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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Senior assistance teleconference set

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services will hold a public hearing for comment on the Alaska Senior Assistance Program regulations at 9 a.m. today at the Kenai Legislative Information Office.

Testimony will be limited to three minutes. For more information, call 283-2030.

Visitors center to explore dark room

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center summer interpretive series will focus on digital dark rooms at 3 p.m. today at the center. Kenai photographic artist William Heath will instruct. The interpretive programs are free of charge. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

Racing Lions to hold circle track races

Circle track races for sprint cars, late models, B-stock and A-stock cars will begin at 7 p.m. Friday at Twin Cities Raceway. For more information, call Chet at 283-9078.

KWF to give geology tour

Geologist Dick Reger will give a tour of the last major glaciation and cutting of the Kenai River valley from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

It is sponsored by the Kenai Watershed Forum. Participants will begin at the Soldotna Visitors Center and tour lecture spots to Captain Cook State Recreational Area.

There is no fee. Participants are asked to wear rubber boots and bring a sack lunch. For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

Help available for day-care providers

If you are a family day-care provider in the central peninsula area and would like to be reimbursed for part of the cost of food served, call the Child Care Food Program at 283-4707.

Kenai pool offers swim lessons

The Kenai Central High School pool's last swim session of the season will run Monday through Aug. 8. Sessions cost $40 for 10, 40-minute lessons. For more information, call 283-7476.

Open swim begins at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information and a complete list of what the pool has to offer, call 283-7476.

Volleyball camp planned

The Soldotna Bible Chapel will sponsor the "Winning with Christ Sports Camp" volleyball camp from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday through July 31. The camp is open to children in grades seven through 10. The cost for camp is $75. For more information, call Rob at 262-5095.

Kenai 4-H horse show slated

The Kenai Peninsula 4-H will hold its district horse show Aug. 2 and 3 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. Classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 2 and at 10 a.m. Aug. 3. There is no fee. Refreshments will be available at the Trailblazers snack shack. For more information, call Vicki at 262-5824.

WRCC run registration forms available

The 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 9. Race registration forms are available at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center in Kenai and REI and the Alaska Clubs in Anchorage. Forms also are available on the Web at www.alaska.net/~wrcc/.

Volunteers still are needed to staff water tables and flagging positions. Flaggers will need to attend a short training session prior to race day. For more information, call 283-9479.

Homer public health expands immunization clinics

The Homer public health clinic has expanded its August immunization clinics. It will be open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, 7, 12 and 14; from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 21; and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 to 29.

Immunizations, pregnancy tests, health education and counseling will be available Aug. 13 at Nikolaevsk and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in Ninilchik. For more information, call 235-4199.



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