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Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Gardening series continues

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service-Kenai District will continue with their gardening series from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. today at the food bank. The topic of discussion will be "Planning your garden and local gardening opportunities." For more information, call 262-3111.

KDLL to hold board meeting

KDLL Public Radio will hold its board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. today at its studio in the Economic Development District Building, three miles north of Kenai. The public is invited to attend.

Kenai council plans work sessions

The city of Kenai work sessions on the fiscal year 2004-05 budget will continue at 6 p.m. today and Monday in the Kenai City Council chambers at 210 Fidalgo Ave. For more information, call 283-7535.

Salmon celebration set for Johnson Lake

The Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish Stream program has scheduled a Salmon Celebration from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 4 at Johnson Lake.

During the celebration, elementary school children from the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will help release rainbow trout and participate in hands-on salmon-related activity booths. Casting stations also will set up for the kids to enjoy. The salmon celebration is made possible with the assistance of volunteers from Sterling Elementary School's sixth grade, Kenai River Professional Guides Association, Kenai River Sportfishing Association and partner government agencies. For more information, call Patti Berkhahn at 260-2943.

Community clean-up slated

The Kenai Peninsula Lions Clubs and ConocoPhillips will sponsor a cleanup day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 8 in Nikiski at the hockey rink and from from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 15 at the green strip park in Kenai and at the Soldotna Creek Park.

Cash prizes will be available for the most litter bags collected in each community. A boys and girls bicycle certificate also will be drawn for children under 10 who collect and turn in bags to receive a ticket.

A barbecue and refreshments will be at the green strip on Main Street Loop following trash collection.

Lifeguard class scheduled

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is taking registration for lifeguard classes to be offered from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through May 6 and May 10 through 13. Participants must be at least 16 years old. Limited space is available. Preregistration is recommended. For more information, the time or to register, call 262-7419.

Interfaith shelter meeting slated

Kenai Interfaith Shelter Services will meet at 6 p.m. May 10 at Bridges in Soldotna. The group is in the process of developing a homeless shelter program. Interested community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 260-3800.

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