Community Events

Posted: Monday, October 02, 2000

Put on the Ritz with the Lions

The Cook Inlet Lions will present Putting on the Ritz, a beauty pageant where 20 men will dress up like women, answer probing questions and perform talents live on stage, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 14.

Tickets cost $20 and include a prime rib dinner. Proceeds for the pageant will go to the Special Olympics on the central peninsula and other community activities. For more information or to obtain tickets, call 776-7652.

Fall festival slated, pets welcome

The S.P.C.A. of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. will present a Family Fun Fall Festival from 10 a.m., to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Soldotna Sports Center. There will be crafts, food, drawings and contests including a dog pull for dogs less than 20 pounds, best trick contest and best costume with three categories.

Admission is $3 per person and $6 entry fee per event. Tickets are available at Echo Lake Feed, Save-U-More, Twin Cities Veterinarians, Kasilof Mercantile, Soldotna Y Chevron, A Point of View Realty and Short Stop Grocery and Gas.

Child care takes part in program

Sonshine House Day Care and Preschool announces its participation in the United State Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program.Meals will be available to enrolled children. Parents' income determines the amount of money the USDA will reimburse the establishment to provide meals to enrolled children.

Family size & Income 1 - 1,608, 2 - 2,168, 3 - 2,728, 4 - 3,287, 5 - 3,847, 6 - 4,407, 7 - 4,966

Rates based on monthly income, for each additional family member, add $560.

Children from households whose monthly income is at or below these levels are eligible to be counted for free or reduced-price meal reimbursement.

Christmas mail countdown

For area residents planning to send mail by surface transportation to the Middle East or Central and South Africa, those mailing deadlines are around the corner.

For domestic mail, the suggested deadlines are Dec. 4 for surface parcel post, Dec. 18 for priority, first-class mail, cards and letters, and Dec. 21 for express delivery.

These are only suggested mail dates, as the postal service makes every effort to deliver all holiday mail on time. Once mail reaches a foreign country, however, it is placed in the control of that country's postal system. The postal service urges people to mail early and mail early in the day.

Another tip is to make sure the name and address and a return address are clearly visible on the package. It also is a good idea to cover it with clear tape to protect it from the weather. Delivery confirmation is available. This allows the sender to check and see if a parcel post or priority package has been delivered.

Hospice to hold orientation for community

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will conduct an orientation to the hospice program and services at 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 18 through the Soldotna Community Schools. Hospice provides information and support to individuals and their families coping with life-limiting illnesses.

Discussion will include forms and information on end-of-life issues, including advance directives such as living wills, durable power of attorney and AK Comfort One Program. Hospice orientation is required for persons wishing to continue with the Hospice Direct Care Training, which will be held Oct. 21, 25, Nov. 4 and 15. Volunteers are being sought for direct care and bereavement volunteer services. For more information, call 262-0453.

VOD program offered to high school students

The Voice of Democracy Program, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Jerry V. Horn Memorial Post No. 10046, is open to all students grades 9 through 12.

Participants are to write and record a three- to five-minute audio essay expressing their views on a given theme. This year's theme is What Price for Freedom?

For more information, call 262-1352.

Host families in need

Students from other countries eagerly await the opportunity to spend next semester in the United States. Any family interested in opening their doors to an international student should call (800) 2101-6080.

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