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Posted: Sunday, June 06, 2004

DePasquale to lead hike

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust Conservation Director Jim DePasquale will lead a hike on the Homestead Trail beginning at 10 a.m. today at the Bridge Creek Reservoir. The hike is seven miles long. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and bring water and snacks. There is no fee. One-half of the vehicles will remain at the reservoir and the rest will car pool to Roger's Loop trail head where the group will depart from. For more information, call (907) 235-5263.

PFLAG to meet

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information and location, call 283-4678.

CPGH auxiliary to meet

The Central Peninsula General Hospital Auxiliary will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Borealis room at the hospital. The meeting is open to anyone interested in becoming a hospital volunteer. For more information, call Michelle Crawford at 714-4778.

Fetal alcohol training slated

The Frontier Community Services is sponsoring training on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Public Health office. Dr. Robin LaDue will speak. LaDue is an international educator, consultant and recognized expert on FAS adolescents with sexual and criminal issues. There is no fee. For more information or to register, call Margaret at 262-6331.

Outdoor education center closes

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's Outdoor Education Center near the Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Trail systems will be closed from Thursday through Aug. 25. The center will be used to house crews upgrading trails in the area.

The Swan Lake and Swanson River Canoe Trail systems will remain open. For more information, call 262-7021.

River festival seeking runners, volunteers

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting registration forms for the Run for the River 5-kilometer run-walk at 10 a.m. Saturday. The race will start and finish at the Green Strip in Kenai. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. Fees are $5 for preregistered adults and free for preregistered children under 18, or $10 for adults and $5 for children under 18 the day of the race. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

Volunteers still are needed in the following areas, food booths, children's activities, set-up and take down of the event and Run for the River timers. For more information or to volunteer, call Josselyn Burke at 260-5449.

Alaska delegation continues tour

The Alaska Congressional delegation's mobile office will visit the Kenai Peninsula in June. The mobile office van will park in U.S. Post Office parking lots and be 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 to hold camp

The Kenai Performers are taking registrations for a summer theater camp. Session one, for children in grades one through six, will run June 28 through July 16. Session two, for children in grades six through 12, will run from July 19 to Aug. 13. Up to four classes a day are available to campers, with a minimum of two classes required for participation in the musical. Auditions for the musical will be held in the first week of camp. Camp instructors will be area actors and three college theater graduates. The musical will be directed by Carol Ford. For more information on cost and times or to register, call Carol Ford at 776-8308.

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