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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2001

Racing meeting planned for tonight

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions drag racing division will hold a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. today at Homer Electric Association in Kenai. The date of the meeting was incorrectly announced in Wednesday's Clarion.

The 2001 race schedule has been set with the first "test and tune" to be held May 19 and the first points race May 20. The first car show of the season will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at McDonald's.

Anyone interested in participating or becoming a member is encouraged to attend the meeting. For more information, contact Wendy Hudson at 260-3305 or visit

Blood drive set for Friday

Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center announces the Church of God blood drive, which will be from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the church located at the corner of Redoubt and Binkley in Soldotna.

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

Sears slates carnival for Friday

Sears Elementary School will have its annual carnival from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the school. There will be games, booths, prizes, a cake walk, and lots of food, including popcorn, nachos, hot dogs, cotton candy, snow cones and soda pop.

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 through 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 Friday. There is a late fee for registering after Friday.

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

Red Cross plans Saturday classes

The American Red Cross currently is taking registrations for first aid and CPR classes scheduled for Saturday. The cost is $47.

Preregistration is required. For more information, call 262-4541`.

Group's garage sale canceled

The Preceptor Omicron Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, a non-profit service organization, has canceled its garage sale scheduled for Saturday in Soldotna.

The group is tentatively rescheduling the sale for July in another location.

Expo designed to honor small businesses

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Expo 2001 will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The event is intended to honor new and expanding small business owners on the Kenai Peninsula as part of National Small Business Week.

Each participating vendor furnishes tables and chairs.

For more information and reservations, call the Small Business Development Center office at 262-7497.

North Peninsula council to meet Monday

The North Peninsula Community Council will have a general membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Nikiski Senior Center.

There will be a short informational presentation about the proposed prison project. This will be the last meeting before the annual cleanup effort.

The meeting is open to the public.

Nikiski graduation tickets available Monday

Beginning Monday, the seniors at Nikiski High School can pick up their graduation tickets for floor seating for their families in the counseling office. Students will each be allotted five tickets. All tickets must be picked up by May 18. Tickets not picked up by this date will be forfeited and available for seniors with larger families. Nikiski's graduation will be at 7 p.m. May 21 in the Nikiski High School gymnasium. Graduation is open to the public and bleacher seating is available.

Advisory planning commissions to meet

The Anchor Point and Kachemak Bay advisory planning commissions will meet for an informational presentation on recreational vehicle stream crossings at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Anchor River Inn meeting room in Anchor Point.

The program will be given by Mike Wiedmer of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Lani Kai Eggertsen-Goff at the Kenai Peninsula Borough, 262-4441; Joanne Collins, chair of the Anchor Point APC, 235-8071; or Dale Banks, chair of the Kachemak Bay APC, 235-4029.

SoHi seeking ceiling artists

Members of the community are invited to help paint the ceiling at Soldotna High School. Margaret Hugi-Lewis, an internationally known artist from Anchorage, is currently visiting the school with a great design.

Painters are needed to help paint the soundboards of SoHi's commons area. There are 285 boards.

Painting will continue until May 11 all day and after school until 6 p.m.

For more information, stop by SoHi's art room or call Ann Wilson at 260-7046 or 262-7411.

Healthy-Communities-Healthy People panel to meet

The regular monthly meeting of the Healthy Communities-Healthy People Steering Committee will be at 1:30 p.m. May 10 at Bridges, located at 145 Kasilof St., Soldotna. For more information, call 262-1831.

Soldotna museum cleanup set for May 12

The annual spring cleanup at the Soldotna Historical Museum will begin at 10 a.m. May 12. All members and the the public are invited to come out and clean the site located on Centennial Road.

The board of directors will have a brief meeting at the museum beginning at 9 a.m. May 12.

SPCA van to visit Nikiski

The Alaska Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals van will visit Nikiski May 17. SPCA offers spay and neutering procedures at a discounted price. The prices are: female dogs are $50, male dogs are $40, male cats are $ 40, female cats are $40 and male cats are $25.

Call Lesse Atkins at 776-7095 to schedule an appointment.

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