Posted: Tuesday, October 19, 2004

Soldotna artist and Kenai Peninsula College graduate Connie Tarbox has a marble piece in the "All-Alaska Juried Art Show," being exhibited at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center in Kenai. It is one of the first you see when you walk into the gallery. The exhibit is free, so stop by.

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce's 10th annual pie auction fund-raiser was a sellout, and donations accumulated to the largest ever.

The grand prize winner was Bob Bambace, who won tickets to Hawaii. Thanks to all the bakers, bidders and pie eaters.

There is a "super Saturday" this Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College. This is an opportunity for child-care providers to attend free workshops and receive training and child development hours.

There is a morning coffee followed by workshops in child nutrition, challenging behaviors, sign language for infants and toddlers, and a class on SIDS and shaken baby syndrome.

Call Jennifer at 260-7446 for more information or to register.

Congratulations to Cheryl and Duane Tachick, who are celebrating their 15th wedding anniversary this week. Cheryl was creative and surprised Duane with a trip to NASCAR in Phoenix.

Cheryl, you may have several men and women calling you to help with creative ideas for their spouses.

Paul Reger will be another year younger Wednesday.

Parents, get the teens together and celebrate this one: This week through Saturday is Teen Read Week. Check out your school and city library. Read a book together and have a discussion. It's also marvelous for kids to read aloud to their parents.

The Performing Arts Society is bringing an interestingly titled performance, "Four Hands, One Piano," music by Tim and Rumi Smith. Join the audience Saturday at 7 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for youths to age 18. You can pick up tickets at the door and at River City Books, Northcountry Fair and in Kenai at Already Read Books.

KPC is celebrating the works of Homer artist Asia Freeman with a display of her ethereal waterscape paintings in the Gary Freeburg Art Gallery. A reception in her honor was held Sunday. Freeman is an adjunct of the art faculty at the Kachemak Bay campus in Homer.

The quote from Spenard Builders Supply is: "Anxiety never strengthens you for tomorrow, it only weakens you for today."

The chamber speaker for its noon luncheon Tuesday is Janet Craig, who will talk about Junior Achievement locally and in the state. Area Junior Achievement contacts are Febra Hensley at 398-7179 and Robyn Sullens at 398-2203.

Marlene Blough can be reached by phone at 262-7616 or by email at

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