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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2005

Parks advisory meeting slated

The Southern Peninsula State Parks Citizens Advisory Board will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Anchor Point Senior Citizens Center. Topics will include an update on the Deep Creek tractor launch, request for proposals, a review of Kenai Peninsula State Parks visitation and a proposal from Marine Services to increase the Anchor Point launch fees. It is open to the public, For more information, call 262-5581.

Women’s brunch set

The Peninsula Take a Break will hold its annual country fair luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Solid Rock Bible Conference Center. Music will provided by Alicia Marlowe. The featured speaker will be Melinda Tobey from Copper Center. A silent auction featuring Christmas items also will be held. Proceeds will benefit Stonecroft Ministries. Admission price is $8. Free child care will be available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Susan at 335-6789.

Developmental screening fair scheduled

Frontier Community Services will hold a kids screening fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at its office in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Children ages birth to 3 are eligible to attend.

Free vision and hearing screenings will be available for children ages birth to 5.

Developmental toy options for children and playgroups will be available for viewing. For more information or to scheduled an appointment, call Renie Aragon at 714-6647.

NRA banquet, auction on target

The Friends of the NRA will hold its annual banquet and auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. Dinner will be catered. Tickets are available at Gator Guns and The Impact Area. Proceeds will be granted to groups to teach firearm safety and use on the Kenai Peninsula.

For more information, call Scott Hamann at 776-7676 or 283-4481.

Dog club offers practice run-throughs

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will host practice run-throughs for rally, obedience and conformation at its facility on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Nov. 20 and Dec. 18.

Obedience and rally include all levels, and conformation is open to a mix of breeds.

The cost is $5 for the first run-through and $3 for each additional one. Run-throughs are open to everyone. For more information, contact Melanie at

SAD presentation slated

Kristy Sellers, from Central Peninsula General Hospital, will give a presentation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22 in the Kenai Community Library conference room. Her topic will be Seasonal Affective Disorder.

The presentation is the second in a year-long series of monthly presentations focusing on mental health topics given by area mental health professionals. For more information, call 283-4378.

Drivers safety class scheduled

AARP is offering a driver safety class from 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2 and from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Kenai River Center in Soldotna. Possible benefits are having a ticket dismissed and getting a reduction on insurance. Teens and their parents are welcome. The cost is $10 for materials. For more information, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Team trying to score odd jobs

The Skyview High School boys soccer team is seeking work opportunities to earn money for new uniforms. The team is willing to shovel driveways, roofs, wash cars, move items and other odd jobs. For more information, call Tyler Thornton at 262-4491.

Swim coach sought

The Soldotna Silver Salmon Swim team is seeking an assistant coach. Hours needed will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, plus meets. For more information, call coach Marey at Soldotna High School.

Craft fairs vendors needed

The Sterling Elementary PTA is seeking vendors for its holiday craft fair to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11. Booth space is available. The cost is $50.

For more information, call Amber Elsey at 262-9783, Colleen Waldrip at 262-7569 or e-mail them at It is open to the public. There is no admission fees.

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