Community News

Posted: Monday, December 12, 2005

Soldotna Elks table tennis results

Gary Brumley and Wayne Brooks won the Soldotna Elks Lodge’s doubles table tennis tournament Wednesday. Chad Botirius and Joe Szczesny placed second, and Dan Mortenson and Brannon Ames placed third.

The Soldotna Elks hold table tennis tournaments every Wednesday night beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Bob Sizemore at 262-7415.

4-H club set to mush

A youth mushing club is being established. For more information, call Nancy Veal at 262-5824.

Junior Iditarod entry fee help offered

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race board has money available to help with Junior Iditarod entry fees for Kenai Peninsula mushers who qualify. For more information and eligibility rules, visit, write to P.O. Box 220, Kasilof, AK 99610 or call 398-7591.

LeeShore community classes set

The LeeShore Center offers free community classes from 1 to 3 p.m. in its community meeting room at 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. Classes are Domestic Violence Support Group on Tuesdays; Parenting for Women on Thursdays; and Changing Patterns on Fridays. For more information, call 283-9479.

Games, crafts items sought

The Boys and Girls Club at Redoubt Elementary is seeking donations of board games and craft items. Items may be delivered to Kim Lee from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday or by calling 398-9669 to make drop-off arrangements. Donations are tax deductible.

Performance staged for benefit

The Triumvirate Theatre will present “A Christmas Carol” on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Dec. 22 and 23. All shows are at 7 p.m. except Fridays, which will be at 8:30.

The group will put on a special benefit sneak preview show and dessert auction on Wednesday. All profits will be donated to the Students in Transition/Homeless Students Program, to help homeless children on the peninsula.

Tickets are available at the Triumvirate Bookstore, Gallery and Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. All tickets are $10.

Remembrance celebration set

The Hospice of the Central Peninsula and National Family Caregivers will host a celebration of life from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna, across from Mykels. Community members are invited to light a candle in remembrance of those who have died or for those who are taking care of loved ones with a life-threatening disease.

Fellowship, food and live music are some of the planned activities. For more information, call 262-0543.

Women’s basketball league forming

The Kenai Recreation Center is taking registration for its Women’s City League basketball team. The season will run January through March. Player fees are $50 and $350 for teams.

Master gardeners take root

A Master Gardner class has been scheduled for January and February for the Kenai-Soldotna area. Class topics will cover skills and techniques to successfully garden in Alaska. For more information, call the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services office at 262-5824.

Fundraiser gala to get toes tapping

The Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will host its Soroptimist Gala at 7:30 p.m. Jan 7 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska.The evening will include live music, hor d'oeuvres and no-host bar. The dress is semi-formal. The cost is $65 per person. Proceeds will benefit peninsula women and the Young Women's Conference.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call Lori at 262-1834 or Annie at 262-6133.

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