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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2008

Garage sale set

The Kenai Performers will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Sunday at the Old Town Playhouse. For more information, call 252-7929 or 776-8254.

Fundraiser for Hope set

Hope Community Resources will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday at the Community and Recreation Center on Princeton Street behind Ellis Automotive.

Proceeds will benefit the group's center and the Key Campaign of Alaska. For more information, call 260-9469.

League of women voters meeting set

Kenai Peninsula League of Women Voters will hold its annual meeting at 11:30 a.m. today at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Official business will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a potluck to follow at 12:30 p.m. Open to the public.

For more information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Chicken dinner set to dish

The Sterling Senior Center will serve a southern fried chicken dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the center. Proceeds will benefit the center's general operations fund. The cost is $10.50 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under. Potato salad, baked beans, dessert and beverages also will be served. Reservation are suggested. For more information, call 262-6808.

Run, walk, crawl, jog fundraiser set

The Cooper Landing Community Club will hold its annual snail-a-thon fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Catholic Church. Participants may walk, stroll, hike, bike, jog, run or push strollers over the 5-mile course on Snug Harbor Road to the picnic site. Pets and motorized vehicles are not allowed. Checkers will be available at each mile marker with a sign in sheet, garbage bags and emergency kits. Prizes will be available for the most garbage collected and for the most colorful hat.

The picnic will begin at noon. Families are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. Hot dogs, buns, soda, coffee, marshmallows, paper goods and condiments will be provided.

The cost is a donation of the donors' choice. Proceeds will benefit the club. For more information, call 907-595-1367.

Fun fest, open house set

Grace Lutheran Church and School will host its third annual free fun fest and open house from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church on Ciechanski Road, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road. Activities will include dyno jump, toddler jump, laser shoot, pump gun shoot, basketball shootout, face painting and tattoos. Hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy will be available. Free prizes will be announced every half hour.

The public will have an opportunity to meet one of the school's preschool through eighth grade teachers, look over the curriculum and tour the school's two new rooms. For more information, call Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297.

Tree, peony sale planned

The 4-H and University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service Office along with Soldotna Safety Day will host a tree and peony sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Creek Park.

For more information, call 262-5824.

Trash, treasure sale slated

The Soldotna Senior Center will hold a trash and treasure sale and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at its center. Vendor tables are available to rent for $10.

For more information, call 262-2322.

Safety Day on Saturday

Soldotna Safety Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park. The event is held to help kids participate in learning about bike safety and the importance of wearing helmets. There also will be a live auction of bikes, a free barbecue, car seat checks and live entertainment. For more information, call Renee Duncan at 262-4440.

Miners meeting planned

There will be a free small miner operations short course from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center at 538 Arena Drive.

Information concerning recreational mining rules and regulations will be presented. It is open to the public. Representatives from the Alaska Miners Association, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Department of Natural Resources and the Alaska Department of Revenue will give presentations.

For more information, call Kenneth or Winona Lee at 776-5173 or e-mail kenwin1@alaska.net.

Pioneer Night Monday

The city of Soldotna, Soldotna Historical Society and the Friends of the Joyce Carver Memorial Library will hold Pioneer Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Soldotna Public Library. Dolly Farnsworth, Katherine Parker and Betty Smith will discuss life in the 1950s and '60s. For more information, call Richard Hahn at 262-8575.

Serenity House seeks alumni

The Serenity House Treatment Center is organizing an alumni group. It will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 24 in the Denali Conference Room at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Anyone who has completed the residential portion of treatment at Serenity House is considered alumni. Goals and group activities will be decided at the meeting. For more information, call 714-4521.

Serenity House seeks alumni

The Serenity House Treatment Center is organizing an alumni group. It will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. May 24 in the Denali Conference Room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Anyone who has completed the residential portion of treatment at Serenity House is considered alumni. Goals and group activities will be decided at the meeting. For more information, call 714-4521.

Around the Peninsula prints daily in the Peninsula Clarion. For more infomraton, call Nacianna Misner at 335-1241 or e-amil news@peninuslaclarion.com.



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