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Posted: Monday, May 10, 2004

Lifeguard class begins today

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is taking registration for a lifeguard instructor classes from 3 to 6:30 p.m. today thorough Thursday. Participants must be at least age 16. Limited space is available.

Preregistration is recommended. For more information, the time or to register, call 262-7419.

Interfaith shelter meeting slated

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

Gardening class to cover pests

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank's gardening series will continue from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the food bank. The topic will be pests in the garden. Janice Chumley of University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services in Soldotna will instruct. For more information, call 262-3111.

CARTS advisory partners to meet

The Central Area Rural Transit System Inc., or CARTS, advisory partners will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the CARTS office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Staff persons, board members, consumers or other persons who represent a partners interest group are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 262-8900.

LPN graduation planned in Homer

The Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College will hold a graduation ceremony for students who have completed the Licensed Practical Nurse certification program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. The program is part of a partnership with the Weber State University.

For more information, call Carol Swartz at 235-1656.

Recreational swap meet scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will hold a recreational swap meet fund-raiser at 10 a.m. with set up to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Kenai McDonald's parking lot.

The swap meet is for dirt bikes, truck and car parts, race cars, racing gear, helmets, snowmachines, motorcycles, four wheelers and bicycles. No household or craft items.

Walk for MS seeking walkers, volunteers

The Soldotna walk for multiple sclerosis will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the McDonald's-Safeway parking lot on the Sterling Highway. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The course will cover approximately five miles. Walkers and volunteers are still needed. Registration can be done on-line at or by calling (800) FIGHTMS (option 2).

For more information, call site coordinator Tim Reed at (907) 229-0431.

Kennel club offering agility class

A beginning dog agility class, where students learn to direct their dog through an obstacle course, is scheduled to start later this month at the Kenai Kennel Club in the C Plaza in Kenai. Those interested in participating are asked to contact Dori Lynn at 283-7515 or at by Saturday.

KKC also holds classes in puppy kindergarten, basic, intermediate and advance obedience and conformation handling. To find out more or to sign up for these classes, call the club at 283-2218.

Staff reports

Cruise fund-raiser slated

The Cook Inlet Keeper will hold a Cruise for Clean Water, a benefit dinner and auction, from 6 to 10 p.m. May 22 at Otter Cove Resort and Rookery Restaurant. The event includes a boat tour across Kachemak Bay, gourmet dinner, live music by Eddie Wood and a short auction by Gary Thomas. All proceeds benefit Cook Inlet Keeper's advocacy and monitoring programs. Tickets are $100 per person and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to make a reservation, call Cook Inlet Keeper at 235-4068, ext. 25, or stop by its office at 3734 Ben Walter's Lane in Homer.

Kenai performers plan fund-raiser

The Kenai Performers will hold a garage sale fund-raiser June 11 through 13 in the Old Town Playhouse. Proceeds will benefit the scene and costume shop. The group is seeking donations of items and volunteers to work at the event. For more information, e-mail Sharon at

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