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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Embroiderers sought for new club

Starting Jan. 13, an embroiderers’ club will meet from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Friday in the classroom above the Kenai Fabric Center.

Embroiderers are invited to bring machines or laptops to share ideas and helpful tips. The club is open to anyone with any brand of machine.

For more information, call Linda Machado at 776-8233.

DEC gets cooking with food safety class

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is offering a food safety training class from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai Central High School.

The class is part of a food safety program designed by Alaska DEC to assure safe food handing. It is for anyone who prepares food for the public.

The class is free. Class size is limited to 30 participants. Preregistration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Jerry Farrington at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite 11, in Soldotna, call 262-5210 ext. 242, fax 262-2294 or e-mail

KPC to host open house

Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna will host a spring semester open house from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

Walk-in registration coincides with the event and continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

The open house includes faculty demonstrations and question-and-answer sessions, displays of campus organizations and clubs, the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. of the annual statewide juried photography exhibit “Rarefied Light” in the Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. for the new 4,000-square-foot classroom addition.

There also will be entertainment, door prizes and food.

MDA seeks awards nominations

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking nominations for its annual Personal Achievement Awards. Nomination forms are available from the MDA office, Suite 100, 121 W. Fireweed Lane, Anchorage, AK 99503, and must be submitted by Jan. 17.

The awards, given on local, state and national levels, recognize the accomplishments and community service of people with disabilities caused by neuromuscular diseases.

For more information, call Ramona Jobe at (907) 276-2131.

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