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Posted: Friday, June 07, 2002

SoHi graduate to perform

Ben Histand will perform a solo piano recital at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley Street in Soldotna. Histand is a 2002 graduate of Soldotna High School. The recital is free, open to the public and will include music by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin.

A reception will follow.

Meetings postponed

The Agency Consultation Committee meeting planned for today and Stakeholder Sounding Board meeting scheduled for Monday have both been postponed until later in the summer when additional analysis has been completed. There will still be a project booth at the Kenai River Festival Saturday and Sunday. The meeting summaries from April are on the Web at For more information, call Mark Dalton, HDR Alaska Inc., at (907) 274-2000.

Lions to hold races

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions Moto Cross Division will hold its first race of the season today at the Twin Cities Raceway on the Kenai Spur Highway across from Beaver Loop. Racer sign-in at practice is at 6 p.m., and the race will start at 7 p.m. For more information, call Wendy Hudson at 260-3305.

Training offered by Homer chamber

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will offer volunteer training for people interested in serving as ambassadors at visitor information center this summer Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and June 11 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. No experience is necessary, and the trainings are free. For more information, call 235-7740.

CPR, first aid class scheduled

The American Red Cross will hold its monthly CPR and first aid class Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. There is a $58 fee. For more information, call Debra Holle at 262-4541.

Youth golf clinic planned

There will be a junior golf clinic at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna Monday through June 14 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. It will be a beginners class that will focus on skill training for swing, short game putting and etiquette. For more information, call the pro shop at 262-5270.

Public information meeting slated

Homer Electric Association will hold a public information meeting regarding utility construction work taking place this summer in the VIP and Chinulna Point subdivisions. The meeting will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the HEA office at 280 Airport Way in Kenai. For more information, call 283-2324 or (800) 478-8551, ext. 2324.

Environment camp applications sought

The deadline for applications to the 2002 Summer Get-Together in the Tongass National Forest sponsored by the Alaska Youth for Environmental Action is June 15. To apply or nominate someone send the following information to or fax it to (907) 258-4811: name and contact information, why the youth would like to attend, what type of conservation project the youth would like to do in his or her community after the event and the names and contact information for three references. Scholarships are available to cover the $250 cost for the program. For more information, call Polly Carr at 258-4825.

Community schools application deadline extended

Soldotna Community Schools has extended the registration and scholarship deadlines to June 15 for Readin', Writin' and Raftin' on the Kenai, taught by Dorothy Gray and Clark Fair Aug. 5 through 9 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Skyview High School. The program is for students who have finished sixth and seventh grade. There is a fee of $150 to pay for daily "educational snacks," writing supplies and a Kenai River rafting trip. Partial scholarships are available. For more information, call the Soldotna Community School office at 262-6768.

CIRCAC seeks volunteer for public seat

The Cook Inlet Regional Advisory Council's Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety committee is seeking volunteers for a public member seat. For more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

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