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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2002

Artist applications due Monday

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from Kenai Peninsula artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Deadline for applications is Monday, and space is limited. For more information, call Kelly Shea at 260-5449 or visit the group's Web site at

Nurse to visit Nikolaevsk

A Public Health nurse will be in Nikolaevsk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to provide immunizations, pregnancy testing and well-child checkups.

The Homer Public Health Center will be closed May 27 to observe Memorial Day. For more information, call the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Author to discuss book in Homer

Ecologist, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber will discuss her new book, "Having Faith," a memoir of her own pregnancy and investigation into reproductive health and fetal toxicology, Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bunnell Street Gallery in Homer. She will also hold a book signing the same day from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. at the Homer Bookstore. For more information, contact Cook Inlet Keeper at 235-4068.

Women voters plan meeting

The Central Peninsula League of Women Voters will be holding its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Vintage Moose Tea Room on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Election of officers will be held. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Eileen Brail at 776-3541 or 776-8600.

Disabled American Veterans to meet

Disabled American Veterans regular monthly meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday at the former NAPA building. The state DAV department commander will be present to install newly elected officers. For more information, call 283-4359.

Rowing club sponsors training sessions

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club is sponsoring several Learn to Row training sessions beginning Friday and continuing through June. Instruction will include dry-land training, terminology, boat-handling skills, safety information and rowing fundamentals. The sessions are designed for beginning rowers ages 12 and older. For more information, call Donna Rea at 262-6037 or Judy Demers at 283-5133.

Refuge plans canoe day

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is sponsoring a canoe day, Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Events will include a "how-to" seminar and canoe demonstrations. The event will take place at Headquarters Lake near refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. For more information, call the refuge at 262-7021.

Children sought for rally

Peninsula Christian Center is asking all interested children in first through sixth grades to participate in "Salute to America," a patriotic musical to be held June 30 as part of the "God and Country" rally at Kenai Central High School. Children must register by June 7. An informational meeting will be held May 30 at 4 p.m. at the Peninsula Christian Center. For more information, call 260-4686.

Used fishing tackle needed for area youths

The Kenai River Sportfishing Association, the Kenai River Professional Guides Association and the Boys and Girls Club have partnered to sponsor the "Hooked on Fishing" program to provide fishing gear to area youths. Used fishing gear is being sought to be donated to young people at the Kenai River Festival, to be held June 8 and 9 in Kenai. Fishing gear can be dropped off until June 1 at the KRSA office, located at 161 N. Binkley in Soldotna; the Kenai Boys and Girls Club; or at Kenai, Soldotna, Nikiski or Redoubt elementary schools. For more information, call KRSA at 262-8588, the Boys and Girls Club at 283-2682 or Bix Bonney at 262-6004.

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