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Posted: Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Grief support group to meet

The Circle of Friends grief support group will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Hospice of the Central Peninsula office in the U-Haul building in Soldotna. This group is for persons with a variety of loss history. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.

Head Start plans fund-raiser

Sterling Head Start will hold a garage sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school next to Cook's Tesoro in Sterling. For more information, call 260-7446.

Salamatof stockholder meeting slated

The Salamatof Native Association Inc. 28th annual stockholders meeting will be held Saturday at the Head Start Family House on 120 N. Willow St. in Kenai. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and closes at 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served a noon.

Cruise fund-raiser set

Cook Inlet Keeper will hold Cruise for Clean Water, a benefit dinner and auction, from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday 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 (907) 235-4068, ext. 25, or stop by its office at 3734 Ben Walter's Lane in Homer.

Community awareness workshop scheduled

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold a community awareness workshop on domestic violence and sexual assault from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through May 28 at the WRCC administration office.

The workshop will cover the dynamics and escalation nature of domestic violence, the effects of domestic violence on children, how a community's response to domestic violence or sexual assault impacts victims and community resources available to victims. Successful completion of the course may allow volunteers to work with clients. College credit may be given after completion of training and 30 hours of volunteer work with WRCC. For more information, call 283-9479.

Baseball competition planned

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will hold its annual co-ed Pepsi Pitch-Hit-Run competition June 2 at the Nikiski pool fields. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Children ages 7 to 14 are eligible to participate. This competition allows children to showcase their pitching, hitting and running abilities. Entry forms are available at the Nikiski pool. There is no fee for this event. For more information, call 776-8800.

Alaska delegation continues mobile tour

The Alaska Congressional delegation's mobile office will visit the Kenai Peninsula in June. The mobile office van will park in the U.S. Post Office parking lots and be clearly marked. Message forms will be available at all sites and information will be directed to member's offices and applicable federal agencies.

The delegation will be at the following locations: From 10 a.m. to noon June 16 in Hope; 3 to 5 p.m. June 16 in Seward ; 9 to 11 a.m. June 17 in Cooper Landing ; 3 to 5 p.m. June 17 in Anchor Point; 9 to 11 a.m. June 18 in Homer at the main post office; and 1 to 3 p.m. June 18 in Ninilchik. For more information, call Chuck Kleeschulte at (202) 224-9306.

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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