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Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2005

Tree sale takes root

The 4-H Leaders Council will host its annual Global ReLeaf tree sale from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the entrance to the Ninilchik Fairgrounds and at 9 a.m. May 21 in the parking lot at the Peninsula Center Mall. A list of available varieties and costs is available at the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road or by calling 262-5824.

Letter carriers' food drive is Saturday

The National Association of Letter Carriers '13th annual food drive will be held Saturday. Residents may give canned or dry food to their mail carrier or leave it at their cluster box to have it collected and donated to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. The food will help replenish the food bank's stores after winter. For more information, call 262-3111.

Volunteers for cemetery cleanup sought

The Kenai Parks and Recreation will hold host a cemetery cleanup from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai City Cemetery. Volunteers are needed to help and are asked to bring rakes and work gloves. Volunteers are invited to join the Kenai Peninsula cleanup barbecue at the Green Strip Park from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information, call 283-3692.

Museum to dust off cobwebs

The Soldotna Historical Museum will host its annual spring cleanup at 11 a.m. Saturday at the museum on Centennial Park Road. All members and interested community members are encouraged to attend.

The board of directors will meet briefly at 9 a.m. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Foster family picnic slated

The Office of Children's Services will hold a picnic to honor foster families from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park behind Don Jose's. May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month.

The picnic is for foster families and anyone wanting to honor their work. There will be food, games for kids and door prizes. For more information, call Allison at 283-0318.

Genealogical events scheduled

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will host a Resource Saturday class at Kenai Community Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to answer questions about genealogy.

The society will present a Pedigree Resource class at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Family History Center in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Soldotna.

Water safety instructor class set

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is taking registration for a water safety instructor class on Sunday. Applicants must be at least 16. Because of limited space, preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.

Montessori open house planned

The Rideway Montessori Preschool will host an open house at 5:30 p.m. May 19 at the school. Information on programs and summer camp will be available. For more information and directions to the school, call Erin Keene at 262-2699.

Torch Run set for May 21

The 2005 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run to benefit Special Olympics Alaska will be at 10 a.m. May 21 in Kenai and Homer.

The 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) family fun run is conducted in 17 communities across the state simultaneously.

In Kenai, the run begins in front of the Car Quest Auto Parts store on Willow Street. In Homer, the race starts at the base of the Homer Spit.

An entry fee for the race is $25, which includes a T-shirt, or $15 without the shirt. Entrants are encouraged to sign up sponsors to pledge donations to Special Olympics. For more information in Kenai, call officer Kelly Modla at 262-7021, or in Homer, call Sgt. Dave Shealy at (907) 235-3150.

Class of '95 reunion slated

Skyview High School class of 1995 will host its 10-year reunion June 24, 25 and 26. The registration deadline is May 25. For more information, call Brandy Nelson (Jackson) at 260-3117.

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