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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2002

Traveling choir to give free concert tonight

Dayspring Chorale from Grand Rapids, Mich., will be featured in a concert at 7 tonight at Sterling Baptist Church. This high school choir has traveled all over the United States and in England, Scotland and Brazil presenting quality music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Sterling Baptist Church is located at the corner of Sterling Highway and Swanson River Road.

Fish and Game sponsors bear-baiting clinics

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold a black bear-baiting clinic at 6 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. A clinic will also be held April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Sport, Recreation and Trade Show in the Soldotna Sports Center. Clinics last three hours. Bear hunters cannot register a bait station in units 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20 B without completing a Fish and Game-approved bear-baiting clinic. For more information, call Fish and Game at 262-9368.

Branding meeting planned

The first educational Cook Inlet branding meeting for all fishers will be held at 6 p.m. today in the Snug Harbor Seafoods lunchroom, located on the west side of the building on Bridge Access Road in Kenai. Program participation will be discussed and questions answered. For more information, call 260-9436.

6 P's Party slated for Friday night

There will be a "6 P's Party" from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Soldotna Middle School. Soldotna Middle School students can plan on an evening of pizza, pop, punch, popcorn, Polaroid pictures and pie. Tickets are $3 each or three cans of food for the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Activities will include a basketball shoot and dancing, as well as opportunities to pie SMS principals and teachers. Raffle tickets are $5 for the opportunity to pie the principal and $1 to pie the vice principal and teachers. The event is sponsored by the SMS After the Bell Program of the Boys and Girls Club. Proceeds will help fund other After the Bell activities at the school. For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-6768 or Rosy Thompson at 398-2923.

Folk dance planned

The Kenai River Folk Dancers are holding a family and community contra dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Kalifornsky Beach Elementary School. Admission is $5 for adults or free for children under 16 with an adult. No experience is necessary. For more information, call 283-9227.

North Peninsula Community Council to meet

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Center. Gary Davis will discuss borough road projects at the meeting. For more information, call 776-3257.

Cooper Landing chamber to discuss Web sites

The Cooper Landing Chamber of Comerce will meet at 2 p.m. April 5 at the Kenai Grill. Debbie Marshall will discuss Web site development at the meeting. For more information, call (907) 595-8888.

Hunter education programs planned

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is sponsoring a traveling trailer hunter education program on the Kenai Peninsula in April and May. Classes will be offered on a variety of subjects, including basic hunter education, muzzle loading, shotgunning-steel shot, basic reloading and bowhunter education. Classes begin April 19 in Homer, April 26 in Soldotna, May 3 in Seward, May 10 in Cooper Landing and May 13 in Hope.

Anyone interested in participating in any of the programs must preregister with their community's contact person. For Soldotna, contact Larry Lewis at 260-2902; Homer, Gino Del Frate at (907) 235-8191; Seward, Dave Adams at (907) 224-5348; Cooper Landing, Steve Sholnick at (907) 595-1537; and Hope, Mary Ann Leamy at (907) 782-3202.

Community resource directory now available

The 2002-03 Community Directory of Central Kenai Peninsula Resources is available for purchase at the Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center. The directory contains more than 75 pages of information on emergency services, family support agencies, health facilities, senior citizen services, veterans' organizations and more. For more information, or to purchase a directory, call the WRCC at 283-9479.

United Way needs volunteers

The Kenai Peninsula United Way is looking for volunteers interested in serving on the Allocations Review Committee. Volunteers will be needed for a full-day commitment May 2. The meeting will be held in Soldotna, and lunch will be provided. For more information, call Evy Gebhardt at the United Way office at 283-9500.

Reception to honor retiring college staff

Kenai Peninsula College will hold a retirement reception to honor Director Ginger Steffy, Professor Boyd Shaffer and Professor Gary Freeburg from 4 until 7 p.m. April 5 in the Brockel Building at the college. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information, call 262-0320.

Soccer referee clinic to be held Saturday

The Boys and Girls Club will sponsor an Indoor Soccer Referee Clinic Saturday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club gym. Anyone 14 or older interested in refereeing for the Boys and Girls Club Spring Indoor Soccer League is welcome. Bring a whistle. For more information, call 283-2682.

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