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Posted: Monday, June 09, 2003

PFLAG schedules meeting

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information on the meeting location or PFLAG, call 283-4678.

Leman to speak at Soldotna chamber luncheon

Lt. Gov. Loren Leman will be the featured speaker at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-9814.

Healthy Changes committee meeting planned

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People steering committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bridges, 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-3800.

Historical society needs volunteers

The Kasilof Historical Society is in need of residents willing to help form work parties. An organizational meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday at the McLane Center in Kasilof. For more information, call Dolly at 262-2439.

NPC chamber meeting scheduled

Donna Peterson, superintendent of Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will be the featured speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Fred at 776-3257.

Mental health to meet in Kasilof

The Alaska Mental Health Board will hold a two-day session beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and ending at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ionia Long House in Kasilof. The AMHB plans and advocates for effective, consumer-centered mental health services and collaborates with mental health system stake-holders in planning and policy deliberations. For more information or to obtain an agenda, call Alaska Mental Health at (907) 456-3071.

'Fish Happens' blood drive planned

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold a blood drive at 11 a.m. Saturday, Saturday at the Blazy Mall. Residents who donate a pint of blood can enter to win a guided fishing trip on the Kenai River, donated by Jim Stogsdill of Fish Happens charters. Those wishing to donate are asked to eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before coming in. For more information about the contest or the blood drive, call Goldie at 260-5672.

Firefighters to host golf tournament

The Kenai Firefighters Association will host its 13th annual golf tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. Fees are $75 for individuals and $300 for teams. Proceeds will help support the various programs the association sponsors. For more information, call 283-4557.

Public comments on substance fishing due

The United Fishermen of Alaska's Subsistence Outreach program want to remind residents that written public comments on the 40 federal subsistence proposals are due at the office of Subsistence Management by the end of the business day June 16. Comments can be e-mailed to subsistence@fws.gov; faxed to (907) 786-3898 or mailed to Federal Subsistence Board, attn. Bill Knauer,OSM, 3601 C St., Suite 1030, Anchorage, AK 99503.

All comments should include reference to proposal number. For a copy of the proposals booklet, contact OSM at (800) 478-1456 or (907) 786-3888. For more information, call subsistence management at (888) 586-6822.

Soldotna pools offers swim lessons

The Soldotna swimming pool has openings for its summer swimming schedule. The lessons will be 10, 40-minute lessons for skill levels two through five, or 10, 30-minute lessons for skill level one. Session three (for all skill levels) will only have nine lessons due to the July 4 holiday. Session two begins June 16 through 27;session three (nine lessons) begins June 30 through July 11; session four begins July 14 through 25 and session five begins July 28 through Aug. 8. Cost for the lessons is $40. Preregistration is recommended.

Soldotna pool also offers parent taught classes for parents with children under age 3. These are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 to 2 p.m. There are four lessons for a cost of $20. For more information on lessons or a complete list of what the pool has to offer, call 262-7419.

Luau to benefit senior center

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will host a Hawaiian luau from 5 to 8 p.m. June 21 at the center. Hawaiian entertainment, door prizes and food are planned. Tickets should be purchased in advance and cost $17 for adults or $10 for children 12 and under. To make a reservation or for more information, call Jan at 262-2322.

Cooperative Extension to hold gardening class

Janice Chumley of the Cooperative Extension Office will teach a gardening class, "Insects in the Garden," at 10:30 a.m. June 27 in the soup kitchen at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. The public is invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

UCIDA annual meeting planned

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association will hold its 23rd annual membership meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. June 28 at the Kenai Elks Lodge. This meeting is for members only. For more information, call Cindy Hall at 260-9436.

Space available at Kenai Community Gardens

Several prime garden sites still are available at the Kenai Community Gardens. Plots are rototilled, fenced and have access to water. There is no fee to use the site. Anyone interested in a gardening plot this year can call Janice at Cooperative Extension Services at 262-5824.



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