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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2001

Soldotna chamber to hold luncheon

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting today at noon at the Riverside House in Soldotna. The guest speakers will be Rep. Ken Lancaster, R-Soldotna, and Sen. John Torgerson, R-Kasilof, who will present Alaska legislative updates.

For more information, call 262-9814.

Workshops for small-business owners scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center is co-sponsoring a free workshop with Mike Taylor, of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, entitled "HUBZone" today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center, suite 16.

On June 12, the center will sponsor a seminar entitled "Financing a Business," from 1 to 4 p.m. Mark Gregory will present information on new financing programs. The cost is $15.

For reservations or more information, call Lou at 262-7497.

Magazine seeking men for video shoot

The Travel Channel will feature AlaskaMen magazine on its upcoming video shoot to the Kenai Peninsula. AlaskaMen will interview men today to participate.

Interested single men are asked to go to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center after 2 p.m. today. The event will last throughout the afternoon into the early evening.

Family members or friends who would like to interview, introducing their particular bachelor, are invited to participate along with any couples who have met through the magazine.

Those who would like to be considered for inclusion in the TV filming can contact Susie at (907) 522-1401 or at or show up at the visitors center.

Volunteer meeting planned

An International Year of Volunteers meeting will be held today at 3 p.m. at Central Area Rural Transit System office on Kalifornsky Beach Road. The group will plan projects to promote volunteerism in the Kenai and Soldotna community and to recognize the community volunteers. The group meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Emily Aley at 283-9479.

Safari Club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Safari Club International will hold a dinner meeting today at 7 p.m. at Don Jose's in Soldotna. The board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Mike Hamrick will present information on planning an African safari.

For more information, call 283-4155.

Sessions planned for adult guardianships

The state of Alaska Office of Public Advocacy will hold training sessions to assist private guardians, friends or family member guardians, concerned community professionals and the general public in understanding adult guardianships, alternatives to guardianships, the petitioning process and responsibilities of a guardian and conservators.

Training sessions for the general public and family and private guardians will be held in Homer today at 7 p.m. at the Homer Court jury room and in at Frontier Community Services Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Training will be held for community professionals in Homer Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Homer Court jury room and at Frontier Community Services Thursday at 7 p.m.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dorcas Jackson, family guardian coordinator, and Betty Wells, Third Judicial Court visitor. The workshops are free. For more information, call Dorcas Jackson at (907) 333-9480.

Soldotna museum open for summer

The Soldotna Historical Society Homesteader Village and Museum is open through Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna.

Beginning Thursday, Lorraine Larsen will teach fur skin sewing classes at the museum every Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 262-3832.

Kenai summer rec program under way

The summer recreation program in Kenai is scheduled to begin Monday and end Aug. 3. Children ages 5 through 13 are welcome Monday through Friday. For more information, call Kenai Parks and Recreation at 283-3855.

Brain walk planned for Saturday

The fifth annual Brain Awareness Walk will be held Saturday 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.

Environmental workshop for teachers offered

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and University of Alaska Environmental and Natural Resources Institute are holding a free aquatic ecology workshop for kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers June 11 and 12 at the Kenai Wildlife Refuge's Outdoor Education Center. To register, contact Vicki Davis at 262-7021 or Elaine Major at 257-2731.

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