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Posted: Monday, May 21, 2001

Workshop offered for those with new ideas

A workshop titled Turning Ideas into Income will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kachemak Community Center in Homer. The session will target those with new product ideas and feature help from representatives of state organizations, local business assistance programs and experienced local entrepreneurs in such areas as developing prototypes, manufacturing processes, patents and more. Workshop sponsors are Entrepreneurs Corner, Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District, Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center and the Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District. The session is free, but preregistration is required. For more information, call (907) 235-8177.

Training session planned

The Peninsula Job Center will host an informal training session for Kenai Peninsula employers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the center. The training topic is equal employment opportunity, presented by EEO officer for the state of Alaska, Woody Walker.

For more information, call 283-2900.

HomeChoice seminar slated

A HomeChoice seminar will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. The seminar will host experts to discuss topics such as making an offer, home inspection, energy efficiency standards and more.

The seminar is free to the public, but preregistration is required. To register, call (800) 459-2921.

Museum looking for summer volunteers

The Soldotna Historical Museum is looking for summer volunteers. Anyone with time to volunteer will be appreciated. For more information, call Judy Devito at 283-7437.

Relay for Life quickly approaching

Team Captains who want their team in the Relay Program contests need to contact Corbi by Friday. Late registration will be accepted, but it is important that captains register their teams. The Relay for Life will be held June 1 and 2 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Skyview High School.

For more information, call Corbi at 262-7711 or Kathy at 262-8114.

Meditation program offered

Saint Thakar Singh with The Know Thyself As Soul Foundation Inc. will offer a free program June 3 from 1 to 4:30 p.m. that will include instructions for the inner light and sound meditation. The process, which brings inner peace, can be learned by both young and old, regardless of faith, religion or lifestyle.

The program will be held in the Augustine Room at the Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. For more information, call Peter at (907) 562-2783.

Brain walk planned for June 9

The fifth annual Brian Awareness Walk will be held June 9 in Kenai. The walk will begin at Kenai Central High School at 11 a.m., and the route will proceed through downtown Kenai to the Kenai River Festival held the same day. The walk will be followed by a barbecue lunch. For more information or to register, call the Kenai chapter at 283-5711.

Library sponsors summer reading program

The Soldotna Public Library has expanded its summer reading program to include children of all ages. Registration will be held June 2. For preschoolers and non-reading children, the READ-TO-ME club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting June 6. Readers in kindergarten through sixth-grade can enter the reading program held at 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 262-4227.

Help for parents with questions

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention offers developmental screening for children birth to 3 years old. The screening is free of charge. For more information, call 262-3144.

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