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Posted: Friday, April 18, 2003

Rummage sale to support field trip

Laura Macdonald's fourth- and fifth-grade class will hold a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Sterling Elementary School gym. The event is a fund-raiser to support a class field trip. For more information, call 262-4944.

Meeting for local chapter of UNA-USA set

There will be a meeting to begin organizing a Kenai Peninsula chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly chambers. Membership costs $25 and a minimum of 25 members is required to start a chapter. Membership applications will be available at the meeting. Once the membership requirement is met, the local chapter will elect a board of directors and officers. For more information about UNA-USA, visit the Web site, www.unausa.org. For more information about Saturday's meeting, call Paul Gray at 262-9008.

Apple tree pruning workshop scheduled

The Central Peninsula Master Gardeners program will present an apple tree pruning workshop with Dan Elliott of the Alaska Pioneer Fruit Growers from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday. The workshop requires that participants view a 30-minute video prior to attending. Video viewing will be today at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Monday at 1 p.m. at the Cooperative Extension Office, located on Kalifornsky Beach Road. A location map will be given at registration. To preregister or for more information, call Janice or Vicki at 262-5824.

Drug speaker planned

David Story, an international drug and alcohol speaker, will speak 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Soldotna Church of God. For more information, call 252-4418.

United Way to meet

The annual meeting of the Kenai Peninsula United Way will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Homer Electric Association board room in Kenai. For more information, call 283-9500.

Aircraft escape seminar planned

The U.S. Coast Guard, FAA and the Alaska Aviation Safety Foundation will present emergency underwater escape training for pilots and passengers from a simulated downed aircraft April 26 at the Homer High School pool. The training will consist of 90 minutes of classroom training, followed by poolside training. Classroom training will be held from 10 until 11:30 a.m. and again at 2 p.m., with dunking training beginning at 5 p.m. Space is limited. To preregister, call Dean at 260-4691 or Chip at 283-5700.

Volunteers needed for frog survey

The Alaska Natural Heritage Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will conduct amphibian surveys this spring in the Cook Inlet area. The survey needs volunteers of all age groups to help with the program. For more information, call (907) 257-2782, e-mail antg@uaa.alaska.edu or visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/enri/aknhp_web.

RCD plans monthly meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. May 1 at 110 Trading Bay Drive, suite 160 in Kenai. Topics of discussion will include a progress report on the livestock slaughterhouse feasibility study. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7493 ext. 106.

WRCC plans domestic violence workshop

The Kenai Women's Resources and Crisis Center will hold a community awareness workshop on domestic violence and sexual assault May 6 through 9 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Topics will include domestic violence, sexual assault, effects of domestic violence on children, the WRCC batterer's intervention program and volunteering with shelter clients. The public is welcome to attend a portion or all of the workshop. Continuing education credit is available after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer service. For more information, call 283-9479.

Air fair scheduled

The Third Annual Central Peninsula Air Fair will be held May 31 in Kenai. The event will begin with breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. at the airport operations center, located on Willow Street. Breakfast will be followed by a fun flight to six other peninsula airports, followed by a barbecue at the Samaritan Purse hangar in Soldotna from 1 until 3 p.m. There is a $20 entry fee for pilots and passengers interested in participating. For registration forms, rules and other information, call 283-7591 or 262-9107; or go to www.KenaiAirport.com or www.ci.Soldotna.ak.us



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