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Posted: Monday, April 11, 2011

Kenai genealogical group meets

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Kenai United Methodist Church. Virginia Walters will talk about DNA testing for genealogy research. For more information call Loretta Mattson at 283-9591.

Safari Club fundraiser scheduled

Tickets are onsale now for the Safari Club's Midnight Sun fundraiser. Tickets for the April 23 banquet are available at American Trophy Taxidermy, Homestead Jewlers and the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Proceeds go to the Safari Club's efforts in wildlife conservation, education and protecting hunting. For more information call Michael at 907-262-7950.

Fairbanks brings the Bard to Soldotna tonight

The Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre presents "Twelfth Night," a comedy of mismatched love and mistaken identity, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Soldotna High School. The performance will be free, with donations accepted at the door.

Learn to swim in Nikiski

Nikiski Pool swim lessons Set 4 starts April 12 and runs through April 28. Sign-ups start April 4 at the pool and lessons include beginners at 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Tiny Tots at 2 p.m., and intermediates at 4 p.m. Call Nigel at 776-8800 for more information.

Become a child advocate

The Kenai Peninsula/Kenaitze Indian Tribe CASA Program offers free training for adults interested in becoming a court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteer. CASA volunteers advocate for abused and neglected children involved in court proceedings so that each child finds a safe, permanent home as soon as possible. Training begins April 14 in Kenai. For more information, Contact cym Miller at 283-3633 ext. 290, or visit www.alaskacasa.org.

Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team talks salmon

The Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team will meet April 14 at 9:30 a.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association. The selection of pink and sockeye salmon brood stock for Lower Cook Inlet salmon enhancement projects and Hatchery Annual Management Plans will be reviewed. The meeting is open to public. Information about location is available by calling 907-283-5761 and the agenda is posted on-line at www.ciaanet.org under "CIAA News."

Softball season just around 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 www.kenaisoftball.com for more information.

Bazaar, bake sale, plane tickets on tap

The Nikiski Senior Center's Spring Bazaar and Bake Sale will be held on April 14 and 15 from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. each day. Table rentals are $15/day or $20 for both days, per table. Call 776-7654 to sign up. The center is also selling raffle tickets for two Alaska Airline tickets, up to 40,000 air miles per ticket. Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. One winner will be drawn on July 1. For more information call 776-7654 or drop by the Nikiski Senior Center at 50810 Island Lake Road (one mile off Kenai Spur Highway). The center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Skyview football offers sweeping

The Skyview Football Team is sweeping parking lots to fundraise for the upcoming season. The team plans to go to The All Alaska Football Camp this summer. Please contact Eric Pomerleau at 260-2315 to set up sweeping projects.

Extension service teaches container gardening

The Cooperative Extension Service is offering a class about growing flowers and vegetables in containers. On April 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the KPC Steffy Building, Will and Monte Hightower will share how they successfully garden in containers. The class is free. Pre-registration by April 11 is requested. Space is limited to 40 people. Call the Extension Office at 262-5824 for more information and to pre-register.

Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meets

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.

Free safety training for commercial fishermen

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) offers a 10-hour fishing vessel safety and drill conductor course in Seward at Alaska vocational Technical Center on April 12. This course meets the training requirements for commercial fishing vessels. It is available free to commercial fishermen. For more information, visit www.amsea.org, or call the AMSEA in Sitka at 907-747-3287.

Thanksgiving in April dinner

The Sterling Senior Center is having a Thanksgiving in April dinner, April 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. Turkey and glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce and bread pudding for dessert. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Call the Sterling Senior Center at 262-6808 for reservations or signup at the front desk.

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