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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Caregiver support meetings slated

The National Family Caregiver Support Program will hold caregiver training and a support meetings at the following locations: caregiver training from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Kenai Senior Citizens Center, titled “Are You Ready?” led by Glenda Landua from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Office of Emergency Management; and a support meeting 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center.

For more information, call 262-1280.

Parent education offered

The Kenai Peninsula Communtiy Care Center will hold a free video-based parent education program titled “Active Parenting Today” for parents of children ages 2 through 12.

The classed will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning today for seven weeks at Kenai Public Health conference room. Class materials provided. Parents may register through June 27.

For more information call Amber Oliva-Doughlas or Deb Russ at KPCC at 283-7635.

Report on Middle East today

Anchorage journalist Karen Button, recently returned from four months in the Middle East, will report on the Iraqi refugee crisis as well as the situations in Iraq and Lebanon at 7:30 p.m. today at the Kenai Convention and Visitors Center. For more information, call Mary Jo Spotts at 262-5447.

Ham radio field day ready to broadcast

The Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club will operate a Field Day station from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday at Skyview High School. The club will try to contact as many stations as possible. It is open to the public.

There also will be amateur license testing during field day.

Spit run set to start

Registration is under way for the annual Homer News Spit Run scheduled for Saturday. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Homer News Web site at Registration fee is $5. T-shirts are being sold and will be available at the high school before the race and at the finish line. Cost is $20 for short-sleeved shirts and $25 for long-sleeved shirts.

Day of the race, check-in is from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at Homer High School, with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The Inlet Winds Community Band will provide pre-race warm-up music.

The race finishes at the end of the Homer Spit, by Land’s End Resort. Official timing ends at noon. A free shuttle will be offered until noon for runners to return to Homer High to pick up cars.

The race is for all abilities and ages, and runners are invited to participate in costumes. There will be a post-race party on the deck of Land’s End, which will include a no-host barbecue. Music will be by Mr. Roily and His Kooky Clams. Prizes for the fastest man and woman will be given. Race participants are invited to watch the start of the 11th annual Homer Yacht Club Land’s End Regatta at the completion of the Spit Run.

For more information, call the Homer News at (907) 235-7767.

Ninilchik fair seeks sponsors, gardeners

· The Ninilchik State Fair is seeking volunteers to help with beautification around the grounds. Community members interested in sponsoring a flower bed, planting flowers in a wheelbarrow to display at the fair or donating transplantable annuals or perennials to the fair, call at the fair office at 567-3670. Office hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

· Barrel’s of fun — A wheelbarrow work flower planting workshop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buzz Cafe in Ninilchik. Bring a wheelbarrow, flowers and soil to the Café and get your gardens growing for the fair.

· Fair is in need of woodchips to add to its poultry barn and garden beds. To donate or offer to pick up a truck load and deliver it to the fair, call 567-3670.

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