Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007

Fair trade bazaar planned

The Soldotna United Methodist Church women's group will hold its Ten Thousand Villages fair trade handicraft sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church at 158 S. Binkley. Handcrafted merchandise ranging from folk art to ceramics, musical instruments, music, fair traded gourmet coffee and chocolate made from fair traded cocoa beans will be offered. For more information, call 283-7469.

Christmas celebrations today

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce's annual Christmas Comes to Kenai celebration will be held today.

* Santa will arrive aboard a city of Kenai fire truck at 11:30 a.m. at the Kenai Visitor and Cultural Center. He will available for photos and cocoa and cookies will be available.

* The Electric Light Parade will begin at 6 p.m. The route will begin at the Uptown Motel and end in the chamber parking lot. A bonfire next to the chamber cabin will be lit after the parade.

* Fireworks will begin at 7:30 p.m.

See's candy fundraiser continues

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula annual See's candy fundraiser has begun. The group will have order tables set up from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna, beginning this week through Christmas.

For more information or to place an order, call Lyn at 262-9253.

Car seat check up slated

There will be a car seat check up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at CES Soldotna Fire Station No. 1 across for McDonald's.

Safety seat technicians will check to make sure seats are not on a recall list and that they are installed correctly.

For more information, call 714-4539.

Frankenstein comes to SoHi

The Soldotna High School drama department under the direction of Mike Druce will put on a production of the horror thriller "Frankenstein 1930" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

The play written by Fred Carmichael, is an adaptation on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, it owes more to the 1931 film starring Boris Karloff. This version amplifies the film's suspenseful horror and adds greater depth of character and motivation as well as a new and different love story. Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at the door.

For more information, call 262-7411.

Books sought for soldiers

The Soldotna Rotary Club is collecting paperback books to send in its rotary troop support packages. Paperback books and/or financial contributions towards postage costs may be dropped off at the weekly club meetings at noon Thursdays downstairs at Mykel's Restaurant or by logging on to to contact a club member.

Community directory available

The LeeShore Center's community directory of central Kenai Peninsula resources is available for $25 with a three-ring binder or $15 for refill pages only. The directory lists more than 80 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizens services and veteran's organizations.

For more information, call 283-9479.

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