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Posted: Friday, October 08, 2010

Community invited to potluck

Kenai Resilience will host a community potluck Friday, Oct. 22, 6 - 9 p.m., at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. After dinner, David Thomas will lead a discussion about local options for generating power and heat renewably. For more information, call Kate Veh at 260-4669, or e-mail

Skate and bike meet

The first annual Soldotna Bike and Skate Challenge, sponsored by the City of Soldotna, city council and Mayor Peter Micciche takes place Saturday, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Soldotna Skate Park, Skaters and bikers ages 12 and up will compete for awards based on performance of 2-minute routines. Awards to be presented at the Oct. 27 city council meeting. For information call the mayor at 252-6759 or e-mail:

Teen costume contest

Nikiski Community Recreation Center is hosting a Teen Halloween Costume Contest from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, with door prizes, multiple prize categories and refreshments. For more information please contact Tammy at 776-8800.

Leeshore holds awareness workshop

The LeeShore Center will hold its bi-annual Community Awareness Workshop on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Oct. 25 - 29 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at The LeeShore Center. Topics to be covered include domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the agency's Batterer's Intervention Program and volunteering with shelter clients. The public is invited and may attend a portion or the entire workshop. Continuing education credit may be attained after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with The LeeShore Center. Call 283-9479 for information.

Dog costume contest

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area's fourth annual Strut Your Mutt Howl'oween Dog Costume Contest is scheduled for Friday, 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.

Golfers gather

The Kenai Golf Association will be holding its annual meeting on Friday Oct. 15, 6 p.m. at Paradisos Restaurant, featuring a presentation by the Kenai Golf Course management on the 2010 season and plans for 2011. The group also will seat new board members and hold officer elections. Contact Dwight Kramer, KGA president, 283-1054.

Swap some gear

The annual Kenai Sport Swap is coming Saturday, Oct. 23, in the KCHS cafeteria. Drop off your used sports equipment Friday, Oct. 22, from 4 - 7:30 p.m., or Saturday, 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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