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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007

Borough to collect debris

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will provide Dumpsters for debris from the Kenai River ice jam today and Saturday at near the Funny River Cafe at Mile 12 Funny River Road, Kenai River Center at Mile 1.5 Funny River Road and at Pillars Sate Park boat ramp off the Kenai Spur Highway.

No household or hazardous waste will be collected. For more information, call 260-4882.

Library seeks volunteers

The Soldotna Public Library is seeking volunteers to fill the 4 to 6 p.m. Friday shift. No skills required. For more information, call 262-4227.

CIRCAC to meet

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will meet at 9 a.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. It is open to the public.

For more information or an agenda, call (800) 652-7222 or 283-7222.

Garage sale fundraiser planned

Kenai Elks Lodge will hold a garage sale fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday.

School says good-bye

Sears Elementary School is inviting the community to its closing ceremonies today. A hot dog roast will be held at 5 p.m. on the playground with a presentation of memories, student performances and guest speakers beginning at 6 p.m. in the gym. It is open to the public.

Pancake breakfast to take flight

EAA Chapter No. 975 will hold its annual pancake breakfast and aviation swap meet Saturday at Soldotna Airport. Breakfast will be served from 8 to 10 a.m. and the swap meet begins at 10 a.m. There also will be aircraft displays.

The event is in conjunction with the Kenai and Soldotna airport’s Aviation Day. Breakfast starts the poker run event. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund.

Book fair, open house set

Kenai Montessori will host a Scholastic Book Fair and open house from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 220 Main Street Loop across from the Kenai Fire Station. It is open to the public.

For more information, visit

One man’s trash ...

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

For more information, call 262-2322.

Les Anderson Day set

On Saturday the city of Soldotna will host Safety Day and Les Anderson Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park.

A free salmon and hot dog community barbecue, bike rodeo, live entertainment, safety information and fishing giveaway are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Renee Duncan at 262-4440.

4-H tree sale ready to grow

The annual 4-H tree sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Soldotna Creek Park on Saturday in conjunction with the Soldotna Safety Day celebration. Peonies also will be available.

No preorders will be taken, but information on prices and varieties is available by calling 262-5824 or stopping by the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Car show, swap meet revs up

Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions and Hot Shots Espresso Car and Bike Show and swap meet will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Creek Park behind Don Jose’s. Participants may bring anything with wheels they want to show off and car and bike parts and anything else to sell or trade, except household items.

First- and second-place trophies for sprint cars, stock cars, quarter midgets, drag car, 4-by-4’s, classic cars, street rod and motorcycles and Best of Show will be awarded. There is no charge to enter.

For more information, call Chet Soares at 398-1390.

Breastfeeding class offered

A free breastfeeding class will held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Special Delivery Maternity on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Tamara Miller, international board-certified lactation consultant, will instruct.

For more information or to register, call 398-6667.

Dandelion Sundae set

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the Kenai Watershed Forum, the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will host the fourth annual Dandelion Sundae from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the refuge on Ski Hill Road.

Participants who bring tools to dig dandelions with on the refuge or bring a full bag of dandelions will receive a free ice cream sundae.

Prizes and invasive plant information also will be available.

For more information, call Toby at 262-7021.

CPHC board meeting slated

Central Peninsula Health Centers, Inc. board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Salamatof Centre at 150 N. Willow St., Kenai. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Anger to be discussed

Central Peninsula Counseling Services continues its series of free resiliency-building classes with part one of “Diffusing Anger: Personally and in Others” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula Hospital.

Beth Selby will instruct. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 260-3691.

Rowing classes available

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will hold beginning rowing classes in June for community members at least 14 years old. Session one hands-on class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 2 at Mackey Lake; and session two hands-on class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 at Mackey Lake.

Participants in both sessions are required to take the water safety class held from 7 to 9 p.m. June 1 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Registration forms are available at River City Books, Peninsula Athletic Club and the Fitness Place. The cost is $45 per session.

For more information, call 262-2222 or 262-6037.

Golf tourney set to swing

The 21st annual Masonic Open Golf Tournament fundraiser will be held at 8 a.m. June 9 at the Kenai Municipal Golf Course. Supporters may enter as a player for $65; sponsor a hole for $100; or make a tax-deductible contribution. Proceeds will benefit the group’s schools awards program.

Player fees include greens fees and barbecue dinner. Mulligans are available for $5 each. For more information, call 262-4912.

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