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Posted: Sunday, January 11, 2004

New musher, skijorer activities today

The Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association will hold a new musher and skijoring day at 1 p.m. today at the PSDRA trail head, past Soldotna Municipal Airport on Funny River Road. Participants will be able to ask questions and run on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge trails that are groomed for dog-powered sports. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954 or Mitch Michaud at 262-4977.

Drivers safety class scheduled

AARP is offering a drivers safety class from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Possible benefits are having a ticket dismissed and getting a reduction on your insurance. Teens and their parents are welcome. The cost is $10 for materials. For more information, call Vivian Swanson at 260-3966.

Frontier Community Services board meeting slated

Frontier Community Services will hold its board of directors' meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in the office at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road, No. 36. The election of officers and induction of new members will be conducted. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-6331.

T-200 volunteer dinner, orientation scheduled

Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race organizers will hold a volunteer taco dinner and orientation meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Tustumena Lodge at 111.5 Sterling Highway. Volunteers are needed during the race weekend, with positions needed to be filled both indoors and out. No experience is necessary. The race is scheduled for Jan. 31 through Feb. 2. For more information, call Roy Hoekema at 260-6490 or visit www.tustumena200.com.

WRCC board meeting slated

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at 325 S. Spruce St. in Kenai. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 283-9479.

Food handlers class planned

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will sponsor a food handlers class from 2 to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. There is no fee for this class. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Jerry Farrington at 262-5210 ext. 242 or e-mail him at jerry_farrington@dec.state.ak.us.

Hospice seeking donations

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is seeking donations for its annual "Evening with Hospice" auction, fine wine and gourmet appetizer fund-raiser that will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center.

Hospice helps patients and their families improve their quality of life during terminal illnesses and offers bereavement counseling. All proceeds will go to hospice. For more information or to make a donation, call Sue at 262-0453.



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