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Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010

Public radio membership drive this week

The KDLL Fall Membership Drive is Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Call 283-8433 to make a pledge. If the phones are busy, pledge on the secure website at, or come by the station, pledge your support in person and pick up your premiums while enjoying the famous "Rita Cookies."

Genealogical Society meets

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society meets Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant, in Kenai (note: new location). On the agenda: "A Life Without Roots," by Carolyn Unger. October is Family History Month. Do something with your ancestors and descendants. Contact: Loretta Mattson, 283-9591, or

Library fundraiser on tap

Friends of the Kenai Community Library annual dinner-raffle will be held Friday, Oct. 22, for dinner and the drawing; and Saturday, Oct. 23, for dinner, music and dancing with The Spur Highway Spankers; at the Eagles Aerie #35255, 7 p.m. One $100 ticket includes dinner for two and a drawing for a $5,000 grand prize, plus 15 prizes valued from $100-$750. Tickets are available at the library and from lirbary board members. For information call board member Nedra Evenson, 776-8060.

Pamper Me Pink mammography party set

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Central Peninsula Hospital will host it's second annual "Pamper Me Pink" event Oct. 15 at the Women's Imaging Center from 5 to 8 p.m. No appointments are necessary, however, a physician's order and standard fees apply. The evening will include mammograms, massage, manicures, munchies, mocktails, music, moral support and more.

The event is sponsored by Central Peninsula Hospital and the Pink Ribbon Rally. For more information, call 714-4580.

Hospice training slated

Hospice of the Central Peninsula Volunteer training will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna on Oct. 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, and 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. except Saturday will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Registration is required and space is limited. For more information, call 262-0453.

CPR classes available

CPR Safety Services in conjunction with The Salvation Army of Kenai will host a health fair Nov. 27 offering CPR and first aid certification. Classes offered will be as follows: CPR certification for $40; CPR/AED certification for $45; CPR/AED and first aid certification for $55; eight-hour CPR/FirstAid U.S. Coast Guard approved for $75; American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Providers for $60; and American Heart Association Blood Borne Pathogens for $20.

Class sizes are limited. To register for classes, visit . A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Christmas effort for The Kenai Salvation Army. Advance registration is required by Nov. 20 for most classes. The U.S. Coast Guard approved course requires 21 days advance registration.

KPC Financial Aid Night slated

Kenai Peninsula College's financial aid office and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District counselors will co-host the fourth annual Financial Aid Night at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The event is geared toward high school juniors and seniors and their parents, however all high school students and parents may attend. Topics covered will include overview of federal and state financial aid programs, local scholarship offerings, student timelines and funding post-secondary education. For more information, call 262-0331.

Volunteers sought

The Boys and Girls Clubs in Kenai and Soldotna are looking for community members interested in sharing a craft or hobby with club members. Call 283-2682 or 398-9669.

Arts and craft donations are also needed.

Fish and Game committee to meet

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on K-Beach Road in Soldotna to discuss proposals to submit to the Board of Game for its Oct. 29 deadline. For more information contact Mike Crawford at 252-2919.

Dog costume contest on deck

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area's fourth annual Strut Your Mutt Howl'oween Dog Costume Contest is scheduled for Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Dogs must be people and dog friendly and on a leash at all times. Multiple prize categories, door prizes and refreshments provided. For more information contact Tammy at 776-8800.

Swap some gear

The annual Kenai Sport Swap is coming Oct. 23, in the KCHS cafeteria. Drop off your used sports equipment Oct. 22, from 4 - 7:30 p.m., or Oct. 23, from 9 - 10 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. for purchase of gear.

For more information call 398-8613.

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