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Posted: Friday, April 16, 2004

PenDOG offers video night

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is offering a free video hour every Friday night at 6 in addition to its classes. PenDOG, at Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway in the Richards Veterinary Clinic in Soldotna, holds classes in agility, learning theory and beginning, intermediate, advanced and competition obedience. Puppy kindergarten meets weekly and always is open to new students. For more information or to sign up for classes, call 262-6846.

Food bank seeking donations

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold a food drive from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show at the Soldotna Sports Center. Its truck and booth will be in the parking lot. It will be its last drive during the Feinstein Challenge.

The challenge is sponsored by the Alan Shawn Feinstein Foundation in Rhode Island. All donations made to an anti-hunger agency in March through April count. In addition to monetary donations, each food item represents one dollar. Every agency will receive a percentage of the million dollars based on its collection compared to the total collected nationally. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at River City Books. The public is invited. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Little League registration deadline Saturday

The Kenai Little League will hold its final day to register children ages 5 to 16 interested in playing, baseball, softball or T-ball from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Safeway. For more information, call 283-6507 and leave a message or visit

Petting farm available at Home Show

The Cooperative Extension Service-Kenai Peninsula District 4-H will have a petting farm at the Kenai Peninsula Builders Association Home Show Saturday and Sunday at the Soldotna Sports Center. For more information, call 262-5824.

CPGH to offer childbirth classes

The Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer childbirth classes from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and a six-week series on childbirth from 6 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday from May 12 through June 6. For more information, the location or to register, call 714-4788.

Preschool to hold fund-raiser

The Soldotna Cooperative Preschool will hold a spaghetti feed fund-raiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church. Tickets will be available at the door for $5 per person or $15 for a family of four. Door prizes will be given. For more information, call 262-9149.

Head Start to hold fund-raiser

Sterling Head Start will hold a dinner, auction and show fund-raiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Naptowne Inn. Dinner will include shrimp, chicken and salad. Proceeds will go toward playground equipment. The cost is $12.50 per person. Tickets are on sale at Sterling Head Start, the Naptowne Inn and The Wedding Brokers. For more information, call 260-7446

Dance fund-raiser set in Homer

The Homer High School Mariner booster club will host The Last Chance Dance, an adult prom, from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the gymnasium. Live music will be by Too Fat to Fly. Tickets are $25 per person and available at HHS, the Homer Bookstore and Solstice Music. All proceeds will go to HHS cocurricular travel expenses. It is a smoke-free and alcohol-free event. The public is encouraged to attend.

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