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Posted: Friday, May 06, 2005

First Friday Dialogue scheduled for tonight

Everyone is invited to discuss standards, freedom and community compatibility. A potluck dinner is at 6 :30 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula College with the discussion following at 7:30. Parents and spouses of those serving are especially encouraged to attend. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble to tour Alaska

The Concordia University's Christi Crux Vocal Ensemble will perform in several Lutheran churches through southern and central Alaska as a part of their spring tour.

The tour, "A Legacy of Faith," reflects the university's theme for the 100th anniversary of the school's founding. Musical selections include a wide range of musical styles. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Star of the North Lutheran Church on 216 N. Forest Drive, Kenai, and at the Sunday morning worship service at Faith Lutheran Church in Homer.

There is no charge for admission; a freewill offering will be taken to offset the costs of the tour. For more information, call Star of the North Lutheran Church at 283-4153.

Ham dinner planned for Saturday

Amvets Auxiliary 4 will host a ham dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the post at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road No. 30. There is a $10 requested donation and moms eat free. There will be a jewelry raffle at 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary and its spring programs, the John Tracy Clinic and Paws With a Cause.

For more information call 262-3540.

Kasilof cleanup day slated

The Tustumena Lodge will put on a Kasilof cleanup day Saturday. Bags may be picked up at the lodge at noon. There is a sign-up list at the bar for specific areas to be covered or people may clean around their neighborhood.

If possible, the lodge wants to know who is helping out and where they are.

A free lunch will be provided by the lodge for all those who participate. The lunch will be available from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Family fair set for Saturday

International Midwifery Day will be marked with a Family Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Soldotna Sports Center conference room. There will be product booths, demonstrations and door prizes. Admission and desserts are free.

For more information, call Woman's Way Midwifery at 262-9446.

Car, bike show planned

Bring your sprints, dragsters and classic cars and street and dirt bikes to the Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions' show and competition from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the McDonald's parking lot in Kenai. The public will vote on its favorite and the owners of the most popular wheels will receive a trophy.

R.S.V.P. to Chet at 283-9078 or Mike at 283-8321.

WalkAmerica aims to fight premature births

The March of Dimes WalkAmerica is due to begin Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Home Depot parking lot in Kenai. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Walkers can pick up registration forms at Tesoro Alaska, by calling (800) 478-5245 or by visiting

The March of Dimes is funding research to find the causes of premature births and ways to address them.

Library group to meet Tuesday

Friends of the Joyce K. Carver Memorial Public Library will meet at from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Soldotna City Hall . It is open to the public.

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