Kasilof book fair planned
Kasilof Public Library and Tustumena Elementary School will hold a Scholastic buy-one get-one free book fair with new and used books from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, Wednesday, Thursday and April 16, 18 and 19 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and April 17 in the school’s library. Proceeds will benefit the Kasilof Public Library. For complete information or to make a donation, call 252-1120 or 260-3152.
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 school’s parking lot. Food, games and prizes are planned as well as a jumping house. Students are selling raffle tickets for prizes. Tickets also are available at the school’s office. For more information, call Kerri Nelson at 262-9642.
Gardening club seeks members
A new garden club is forming in the area and is seeking members. An organizational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building at 406110 Kalifornsky Beach Road. Landscape architect Nancy Casey will discuss landscape planning and design. Refreshments will be available and door prizes awarded. For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632.
Sock hop set to bop
Skyview High School will present a 1950s sock hop from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday in the commons. The evening will feature choreographed swing and jitterbug dances, live music as well as recorded music 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. Saturday. 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.
Center offers food care program
The LeeShore Center is participating in the USDA Child and Adult Food Care Program administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development.
Income eligibility guidelines are available by calling the center at 283-4707.
Military family support group forming
A military family support group is being formed and seeking members. For more information, e-mail Kimberlie Coreson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Caregiver support group to meet
National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold meetings at the following locations:
· Kenai April 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. The topic will be Medicaide 101. Terry Hamm with the Division of Public Assistance will be the featured speaker.
· Soldotna -- April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call 262-1280.
Talent show ready to entertain
Skyview High School will hold a talent show at 6 p.m. April 19 the school. Solos, duets and ensembles will be performed. Student artwork also will be on display.
Social Security reps to visit peninsula
The Social Security Administration makes monthly visits to the peninsula at the following times: first Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kenai City Hall; third Thursday of the month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Homer Senior Citizens Center; and the third Friday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seward City Hall. For more information, call (907) 271-4829.
Kenai library plans events
The Kenai Community Library will hold the following events this week: today -- Russian story time at 11 a.m.; Tuesday -- Spanish story time at 11 a.m. and preschool story time at 2 p.m.; Wednesday -- Wee Read at 11 a.m.; Thursday after school stories at 4 p.m.; Saturday -- knitters at 10 a.m. and ancestor research at 1 p.m.; and Sunday -- Second Sunday stories at 1 p.m. For more information, call 283-4378.
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