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Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010

Holiday bazaar planned

The Sterling Senior Center will host its annual Christmas Bazaar Nov. 12 and 13, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center. Handcrafted items can be sold (no imports). Table rental of $25 per table for vendors. Call Glenda Graham at 262-2943 or the Senior Center to reserve a table. Tables are limited, so sign up early. There will also be a bake sale with delicious homemade cakes, cookies, brownies, candies, jams, pies and many other yummies! The Elderberry Caf will be open both days from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to serve chili, sandwiches and snacks. All proceeds will benefit the Sterling Senior Center.

Teen dance slated

North Peninsula Recreation is hosting a Middle School Teen Dance for teens seventh through ninth grade on Friday, Nov. 5, 7 to 10 p.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center Banquet Room. For more information, call 776-8800.

Arts and crafts classes available

The Nikiski Community Recreation Center is holding an Arts and Crafts Class for first through sixth grade boys and girls on Fridays through Nov. 19, from 4 to 5:15 p.m., including making boogie monsters, painting pumpkins and making mini-pumpkin pies. For more information, call 776-8800.

Teen Halloween dance planned

A Hallows Eve teen costume party and dance will be held Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Kenai Rec Center. Prizes will be given away for best costumes and a live DJ will provide the music. All 8th to 12th graders are welcome. This is not a city or school sponsored event it is a fundraiser for the Aurora Senior Company. Admission is $8 for individuals and $15 for couples. For more information call 398-9263.

Chili Feed Fundraiser planned

The Sterling Senior Center will host a Chili Feed Fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Nov. 6, 2010, from 5 to 7 p.m, The menu will include chili, cornbread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $10 per person. Seating is limited, so please call the Center at 262-6808 for reservations, or you may sign up at the Center's front desk.

Swing time in Nikiski

Nikiski Community Recreation Center's Full Swing Golf Simulator is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information please call 776-8800.

Cardiac support group to meet

The Cardiac Patient Support Group meets from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the Redoubt Room, located in the lower level at Central Peninsula Hospital. The group invites male and female patients dealing with heart disease and their family members to participate. For more information, call Sharen Sleater, WomenHeart Support Network coordinator at 398-7763.

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.

Lifeguard classes offered

The Nikiski Pool is offering the American Red Cross Lifeguard Class from Nov. 1 - 5 and Nov. 8 - 10 from 6-10 p.m. all days. The fee is $135, or participants can sign up for the T.A.P. program and the fee can be waived. For more information on T.A.P. or to sign up, call Nigel at 776-8800. Pre-registration is required.

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.

Toastmasters meeting change

The Soldotna Toastmasters will be meeting in an alternate location for Monday, Nov. 1. The group will meet at the conference room near the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management, across the street from the Central Emergency Services fire station near Safeway. Meetings are at noon. For more information call Ben 395-0664.

Child safety seat inspections available

Is your child in the right car safety seats? Stop in at your local fire departments and have a child passenger safety technician check your child's seat. Nov. 8, at the Kenai Fire Department, 1 to 3 p.m.; Nov. 15, at the Nikiski Fire Department Station #1, 1 to 3 p.m.; and Nov. 17, at the CES/Soldotna Fire Station, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.



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