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Posted: Friday, November 18, 2005

Recycling gift workshop planned

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will host a holiday recycling and gift workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenaitze Head Start Family House on Willow Street. Crafts activities will include tissue box purses, cereal box journals, tree ring ornaments and gift bags. Holiday recipes using WIC foods, tips and snacks also are planned. Participants are asked to bring an empty cereal or square tissue box. For more information, call Brenda or Laura at 283-3633, ext. 237.

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 776-7676.

Story time set to entertain

The Kenai Community Library and the Kenai Performers will present stories of home an hearth at 1 p.m. Sunday at the library. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas.

Dog club offers run-throughs

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group will host practice run-throughs for rally, obedience and conformation at its facility on Kalifornsky Beach Road on Sunday and Dec. 18. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. Rally begins at 2 p.m. and obedience and conformation will follow.

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

Pie fund-raiser gets cooking

The Kenai Senior Connection Inc. is accepting orders for 10-inch, deep-dish apple or pumpkin pies. Deadline for orders is Monday. Pies will be ready for pick up from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the center. For more information or to place an order, call 283-4156.

CPGH special meeting called

Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc. will hold a special meeting to discuss the 2006 Legislative priorities at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Redoubt Room in the basement of CPGH. It is open to the public.

For a copy of the agenda visit

SAD to be discussed

Seasonal Affective Disorder will be the second in a series of mental health topics discussed from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Kenai Community Library conference room. Kristie Sellers, with the Central Peninsula General Hospital will be the featured speaker. For more information visit

Library plans three-day closure

The Soldotna Public Library will be closed Thursday through Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. Items swill not be due on posted closure dates. The outside book drop is available for returns.

For more information, call 262-4227.

Parade entries sought

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for its Electric Light Parade, held at 6 p.m. Nov. 25. For more information, call 283-7989.

Christmas celebration set

The city of Kenai will host its annual Christmas Comes to Kenai community celebration Nov. 25. Schedule of events will be as follows; 11:30 a.m. Santa arrives via fire truck at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, cookies and cocoa will be served; 6 p.m. the Electric Light Parade, followed by the Christmas tree lighting, bon fire, sing-a-long and Victorian Carolers; and 8 p.m. fireworks display.

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