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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2003

Healthy Communities meeting slated

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

Senior housing meeting planned

The members of the Nikiski Senior Citizens Inc. will meet at 12:30 p.m. today at the center. James McConnell will be the featured speaker. McConnell will answer questions regarding the Senior Housing Project. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Leigh at 776-7654.

Immunization clinics expanded in Homer

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. today; 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 at 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Ninilchik. For more information, call 235-4199.

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.

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. Friday and Saturday at Mile 5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call Debi at 776-5107.

RCAC to hold series of public meetings

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will hold a series of public meetings. All meetings will be held at the RACA office in Kenai. The Environmental Monitoring Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 20; a special board of directors meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 21 and the Prevention Response Operations Safety Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 22. For copies of agendas, directions or for more information, call Kelly at 283-7222.

Registration for basketball begins

The Boys and Girls Club is taking registration for first- and second-grade basketball leagues through Aug. 22. The season begins Sept. 8 and continues through Oct. 25. Cost is $50 for members. Registration forms can be dropped off at the Boys and Girls Club between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Fridays or downloaded from For more information, call 283-2682.

Mountain View to hold open house

Mountain View Elementary School will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at the school. All new and returning students and parents are invited. For more information, call 283-6148.

Final motocross races scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions have set their schedule for the final three races of the season. The first begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Twin Cities Raceway. The last two state races of the season begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 and continue Aug. 31. Registration for all races is at 6 p.m. Admission fees are $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and free for children under 12. For more information, call Wendy at 260-3305.

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