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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2001

Kenai Classic to be discussed at chamber meeting

The Kenai River Classic will be the topic at today's Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meeting. Brett Huber will be the guest speaker. The meeting begins at noon at the Riverside House in Soldotna.

Meeting for small business owners planned

Mark Gregory will present information on financing programs at the Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center's seminar on today from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Red Diamond Center in Soldotna. To make a reservation, call 262-7497.

Relay for Life meeting today

This year's last Relay for Life meeting is at 6 p.m. today at Central Peninsula General Hospital. Team captains and anyone else with an interest are invited.

Benefit planned for Saturday

A benefit to send Cody Vandehey to the American Modeling and Talent Convention in Orlando, Fla., will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai. Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at Charlotte's and Alaska's Best Travel in Kenai or Hair Pros and Memory Lane in Soldotna.

First aid, CPR class slated

The American Red Cross is accepting registrations for a first aid and CPR class to be held at the Kenai River Center Saturday. The cost is $47 and preregistration is required. For more information, call 262-4541.

Sterling VBS starts Monday

The Sterling Baptist Church vacation Bible school for children ages 4 to 12 begins Monday. Held at the church on the corner of Swanson River Road and the Sterling Highway, the school will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon through June 22. The theme for this year is "FROGS," which stands for forgiveness, respect, obey, give thanks and serve.

For more information, call 262-4711.

Annual run planned

The city of Kenai is sponsoring its annual Summer Solstice 5-kilometer fun run or walk June 22 beginning at 10 a.m. at Leif Hansen Memorial Park in Kenai.

For more information, call the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department at 283-3855.

Free entertainment planned

Kenai Christian Church is holding a Soncreek Junction Round-up with free music, skits, games, crafts, food and a petting zoo June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 283-4559.

FAS training to be provided

Training for those who are responsible for the care of a child with fetal alcohol syndrome is being offered June 25 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and June 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenai River Center.

Training is free, and a credit can be earned from Kenai Peninsula College for $45. Registrations can be done through KPC or June 25 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. For more information, call Frontier Community Services at 262-6331.

Changes planned for Coghill Lake cabin

Firewood will no longer be provided by the U.S. Forest Service at the Coghill Lake cabin in Chugach National Forest. The wood stove will be replaced with an oil heater in mid-July, but campers need to bring a cooking stove.

For more information, call the Glacier Ranger District at (907) 783-3242.

Donations are requested

Independent Living Center is accepting donations of wheelchairs, walkers and equipment for those with vision or hearing impairments. Monetary donations also will be accepted to help Alaskans with disabilities.

For more information or to request assistance, call 262-6333 or write to P.O. Box 1907, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Interest sought for Head Start program

Kenaitze Head Start is looking for interest in an Alaska Family Development Training and Credentialing Program. The program is $472 and credit can be earned toward a degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks. For more information, call Debbie Shuey or Pamela Phipps at 283-0707.

Elderhostel to be held in Homer

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College will hold its annual Elderhostel program July 22-28 in Homer. The program covers the history and culture of Kachemak Bay and is for adults over 55. For more information, call 235-7743 or (877) 426-8056 or go to

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