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Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2004

CARTS advisory partners to meet

The Central Area Rural Transit System Inc., or CARTS, advisory partners will meet at 3 p.m. today at the CARTS office on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Staff persons, board members, consumers or others who represent a partner's interest group are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 262-8900.

Police officers memorial service today

Soldotna Police Chief John Lucking Jr. has issued an open invitation to the public to attend the Police Officers Memorial Service at 4 p.m. today at the Soldotna Police Department.

Fish and Game committee to meet

The Kenai-Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet today. The topic will be ways to improve the advisory committee's process. For more information, the time and location, call Dwight Kramer at 283-1054.

Club registration deadline looming

The deadline to register for the the Kenai Boys and Girls Club summer clubhouse is Friday. Summer clubhouse hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Clubhouse sessions will be June 7 through 30, July 1 through 30 and Aug. 2 through 23.

Space is limited. Children ages 6 (who have completed first grade) through 12 are eligible to attend. The cost is $125 per child, per session with a Boys and Girls Club membership of $20 a year. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 283-2682.

4-H to sell trees

The 4-H and Global Re-Leaf bare root tree stock sale will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Godfather's Pizza parking lot in Soldotna.

Order forms will be available on site or at the Cooperative Extension office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. For more information, call 262-5824.

Fun run for Special Olympics planned

The Alaska Law Enforcement 5K Torch Run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at CarQuest on Willow Street. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $25 with a T-shirt or $15 with out a T-shirt. The Kenai run will be one of 18 held simultaneously across the state to help raise money for Special Olympics. Community members and families are encouraged to participate in the event. For more information, call Jim Balamaci at (888) 499-7625, ext. 3.

Teen club to hold car wash fund-raiser

The Moose Family Center Teen Club will hold a car wash fund-raiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the center on the Kenai Spur Highway.

Volunteers needed to plant flowers, gardens

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help plant Kenai flower beds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29. Check-in is at the Kenai Fire Department. An appreciation barbecue will follow at 2 p.m. and is provided by the Kenai Firefighters Association. The registration deadline is Saturday. The community garden is managed by the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department, starting this year. The deadline to reserve a plot is Saturday. For more information on either event, call 283-3692.

Kayak festival planned

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Kachemak Kayak Fest from May 28 through June 6 in Homer. Planned activities include kayak test rides, demonstrations, pleasure trips, extreme videos, a fashion show, adventure stories, photos and keynote speakers. This event is for new and experienced kayakers. For more information, call the Homer chamber or visit

NES plans pancake fund-raiser

Ninilchik Emergency Services will hold a pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 29 and 30 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go to support Ninilchik Emergency Services. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at (907) 567-4465.

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