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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2003

Advisory committee to hold special meeting

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Kenai Legislative Information Office to discuss Kenai River early-run king salmon issues. Board of Fisheries chair Ed Dersham will be in attendance, and other board members will listen via teleconference. To accommodate all speakers, a time limit will be placed on comments. For more information, call Bob at 283-9447.

Chamber to hold St. Patrick's Day Festival

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its 12th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival on Monday at the Soldotna Sports Center. A family-style Irish dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Genealogy class planned

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present a genealogy class, entitled "Getting Started," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Community Library. For more information, call Cheryl at 776-3575 or 283-4481.

Wrede to speak at Homer chamber

Walter Wrede, the new Homer city manager, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday luncheon meeting of the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon will begin at noon at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740.

Liver health workshop planned

A Kenai Peninsula health workshop, entitled "Liver Detoxification," will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Karlene's Acupuncture and Day Spa in Soldotna. Herbs, nutrients and techniques for improving liver function will be discussed. For more information, call Tammy at 262-7977.

Pratt kicks off Bear Festival

The Pratt Museum in Homer begin the fifth annual Bear Festival March 28 with a community conversation, entitled "Dumb things we have done with bears," from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the museum. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The festival will continue March 28 and 29 at both the museum and the Mariner Theater at Homer High School, with various bear-themed events planned. A film festival will take place at the theater beginning at 7 p.m. both days, while day-long events will be held at the museum Saturday. For more information, call the Pratt Museum at (907) 235-8635 or George Matz at (907) 345-3139.

Tack swap planned

The Northwind Riders 4-H club will sponsor a tack swap April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the C Plaza building in Kenai. Participants are encouraged to swap handcrafted horse and livestock items. Registration forms are available at Cad-Re Feed in Soldotna or the Cooperative Extension office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Preregistration is due April 1. Late registration at the door will cost $5. For more information, call Hara at 776-3415 or Katy at 776-7638.

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