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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2000

Petting farm, pony rides offered in Soldotna

A 4-H Petting Farm is planned Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. 4-H members will have sheep, rabbits, goats and other small animals waiting for curious little visitors. The Midnight Sun Riders 4-H Club will offer horse rides behind the mall from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a small fee.

In celebration of 4-H Awareness Day, 4-H members also will exhibit educational displays about their projects as well as presenting demonstrations.

Special Olympics bake sale Saturday

The Special Olympics is having its annual bake sale Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the main entrance of Safeway in Soldotna.

Lots of Easter goodies will be available and proceeds will go to support Special Olympics on the Kenai Peninsula.

Raffles tickets for a 12-gun gun cabinet and for an Ashley doll will be available. Tickets for the annual golf ball float also will be on sale.

For more information, call Jane at 260-4618.

Ninilchik Fair organizers to meet

The Ninilchik Fair Association will hold its spring membership meeting and potluck Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds.

This is a social gathering of members and supporters of the fair and a time for sharing ideas and plans for the 2000 fair. This year's poster will be unveiled. This year's fair will be Aug. 18, 19 and 20.

Young Marines host banquet

The Alaska Young Marines will have an Italian banquet Saturday at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 20 bingo hall on Cook Street in Kenai.

The group is seeking funds to develop a place for young people to pursue activities with the organization, which promotes a drug-free lifestyle, physical fitness, academic achievement and moral character.

Donations will be accepted.

Supporters who cannot attend are encouraged to mail contributions to: Alaska Young Marines, P.O. Box 817, Kenai AK 99611.

Congressman Young coming to Soldotna

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce weekly luncheon Tuesday will feature Congressman Don Young as guest speaker. The luncheon will be at the Riverside House at noon. For more information, call Kim at the chamber office at 262-9814.

Tool repair offered at SoHi

In honor or Earth Day, Soldotna High School is offering a special "Don't Throw It Away" project.

Garden or hand tools dull? Tool handles broken? Electrical cords or plugs frayed? The Soldotna High School metal and wood shop students will make repairs at cost. Bring items to the SoHi metal or wood shop Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. For more information, call Doug Gordon or Bill Carlson at 262-7411.

Shot clinics canceled

The immunization clinic Wednesday at the Kenai Public Health Center is canceled. So is the Thursday clinic at the Soldotna Elks Club. For more information, call 283-4871.

The Homer Public Health Center will not have any shot clinics Monday through Friday. For more information, call (907) 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Teleconference will aid grieving children

The Annual Hospice Foundation of America's Living with Grief Satellite Teleconference will be May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This year's conference will focus on helping children and adolescents cope with loss, grief and bereavement. The program will offer insight and practical suggestions for those assisting young people dealing with death, serious illness, divorce and other traumas.

Wednesday is the deadline for registration because space is limited. The conference fee is $20.

Hospice of the Central Peninsula sponsors the site in Soldotna at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Media Center in Soldotna. For registration or more information, call Sue Bezilla, bereavement coordinator at hospice, at 262-0453.

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