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Posted: Sunday, January 30, 2005

Beekeepers meeting set

Bee Keeping Education Exchange on the Kenai Peninsula will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday 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. Thursday in assembly chambers at 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 www.state.ak.us/dec/eh

Wallyball tourney slated

The Kenai Recreation Center will host its annual Valentine's wallyball tournament Feb.12. The format will be men's three on three, women's three on three and co-ed three on three. Forms and payments are due by Friday. For more information, call 283-3855.

Wine, auction fund-raiser set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will hold its Winter Wine Event from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Six gourmet appetizer courses will be complimented by wines throughout the evening. All proceeds will benefit hospice. The event usually sells out; advanced ticket purchase is suggested. For more information or for tickets, call 262-0453 or stop by the hospice office behind U-Haul in Soldotna.

Gardeners conference set

A statewide master gardeners conference will be held Feb. 11 and 12 at Kenai Peninsula College. Topics will include vegetable growing, herbs, shade perennials, germinating natives from seeds, apple tree growing and gourmet baby greens. Vendor space still is available. Registration forms are available at the Cooperative Extension Office on Kalifornsky Beach Road and online at www.corecom.net~gardener. The conference is open to the public. For more information, call Rosemary at 262-6187.



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