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Posted: Wednesday, August 09, 2000

Public health nurse to visit south peninsula

The public health nurse will visit the following communities this month:

Ninilchik, today, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Seldovia, on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Port Graham on Aug. 28, starting at 9 a.m.; and Nanwalek on Aug. 30, starting at 9 a.m.

For more information, all the Homer Public Health Center at 235-8857 or 1-800-770-8857.

Soldotna City Council to meet tonight

The Soldotna City Council meeting will be at 7:30 tonight in Soldotna City Hall. Jan Fena and Ina Weingardt will give a presentation on Soldotna senior citizens, and Justine Polzin will give a presentation on the Soldotna parks brochure. Meetings are open to the public.

American Red Cross offers classes

The American Red Cross will offer First Aid and CPR classes to the public this fall. The next First Aid and Adult CPR course will be on Saturday. The cost is $47. Class fees are used by the Red Cross to provide disaster preparedness education and prompt relief to families affected by disaster on the Kenai Peninsula.

To register for classes or gain more information about other training opportunities or volunteer service opportunities with the Red Cross, call Debra Holle at 262-4541.

SeaLife Center to close early on Friday

The Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward will close at 4 p.m. on Friday for the SeaLife Invitational Banquet. The center will return to its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Soldotna Historical Society to hold board meeting

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its monthly board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday. The meeting will be at the museum building on Centennial Road and is open to the public.

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to hold tours

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust will hold two tours on Saturday. One will be a historic tour of the Kasilof area with teacher-historian Terri Carter. It will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The tour will feature early Native life, the site of the watchman's cabin at the first cannery on the peninsula and the Victor Holm cabin. There will be a no-host lunch for those interested after the tour. For more information call 260-1999.

The other tour is of Daisy Lee Bitter's scenic perennial flower gardens in Homer, from 1 to 4 p.m. This unique garden was created by a 46-year veteran Alaska gardener and naturalist. Daisy Lee Bitter grows over 100 different perennials which blend seamlessly into a background of native plants. For more information about the tour, call 235-5263.

Cost for either tour is $10 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds benefit KHLT's land conservation programs on the Kenai Peninsula.

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