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Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Bazaar, bake sale fund-raiser slated

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host a fall bazaar and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center.

A variety of baked goods and vendor items will be available. The snack bar also will be open. For more information, call 776-7654.

Celebration aims to lighten up trails

The Kenai Watershed Forum and the Tsalteshi Trails Association will host a kickoff celebration for the Tsalteshi Trails new light system Friday. Orienteering challenges and ski or foot race, depending on trail conditions, are geared to familiarize community members with the trail system. The long course begins at 4:30 p.m., short course at 5 p.m. and registration for both begins at 4 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the movie "Tangerine Dream," a skiing and snowboarding movie produced by Teton Gravity Research, will be shown in the Skyview High School commons.

Door prize drawings, a chili potluck with corn bread and cookies also are planned. This is a free community event. For more information, call Patti at 262-5618, Laura at 262-7740 or Josselyn at 260-5449.

Quilters set to sew

Stitches of Love, a group that makes quilts for foster children, will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Redoubt Elementary School library. Participants can bring projects for the program or something will be provided.

The group is seeking donations of hairbrushes, combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, lotions and lip balm for its hygiene kits. It also is seeking pillow cases to go with the quilts. For more information or to arrange donations drop offs, call 260-9005, 262-5588 or 262-1507.

Swim coach sought

The Soldotna Silver Salmon swim team is seeking a swim coach. For complete information, call the Soldotna High School pool between 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Fridays at 262-2960.

Mullins to speak at river center

Marge Mullins will be the featured speaker in the Kenai River Center's winter speaker series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the center at Mile 1.6 Funny River Road. Her topic will be a glimpse into early Soldotna families.

Mullins is a historian and area homesteader. There is no fee, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Jan Yaeger at 260-4882.

Medicare to be discussed

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center will host a presentation on the Medicare Prescription Drug program at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 at the center. For more information, call Kathy Romain at 283-4156.

Table tennis tournament set

The Soldotna Elks hold table tennis tournaments every Wednesday night beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, call Gary at 335-2847.

Star-gazing class begins

An astronomy class taught by Kenai Peninsula College astronomy professor Andy Veh will begin at 7:15 p.m. today at KPC. If the weather is clear, participants will be outside observing, using KPC's gravel pit across from the parking lot as a viewing area. The class continues Nov. 16 and 30. Anyone interested can contact Veh at

Senior cafe open

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center's Breakfast Cafe is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. It features an all-you-can-eat buffet. The cost is 6.50 (family rates are available.)

The cafe is closed on major holidays.

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