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Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011

Indian education parent advisory committee meets

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Federal Programs Department has scheduled a Title VII, Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee Meeting on April 11, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in the conference room at the Soldotna Aspen Hotel. Parents and other interested persons are invited to attend. If you are planning to attend, or have questions, call Shelley Stockdale at 714-8868.

Community discussion on bears scheduled

Join federal and state resource management agencies in a public forum to share and discuss your experiences, thoughts and ideas on how to reduce conflicts between humans and bears in the Russian and Kenai River area. A meeting in Cooper Landing is scheduled for April 18, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Cooper Landing Community Center. A second meeting is scheduled for April 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Gilman River Center in Soldotna. For more information, visit https://projects.ecr.gov/kenai-russianriver/, or contact Jan Caulfield at (907) 523-4610 or janc@gci.net.

State reps hold town hall

House Speaker Mike Chenault and Rep. Kurt Olson hosts a town hall meeting Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kenai Peninsula Borough assembly room. Coffee and cookies will be available. For more information call 283-7223.

Kasilof library open house

The Kasilof Public Library hosts an open house and "Friendraiser," April 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. Local writers will be on hand to sign books. Complimentary refreshments will be served, or sample gourmet treats for $2. There will be silent auctions that include a signed copy of Dana Stabenow's latest book. All money will go to the library fund. The library is located at Tustumena Elementary School on the Sterling Highway just south of the Kasilof River.

Public health center to close for holiday

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Monday in observance of Seward's Day. The center will reopen Tuesday at 8 a.m. Call 335-3400 for more information.

Kids' activities sought

The Clarion is seeking information for its annual Just Kidding section with listings of summer events for youth. Organizations, businesses, individuals or churches planning summer events open to area youth May through August may submit activities.

Information needed: Name or group or organization; age of youth who may attend; time of activity; date of activity and deadline for registration; place activity will be held including address; cost of activity and/or fees; contact name and phone number for people to call; e-mail address (optional); Web address (optional); and a brief description of the activity. The deadline to submit information is April 30.

E-mailed submissions are required. E-mail Just Kidding information to news@peninsulaclarion.com. In the subject line write Just Kidding. For more information, call Will Morrow at 335-1251 or e-mail will.morrow@peninsulaclarion.com.

April is Autism Awareness Month

The third annual autism awareness walk will be held at Skyview High School April 16, from noon to 2 p.m. Register online at www.asagoldenheart.org. The organizers are looking for monetary and item donations and volunteers. National speaker Lauren Kerstein will be in Soldotna on April 13. She will be do a presentation and hold a parent discussion group. Watch the Autsim Society of Alaska website for updates. For more information contact Tonja Updike, 260-6933 or tonja@acsalaska.net.

LeeShore board meets

The LeeShore Center monthly board meets Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 5:30 p.m., in the large conference room at The LeeShore Center. All community members are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information call 283-9479.

Submits announcements to news@peninsulaclarion.com.



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