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Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Honor choir to perform

Kenai Central High School will host the annual Kenai Peninsula Borough School District high school borough honor choir concert at 6 p.m. today at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. The price of admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

Dr. Andre Thomas from Florida State University is the clinician.

In addition to the choir's six selections under Dr. Thomas, the concert will feature two local adult selections Audra Wasson Faris, soprano, will perform Schubert's "Sheppard On A Rock" with Tammy Vollom-Matturro on clarinet and Maria Allison on piano, and Erin Southwick will perform a selection by Burton, also accompanied by Allison.

Gardeners to meet

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Bridge Access Road.

The topic will be compost and its benefits utilizing local fish byproducts and chipped beetle killed trees. Pete Keenan, president and partner with Fish & Chips compost business will be the featured speaker. For more information, call 283-4632.

Nutrition classes set

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will offer free nutrition classes that will focus on the holidays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks. Colleen Sonnevil with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District will instruct. For more information, call 262-3111.

Troop homecoming meeting set

An organizational meeting to plan a community welcome home event for the troops returning home will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai National Guard Armory. Event planners are seeking sponsors for the event.

The soldiers will return to Kenai on Nov. 10. For more information, call 283-8245 or e-mail

4-H'ers to gather

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service Kenai Peninsula District will host a 4-H round-up from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at its office on Kalifornsky Beach Road (beneath the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office.) For more information, call 262-5824.

Dessert bakers sought

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is seeking dessert bakers for its 13th annual pie auction Friday. For more information, call Beth at 262-9814.

Special Olympics fundraiser set to dish

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 159 Marydale in Soldotna. The cost is $6 per person or $20 per family. The money raised will help support Special Olympic athletes from the central peninsula.

For more information, call Retha Williams at 260-9469 or e-mail her at

Drug abuse council to meet

Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will meet at 5 p.m. Monday at 10200 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The topic will be election of board officers. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 283-3658.

Hospice training, events set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold the following events:

* Fall training for community members who can commit two to three hours a week for two months will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 18, 22 and 23 and from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Christ Lutheran Church.

* An open house will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 16 at the hospice office in Soldotna.

For more information, call at 262-0453.

PenDOG classes to start

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is getting ready to start fall classes in Soldotna. Classes include beginning agility and beginning flyball, which will start Oct. 20, as well as self-paced obedience and puppy kindergarten.

To sign up or for more information about classes or the club, call 262-6846 and leave a message.

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