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Posted: Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Volunteers needed for restoration project

The Kenai Watershed Forum is seeking volunteers to help in a large restoration project on the Silver Salmon Creek in Ninilchik. The forum will cut willows in Cooper Landing to be transplanted at the creek. The willow must be cut while in its dormant stage.

Interested community members are asked to meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday at the forum's offices at the Blazy Mall to carpool to Cooper Landing. For more information, call Robert or Josselyn at 907-260-5449.

TAG meeting planned

The TAG (Teen Age Grief) support group will meet at 9 p.m. Friday at Godfather's Pizza. The topic is "You're not going crazy, you're grieving." The group is designed to offer support to teens who have experienced a death of anyone. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.

Village fair slated for Saturday

Healthy Communities-Healthy People will help host the ninth annual Village Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna High School. For more information, to reserve a booth or to volunteer, call Bridges at 260-3800.

Wolf to hold town meeting

Rep. Kelly Wolf, R-Kenai, will hold a town hall meeting from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers. A legislative update and discussion on education funding will be the topics. Constituents will have an opportunity to express their concerns. For more information, call (800) 463-2693.

Wooden ski festival planned

The Wooden Ski Festival will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Lookout Mountain ski trails on Olson Mountain Road. It is a nonsynthetic, 2-kilometer race. The format is a mass start. For more information, call Daryl at (907) 235-2166 or Dave at 235-6018.

Community dance slated

The Kenai River Folk Dancers will host a community dance as part of the Cooper Landing Winter Festival at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Cooper Landing Elementary School. The Contra Band will play. Jeff Graham will be the guest fiddler. For more information, call 260-4171.

Lions to serve St. Patrick's Day supper

The Cook Inlet Lions of Nikiski will serve a St. Patrick's Day dinner Sunday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. for seniors, and from 5 to 7 p.m. for the public. Dinner will include corned beef and cabbage with all of the trimmings and dessert. Seniors and children age 5 and under eat free. The cost is $5 for children ages 5 to 12 and $10 for adults. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 776-7652.

CPGH auxiliary to meet

The Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 17 in the Borealis room. The group is seeking volunteers to assist in the waiting room or to hand out books and magazines to patients in the hospital. For more information, call Michelle at 714-4778.

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