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Posted: Friday, May 17, 2002

Opening ceremonies to honor hometown heroes

The Soldotna Little League will hold its opening ceremonies today at 6 p.m. at the Soldotna Little League Fields. This year, area emergency and law enforcement personnel will be honored. Players and coaches should arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 p.m., and should be in uniform. A picnic at the Soldotna Elks Club will follow. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call the Soldotna Little League office at 262-1757.

Men's community dinner planned

A men's community dinner is planned for 6:30 p.m. today at Aurora Heights Church in Nikiski. The dinner is free and open to all men, young and old. For more information, call Frank at 252-6058.

Realtors to hold Hospice fund-raiser

The Kenai Peninsula Association of Realtors and Affiliates' annual Hospice fund-raiser will be held from 3 until 6 p.m. today at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. The event will feature a putting contest, a barbecue, an auction, door prizes and a hosted bar.

Organic specialist to present seminar

Hendrikus Schraven, president of Hendrikus Schraven Organics of Issaquah, Wash., will offer a seminar today from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Kenai River Center. Schraven will demonstrate the theory, practice and benefits of using compost tea and organic fertilizers in forest and stream bank restoration projects. For more information, call Kelly Wolf at 262-1032.

Boys and Girls Club gearing up for summer

The last day of the Boys and Girls Club's "After School" program will be today. The Kenai Clubhouse will be closed Saturday through June 2 for staff training. The Summer Clubhouse program begins June 3 at 7:30 a.m.

All members are required to preregister before attending. For more information, call 283-2682.

Parks department planning cemetery cleanup

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Kenai Cemetery cleanup Saturday from 10 a.m. until noon. For more information, call 283-3855.

KCHS soccer team plans garage sale

The Kenai Central High School soccer team garage sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in front of Kenai Middle School. Donations may be dropped off at KMS from 4 until 6 p.m. today. For more information, call Kathy at 283-5256 or Carol at 283-3909.

Torch Run comes to Kenai

The annual 5-kilometer Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will come to Kenai Saturday. The fund-raiser helps support the training and competition of nearly 1,000 Alaska athletes with disabilities. The run will begin at 10:30 a.m. in front of the CarQuest auto parts store in Kenai, across from the Kenai Police Department. Participants should arrive by 10 a.m. Registration fee is $15. An event T-shirt will be given to anyone who donates $25 or more to Special Olympics.

Participants do not have to be runners. For more information, call Raedynne Robertson or Kim Wannamaker at the Kenai Police Department, 283-7879.

4-H to hold tree sale

The 4-H council, along with Global ReLeaf, will hold its annual tree sale at 9 a.m. Saturday at Godfather's Pizza in Soldotna. Also on Saturday, 4-H members will hold a tree sale at Mile 147 of the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. For more information, call Cindy at 262-9049.

Safety day planned

State Farm Insurance, along with Central Emergency Services, the Soldotna Fire Department, U.S. Coast Guard, Alaska State Patrol, Soldotna Police and Fred Meyer, will sponsor the third annual Safety Day from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fred Meyer parking lot. Safety activities for people of all ages are planned.

Harley-Davidson blood drive planned

The Blood Bank of Alaska, in conjunction with Harley-Davidson of the Kenai Peninsula, is sponsoring a blood drive and open house Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Harley shop, located at 41605 Sterling Highway in Soldotna. A free Harley T-shirt will be given for each donation. For more information, call 260-5672.

Moms invited to brunch

Float trip guide Mark Rasmussen and Alaska outdoor enthusiast Carla Nowag will be the featured speakers at a brunch Tuesday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Solid Rock Conference Center in Soldotna. Rasmussen will discuss summer fishing with kids, while Nowag will talk about how the ups and downs of life can be a great adventure. Cost is $7, and a nursery is included. For more information, call Linda at 262-4996.



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