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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2005

PTA fund-raiser begins

Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School will kick off its fall parent teacher association fund-raiser at 8 a.m. today in the school gym.

KPC holds community film night

Kenai Peninsula College will hold a community film night in the KPC Commons on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The feature film will be “What the Bleep Do We Know?” followed by “Message From Water.” Discussion on the films will follow. For more information, call Chris at 262-0367.

Church holds rummage sale

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church on Redoubt in Soldotna will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. All funds raised will be sent to help those affected by Hurricane Katrina. For $5 people can fill up a bag of items. For more information, call Maggie or Violet at 262-3736.

CIRCAC to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 7 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. The meeting is open to the public. For more information or an agenda, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Toy donations sought

Area churches are collecting stuffed animals and unbreakable dolls for children affected by Hurricane Katrina. Toys can be new or used and must be in clean and excellent condition. Community members interested in making a donation can call the following churches: Sterling — Abundant Life at 262-7266 or Sterling Lutheran at 262-9259; Soldotna — Soldotna Church of God at 262-4729 or Soldotna Bible Chapel at 262-4865; Kalifornsky Beach Road — Peninsula Grace at 262-6442; Kenai — Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church at 283-4555 or New Life Assembly at 283-7752; and Nikiski — Church of Nazarene at 252-5773 or Lighthouse Community Church (formerly North Kenai Baptist) at 779-8234. For general information, call Pastor Jim Pearson at 262-5359.

Scouting books, uniforms sought

The Cub Scout Pack 654 and Boy Scout Troop 659 of Nikiski are seeking scouting books and uniforms (new or used) for Hurricane Katrina victims.

The drive is being held in conjunction with Houston (Texas) Pack 197.

Donation boxes are at Nikiski North Star Elementary, Nikiski Middle-Senior High School and North Star Methodist Church. For more information, call Carol Strickland at 776-5683.

Popcorn fund-raiser begins

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts in the Tustumena District of the Western Alaska Council are selling Trails End popcorn to earn money to help purchase uniforms, fund activities and pay for camp. To locate a pack or troop in the Kenai, Soldotna, Seward, Homer, Nikiski, Ninilchik or Tustumena areas, call Steve Coen at 283-1699.

Pool available during school hours

The Soldotna High School pool hours and events are as follows: Morning lap swim from 6 to 8:30 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday; evening lap swim from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and open swim from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, pool rentals and swim classes times, call Cindy Aldridge at 262-7419.

Hurricane relief fund-raiser set

The Peninsula Christian Center has placed donation jars around the community to collect money to help Hurricane Katrina’s evacuees in Lafayette, La., and surrounding parishes. For more information, call 262-7416 or 262-8871.

Hospice training announced

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will offer volunteer training in October. Training will be from held from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 20, 24 and 25 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Space is limited. It is open to the public. To preregister, call 262-0453.

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