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Posted: Sunday, July 20, 2003

Nutritional classes available

Colleen Deal of the Cooperative Extension Service is teaching an eight-week series of nutritional classes. All classes begin at 2:30 p.m. Mondays at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank at 33955 Community College Drive. This week's class is the third in the series and will cover how to marinate and smoke salmon. Other classes are "Enhance your meal with herbs and spices" on July 28, "Recipes, recipes, recipes" on Aug. 4, "Road kill, what do I do?" on Aug. 11, "Off the Hoof!" on Aug. 18 and "Deserts from the Woods" on Aug. 25. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

4-H members to speak at chamber

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce meeting begins at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. Representatives from the 4-H Junior Market Livestock Group will speak. For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Outdoor club plans meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ruben's in the Kenai Kings Inn. The public is encourage to attend. For more information, call Mike at 283-3856 or Steve at 283-4132.

Blood drive planned

The Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center will hold a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the center. Donors are asked to eat a good meal and drink fluids. For more information, call 567-3988.

Motocross racing schedule set

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions motocross racing begins at 7 p.m. Friday at the Twin City Raceway. Registration is at 6 p.m. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children under. For more information, call Wendy at 260-3305.

GPS, geocaching class planned in Homer

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will hold a technological treasure hunting class at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fireweed Academy and at a time and place to be determined by participants Sunday. Saturday's session will cover the use of the Internet site, latitude and longitude and how to use a Garmin Etrex GPS. Participants in Sunday's session will split into teams and try to find the multicach sites on KHLT's Calvin and Coyle trail.

Fees for the class are $35 per person or $50 per family. Preregistration is required. Class sizes are limited to 20. For more information or to register, call Jim at (907) 235-5263. Participants are asked to wear water-proof boots, bring a lunch and plan to car pool on Sunday.

Skyview swim lessons still available

The Skyview High School pool has space available for its final swimming lesson session from July 28 through Aug. 8. The cost is $40 for 10, 45-minute lessons. For more information, call 262-3905.

Congressional mobile office tour planned

The Alaska Congressional Delegation's annual mobile tour is scheduled to visit the peninsula Aug. 13 and 14. It will be in Seward from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Cooper Landing from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 14 and Homer from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14. The mobile office van will park in the U.S. Post Office parking lots unless otherwise noted. Message forms will be at the sites and all information will be directed to member's offices and applicable agencies. For more information, call (202) 224-9306.

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