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Posted: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

College fair is a first

The Kenai Peninsula School District hosts its first annual Peninsula College Fair Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenai Central High School auditorium commons. More than 40 colleges are expected to participate. High school students can contact their counselors for more information.

T200 planning group needs volunteers

The Tustumena 200 Race planning committee meets Nov. 11, 2010, at Tustumena Elementary School at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Come volunteer for the only qualifying race for Iditarod and Yukon Quest on the Kenai Peninsula. For information, contact Tami Murray, Tustumena 200 executive director, at 907-260-6761, or go to:

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.

Christmas bazaar set

Christmas decorations and gift items are being collected for a second time around Christmas bazaar to be held Dec. 8 through 10.

Community members may drop off new or gently used items at the Kenai Senior Center. Call Velda Geller at 283-4329 for more information.

GED testing available at KPC

For people who have started to earn a GED, but not finished, or those who never started, but want to, the GED test will be changing in the future, and those who have not completed testing will lose their previous test scores. To get started or complete a GED, call the Kenai Peninsula College Kenai River Campus at 262-0327.

City league roundball time

The Kenai Recreation Center is taking team registrations for the 2010/2011 Men's City League Basketball program. Deadline to register is Nov. 1. Space is limited, so teams are entered on a first come first served basis. Contact the Rec Center at 283-3855 for more information.

Chugach Citizen's Advisory Board vacancies

The Chugach State Park Citizens Advisory Board announces upcoming vacancies and solicits applications for two board positions. The purposes of the Advisory Board are to promote conservation and protect Chugach State Park, as well as facilitate communication between the public and Park managers.

Board members are expected to actively serve on two committees in addition to attending monthly board meetings. Members should anticipate a commitment of eight hours a month. Board meetings are held the second Monday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. Committee meetings are scheduled by the committee chairs. Current committees include: Access, Budget, Trails, Planning, Seward Highway Design Nominations and Wildlife.

Board members serve for three years. Applications will be considered for the term beginning in January 2011. If you are not selected, your application will be kept on file for one calendar year in case a vacancy occurs. The application form is available on line at:

For more information, call the Chugach State Park Office at 345-5014.

Spaghetti Feed fundraiser for William Jackson

Supporters will host a spaghetti feed fundraiser on behalf of William Jackson on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at College Heights Baptist Church on K-Beach Road, across from Outlaw Body and Paint. Jackson was recently diagnosed with lung cancer. Come for live and silent auctions, as well as many other prizes. Donations may also be sent to the William Jackson Benefit Account at Wells Fargo Bank. Call or text Chad or Kristi Bradford at 394-8223 or 394-8224 for more information.

Fall Bazaar planned

The Nikiski Senior Center on Island Lake Road hosts a fall bazaar Nov. 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables available at $15 per table per day or $20 for one table both days. For more information call 776-7654.

Toys for Tots

The 2010 Toys for Tots on the Kenai Peninsula campaign is here. Donate a new, unwrapped toy at any participating business sponsor listed on the campaign website: Check the site often, as new sponsors are added frequently. The website also contains information on how to make requests for toys, plus background on the program and more. Cash donations can be made by calling 252-6285, or email for further information. The United States Marine Corps thanks you for your contribution and wishes you the safest and happiest of holidays.

Swim lessons available

The Nikiski Pool fall swim lessons Set 2 starts Nov. 2 and runs through Nov. 18 and includes beginners at 1 p.m., Tiny Tots at 2 p.m., beginners at 3 p.m., and beginners and intermediates at 4 p.m. Registration starts Oct. 25, 4 p.m. at the Nikiski Pool. For more information please contact Nigel at 776-8800.

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