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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Kenai Eagles celebrate silver anniversary

Kenai Aerie and its Auxiliary No. 3525, Fraternal Order of Eagles will host the Alaska State Convention, which coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the Alaska State Aerie, today through Sunday at the Aerie at 5765 Kenai Spur Highway. It is open to aerie members. For more information, visit or call the aerie at 283-4938.

High tea set for today

The Sterling Senior Center will hold a High Hat tea from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the center. It is open to the public. Reservations and hats are required (no baseball hats). For more information or to make a reservation, call Tamara at 262-5947 or Geoann at 260-6630.

Council to discuss statehood

Kenai Peninsula Central Labor Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the PACE Labor Temple at 53301 Shady Lane in Kenai. The topic will be what effort the council will make to celebrate Alaska’s statehood. Members in good standing may attend. For more information, call Joan at 283-4359.

Flight instructors set for take off

Kenai Peninsula flight instructors will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the MARC hanger in Soldotna. The topic will be Aviations National Airspace System. Featured speakers will be Jim Watson and John Sternagle. Watson will review the student survey and Sternagle will discuss the safety councilor program. For more information, call 283-5700.

Talent show ready to entertain

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

Poetry reading slated

The Kenai Community Library will hold a poetry reading evening in honor of National Poetry Month from 6 to 8 p.m. Area writers will read. An intermission with music and dessert will be held.

Insects to be discussed

Central Peninsula Master Gardeners will discuss “Good bugs in the garden” as part of its winter lecture series from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It is open to the public. For more information, call Janice at 262-5824.

Pancake breakfast set to flip

The Sterling Senior Citizens Center will hold a buttermilk pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Pancakes, scrambled eggs (plain and southwestern style), sausage, fruit cocktail, juice and coffe will be served. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under.

ACT plans meeting

The Alliance of Concerned Taxpayers will hold a free ice cream social from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Community Center in Kachemak City, Mile 3 East Road. For more information, call 252 4852.

Earth Day celebrations set

The People for Peace and Justice will hold an Earth Day celebration at 1 p.m. Sunday at Leif Erickson Park in Kenai. Participants are asked to bring a picnic lunch and take a stroll through Old Town Kenai. For more information, contact Mary Jo Spotts, 262-5447.

CPCS board meeting scheduled

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 506 Lake Street, Kenai. For more information, call 260-3691.

Kids activities sought

The Clarion is seeking submissions for its annual Just Kiddin’ section with listings of summer events for youth. Deadline to submit information is noon April 23.

Information may be e-mailed to, faxed to 283-3299 or dropped off at the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. E-mail submissions are preferred. For more information, call 335-1241.

Alaska items sought for troops

The Red, White and Blue Program is seeking the following donations: cards, letters, canned fished, eye cleaner, Q-tips, baby wipes, foot powder and socks to send to area troops serving in the military.

Dropoff locations are Soldotna City Hall, Redoubt Elementary, Soldotna VFW Hall, Tustumena Smokehouse, Mile 49.8 Cooper Landing, Hawks Games, Fred Meyer, Safeway and Sweeney’s Clothing. Donations are needed now as all items have to be in Anchorage by April 27. For more information, call Mike Carey at 262-1618 or Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey at 260-6413.

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