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Posted: Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Spaghetti dinner slated in Old Town

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe's Cultural and Educational Department will have a spaghetti dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Fort Kenay in Old Town Kenai.

Presentations will include the proposed activities and products of the tribe's Dena'ina language grant, the tribe's educational survey and a Native Youth Olympics demonstration.

The dinner is open to everyone. For more information, call Sasha Lindgren at 283-3633, ext. 234.

ICAN to meet

The Alaska Chapter of International Cesarean Awareness Network will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Womens Way Midwifery at 149 E. Corral St. in Soldotna. The meetings are topic based with time for support and information sharing. For more information, call Laura at 260-6749, e-mail or visit icanofalaska.

Hempstead to speak at PSDRA

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center conference room. Following the board meeting, veterinarian Jayne Hempstead will give a presentation on emergency care and first aid for dogs while out on the trail. It is open to the public. For more information, call Mindee Morning at 283-3954.

Beekeepers meeting set

Bee Keeping Education Exchange on the Kenai Peninsula will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 1 in the music room at Soldotna Middle School. The topic will be breeds and strains of bees. Refreshments are planned. For more information,call Ray at 776-3745 or Rosy at 262-6084.

Public comment sought

The Department of Environmental Conservation will hold workshops to solicit public comments on the updated Alaska food code.

The proposed changes include an enhanced food safety program and active managerial control (AMC). The AMC requires food establishments to have standard operating procedures and a self- assessment process to be conducted by trained and certified food protection managers and food handlers.

The workshop is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 in the assembly chambers in the Borough Building in Soldotna. The DEC is taking public comment until 5 p.m. March 15. For more information, call Kimberly Stryker at (907) 269-7583 or visit

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