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Posted: Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Training session planned

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

For more information, call 283-2900.

Budget topic of chamber meeting

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon meeting at noon today at the Old Town Village Restaurant. The speaker will be Mayor John Williams, who will present the city budget presentation.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 283-7989.

Chamber to meet

The Anchor Point Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at the Anchor River Inn. The guest speaker will be Paul Mozzalina with Phillips Petroleum. He will discuss the plans for an exploratory well located in Hansen's Pit, five miles north of Anchor Point, and how it will affect the area. The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call (907) 235-2600.

Art on the Kenai highlighted

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will present Art on the Kenai today from 3 to 4 p.m. Helen Brown is the featured artist who will discuss fish prints.

The programs are free and open to the public.

Outdoor club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club will meet at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Electric Association conference room. For more information, call 262-8146.

River festival planned

The Kenai River Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai green strip by the ball fields on Main Street Loop.

There will be various activities for adults and children, as well as booths and a 5 kilometer run. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449.

Fly tying workshop to be held

Joe Ray Skrha will present a children's fly tying workshop at the Kenai River Festival Saturday at noon, 3 and 5 p.m. by the Kenai ball fields on Main Street.

For more information, call 260-5449 or visit the Web site at

Young Explorers learn emergency skills

Members of Explorer Post No. 5075 at Central Emergency Services in Soldotna will start emergency trauma technician training Sunday -- the first phase of a program to prepare them to ride along on fire and ambulance calls. ETT classes will run daily from 1 to 7 p.m. at the CES station.

The Explorers, open to youths aged 14 to 20, also meet today at 6 p.m. at the CES station and generally meet every second Thursday. The program gives participants insight into possible fire and emergency medical service careers and also teaches leadership and teamwork.

To join, call Don Gibbs, engineer/EMT III, or Len Malmquist, fire chief, at 262-4792.

Book fair slated

The Kenai Peninsula Literacy Program will sponsor a communitywide book fair June 28 and 29 at Safeway. For more information, call 262-8717.

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