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Posted: Thursday, May 07, 2009

Little League try-outs continue

Soldotna Little League coach pitch/minor try-outs will continue from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Soldotna Sports Center parking lot.

For more information, call 398-6363.

Garage sales abound

The following organizations will host garage sale fundraisers:

* Soldotna and Kenai Curves will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday next to Curves at the "Y" in Soldotna. Proceeds will benefit Relay For Life. For more information, call 260-7775.

* The OLPH Relay for Life team will sponsor a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 at the Redemtorist Center (old Catholic Church) in Soldotna.

Donated items may be brought to the center between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 15 or call Alice at 260-8080 for pick up or more information.

* The Kenai Little League will have a community garage sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Little League fields.

Opening ceremonies will be at 10:30 a.m. May 16. Volunteers are needed to help with the barbecue.

For more information, call 283-6507.

Family fun day slated

The Soldotna Community Playground committee will host a fundraising picnic from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park. There will be hot dogs, hamburgers, a raffle and games for children ages 3 through 12. Funds raised will go toward building the new community playground. The event will happen rain or shine.

For more information, call Dana at 335-3327, Cindy at 252-4470 or visit

Disability law advice available

Disability Law of Anchorage, a non-profit advocate for people with disabilities, is offering free workshops from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Kenai Job Center. Topics include Social Security Benefits and Employment, How to Avoid Social Security overpayments, The Appeal Process, and Special Education and Transition to Employment.

Call Susan Novak to sign up and for more information, 283-2914.

Genealogical Society to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Community Library in the Genealogy Room. The program will be genealogy games and sharing.

For more information, call Loretta Mattson at 283-9591.

Chilkoot Pass to be discussed

Michelle Walclawski of Homer will share her Chilkoot Pass Trail hiking experiences and gold rush history at 6 p.m. May 16 at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

The presentation is open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For more information, call Tony at 252-0558.

Midnight fun event seeks vendors

North Peninsula Recreation is accepting booth applications for the Family Fun in the Midnight Sun event. Nonprofit and for-profit organizations may have booths. Booths can range from food, carnival/game, political and informational to crafts and sales.

Applications are available at Nikiski pool through May 31 or online at The event will be held June 20.

For more information, call Rachel at 776-8800.

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