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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2003

Neighborhood Watch meeting set

A Neighborhood Watch meeting for the Woodland subdivision area will begin at 7 tonight at Sears Elementary School. Officer Scott McBride of the Kenai Police Department will present the program. For more information, call Lisa at 283-3478.

Walk series continues at refuge

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will host a series of nature walks this month. All nature walks begin at 11 a.m., are 20- to 30-minutes long and will take place at the refuge. The round-trip walking distance is one-half mile.

On Fridays, "A Hunter's Heart," about the life of Andrew Berg, will be presented, along with a tour of the cabin he built in 1935. On Saturdays, "From Lupines to Leaches," a glimpse of unexpected plants and animals, will be viewed as the tour winds through the forest and wetland habitats. On Sundays, the nature walk, "Those Amazing Moose," will take place. There will be hands-on activities that highlight the adaptations of moose.

Participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes and leave pets at home. For more information, call 262-7021.

Visitors center to host Bunny Swan

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will host artist Bunny Swan at 3 p.m. Friday at the center. Swan will present "Ancient Voices, Future Visions," her multi-faceted examination of where her people have been and where they are going. There is no fee. For more information, call Jay at 283-2230.

WRCC run for women set for Saturday

The 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. 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

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.

KCHS to hold cheerleading tryouts

Kenai Central High School will hold cheerleading tryouts at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the KCHS football field. Participants are asked to bring a current sports physical and a parent.

Tryouts will consist of a cheer that includes three jumps; one must be a toe touch and two different jumps. Also some type of tumbling other than a somersault is required. For more information, call Tonya at 283-0429 or 398-7875.

PFLAG schedules meeting

The Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information and the location, call 283-4678.

Immunization clinics expanded in Homer

The Homer Public Health Clinic has expanded its series of August immunization clinics. It will be open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. today, Aug. 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 Wednesday at Nikolaevsk and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in Ninilchik. For more information, call 235-4199.

Healthy Communities meeting slated

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People steering committee will hold its monthly meet at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at Bridges at 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-3800.

Girl Scouts plan garage sale

Girl Scout Troop No. 173 will hold a garage and cheesecake sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 15 and 16 at Mile 5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call Debi at 776-5107.

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