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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2003

Christmas bazaar planned in Nikiski

The Nikiski Homemakers will hold its annual Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Nikiski Fire Station No. 1.

For more information, call 776-8522.

Mission fund-raiser planned

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church will hold a "Cookies Buy the Pound" fund-raiser beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kenai. There will be a huge selection of homemade speciality cookies and pastries. All proceeds will go to its youth mission program.

Youth bowlers to hold fund-raiser

The Kenai Peninsula Youth Bowlers will hold a rummage-bake sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at The Diamond Rose inside the Alaska Lanes Bowing Center in Kenai. The proceeds will go to fund travel expenses for the team to stay in Fairbanks.

For more information, call Cheryl Conte at 283-4456.

Grant writing workshop set

Healthy Communities-Healthy People is sponsoring a grant writing workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Bridges. Stan Steadman will present. The cost is $35.

For more information, call Cara Steadman at 394-2527.

Nominations for light displays sought

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will accept nominations for its annual Christmas decoration competition through Tuesday. First- through third-place prizes will be given in both commercial and residential categories. Homer Electric Association will provide the following prizes; $100 energy credit, first place, commercial; $50 energy credit, for second and third place, commercial; $50 energy credit, first place, residential; $25 energy credit, second and third place, residential.

Nominations should include a name and address. For more information, call Shanon Hamrick at 262-9814.

Soldotna tree-lighting ceremony set

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Parker Park tree-lighting ceremony from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center and Parker Park. The evening's activities will include Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by fire engine, children having their picture taken with Santa, free refreshments by Isabell's Catering, caroling by the Kenai Carolers and free sleigh rides. Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey will preside.

For more information, call the Soldotna chamber at 262-9814.

Capital Project Priorities meetings scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly is including two capital project requests for 2004 from each unincorporated community in the borough and is seeking input from the public. Meetings are scheduled as follows:

Saturday: 9:30 a.m., Bear Creek, Seward City Council Chambers; 11:30 a.m., Moose Pass Community Center; 2:30 p.m., Hope School Gym; 5 p.m., Cooper Landing Community Center

Monday: 6 p.m., Sterling Senior Center

Dec. 11: 7:30 p.m., Funny River Community Hall

Dec. 13: 10:30 a.m., Anchor Point Senior Center

For more information, call the borough at 262-8608.

Fish and Game advisory meeting set

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center. It will continue its discussion of the Kenai River guide numbers, and there will be a presentation by Dr. Stringham on Wolverine Creek bear-fisher conflicts and bear safety. Fishing regulation proposals for the Board of Fish 2005 cycle also will be discussed.

The public is invited. For more information, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Kennel club offering dog classes

The Kenai Kennel Club is offering classes at its facility in the former Inlet Card and Craft store in the C Plaza in Kenai. Classes include agility, puppy kindergarten, basic, intermediate and advance obedience, rally obedience and conformation handling.

To find out more or to sign up for classes, call the club at 283-2218.

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