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Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008

Kennel club agility trial slated

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a three-day dog agility trial starting Saturday at the Kenai Little League Ball Fields on South Spruce Street. The competition begins at 8 a.m. each day and generally wraps up about 3 p.m.

Spectators are encouraged to come and watch as handlers direct dogs around an obstacle course against the clock. Bring a chair and be prepared for inclement weather.

Dogs not entered in the trial are not allowed on the grounds.

For more information, call 283-7515.

La Leche League forming

Sign up for the La Leche League is taking place at Special Delivery Maternity on Kalifornsky Beach Road in the CARTS building.

La Leche League is a nonprofit group providing breastfeeding support to mothers on the Kenai Peninsula. All breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women interested in breastfeeding are welcome to attend the meetings, which will start in September. For more information, call 398-6667 or 260-6141.

Non-profits to gather

Executive directors of nonprofit organizations are invited to a no-host breakfast at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai.

The purpose is to discuss mutual administrative interests such as event dates, media freebies, upcoming seminars especially the free ones, etc. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or e-mail at

SoHi begins fall pool hours

The Soldotna High School pool hours will be morning lap swim from 6 to 8 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, evening lap swim from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and open swim from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The pool will hold swim lessons beginning Sept. 9. Lesson registration begins Monday. For more information, call 262-7878.

Prime rib dinner fundraiser slated

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold its fall round-up fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the center. Prime rib dinner, live bluegrass and western music and door prizes are planned. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years of age. For reservations call, 262-2322.

Free clothes available

BIRCH Americorps member Ami McLelland will offer free clothing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5 at the Sterling Community Club. Clothes to fit all sizes, shoes, coats, winter gear and lots of other items will be offered.

Community members may brings clothes to donate. For more information, call Ami at 262-8790 or e-mail

Hospice training offered

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will conduct its 20 hour fall training course from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20, 21, 23, 27 and 28 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

Hospice volunteers help people who are facing terminal illness and coping with grief. The topics will be basic principles of hospice, educating and understanding the special needs of patients and their families, effective communication, spiritual and emotional care giving, understanding grief and loss.

No previous hospice experience is required, however, volunteers are asked to commit two to four hours a week for one year.

For more information or to request an application packet, call the hospice office at 262-0453.

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