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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2002

CPGH plans board meeting

Central Peninsula General Hospital Inc. will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting on Thursday at 4:30 p.m., in the Iliamna room at the hospital. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Bonnie Nichols, at 262-8129.

T-200 association planning for race

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof. All members are encouraged to attend as preparations are beginning for the 2003 face. Future members also are welcome.

CIRCAC committees to meet this week

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's Environmental Monitoring Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday in Kenai.

The council's Prevention, Response, Operations and Safety Committee has scheduled its next meeting for 10 a.m. Friday in Kenai.

The meetings are open to the public. For an agenda, directions or more information, call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Postponed workshop set for Saturday

Dominique Collet will present an all-day workshop on Kenai Peninsula mushrooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday The morning will be spent collecting mushrooms in various locations, followed by an afternoon of identification at River City Books. Lunch will be included. Participants should bring a cardboard box with a flat bottom for collecting the mushrooms. The workshop is hosted by the Kenai Watershed Forum. To register or for more information, call 260-5449. All Kenai Watershed Forum programs are free and open to the public.

First aid, CPR classes offered

The American Red Cross is offering weekly classes throughout the Kenai Peninsula in basic first aid and CPR. The classes will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road; the cost is $65. To register for the classes, call 262-4541, or e-mail

Specialist to discuss vision loss at senior center

The Independent Living Center will offer a workshop on low vision at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center. John Clare, vision specialist, will provide information on the most common causes of vision loss and strategies for coping. After the presentation, those attending will be invited to sample various low-vision aids. For more information, call Laurel or Heather at 262-6333.

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