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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2003

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 plenty of fluids. For more information, call 567-3988.

ABATE plans annual motorcycle rodeo

Kenai Peninsula ABATE will host its annual motorcycle rodeo Friday through Sunday at the Decanter Inn in Kasilof.

The weekend will include motorcycle games, a raffle, refreshments, a beer garden and live music by Jughead. All riders are welcome.

The gate fee is $10 a day or $25 for the weekend. Kids under 12 are admitted for free. For more information, call Bud at 283-1655 or Craig at 262-1910.

GPS, geocaching class planned in Homer

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will hold a technological treasure hunting weekend. The class will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fireweed Academy. The time and place for Sunday's class will be determined by the group.

Saturday's session will cover the use of the Internet site www.geocaching.com, 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.

SHS football players to meet

The Skyview High School football players will meet at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the school foyer. Players will receive equipment and complete paperwork.

KCHS cross country running begins

The Kenai Central High School cross country running team begins practice at 10 a.m. Monday at the school. Participants are required to bring a current physical. For more information, call Liz at 262-7446 or Kim at 283-4942.

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.

KCHS cheerleader tryouts set

Kenai Central High School will hold cheerleading tryouts at 7 p.m. Monday at the football field. Participants are required to bring a current sports physical and a parent or guardian. For more information, call Tanya at 398-7875 or 776-5110.

Kenai 4-H horse show slated

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.



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