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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Food bank directors to meet

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Board of Directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3111. The meeting is open to the public.

PFLAG meeting planned

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. today. For more information and meeting location, call 283-4678.

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 Friday’s, 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.

Fish and Game to tackle issues

The Kenai and Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center. Topics will include a review of a letter regarding water mixing, Hut to Hut, and prepare Board of Game statewide proposal comments. For more information, call Gary Dawkins at 262-3993.

Competition lights up city

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has begun its annual Christmas lighting contest. Award nominations are due at the chamber office by 5 p.m. Friday. Winners will be announce Jan. 3 at the chamber luncheon.

First- through third-place energy credit awards will be given in commercial and residential categories. For more information, call Robyn at 262-9814.

Evening of music set to entertain

The Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna will host an evening of Christmas music at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Music will be provided by area musicians, soloists, ensembles, the church’s bell choir, Central Peninsula Youth and Community Orchestra, The Redoubt Chamber Orchestra and the Victorian Carolers. A cookie reception will follow.

The cost of admission is $10 at the door. Children ages 12 and under will be admitted free. Proceeds will be donated to the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra. For more information, call Susie Lee at 260-3210 or Maria Allison at 283-3024.

Community dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a smoke- and alcohol-free community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Live music will be provided by the Contra BanD. Beginners should come early, since the easiest dances start at 7 p.m.

Participants should bring clean, nonmarking shoes and potluck snacks to share. Partners are not required. Admission is $5. Children under age 16 can get in for free if accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Theresa Holland at 260-4171.

Swing dance fundraiser set to groove

The Nikiski High School National Honor Society will host a swing dance for charity at 8 p.m. Saturday at the school. Dance lessons will be from 7 to 8 p.m. A swing dance competition also is planned. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Proceeds will benefit Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and LeeShore Center. The cost of admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call Lucas Peless at 776-3456.

Masonic to install officers

The Kenai Masonic Lodge No. 11 will hold its installation of officers for Kenai Masonic at 3 p.m. Sunday. It is open to the public. Billy Harris is the new Worshipful Master.

Nikiski Christmas program begins

The annual Nikiski Neighbors program that provides community members an opportunity to buy presents for Nikiski’s neediest children is seeking donations. M and M Market is hosting a Noel Tree.

Community members can take a snowman, purchase a gift, bring it — unwrapped — back to the market and place it under the tree with the snowman attached. For more information, call Laura Skiba at 776-8732.

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