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Posted: Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Boys and Girls Club to begin winter schedule

The last day for the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula summer programs will be Friday. The club will be closed Saturday through Sept. 1. The after-school program will resume Sept. 2.

The After School Club House is for youth ages 6 to 12. Ages 13 to 18 are invited to attend "Teen Zone." Hours of operation are from after school until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A $20 membership fee per child, per calendar year is required. For more information, call Kimberli at 283-2682.

KCC offers women's Bible study

The Kenai Christian Church has scheduled a series of woman's Bible study classes. On Thursdays two classes will be offered, one at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 4 at the church. Child care is available. Children must be preregistered by Sunday.

A Saturday Bible class will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 6 at the church. Child care is not available for this class. For more information, call Valerie at 283-7403.

Mountain View to hold open house

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

Open house slated at Sterling Elementary

Sterling Elementary School will host an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Parents may meet their child's teacher and see their classroom, meet new teachers and returning staff. Orders for T-shirts and denim shirts also can be made.

For further information, call 262-4944.

Vendor space still available for Seafair rodeo

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Seafair, a safety rodeo at 1 p.m. Sept. 1 in Homer. The rodeo will provide friendly competition among commercial, charter and pleasure boat fleets. Competitions will include an immersion suit relay and damage control trainer operations.

Crews should consist of four individuals, who are or have been employed on a boat. There is a $100 entry fee per boat. Entry forms and guidelines are available at the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the harbor master's office, Helly Hansen, Kachemak Gear Shed, Nomar, Eagle Enterprises and the fuel dock.

Seafair will kick off with U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration. Children's games, a heaving line contest, boat and gear swap meet, oyster slurp and fish fillet contest also are planned.

For more information, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740

Soroptimists plan benefit for cancer fund

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities is selling discount cards to benefit its cancer fund, which is administered by Central Peninsula General Hospital. The funds go to help area women in need of assistance. Cards cost $10, contain discounts for many area businesses and are valid for one year.

For more information or to purchase a card, call Lyn Hodel at 262-9253 or Marita Parks at 262-5384.

Immunizations offered in Homer

The Homer Public Health Clinic school immunization schedule for the remainder of August is as follows; from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday; from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Aug. 29. For more information, call 235-4199.

Sterling Head Start begins registration

Sterling Head Start is accepting applications for the 2003-04 school year. Children must have been 3 years old by Aug. 15, or 4 or 5 years old and not eligible for kindergarten.

Classes are run Tuesdays through Fridays. Morning sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon, with an afternoon session from 12:30 to 4 p.m. There is no fee, and transportation is included. For more information, call 260-7446.

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