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Posted: Monday, July 18, 2005

Football camp for kids starts today

A fundamental skills football camp for Pop Warner-age players begins at 9 a.m. today at Soldotna High School. Registration will begin behind SoHi near the tennis courts at 8:30 a.m. The cost of the camp is $50. There are four practices from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday. Players only need playing clothes and cleats. For more information, contact Sarge Truesdell at 262-1232.

Nutrition classes continue

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting an eight-week series of nutrition classes titled "Harvesting for your Health" on Tuesdays. The sessions ends Aug. 2. Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Services office will instruct on how to harvest area plants. Attendance at all classes is not required.

For more information, call 262-3111 or e-mail kpfood

Social Security reps to visit area

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Seward City Hall; from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.

Community meeting planned

The Sterling Community Club Coalition will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sterling Baptist Church. The topic will be substance abuse in Sterling and forming a community watch. A drug enforcement officer from the Alaska State Troopers Detachment E office in Soldotna will be the featured speaker. For more information, e-mail

Rummage sale fund-raiser set

The ICAN! consumer group will hold a garage sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at 389 Banner Lane in Soldotna, near the hospital. Proceeds will benefit the support, education and advocacy for people experiencing psychiatric disabilities. For more information, call Karen at 398-9798.

Parade applications available

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has parade applications available online at for its 45th annual Progress Days parade Saturday. There is no cost. Clubs, organizations, businesses and community members are encouraged to participate. For more information, call 262-9814.

Women's run seeks volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Aug. 13. Volunteers are needed to staff waters tables, serve lunch and for safety positions along the race route. Safety volunteers will need to take a short flagging course at the Kenai Police Department a few days before the run. For more information, or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

Montessori presentation slated

There will be a free presentation on Montessori education at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. Tim Seldin, president of the International Montessori Foundation and author will be the featured speaker. His topic will be the importance of quality early childhood education. For more information, call 283-0424.

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