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Posted: Thursday, November 11, 2010

Time to quit smoking

Thursday, Nov. 18, is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smoke Out, a day set aside each year to quit tobacco for one day. Peninsula Smokefree Partnership will be at the Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna on Friday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. --3 p.m., giving out free tobacco quit kits for a loved one or for yourself. Kenai Peninsula College will also have quit kits available Monday thru Friday at the health center.

Visit Kaladi Brothers on Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 10 a.m., and celebrate your success with free coffee and cake and a chance to share your personal story.

Holiday bazaar this weekend

The Sterling Senior Center hosts its annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 12 and 13, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Center. Hand crafted items can be sold (no imports). Table rental is $25 per table for vendors. Please call Glenda Graham at 262-2943 or the Senior Center to reserve your spot. Tables are limited, so sign up for your space 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 benefit the Sterling Senior Center.

Church sale and donations coming up

The United Methodist Church of the New Covenant is accepting donations for its fall Basement Sale. Gently used items may be brought to the church and left on the covered front porch. Items may be brought to the side door during sale set-up on Wednesday or during the sale itself. The sale will be Friday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The little brown church is located on the Kenai Spur Highway across from Wells Fargo in Kenai. For more information call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Food Bank donation drive going on now

Beginning this month, participating local financial institutions will be hosting the annual Barrels in Every Branch campaign to raise funds and accept donations for Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. Donors fill out red paper slips with pictures of cans on them and inform tellers how much money they would like to deposit in a Food Bank savings account. The red slips are then placed on truck posters prominently displayed at each branch, the goal being to fill the truck's bed. Canned goods can also be donated by dropping them in marked barrel containers at each location. Central peninsula branches of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union are participating through November. Branches of Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union, First National Alaska, KeyBank and Wells Fargo are participating through Dec. 31. For more information, call the food bank at 262-3111.

Candle workshop planned

Bright Ideas: The Art and Science of Candle Making workshop invites you to learn candle making. The workshop will consist of making five candles to take home, a complete information packet including a step-by-step guide, tips and tricks, as well as a supply resources guide. Workshop attendees will also learn about the safety, technology and science behind candles. All proceeds will go to support CLCA's educational programs. Space is limited, so register soon. Participants must be 12 years or older. Nov. 13, from 1 to 5 p.m.

For questions or to register, contact Spring Larrow at 283-2000.

1970s KCHS grads, get in touch

Organizers are planning a combined class reunion for all Kenai Central High School classes from 1970 to 1979. The reunion is scheduled for July 23, 2011. Organizers are currently attempting to verify email addresses or any other contact information. If you a re a 1970s graduate, contact Sherrie (Stiers) Dahlen at, call 907-283-4485 or visit her Facebook page under Sherrie Stiers- Dahlen.

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