Peninsula Clarion - Community

Posted: Friday, November 30, 2007

Fundraiser makes sweet offer

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula annual See's candy fundraiser has begun. The group will have tables set up from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna through Christmas. For more information, call 262-9253.

Kenai arts, crafts fair Saturday

The Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 will hold an arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Santa will be visit the lodge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pictures with Santa will be available for $5. Free cookies and hot chocolate will be served to the children. For more information, call the lodge at 283-7776.

Pottery sale fundraiser ready

The Kenai Potters Guild will hold pottery sale fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center at 816 Cook St. Proceeds will benefit the Kenai Clay Exhibition expense and potters studio equipment. For more information, call the center at 283-7040 between noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Christmas comes to Soldotna

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Central Emergency Services across the street from McDonald's. Santa will arrive by fire truck to greet the children and listen to their Christmas wish lists. Photos with Santa will be available for $1. Also planned are free dog sled rides, crafts and gifts for the kids, The 4 Peninsulads (a barbershop quartet) will sing Christmas carols, and cookies, hot chocolate and coffee will be served. For more information, call April Weber at 262-9814.

KCHS choir concert Sunday

The Kenai Central High School choir will perform its annual Christmas concert from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium. Donations for admission are accepted. The program includes solo, duet, ensemble and full choir performances of "Carol from An Irish Cabin," "The Virgin's Slumber Song," "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming," "Omnia Sol (Let Your Heart Be Staid)" and others, as well as several holiday classics, including "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," "The Christmas Song," "Angels We Have Heard On High," "O Holy Night," "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear," and many more.

AWG hockey tryouts slated

The Kenai Peninsula Hockey Association will host tryouts for the 2008 Arctic Winter Games Team Alaska Hockey Team on Sunday at the ConocoPhillips Multipurpose Facility in Kenai at the following times: Bantams (Birth year '93,'94) at 4 p.m.; and Midget's (Birth year '90,'91,'92) at 5:15 p.m.

There is no fee to try out and no prior registration necessary. For more information, visit or call Wiley Pugh at (907)590-9035.

Historical society to meet

The Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday downstairs at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant.

The featured speaker will be Marian Nichelson, who came to Alaska in 1965 as a Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher. Her topic will be her experiences teaching Gwichi'n Indian children at Chalkyitsik, Arctic Village and Fort Yukon.

It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7700.

Play group set to entertain

Funny River Players will perform "The Plane Truth" at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Funny River Community Center; at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Kenai Municipal Airport; and at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 the Triumvant Theater at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The musical is set at the Chicago O'Hare Airport where everyone gets stuck for the holidays.

For more information, call Jill Tyler at 262-6148.

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