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Posted: Friday, November 03, 2006

Preschool offered in Nikiski

Nikiski North Star Elementary holds preschool for parents of children aged toddler through 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. It is a parent supported program that allows children access to the school environment. For more information, call 776-5575.

Fall bazaar continues

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center ‘s fall bazaar continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the center. A snack bar will be open and baked goods also will be available for sale. For more information, call 776-7654.

Soldotna seniors plan bazaar, bake sale

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will host a bazaar, bake sale and its 10th annual art show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. Crafts and gifts will be available. The open judged art show is available for viewing. Baked goods and lunch also will be available for purchase. For more information, call 262-2322.

Free movies showing

The Sterling Senior Center will offer free movies twice a month at 7 p.m. at the center. Free popcorn and coffee will be served at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and soda will be available to purchase. A free raffle prize will be given at intermission. November movies will be: “Cinderella Man” today and “Friendly Persuasion” on Nov. 17. For more information, call 262-6808.

Taxes to be discussed

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will hold its First Friday Dialogue meeting at 7 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topic will be “Taxes: Are they necessary?” A potluck dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The purpose of the First Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together in a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Quilters to meet

Stitches of Love Quilters will hold a sewing session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Redoubt Elementary School’s library. The group will continue work on quilts for foster children and other community needs. For more information, call Jane Avery at 260-9005 or Sharon Hale at 262-1507.

Habitat to host dedication

Habitat for Humanity will host an open house and dedication at 1 p.m. Saturday in Kenai. Take the Kenai Spur Highway, turn south on Lynwood toward the golf course, turn right on Colonial, then right on Cottage Circle. It is the blue house. For more information, call 2662-1851.

Food drive ready to gather

The Kenai Peninsula ABATE will host its annual food drive at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rainbow Bar. The cost is $5 at the door. Proceeds will benefit area families. Live music and merchandise raffles through out the night are some of the planned activities.

Seniors serve up breakfast

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at the center. Buffet includes beverages. The cost of admission is $7.50 for adults , $5 for children ages 5 to 10 and $2 for children ages 2 to 4.

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1:15 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant. The featured speaker will be Donnis Thompson. Her topic will be living and working in the Kenai area beginning with her arrival as a bride in 1953. It is open to the public.

Diabetes cooking classes offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a series of diabetes cooking classes from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church. The cost is $15 per person and the class size is limited to 16 people. Registration and prepayment may be done at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service office on Kalifornsky Beach Road or by calling 262-5824. Deadline to register is Friday.

Nutrition classes available

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold nutrition classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays in the soup kitchen area of the food bank. Colleen Sonnevil with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will be the instructor.

Participants who attend four classes will be entered into a prize drawing. For more information, call 262-3111.

Hospice to host open house

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will host an open house from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the hospice office in the Eureka Mall, next to the bridge in Soldotna. It is its celebrating its 20th anniversary, National Hospice Month and its hospice caregivers. Appetizers will be served.

Coed basketball planned

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is accepting third- and fourth-grade coed basketball registrations until Nov. 10. Practices begin Jan. 2 with games beginning Jan. 15. The season will end Feb. 17.

Registration forms may be mailed or faxed in or dropped off from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office in Kenai. For more more information and fees, call 283-2682.

Developmental screenings available

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold developmental screenings for children ages birth to 5 years from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Frontier Community Services on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Vision and hearing tests also will be available. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call Renie Aragon at 714-6647.

Food bank board meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank board of directors will meet Nov. 14.

The food bank is seeking volunteers and new board members. For more information and time of meeting, call 262-3111.

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