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Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2002

Plots still available in Community Gardens

The city of Kenai and the Cooperative Extension Service have several garden plots still available in the Community Gardens in Kenai.

These plots are in need of someone who wants to grow a garden this summer. Gardeners must provide their own seeds, starts and hose. They also must be willing to keep the plot free of weeds and clean it up in the fall. For more information, call 262-5824.

Exit Glacier meeting planned

The National Park Service is in the process of developing a Visitor Experience and Resource Protection Plan for the Exit Glacier Area of Kenai Fjords National Park. A meeting will be held from 6:30 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Building in Soldotna to discuss alternatives for the Exit Glacier area that address overcrowding issues. For more information, call (907) 224-3175.

Safari Club meeting planned

The monthly meeting of the Safari Club will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Don Jose's in Soldotna. A new conservation project will be discussed, and elections will be held. At 7:30 p.m., Mike Hamrick of Hamrick's Horizons will show slides of China. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-4155.

UCIDA meeting scheduled

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association will hold its annual membership meeting June 25 from 1 until 4 p.m. at the Kenai Elks Lodge. For more information, call Cindy Hall at 260-9436.

Kenai River Festival this weekend

The Kenai River Festival will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. at the Kenai Green Strip, located across the Spur Highway from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The festival features free music, children's activities and entertainment. Area artisans will have artwork for sale, and food will also be available.

In conjunction with the festival, a free concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday by Ken Waldman, "Alaska's Fiddling Poet." For more information, call 260-5449.

Library seeks book donations

The Soldotna Public Library is asking for book donations for its annual Progress Days Book Sale. Donations may be dropped off at the library. For more information, call 262-4227.

WRCC looking for radiothon volunteers

The 18th Annual KSRM/WRCC Radiothon Fundraiser will take place Sept. 9. The Women's Resource and Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to serve as remote team members. Remote teams contact area businesses for cash and in-kind donations to support WRCC victim services. For more information, call the WRCC at 283-9479.

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