Community Events

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Library plans September events

Friends of the Library is offering raffle tickets for the chance to win a grand prize of $7,500 or 15 other cash prizes. The tickets include a prime rib dinner for two. Only 300 tickets are available. The dinner and drawing will be Oct. 24, followed by a dinner and dance Oct. 25. Proceeds will benefit the Kenai Community Library. For tickets, contact the Friends of the Library.

The Kenai library also will host a number of club meetings and events open to the public throughout the month of September.

The Writers' Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 18 in the library conference room. Anyone who enjoys writing for profit or pleasure is invited to attend.

A beginning Internet class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 8 in the library conference room. The class will cover basic Internet skills and searching techniques. To register, call Julie at 283-4378.

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the library conference room with Virginia Walters presenting an overview of the library's genealogical resources. Totem Tracers members also will be at the library at 1 p.m. Sept. 13 for Resource Saturday. Members will help the public pursue genealogy research.

The Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in the conference room to discuss "Common Sense" by Thomas Paine.

For more information on library events and activities, call 283-4378 or visit

Challenger center to sponsor space exhibit

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will sponsor Starship 2040, NASA's traveling space transportation exhibit Sept. 9 to 12. The exhibit is designed to give visitors a look at NASA's vision of how human space flight might exist 40 years from now. It is a mock up of a futuristic spaceliner that travels inside a 48-foot tractor trailer rig. There is no fee, and the exhibit is handicap accessible.

The exhibits will be open to the public Sept. 10 from 3 to 6 p.m., Sept. 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sept. 12 from 3 to 5 p.m..

Exhibit times for schools are Sept. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starship 2040 is being held in conjunction with NASA Associate Administrator for Education Dr. Adena Loston's tour of the state. For more information, call 283-2000.

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