at the Kenai Gazebo at 2 p.m. and walk to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 283-9479.

Parenting group forms

A parent discussion group, known as Community Caf, a format where parents come together to tackle the challenges of parenting. The group will meet April 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Call Michele Jaeger or Julia Jackson for more information. RSVP as Lunch will be provided. Call 1-800-278-3723 if child care is needed.

Soccer tryouts open

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is currently taking registrations for the 2010 Outdoor Soccer season. Youth ages 4 - 18 are welcome to participate. All registrations can be done at the Kenai Rec Center.

Deadline for youth 6th Grade through 12th Grade is April 16th at 4 p.m. Practices start the week of June 7.

Deadline for youth 4 years to 5th Grade is April 23rd at 4 p.m. Practices start the week of June 14.

For more information, call 283-3318.

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