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Posted: Friday, November 28, 2008

Ten Thousand Villages Sale today

The 20th annual Ten Thousand Villages Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna United Methodist Church at 158 S. Binkley behind Safeway.

Ten Thousand Villages works with more than 120 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America to sale fair trade jewelry, home decor, gifts and more. As one of the world's oldest and largest fair trade organizations, TTV builds long-term relationships with artisans that are based on mutual understanding and respect. Fair trade enables artisans to earn a fair wage and provides the opportunity for a better quality of life. For more information, e-mail Susan at

Nonprofits to meet for breakfast

Executive Directors of nonprofit organizations are invited to a no-host breakfast at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai. The purpose is to discuss mutual administrative interests such as event dates, media freebies, upcoming seminars. For more information, call Linda Swarner at 262-3111 or e-mail

La Leche group to meet

The La Leche League of Soldotna and Kenai will meet from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Frontier Community Services Playroom in the Red Diamond Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The league is a breastfeeding resource group that offers free monthly meetings, mother-to-mother breastfeeding support, telephone assistance and a lending library. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers are invited to attend. Babies are welcome. For more information, call Amorette Payment at 260-6141 or visit

Classes focus on holiday nutrition

Colleen Sonnevill of the Cooperative Extension Service and the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank started its holiday nutrition series. Classes will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 16 at the Fireweed Diner at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna.

For more information, call 262-3111.

Hospice plans Coping with Holidays dinner

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will facilitate a no-host dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 at Froso's in Soldotna to help people learn to understand the feelings of grief over the death of a loved one. Bereavement Coordinator Gail Simons will lead the discussion. For more information and to register, call Hospice at 262-0453.

Library host open house

The Kenai Community Library will host a "New Look" open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at the library.

A discussion of library expansion with the Friends of the Library also will be held. For more information, e-mail Cynthia Gibson at

Hope plans holiday bazaar

Hope Community Resources Inc., is in the process of organizing a holiday bazaar at its Community and Recreation Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13. Booth space is available for vendors to rent for $15. The proceeds will be a donated to the groups activity fund. For more information, call Lisa at 260-9469 or e-mail

Recipes wanted

The Clarion is seeking recipes to include in its Wednesday Food section. Send recipes to, fax them to 283-3299 or drop them by the office at 150 Trading Bay Drive in Kenai. Name, address, contact number and brief description of how you came up with or came by the recipe is needed.

For more information, call Nan Misner at 335-1241 or e-mail

Recipes will be printed in the order received and as space is available.

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