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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2003

Center hosts domestic violence support group

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center hosts a domestic violence support group from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. The group will define domestic violence, the effects of violence on children, the cycle of abuse, healthy vs. unhealthy relationships, safety planning and other related topics. There is a $5 fee for each session, but scholarships are available. For more information, call 283-9479 or 283-2069.

College offices closed Friday

Kenai Peninsula College's campus will be closed for a campus-wide, end-of-the-year meeting starting at 10 a.m. today. College offices will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. this morning and will reopen for normal business hours Monday.

Kenai Teen Center plans May events

The Kenai Teen Center will host a last chance high school dance from 8 to 11 p.m. today. All high school students are invited, and school identification is required. The cost is $3.

On Saturday, the center will host a band extravaganza at 7 p.m.

Next week, the center hosts the Kenai Central High School after-graduation party from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. May 15 and a concert by Fearless Leader on May 16.

The center also will host a middle school dance from 7 to 10 p.m. May 17 for all area seventh- and eighth-graders. Participants are encouraged to wear funky hats. The cost is $3, and chaperones will be provided. Parents are welcome to attend as well.

The Skyview High School after-graduation party will be from midnight to 3 a.m. May 21 at the center.

Letter carriers to help stamp out hunger

Kenai Peninsula residents can help stamp out hunger on Saturday when letter carriers throughout Alaska will collect food on their routes to feed the needy in their communities.

Nonperishable food items should be placed in mailboxes. They will be picked up by carriers and sent to the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.

Items needed by food banks include canned meats and tuna, canned soup, dried milk and canned fruits and vegetables.

More than 10,000 communities and post offices in the United States are participating in the Saturday "Letter Carriers and Postal Food Drive Across America." The drive is sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers in conjunction with the U.S. Postal Service.

Potters through fund-raising sale

The Kenai Potters Guild will sell clay works from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the pottery studio at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Prices are affordable, and proceeds will go the the Kenai Clay Exhibition expenses and pottery studio equipment.

Soldotna Historical Museum cleanup slated

The annual spring cleanup at the Soldotna Historical Museum will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. All community members are invited to help clean the site on Centennial Road. The board of directors will provide snacks and beverages.

The board also will meet starting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum.

Blood drive set for Saturday

New Life Assembly of God will host a blood drive for the Blood Bank of Alaska from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to donate blood. For more information, call 283-7752.

Boy Scouts to host Mother's Day breakfast

Kenai Boy Scout Troop No. 357 will offer its 35th annual Mother's Day Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. For more information, call troop leader Dan Castimore at 398-3609.

Skyview seeks help with after-grad party

The Skyview High School after-graduation party committee is seeking $20 to $25 donations from senior parents for the party. Checks should be made out to Marj Wiley at P.O. Box 199, Clam Gulch, AK 99568 or sent to the Skyview office with "after-grad party/M. Wiley" noted in the memo area. All cash and prizes will go to seniors only.

The committee also will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday and at 6 p.m. May 19 in the school conference room. Volunteers still are needed to chaperone the party, which will be May 21 at the Kenai Recreation Center.

Cook books for sale

There are about 90 copies left for sale of "Grrrr-recipes," a fund-raiser cookbook for Ninilchik High School basketball. Anyone ordering a cookbook will receive photos of this year's teams and a season update insert. Books are $7, plus shipping and handling, which is $2 for one to three books. To order or for more information, call Jamie Leman at (907) 567-3361 or 567-3722, or e-mail her at jamilee_2000@yahoo.com. Check should be payable to Ninilchik School and sent to Jamie Leman at 11675 Sterling Hwy., Ninilchik, AK 99639.

Peninsula Stallion Parade ready to run

The second annual Peninsula Stallion Parade will be at 1 p.m. May 18 at the rodeo ground on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. This year's event also will feature a horse sale at noon, as well as booths hosted by area businesses. Stallion owners, people with a horse to sell or area businesses interested in reaching the equine community can sign up and be featured in the printed brochure. For more information, call Flying M Ranch at 262-5568 or Marie Payfer at 262-3143.

Historical society plans garage sale

The Kasilof Historical Society will hold its second annual garage sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 16 and 17 at the McLane Center. Donations will be accepted at the McLane Center on May 15. For more information, call 262-2439.

Volunteers needed for cemetery clean up

Volunteers are needed to help the Lions Club with its annual clean up at the Kasilof Cohoe Cemetery at 10 a.m. May 17. Volunteers are asked to bring wheelbarrows and leaf rakes if possible and are reminded to bring gloves. For more information, call 262-2439.



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