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Posted: Monday, May 12, 2003

Workshop to shed light on solar energy

An introduction to solar energy for Alaskans will be presented from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. today at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

The class will be taught by Richard Seifert, who is known as "solar guy" from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service.

The cost is $10 for a new solar design manual. The class will answer such questions as: What's possible? What's real? What's for me? It will cover local options for solar energy in Southcentral Alaska.

To register or for more information, call 262-5824 or (800) 478-8324.

Community brainstorming planned

A community forum to brainstorm ways in which to best utilize upcoming speaker H. Stephen Glenn will be held today at the Salamatof Center Family House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Glenn is the author of "Developing Capable Young People," and is scheduled to come to Alaska in September to present to anyone who has influence in the lives of young people in the community. For more information, call Jeanne Sorenson at 283-7079.

Skyview seeks help with grad party

The Skyview High School after-graduation party committee is seeking $20 to $25 donations from senior parents. 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 will meet at 6:30 p.m. today 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.

Meeting to look at CARTS progress

The Central Area Rural Transit System Inc. Advisory Partners will meet Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the CARTS office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The meeting will critique how the current system is working and how transportation services should be advocated. For more information, call 262-8900.

Safari Club to meet

Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International will meet Tuesday at Don Jose's in Soldotna. The 6 p.m. board meeting will be followed by a 7 p.m. membership meeting, where new board members will be elected. For more information, call 262-9881.

Barbecue fund-raiser planned

Heritage Place in Soldotna will host its "Fling into Spring Barbecue" from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday to raise funds for a handicap accessible vegetable garden for its residents. The barbecue is on a donation basis and is open to the public. For more information, call 262-2545.

Dena'ina celebration slated

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe IRA will sponsor a three-day celebration of its lingual heritage Friday beginning at noon, and continuing Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature a distinguished speaker teaching about the Dena'ina language, a potlatch and cloth ceremony and entertainment from many dance and drum groups. For more information, call 283-3633.

Volunteers needed for cemetery cleanup

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

4-H tree sale set for Saturday

The Kenai Peninsula 4-H Council and Global ReLeaf will hold its annual tree sale Saturday at 9 a.m. in front of Godfather's Pizza in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3939.

Seat open on Fish and Game board

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee has a vacant seat for a commercial fishing permit holder. The requirements for running for the seat are that the person be a resident of this area, be over 18 years old and hold a commercial fishing permit. The election will be at 6 p.m. May 21 at the Kenai River Center. For more information, call Porter W. Pollard at 262-0437.

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