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Posted: Monday, May 03, 2004

Shot shell, ballistics seminar slated

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Cooperative North American Shotgunning Education will sponsor a shot shell and ballistics seminar for bird hunting from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The seminar will cover steel and lead shot technology, new shot types, understanding shotguns and shot shell ballistics, how to chose effective loads for game birds, shooting skills improvement and bird conservation. The seminar is free of charge.

A shooting clinic with individual instruction also will be offered. Participation is limited to 20 selected shooters. Participants must attend the seminar, sign up and pay in advance. The cost is $20 to cover the cost of ammunition and targets. For more information, call Larry Lewis at 262-9368.

Army band to perform

The U.S. Army Field Band will hold a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Free tickets can be obtained at the school.

Summer clubhouses slated in Kenai

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula's Kenai unit will host three summer clubhouse sessions in the coming months. The clubhouses are open to students who have completed first grade through 12-year-olds.

Activities run from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and feature a number of mini-courses to keep children educated and occupied. Some planned mini-courses include digital music, Web page design, gardening, baseball, messy art, flag football, bike riding, science week and beach exploration. There also will be weekly field trips for all participants.

Participants will receive a nutritious breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack.

The first session will be June 7 to 30; the second, July 1 to 30; and the third, Aug. 2 to 23. The cost is $125 per child per session, plus Boys and Girls Club membership, which is $20 per year. Some scholarships are available, and there is a maximum fee of two children per family per session.

For more information, call the club at 283-2682. Space is limited and families are asked to register by May 14.

Host family needed

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District's CASTLE Home Program is looking for Ninilchik or Kasilof families in the Ninilchik school area to provide homes for 11th-grade students from Port Graham for the 2004-05 school year. The district reimburses host families through stipends provided by the state of Alaska. For more information, call KPBSD's CASTLE Home Program at 262-9805, ext. 249, or e-mail ereemtsma@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Kenai class to celebrate 40-year reunion

The Kenai High School class of 1964 will celebrate its 40-year reunion July 30 and 31 and Aug. 1 on the Kenai Peninsula.

Students attending the school from 1950 to 1970, as well as parents and teachers from that era, also are invited to join the festivities at the dance social July 31 at the Soldotna Sports Center.

For more information, contact Mary Casebeer by mail at P.O. Box 1670, Hanalei, Kauai, HA 96714; by phone at (808) 639-9310; or by e-mail at mcasebeerkauai@hawaiian.net.

Class of 1984 to hold reunion

The Kenai Central High School class of 1984 will hold its 20th reunion Aug. 6 through 8. For more information, call Mike Lott at 283-2824, Leslie (Talent) Fowler at 260-9066 or visit www.kchs1984.com.

Navy reunion planned

The USS Long Beach CGN-9 Association Inc. is planning a reunion Sept. 13 to 19 at the Hilton San Antonio Airport, 611 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas. For reservations, call (877) 377-7227. The rate is $79 plus 16.75 percent tax for reunion members.

For more information, contact Don Shade by mail at 299 Kiantone Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701-9370; by phone at (866) 352-2469; or by e-mail at LBCGN9@aol.com. More information also is available online at www.usslongbeach-assoc.org.

The Community page appears each Monday in the Peninsula Clarion. Submissions may be faxed to 283-3299; e-mailed to clarion@alaska.net, sent to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611 or delivered to 150 Trading Bay Road.



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