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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2006

CES to light fire safety wreath

Central Emergency Services will light its holiday wreath safety awareness sign outside the fire station on Binkley Street in Soldotna today.

To remind people about fire safety, especially during the holiday season, CES erects the sign each year, lighting it with green lights on the wreath. Every time a structure fire occurs between Thanksgiving Day and Jan. 1, a green bulb is replaced with a red one, and each time a firefighter dies in the line of duty, a white bulb replaces a green one.

The objective of the campaign is to “Keep the Wreath Green,” according to Fire Marshal Gary Hale. For more information, call 262-4792.

Salvation Army hosts Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Day dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Community Center Building on Forest Drive in Kenai. The dinner is free and open to the public. To volunteer or make a donation, call 283-4035 or 283-3879.

Craft fair slated

The Soldotna United Methodist Women will host its “10,000 Villages” holiday craft sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 158 S. Binkley St.

People are invited to shop for gifts from a collection of fair-traded crafts from around the world. The event is free.

Christmas coming to Kenai

The annual Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration is slated for Friday, beginning with Santa’s arrival aboard a Kenai fire truck at 11:30 a.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Cookies and hot cocoa will be served.

The Electric Light Parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Uptown Motel and ends in the Kenai Chamber of Commerce parking lot, followed by caroling around the bonfire next to the chamber cabin. Fireworks are scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 283-7989.

KPC opens up to performers

Kenai Peninsula College will hold an open mic night from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday in its commons area. Canned food donations will be accepted. Mature material may be presented.

Breakfast buffet canceled

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center’s weekly Sunday breakfast buffet will not be held this week. It will reopen Dec. 3. For more information, call 776-7654.

Living with diabetes talk planned

In recognition of November being American Diabetes Month, Central Peninsula General Hospital will host a presentation by Bruce Linton from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Iliamna Room at CPGH.

Linton, a Kasilof musher who has had Type 1 diabetes for 14 years, will present “Enjoying the Journey to Get to the Starting Line.”

For more information, call Ruth Clare at 714-4726.

Caregiver support meeting set

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will conduct a caregiver support group meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call 262-1280 or (866) 776-8210.

Parents to plan after-grad party

Parents of Soldotna High School seniors are invited to attend an after-graduation student party planning meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the teachers’ workroom. Fundraising, food and decorations will be discussed.

For more information, call Randy Milliron at 283-0507.

Used book sale slated

The volunteers at the Soldotna Public Library will host a used book sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library.

There will be no book sale held in December.

The library is accepts donations of books and puzzles in good condition.

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