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Posted: Sunday, November 21, 2010

Kenai Fair craft bazaar coming

The Kenai Peninsula Fair is hosting the annual Christmas Craft Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. More than 20 vendors are registered so far. Tables are still available. Contact the fair office at 907-567-3670 for more information.

Legion Auxillary hosts home retail bazaar

The American Legion Auxillary Unit 20 will host a home retail bazaar at the legion hall, 902 Cook Ave, in Kenai, on Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Vendors who sell make-up, jewelry, purses, homemmade items and other good are invited to participate. The cost is $20 per day per table. To reserve a table, call Sue Diaz at 283-3222. Proceeds will benefit the community's youth.

Marathon serving turkey

Marathon Oil Co. is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Kenai Senior Center, Tuesday, Nov. 23, at noon. All area seniors (55 years and older) are invited. Sign up to reserve your seat by calling 283-4156. What a generous way to bring in the holiday season!

LEGO tournamant at Challenger Center

The 2010 Kenai Peninsula FIRST LEGO League Tournament is Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Challenger Learning Center, 9711 Kenai Spur Highway. These tournaments introduce students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks. Register or learn more at And volunteers needed! Contact: Rebecca Parks, FLL Alaska Coordinator, 907-523-2334 or

Teen moms support group meets

Teen MOPS, open to all pregnant teens and teen moms, meets Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 5 -- 7 p.m., at College Heights Baptist Church, 44440 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna. Teen MOPS is a place to join others going through the same things to encourage and support one another and have some fun! Free dinner and childcare is provided, as well as prizes and other give-aways. Transportation is also available. This week we will be making gifts and talking about the holidays. Join us and bring a friend! Call Amber at 262-8362 for more info or to arrange transportation.

Canine Good Citizen test planned Dec. 3

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a Canine Good Citizen test at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at its facility in the Kenai Mall behind Sears in Kenai.

The test consists of 10 stations that are designed to ensure that a dog can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs.

The program is open to all dogs -- purebreds and mixed breeds. The test is not a competition and does not require you and your dog to perform with precision.

Proof of current shot records must be presented before dogs enter the building to test.

The program is offered through the American Kennel Club and costs $10. For more information, visit, e-mail or call 252-4058 and leave a message.

Sign up for basketball

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is taking registration for the upcoming youth basketball season.

For 7th and 8th graders the season runs from Jan. 17 to March 5, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 31. The fee is $70 for the program, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Dec. 23, at 4 p.m.

For 3rd and 4th graders The season runs from Jan. 3 to Feb. 19, 2011. Games begin on Jan. 17. The fee is $60 for the program, and the player must be a 2011 member. The membership fee is $75. Registration deadline is Nov. 24, at 4 p.m.

To register for either of these programs, visit the Kenai Rec Center or call 283-3318.

Come see the tree lighting

The Soldotna Chamber presents the 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Wednesday Dec. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Soldotna CES. Come join us for cookies, hot cocoa and hay rides. Bring your camera and take pictures with Santa. For more information call the Chamber, 262-9814.

Alumni hockey on tap

The 15th annual Kenai Central High School and Soldotna High School Alumni Hockey Game takes place Dec. 23, 7 p.m., at the Soldotna Sports Center. Alumni from Kenai, Soldotna, Skyview and Nikiski should contact Rick Koch at 398-0190 for registration information. Teams are limited to 20 skaters and three goalies. Santa will be there for the kids. Wet and dry sections. Admission, $10 for adults, $5 for children, students and seniors.

Swing time in Nikiski

Nikiski Community Recreation Center's Full Swing Golf Simulator is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information please call 776-8800.

Bike classes roll

Spin bicycle classes are Wednesdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. For more information please call 776-8800.

USDA food program offered

Little People's Education Center announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program. Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Christmas bazaar set

Christmas decorations and gift items are being collected for a second time around Christmas bazaar to be held Dec. 8 through 10.

Community members may drop off new or gently used items at the Kenai Senior Center. Call Velda Geller at 283-4329 for more information.

Volunteers needed for No One Dies Alone

Volunteers are needed for the No One Dies Alone (NODA) Program at Central Peninsula Hospital and Heritage Place. The volunteers are trained to sit with a person who is dying who has no one to be with them. For information about the NODA program or to sign up, please call Meg Zerbinos, CPH Spiritual Care Coordinator at 714-4610.

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