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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2000

Kenai historians to meet Saturday

Several activities, including a presentation about Old Town Kenai, will be part of the Kenai Peninsula Historical Association's Saturday meeting at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai.

The day's activities begin with registration and coffee at 9 a.m. A business meeting led by Diane Olthuis of Hope, president of the historical association, will follow at 10 a.m. A free tour of the new Challenger Learning Center will be available at 11 a.m. Those who wish may view the new wildlife art display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center at this time or later in the afternoon.

During the noon lunch hour at the church, Joanna Hollier will give a brief history of the church, which dates back to 1955.

After lunch, Mike Huhndorf will give a talk about the historical features of Old Town Kenai. Huhndorf will conduct tours of Old Town this summer.

The public is invited to attend any part of the day's events. The meeting is hosted by the Kenai Historical Society.

Bear baiting clinic scheduled for sports show

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will hold a black bear baiting clinic from 6 to 10 tonight at the Kenai Peninsula Sport and Recreation Show at the Soldotna Sports Center.

The clinic is required for certification and registration. Registration is available for units 7, 14A, 14B, 15, 16A or 20B.

For more information, call 262-9368.

SPCA hold low-cost spay and neuter clinic

The Alaska SPCA low-cost spay and neuter veterinary clinic will be in Sterling today through May 8.

Surgery prices are $50 for female dogs, $40 for male dogs and female cats and $25 for male cats. Vaccinations are also available at reduced costs. To schedule an appointment, call 262-1624.

Crisis intervention training available

Crisis intervention training begins today at Central Peninsula General Hospital.

The first class, from 6 to 10 p.m., will cover general domestic violence education and is free and open to the public. Four college credits are available through the Kenai Peninsula College for the 45-hour class. Other classes will discuss myths and truths about domestic violence, the cycle of violence, child advocacy and more.

This training is required for volunteers working directly with clients at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center.

For more information or to register, call WRCC at 283-9479.

Spring cleanup bags available

Spring cleanup bags are available at the Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce.

Bags are free and available 10 at a time. Full bags will be picked up along main roads through Saturday.

For more information about when the trash will be picked up, call Kim at 262-9814 or Amy at 283-7989.

Spring Art Festival scheduled

The Alaskan Artists' Creations will present its first Spring Art Festival Saturday at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna.

Alaska arts and crafts will be showcased. There also will be live entertainment. For more information, call 262-6696.

Defensive driving course offered

A one-day, state-approved defensive driving course will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. in Room 114 of the Kenai Peninsula College.

The course fee, including tax, is $51. The course will give participants two points off a DMV record or reduce or eliminate a traffic citation. Insurance discounts also are possible.

To register for the class, call 283-5837.

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