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Posted: Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Historical society meeting set

The Kasilof Historical Association will host its annual membership meeting and an historic presentation on the Kenai Peninsula's doctors at 7 p.m. Thursday at the McLane Center at Mile .5 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kasilof. Paul Gray will show his recent video production on the early history of doctors and medicine. A business meeting will be held at 6 p.m. For more information, call Catherine Cassidy at 262-5125.

Women voters to meet

The League of Women Voters will meet at noon Friday at the Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. The featured speaker will be Max Best, a coastal coordinator/planner regarding the Coastal Management Plan. Participants are asked to bring a lunch. Coffee will be provided. It is open to the public. For more information, call Lois at 260-3111.

Mycological society to gather

The Kenai Peninsula Mycological Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Naptowne Restaurant in Sterling.

The subject will be the identification and edibility of fungi common to the peninsula. Participants are asked bring books and photos of fungi taken locally.

For more information, call Dominique Collet at 262 4030.

Parenting to be discussed

Central Peninsula Counseling Services will hold a free, six-week series on resiliency building class. It is open to the public.

"Parenting Your Challenging Child (ren), 3 to 10 Years Old," will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor Community Room of Peninsula Community Health Center, 230 E. Marydale Ave., Soldotna. Wiley Snell will facilitate the class.

For more information, call 260-3691.

Swim lessons available

The Nikiski pool will hold swim lessons Tuesday through Jan. 31. Classes available will be tiny tots, beginners and advanced beginners. Space is limited. For more information, call Nigel at 776-8800.

Winter games planned

The following is a list of activities for the Peninsula Winter Games:

* Jan. 19 1 p.m. Al York Memorial Junior Musher Sled Dog Race at the Soldotna Airport. Registration begins a noon. Kids must bring their own dog and sled with proper harness. Kids without sleds may participate in the plastic sled toboggan sled dog pull race.

For more information, call 252-5350.

* Jan. 24 9 a.m. State Championship Ice Sculpting competition at the Soldotna Sports Center. The event runs through noon Jan. 26. Community members may vote for their favorite carving. For more information, call Norm at 262-610 or visit

* Jan. 26 11 a.m. My Buddy and Me Dog Weight Pull at the Soldotna Sports Center. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Children up to age 17 with any size of dog may participate. Families with dogs weighing less that 40 pounds must provide their own harness.

For more information, call Shannon at 262-5229.

FCS board meeting planned

Frontier Community Services will hold a board of director's meeting from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Soldotna Sports Center. Election of officers will be held and agency director's will report on the status of individual programs. For more information, call Kathy Kenner at 262-6331.

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