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Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2004

Soroptimist to hold recognition program

The Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its "Making a Difference for Women" recognition program at 6 p.m. today at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Ewa Jankowska at 283-0622. Seating is limited.

LPN graduation planned in Homer

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

For more information, call Carol Swartz at (907)235-1656.

Watershed to host bird identification class

Ken Marlow will hold a bird identification workshop from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. Interested community members are to meet at the viewing platform on Bridge Access Road. From the meeting area, the group will head to the port and possibly go over to Cannery Road. Participants are reminded to dress for the weather and bring spotting scopes or binoculars.

There is no cost. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to register, call Josselyn Burke at 260-5449.

Soccer, basketball camps slated

The Boys and Girls Club is sponsoring a co-ed World Cup soccer camp June 1 through 5 at the Kenai Middle School soccer fields. The registration deadline is Friday. Children ages 6 to 12 are eligible to play. The cost is $75 and includes a ball and T-shirt.

The Gym Rats Basketball camp for girls in grades three through 12 will be held Aug. 2 through 4. The registration deadline is July 16. The fee is $75. Molly Tuter will instruct.

Participants for both camps must be members of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information and a complete list of playing times, call 283-2682.

Area seniors to hold talent show

Area senior centers will hold a joint talent show at 1 p.m. Friday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

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 in Kenai. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The cost is $25 with a T-shirt or $15 without a T-shirt. The 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 Inspector Kelly George or Sgt. Gus Sandahl at 283-7879

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 dormar@alaska.net 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.

SoHi pool sets summer hours

The Soldotna High School pool will be closed Sunday through May 31. It will reopen June 1 with the following schedule: Lap swim from 6 to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday; independent therapy and lap swim from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday; and open swim from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call Cindy Aldridge at 262-7419.



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