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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2000

Mayor hosts brown bag lunch

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley will hold an informal roundtable discussion starting at noon on Monday in the mayor's office at the Borough Building in Soldotna. The meeting is open to the public. Bring a bag lunch and concerns or ideas related to government. For more information, call 262-4441, extension 201.

Chamber to discuss tourism

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos restaurant in Kenai.

Faron Owen, executive director of the Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council, will be the guest speaker, and the topic will be "Destination Tourism." The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

Historical society to elect new officers

The Kasilof Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tustumena School.

The group will elect officers for the coming season. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 262-2439.

Trails Commission to meet

The monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Trails Commission will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point.

Topics of discussion will include a proposal for community winter trails on public land in Anchor Point, and a trail head proposal for the Baycrest Trail System. A brief summary of the public discussion of the Seldovia Lake Trail will be discussed, as well as reviews of three petitions to vacate public rights of way and classifications of four parcels of borough land.

Tour operators workshop offered

Kenai Fjords National Park will host the 11th annual Tour Operators Workshop on Wednesday, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the IMS Rae Building auditorium on Railway and Third Avenue, near the Alaska SeaLife Center. The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature the natural history of seabirds with speaker Poppy Benson from the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge: "Tuft Guys Wear Black." Amy Haddow, of the Alaska SeaLife Center staff, will present an update on the latest news at the center. John Morris, of the National Park Service, will conclude the evening with a presentation on how to interpret facts into a memorable program that visitors will remember and enjoy.

For more information, call (907) 224-5620.

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