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Posted: Sunday, April 12, 2009

Youth bereavement camp offered

Applications are available for Hospice of the Central Peninsula's Camp Mend-A-Heart, a free bereavement camp for children ages 6 through 12 years old. The camp will be held Aug. 17, 18 and 19 at Solid Rock Bible Camp.

Limited space is available. Deadline for applications is Monday.

For more information or an application, call Hospice at 262-0453.

Pesticide safety, education classes offered

The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Cooperative Extension Service office, Kenai Peninsula District, will hold a pesticide applicator training initial certification and recertification for category two, three, four and nine from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at its office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Preregistration is required. Deadline to register is Friday. The cost is $30 per person for all categories.

For more information, call 262-5824.

Unhappy voter tea party planned

Concerned area citizens are invited to gather from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Bridge Access Road in Kenai. The Alaskan Tea Party gathering is to express a message to leaders of both parties that taxpayers are angry about the bailouts, increased debt, pork projects and other wasteful spending rampant in Washington. For more information, call Sherry Heath at 262-9596 or e-mail

A related protest also is planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of the Sterling and Kenai Spur highways in Soldotna. For more information, contact Bill Keller at 394-1072.

SoHi seeks prom volunteers

The Soldotna High School after-prom committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the teachers lounge. Volunteers are needed for the party slated for April 18 at the Soldotna Elks Lodge. For more information, e-mail Ranea Kane at or call 420-3997.

Mycological Society meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Mycological Society will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Soldotna Middle School library.

A PowerPoint presentation, "Spring Mushrooms of the Kenai Peninsula" will be shown. There will also be an update on the progress of the Fall Fungal Festival -- "Mushroom Mania." For more information, call Carol Burdick at 262-3210 or e-mail

Beekeepers all a buzz

The Peninsula Beekeep group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Middle school.

The topic will be "Sustainable Beekeeping and Integrated Pest management" presented by Steve and Linda Albers. It is open to the public.

For more information, call 252-8511 or 398-7604.

Teens for hire

The Skyview High School Panther football players are available to help with spring projects. Each team of workers will be adult supervised to ensure a job well done. Proceeds generated will help cover the 2009/2010 football expenses.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, call Skyview High School at 260-2300, Wade Marcuson at 260-2354, 398-3109 or 260-3109 or e-mail

Football barbecue serves up fun

The Skyview High School football team invites incoming freshmen and current players to a pot luck family barbecue at 6 p.m. Thursday at the school. Spirit wear for 2009/2010 will be available for purchase.

For more information, call Krissy Mahan at 262-1551 or 252-6830.

College to showcase films

Kenai Peninsula College is featuring The Reel Eyes 2009 Showcase of Films series, including "The Diving Bell and The Butterfly," a Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture of the Year; and "Station Agent," a Sundance Film Festival Award Winner-2003. These films are enlightening and inspiring from the lives of individuals with disabilities.

"The Diving Bell and The Butterfly" is about Elle France, who at age 43 suffers a stroke that paralyzes his entire body except for his left eye. He uses a blinking code to write his memoir and to eloquently describe his life. The film has English subtitles.

"Station Agent" is about Fin McBride, a loner with a passion for trains who inherits an abandoned train station in the middle of nowhere. He likes being alone, but that is not to be; two others join him and they form a friendship none could foresee.

Show times are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Room 158 and 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 116. All films are free to the community and captioned.

For more information call Diane Taylor at 262-0328.

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