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Posted: Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Training available

There will be a free Red Cross shelter training meeting from 8:30 a.m. to noon today at the Homer Fire Hall. For more information or to register, call Homer Public Health at (907) 235-8857.

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. today 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 be set up for the kids. 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.

Ury's latest book focus of discussion

On Friday, the Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will host a discussion about William Ury's latest book, "The Third Side: Why We Fight and How We Can Stop." The event will be at Kenaitze Head Start School's Family House at 120 N. Willow St. in Kenai.

An optional (but encouraged) potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. with discussion around 7:30 p.m., but those attending are free to come and go as they like. Ury's book is available at River City Books or at For more information, call 283-6650.

Cleanup scheduled

The Soldotna Historical Museum will hold its annual spring cleanup at 11 a.m. Saturday at the museum. All members and the public are encouraged to attend. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

The museum board will have a brief meeting at 9 a.m. prior to the cleanup. For more information, call Barbara Jewell at 262-4157.

Mother's Day breakfast set

Boy Scout Troops No. 659 and 672 will hold the 36th annual Mother's Day breakfast from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. Proceeds will help cover cost of Scouts' summer camp fees. The cost is $5 per person or $25 per family. For more information, call Carol Strickland at 283-2833.

Interfaith shelter meeting scheduled

Kenai Interfaith Shelter Services will meet at 6 p.m. Monday 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.

Awareness workshop slated

The Woman's Resource and Crisis Center will hold a community awareness workshop on domestic violence and sexual assault from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 24 through 28 at WRCC administration office.

The workshop will cover the dynamics and escalation nature of domestic violence, the effects of domestic violence on children, how a community's response to domestic violence or sexual assault impacts victims and community resources available to victims. Successful completion of course may allow volunteers to work with clients. College credit may be given after completion of training and 30 hours of volunteer work with WRCC. For more information, call 283-9479.

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