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Posted: Thursday, April 05, 2007

Book fair slated

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

Berry growers to meet

The Alaska Berry Growers will hold an educational meeting at 3 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call Jack Brown at 283-3700.

Optional High School to be discussed

Informational meetings regarding the creation of the Peninsula Optional High School will be held at 6:30 p.m. today, Tuesday and April 18 in the Borough Assembly Room in Soldotna. Information will be presented explaining the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s Standards Based approach to high school. Students, parents, community members, and KPBSD employees are encouraged to attend.

Biathlon club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Biathlon Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building. It is open to the public. For more information, Call Sherry at 262-1690.

Hospital board meeting slated

Central Peninsula General Hospital, Inc. board of directors will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. Friday in the Iliamna Conference Room at the hospital in Soldotna. It is open to the public.

Dance concert set to boogie

The Nikiski High School dance troupe will host a dance concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 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.

Hockey sessions continue

Kenai ice session programs continue through April 15 at the ConocoPhillips/Kenai Multipurpose Facility. Registration for spring league, player development camps and private lessons are available. Registration forms are available at Red Line Sports or online at

For more information, call Nate Kiel at 398-4357.

Easter events planned

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host an all you can eat brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and an Easter egg hunt at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the center one mile off the Kenai Spur Highway on Island Lake Road.

Brunch admission prices are $7.50 for adults and $3 for children 5 and under.

Carnival fundraiser set for fun

Cook Inlet Academy will hold its annual spring carnival at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the school’s parking lot. Proceeds will benefit playground equipment and paving the schools parking lot. Food, games and prizes are planned as well as a jumping house. Students are selling raffle tickets for mega prizes. Tickets also are available at the schools office.

For more information, call Kerri Nelson at 262-9642.

Sock hop set to bop

Skyview High School will present a 1950s Sock Hop from 8 to 11 p.m. April 13 in the commons. The evening will feature choreographed swing and jitterbug dances, live music as well as recorded for freestyle dancing and audience participation, 1950s era-skits and commercials, homemade refreshments and a dancing dog.

High school students from other schools must be signed up in advance at the front office. Younger children are welcome with accompanying adults. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Refuge to host fun day

The Kenai Wildlife Refuge will host a free spring Fun Day from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. April 14. Activities, live birds and guided walks are planned.

For more information, call 262-7021.

Rowing clinic available

Soldotna Community Schools will hold an introduction to sweep rowing from 7 to 9 p.m. April 17 in the library at Soldotna Middle School. Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will discuss sweep rowing and sculling for recreation, fitness and competition.

The clinic is open to community members ages 14 and up. Prior experience is not necessary.

For more information, call 262-6768.

Talent show ready to entertain

The Skyview High School will hold a talent show at 6 p.m. April 19 the school. Solos, duets and ensembles will perform. Student artwork also will be on display.

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