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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2009

Agility trial set

A dog agility trial will be held Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Kenai Little League Ball Fields on Spruce Street in Kenai. The trial starts at 9 a.m. each day and generally ends by 3 p.m. It is hosted by the Kenai Kennel Club.

Spectators should bring a chair and be prepared for changes in the weather.

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

To volunteer to help at the trial or for more information, call 335-2552 or e-mail

FASD ceremony planned

A ceremony to commemorate the 10th International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Sports Center in conjunction with the community's Recovery Rendezvous held from noon to 4 p.m.

Borough Mayor Dave Carey will be present to read a proclamation. Special music and the Heartbeat of Mother Earth drummers will close the ceremony. For more information, call Vickie Tinker at 714-6648 or e-mail

Cat fish fry Saturday

The Sterling Senior Center will host a southern catfish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The menu will include fried catfish, baked beans, hush puppies, coleslaw and bread pudding for dessert. The cost is $12.50 for adults and $6.25 for children under 6 years old. Call 262-6808 for reservations.

Sustainable building, design on tap

The Kenai Peninsula College Sustainability Club will host Joe Ferraro, award winning, environmentally oriented architect and interior designer from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 15 in the KPC commons. Ferraro will give a short description of the history, purpose and organization of the U.S. Green Building Council and the LEED program. He will present case studies of several sustainable building projects from around the world. For more information, call Krista at 262-0337, e-mail or Dave at 262-0346, e-mail

Hockey registration begins

The KPHA ice hockey registration and skate swap will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Gear drop off will be held at 9 a.m.

Youth ages 4 to 18 years old may register to join. Call Scott at 398-7089 or register online @

Pool to close temporarily

The Nikiski pool is temporarily closed for annual maintenance and will reopen Sept. 15. When it reopens its hours will be: open and lap swim from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; water aerobics from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; open and lap swim and waterslide from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, call 776-8800.

Charity ball slated

Black Tie "CHAIRity" Ball will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 10 at the Hutchings Showroom at 44055 Sterling Highway in Soldotna. The event will benefit the Kenai Watershed Forum's building campaign and education programs. The event will feature cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, live music and dancing and door prizes packages valued at $1,000 each.

The cost is $250 per person. Tickets sales are limited to 200.

For more information, call Josselyn O'Connor at 260-5449 or e-mail

Hospice training offered

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will offer hospice volunteer training from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 22, 26,27, 29 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

For more information, call Marquitta M. Andrus at 262-045.

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