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Posted: Sunday, March 17, 2002

St. Patrick's Day festivities planned

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual St. Patrick's Day Festival today. The parade is scheduled for 2 p.m., beginning at the Bailey's Furniture parking lot and ending at the Soldotna "Y." An Irish dinner and auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Soldotna Sports Center. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. For more information, call the chamber at 262-9814.

Overeaters Anonymous to meet today

There will be an Overeaters Anonymous meeting at 4 p.m. today at Bridges, 145 Kasilof Ave. in Soldotna. For more information, call Joy Falls at 283-5028.

AK Independent Blind to meet

The monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will be at 7 p.m. Monday at the Fireweed Medical Center, located at 247 North Fireweed in Soldotna. For more information, call Martha at 262-7061.

Central Peninsula Health Centers meeting slated

The Central Peninsula Health Centers Inc. monthly meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cottonwood Health Center at 170 E. Coral Street in Soldotna. These meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month. For more information, call 260-2663 or 262-3119.

Red Cross offers CPR/First Aid classes

The American Red Cross will offer monthly CPR and first aid classes that include adult, child and infant CPR. The next available classes are Wednesday and Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m. There will also be a later class on March 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. To register, call Debbie at 262-4541.

Kenai River advisory board to meet

The Kenai River Special Management Advisory Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai River Center, 541 Funny River Road in Soldotna. Topics will include the Forest Legacy Program, the Alaska Water Resources Association meeting announcement and phase II of the boat wake study. For more information, call Chris Degernes at 262-5581.

Scholarship applications sought

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2002 graduates of Kenai Peninsula Borough schools, including home schoolers. Applications are available at any area high school counselor's office or at the borough's Web site at: Applications must be postmarked by March 29.

Used book sale set for April 5

The Soldotna Home School Support Group will sponsor a used curriculum and used book sale from 1:30 to 8 p.m. April 5 at the Soldotna Lutheran Church by the "Y" in Soldotna. For information on selling you books or buying used material, call Tammy at 262-6282 or e-mail Patty at

WRCC community groups announced

The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center offers three support groups during the week.

Changing Patterns is an educational support group for women experience negative emotional patterns in their daily lives, which may be due to victimization or substance abuse. It is held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays. The group will examine and explore those patterns and offer new tools for changing them. There is a $5 fee for each meeting, and scholarships are available. For more information, call WRCC at 283-9479.

Positive Transitions, a group for women that focuses on healthy changed for positive living, meets from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Transitional Living Center. For more information, call TLC at 283-2069.

Parenting for Women is an educational support group which focuses on child development, logical and nonviolent consequences for behavior and how to be a kind, yet firm, parent. It meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays. There is a $5 fee for each meeting, and scholarships are available. For more information, contact WRCC at 283-9479.

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