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Posted: Wednesday, August 04, 2010

School open houses set

* Soldotna High School registration will be held Aug. 12 and 13 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

* Soldotna Elementary School - new student registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday.

There will be an open house for all students and their parents Aug. 23 at 5:30 p.m.

Class lists will be posted at 4 p.m. Aug. 20. Supply lists are available at the front office and available online at + Soldotna Elementary. For more information call 260-5100.

Divorce, custody workshop today

The Alaska Legal Services Corporation will sponsor a free Family Law Clinic in Kenai on Aug. 4. The clinic will be held at the courthouse's Jury Selection Room at 125 Trading Bay Drive from 6 to 9 p.m.

The clinic is designed to teach people how to start a divorce or custody case. The attorney teaching the class will lecture on divorce and custody laws and will provide forms from the Alaska Court System for filing a case. For questions, call Jill Mobley at 907-222-4521.

Cyclists sought

On Sept. 11 and 12 the Bike MS 2010 "From Hope to a Cure Ride", a fundraiser that supports multiple sclerosis research as well as services and programs for local people living with the disease, will be held.

The ride will follow a 150-mile, out-and-back course between Hope and Seward along the Seward Highway. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, hosts the event. To register or get more information, visit or call 1-800-344-4867.

Non-profits to meet

The August Nonprofit Organization Executive Director group will meet on the Friday, August 6th at noon at Charlottes in Kenai. Please bring your questions and concerns. For questions, please contact Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or e-mail All Executive Directors are invited to participate.

After-school party clubs slated

After-school party clubs will be held in area elementary schools for one hour. once a month. Games, stories, songs, snacks and prizes are planned.

For more information, call CEF of Alaska at 262-9605.

Historical society to meet

The Board of Directors for the Soldotna Historical Society will meet Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. at the main museum building on Centennial Park Road. The public is invited to attend.

Steak dinner offered

On Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. the Sterling Senior Center will host a steak dinner. A choice of a Rib Eye or New York Steak, served with salad, baked potato, vegetable, dessert and a beverage. The cost is adults $15 or for children ages 3 to 10 years old os $8. Call for reservations at 262-6808, or sign up at the center's front desk.

Community potluck slated

On Aug. 14 a Peak of the Season Fest sponsored by Kenai Resilience will be held. It is a family-friendly potluck exchange of local Alaska foods, recipes and ideas from 4 to 8 p.m. at Jackson Gardens, on John's Road at Mile 103 of the Sterling Highway, eight miles south of Soldotna "Y." For more information, call Kate at 260-4669 or

Attendees are asked to bring: a food dish that was grown or produced in Alaska or a favorite dish with supermarket ingredients (if new to the local foods idea); recipe written on a card; a blanket or lawn chair; and comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing (for the weather.)

High school basketball begins

The Boys & Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registrations for high school basketball. The season runs from Sept. 13 to Nov. 5.

Games begin the week of Sept. 27. The cost is $70, and the participant must be a 2010 member. The membership fee is $20. The registration deadline is Aug. 27 at 4 p.m. To register, visit the Kenai Rec Center or contact the Athletics Department at 283-3318.

Community health fair slated

Peninsula Community Health Services will host Head Back Healthy community health fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Soldotna Middle School. Some of the planned activities are games, activities, free lunch, demonstrations, youth performances, give-a-ways, chance to win a bike among others.

Topics will include healthy eating, physical exercise and bike safety. For more information, call 260-5012.

Sponsors, players sought

The Hospice board of directors is organizing it's third annual disc golf tournament At the Disc Golf course located behind Oiler's Field in Kenai to raise funds for Camp-Mend-A-Heart.

The event will take place Aug. 7.

Ways to contribute include; sponsor ($500) or co-sponsor ($250) a hole; sponsor a team ($500) or a team player ($125); or make a contribution to hospice.

Call hospice at 262-0453 for more information or to register.

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