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Posted: Friday, December 07, 2001

Tree-lighting ceremony planned

There will be a Parker Park patriotic tree-lighting ceremony today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Parker Park, next to the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center. Santa Claus will arrive at the park at 6 p.m. Special performances will be given by area elementary school students. Captain BURNEE and EDITH will be at the senior center from 7 to 8 p.m. Free carriage rides, hot chocolate and goodies will be available. Ornaments for the tree will be accepted at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce office until Thursday at 5 p.m.

Divorce support group to meet

DivorceCare, a small support group of people who are experiencing separation and divorce, will meet today from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at 119 W. Little Ave. in Soldotna. The topic today will be "What Does The Owner's Manual Say?"

The group will explore real-world answers from the Bible on issues related to separation, divorce and remarriage, presented in an easily understandable format. Arrangements can be made for child care. For more information, call Linda at 262-6043 or Bob at 262-6511.

Church hosts dessert and show

Peninsula Grace Brethren Church will hold its 12th annual Christmas dessert today, Saturday and Dec. 14 and 15. The event includes skits, special music, drama, carol singing and the musical "Light of the World," written by Jim and Carol Cymbal of the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City. A special holiday dessert is also included.

All performances begin at 7 p.m. at the church, Mile 19.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road. Tickets cost $5 and can be ordered online at, at the Good Books and More store in Kenai or by calling 262-6442.

Cook Inlet RCAC board of directors to meet

The board of directors meeting for the Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will be held today in Anchorage at the Residence Inn. For an agenda or more information call Cook Inlet RCAC at 283-7222 or 1-800-652-7222. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

CPR classes available

The American Red Cross offers monthly community CPR classes, including first aid with adult, child and infant CPR. The next available class is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $58. For more information or to register, call 262-4541.

Christmas bazaar to be held

The Ninilchik Native Descendants' fourth annual Christmas bazaar will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik School.

For more information or an application, contact Jamie Leman at 567-3361 or e-mail at

Kenai Eagles plan Christmas dinner

Kenai Eagles Aerie No. 3525 is hosting a Christmas Dinner for seniors as well as members and their families Sunday at 2 p.m. The club is located at Mile 5.5 Kenai Spur Highway.

Meeting about Cook Inlet salmon fisheries slated

There will be a meeting about the possible buyout of upper Cook Inlet salmon gillnet fisheries Monday at 7 p.m. in the commons area of Kenai Peninsula College. Gunner Knapp, UAA economics professor, will give a presentation. For more information, call Richard Musgrove at 283-4268.

RC&D meeting coming up

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at 110 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 160, in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public, and anyone interested is invited to attend. For more information, call 283-7493, ext. 106.

Basketball league taking registrations

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registrations for seventh- and eighth-grade basketball through Dec. 14. Registrations may be mailed, faxed or handed in to the Kenai Club between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The basketball season runs Jan. 28 through March 16. For more information, call 283-2682.

Fur Rendezvous memorabilia available

The Seward Senior Center announces the arrival of Fur Rendezvous memorabilia at the center for sale through January.

Advisory board members sought

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve is seeking interested people to serve on its first advisory council. The reserve is a nonregulatory, federal, state and community partnership that focuses on environmental research and education programs for the benefit of Kachemak Bay communities and the nationwide reserve system. The council will provide an organized structure for dialogue and recommendations between reserve staff and the community. Anyone interested can contact the reserve for an application packet at 2181 Kachemak Drive in Homer, or call Coowe Walker at 235-4799 ext. 5. The deadline for applications is Dec. 20

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