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Posted: Friday, April 27, 2001

RCAC to meet in Seward

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council Prevention, Response Operations and Safety Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. today at the AVTEC building in Seward. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7222.

Summer activities fair planned

A summer activities fair will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Redoubt Elementary School. Representatives from Okamoto's Karate, Soldotna Little League, Soldotna Public Library, the Boys and Girls Club, After the Bell, Birch Ridge Junior Golf Program, Solid Rock summer camps, Soldotna High School swimming programs and more will be on hand to give options for summer activities.

Fun and refreshments will be provided.

Apple grafting workshop planned

An apple grafting workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Orchard Circle in Nikiski.

Participants will learn how to start, grow and maintain an apple tree and more. Participants will leave the workshop with two grafted trees. The cost is $50 per person. For more information, call Mike O'Brien at 776-8726.

Blood drive planned for Seward

Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a community blood drive in Seward from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wesley Rehab Center, 431 First Ave.

Participants are asked to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating. For more information, call 260-5672.

The public is reminded that the Blood Bank of Alaska is in need of O-negative donors. The Kenai Peninsula Center is located in the Blazy Mall in Soldotna.

Soldotna city manager to speak at chamber meeting

Soldotna City Manager Tom Boedeker will be the guest speaker at Tuesday's Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meeting. The meeting begins at noon at the Riverside House. The public is invited.

Community cleanup scheduled for next week

The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce, the Kenai Peninsula Borough and Peninsula Sanitation once again will sponsor the annual Community Cleanup, which is schedule for next week.

Bags may be picked up at the Kenai and Soldotna chamber offices beginning today through May 5 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Peninsula Sanitation will pick up bags placed along main roads using the following schedule:

Tuesday: Greater Soldotna area -- the Kenai Spur Highway to Strawberry Road;

Wednesday: North Road to Neighbors Drive, Beaver Loop to Strawberry Road; K-Beach-Cannery Road to Gaswell and Bridge Access Road:

Thursday: Greater Kenai area -- Swires Road to Lilac Drive;

May 4: Sterling Highway from Sterling to Kasilof;

May 5: K-Beach and Kasilof.

If you miss a pick-up day, please dispose of your bags. Do no leave them on the road.

For more information call the Kenai chamber at 283-7989 or the Soldotna chamber at 262-9814.

Boys and Girls Club to offer summer events

The Boys and Girls Club will offer various summer activities including karate, soccer, flag football, guitar lessons, workshops and sports camps. Registration for summer events will be held Monday through next Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at the club. Those interested in registration by fax or mail need have all information faxed in or postmarked by May 4.

Scholarships are available for the events. For more information, call 283-2682.

Hospice recruiting volunteers; training offered

Hospice of the Central Peninsula is currently recruiting volunteers for direct care and bereavement program services. Hospice volunteer orientation and training will begin Tuesday at O'Neil Hall, 222 W. Redoubt St., Soldotna. It will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

Hospice needs trained volunteers to provide care and comfort to individuals with life-limiting illness, support to their families and bereavement support to all community members.

During the Tuesday session, such copies as the history and concepts of hospice care, the stages of death and dying, and advance directives including living wills, durable power of attorney and the Alaska Comfort One Program will be discussed.

Hospice orientation is open to all interested community members and required for those who wish to continue with the hospice direct care training. To register, call 262-0453 by Monday.

Deadline approaches for booth space for festival

The Kenai Watershed Forum is now accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival planned for June 9 and 10 in Kenai. Space is limited. The deadline for applications is Tuesday. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit the Web site www.kenai

Healthy Communities-Healthy People committee to meet

Healthy Communities-Healthy People Steering Committee's regular monthly meeting will be on May 10 beginning at 1:30 at Bridges located at 145 Kasilof St., Soldotna.

For more information, call 262-1831

KCHS soccer team plans garage-bake sale

The Kenai Central High School soccer team will have a garage-bake sale on May 5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of Kenai Middle School. Donations for the sale may be dropped off at KMS on May 4 at 6:30 p.m. Funds raised will be used to purchase uniforms for the players.

KCHS choir reunion planned for June

Registrations are now being accepted for the first KCHS choir reunion being held June 2 for anyone who has sung under the direction of Renee Henderson. Contact information for all former students and stand-by host accommodations are being sought. For more information, call 283-8364 or visit

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