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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2009

Trapping clinic slated

The Kenai Peninsula Trapper's Association and Community Schools will hold a trapping clinic at 9 a.m. Saturday the Soldotna Sports center. It is open to the public free of charge.

The topics will be how to free domestic animals (pets) from traps and snares during the early morning sessions. Later sessions will cover general trapping techniques and people new to trapping and kids and families interested in trapping are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Larry L. Lewis at 262-9368.

Spaghetti dinner, auction set

A spaghetti dinner and auction fundraiser will be held Saturday at the Kenai Central High School cafeteria from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $10 for individuals and $25 for a family.

Proceeds from the benefit will go to Ivy Howland and her family to help with medical and travel expenses in her fight against cancer.

Ivy is at the Seattle Children's Hospital undergoing treatment for medullablastoma. Tickets are on sale at Kenai Central High School, Kenai Middle School, Kaleidoscope School of Arts and Science, Mountain View Elementary and at the door.

For more information, e-mail Jean Dixon at jean@kpbsd.k12.ak.us .

Chili dinner planned

The Sterling Senior Center will host a chili dinner to benefit the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank on Dec. 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children under 12 years old. There will be three types of chili served. For more information, e-mail Bill and Karen Roberts at frosty1@acsalaska.net .

Boating safety offered

4-H and the Nikiski pool will offer a free "Kids Don't Float" program from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the pool. Certified professionals from the Alaska Boating Safety program will lead four different learning stations. Participants are asked to bring swim gear. Those completing the course will receive a free gift and their names enter into a drawing for swim lessons and swim gear.

For more information, call 262-5824.

Strike a pose with Santa

Mrs. Zimmerman's fourth graders from Nikiski North Star Elementary will set up at the Kenai McDonald's on Dec. 12 and 19 to conduct their annual pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to their spring field trips. Call 776-2600 for more information.

School programs continue

Tot Time and Home-school programs are held at the Kenai Recreation Center on the following days:

Tot Time will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 for youth ages 1 to 5 years old. Home-school will be held from 12:30 from 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. The cost will be $1 per child.



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