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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2000

Kenai budget up for review, comment

The Kenai City Council will hold a work session to review next year's draft budget tonight at 7 in the city council chambers.

The public is invited to attend. A copy of the draft budget is available for review at the city clerk's office at 210 Fidalgo, Suite 200, Kenai.

Watershed group to hold discussion

The Soldotna Creek, small watershed group will meet today from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Peninsula Internal Medicine Building, 247 North Fireweed, behind the hospital, in Soldotna.

Speakers will start discussion on protecting well water, what is needed to maintain or enhance the presence of salmon and trout in Soldotna Creek, how to better care for the water and creek near property, and how the borough's proposed 50-foot stream buffer will affect property owners.

For more information, call Robert or Kelly at the Kenai Watershed Forum, 260-5449.

Genealogy group gathers

The April meeting of the Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will be held tonight from 6:30 to 8 in the conference room of the Kenai Community Library.

In preparation for "Write Your Family History Month" in May, members are asked to share their experiences in writing family histories.

Handouts and tips for beginners will be available. The public is invited to attend.

Luncheon has aviation theme

Today from noon to 1:30 p.m. will be the "Take Our Daughters to Work Luncheon" at the Riverside House in Soldotna, sponsored by the Girl Scouts of America.

The luncheon is open to all girls and there is a $10 per person cost. There will be speakers and door prizes.

The speakers scheduled are Pam French, a helicopter pilot for Alaska Army National Guard, and Paige Lewis, a pilot for Era Aviation.

For reservations call 262-5996.

SoHi band concert goes to cyberspace

The Soldotna High School band's spring concert tonight will be broadcast live on the World Wide Web.

There will be a link from the school district's Web site

Phil Biggs of the school district's technology department said the broadcast will use the program Windows Media Player and will feature both audio and video.

The concert and the webcast begin at 7 p.m.

Choir to sing in Kasilof

The Kodiak Bible Chapel High School Choir will perform at the Kasilof Community Church Friday at 7 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public.

Annual motorcycle show this weekend

The Kenai Peninsula chapter of Alaskan Bikers Advocating Training and Education will have its annual bike show at the Peninsula Center Mall this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call George Root at 776-4065.

Car seat checkup offered

The Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids Coalition will host a safe kids car seat checkup Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glacier Pontiac on the Kenai Spur Highway.

The event is a free opportunity to make sure child passenger seats are not on any recall list, are installed correctly and are a proper fit for the child's weight and age.

For more information, call 262-8129.

March of Dimes WalkAmerica Saturday

The March of Dimes annual fund-raiser, WalkAmerica, will happen Saturday starting at the Big Kmart in Kenai.

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 11:30. The walk will last for three miles up Airport Way and Willow Street to Marathon Road, returning to Big Kmart.

There is no registration fee, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 1-800-478-5245.

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