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Posted: Tuesday, August 01, 2000

Superintendent to speak at chamber today

Donna Peterson, superintendent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District, is the guest speaker at today's Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Riverside House. The lunch starts at noon. It is open to the public.

Chamber to hold beautification judging

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the city of Kenai's Beautification Committee, will hold its annual beautification judging this week. All residents and businesses in the city limits will be judged. First-place winners will receive a tree courtesy of the city of Kenai; second-place winners will receive a gift certificate from member nurseries.

For more information, contact the chamber at 283-7989.

Visitors center to feature silk, tool making

On Wednesday, the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's Artists on the Kenai program will feature Chelline Larson with a demonstration on techniques for hand-dyed silks.

On Friday, Dena'ina Heritage Day will feature Larry Ford in a discussion on early subsistence tool making. He will explain what items were used as tools and how these tools were then used to create hunting and gathering implements.

Both programs start at 3 p.m. Admission is free.

Watershed forum to hold historical tour

The Kenai Watershed Forum will hold a Soldotna historical tour with longtime Soldotna resident and historian Marge Mullen on Thursday. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the Soldotna Creek Park parking lot and move into town to Soldotna Elementary School. Walks are free (donations are welcome), open to the public and one- to two-hours long. Participants should dress for outdoors.

For directions or more information, call Kelly or Robert at 260-5449.

Mayor's Cup golf scramble to be held Saturday

The Mayor's Cup golf tournament for charity will be held Saturday at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Soldotna Mayor Ken Lancaster will be joined by Kenai Mayor John Williams and Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley. Mayors Edgar Blatchford of Seward and Jack Cushing of Homer have been invited, but are unconfirmed.

The tournament will be a scramble format, with teams of four people. It begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday.

KPC opens phone registration

Classes for Kenai Peninsula College's fall semester will begin Aug. 28.

Starting Monday, people can register by telephone using the University of Alaska's WolfLine at 262-0333 or (888) 568-5822. If you have not attended KPC any time since the fall of 1997, you must file an Intent to Register form prior to using the line. WolfLine registration closes Aug. 25, which also is the deadline for paying for all courses registered by phone.

For details on using the line or other information, see the KPC Fall Semester Class Schedule or call KPC Student Services at 262-0330.

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