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Posted: Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Softball season just around the corner

Kenai Softball is in the early planning stages for the 2011 adult softball season. Coaches meetings at Paradisos Restaurant are scheduled as follows and one coach or player is required to attend for each team: Co-Ed Division on April 14, 6:30 p.m.; Church League on April 21, 6:30 p.m. Visit the league webpage at for more information.

Indian education parent advisory meeting set

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Department has scheduled a Title VII, Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee Meeting on April 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the conference room at the Soldotna Aspen Hotel. Parents and other interested persons are invited to attend. If you are planning to attend, or have questions, call Shelley Stockdale at 714-8868.

Kasilof library holding open house this week

The Kasilof Public Library hosts an open house and "Friendraiser," April 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Local writers will be on hand to sign books. Complimentary refreshments will be served, or sample gourmet treats for $2. There will be silent auctions that include a signed copy of Dana Stabenow's latest book. All money will go to the library fund. The library is located at Tustumena Elementary School on the Sterling Highway just south of the Kasilof River.

Alaska Walk for Autism coming this month

The walk is scheduled for April 16 from 12-3. It will be at Skyview High School. Organizers are looking for volunteers and donations of items or money for the door prizes and raffles. There is also space for agencies and vendors to have information to show what there is offered in the area. The walk is sponsored by the Autism Society of Alaska. It is a non-profit organization that is run by volunteers. Money raised is used to provide support and information for families, caregivers and professionals who work with persons with autism. All money stays in the state of Alaska. Please contact Tonja Updike at 260-6933 or for more information.

Wilderness first responder training coming

Registration is open for Wilderness First Responder and Recertification courses in April. The course is April 16 to 24; and the recertification course is April 26 to 28 at Windsong Lodge, in Seward. The course is $625/person, with a class size of 18 maximum. The recertification course is $275/person, also with a limit of 18. For more information, contact Wendy Doughty,, or (406) 980-0762. To register, go to the website, and enter "wfr" (for the wfr class) or "wfr challenge" (for the recert) in the lower right corner of the page. Please contact them directly before sending your paperwork in to confirm availability.

Vendors wanted for Soldotna Market

The Wednesday Soldotna Creek Market is back. The market will run for 11 consecutive Wednesdays, June 1 through Aug. 10. Vendor spaces will cost from $15-$30 per Wednesday. Vendor spaces must be reserved in advance. Call Rae at 262-2729 for more information and to reserve a space.

Kenai Saturday Market looking for vendors

Kenai's Saturday Market is now accepting applications for the 2011, 17-week season running May 21 through Sept. 10. Rates are as low as $20 per Saturday and the market is held each Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in front of the Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau. All Alaska grown vegetables, fruits and Alaskan-made crafts are welcome. Call Harold at 283-1991 for information.

Container gardening class planned

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering a class that will teach you what is necessary to grow flowers and vegetables in containers. Will and Monte Hightower will share how they successfully garden in containers. Pre-registration by April 11 is requested. Space limited to 40 people. Call the Extension Office at 262-5824 for more information and to pre-register.

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