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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2003

Senior service board to meet

The Nikiski Senior Service Area Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center on Island Lake Road. For more information, call 776-7654.

Paper-making class postponed

The paper-making class that was to take place Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Guild with Lou Heite has been postponed until further notice. For more information, call 262-1777.

Progressive dinner planned

An "otterly" decadent marine migration progressive dinner in Kachemak Bay to benefit the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Participants will travel to Peterson Bay Lodge and Oyster Camp, the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies field station in Peterson Bay, the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge and the Halibut Cove Wilderness Lodge. Food will be served at each stop. The cost of dinner is $125 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation, call (907) 235-6667.

FAS awareness day planned

Frontier Community Services will host several activities marking the International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day on Tuesday. Activities begin at 8:50 a.m. at Eric Hansen Memorial Park in Kenai with the Heartbeat of Mother Earth Drummers. A ringing of the bell, a moment of silence and a lullaby will follow at 9:09 and breakfast will be at 9:15 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, sponsored by members of Legion.

Music will be provided by Bonnie Nichols and a talk on FASD and hope will be given by Dr. Marguerite McIntosh at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 262-6331.

Kenai pool begins new schedule

The Kenai Central High School pool has begun its new fall swimming schedule. Morning lap swim begins at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Evening lap swim is from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by open lap swim from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday. Swim fees are $3 per person or $25 for 10 punches on a card. For more information and a complete list of what the pool has to offer, call 283-7476.

Homer Public health begins winter schedule

The Homer Public Health Clinic will hold immunization clinics from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays only. A clinic for Ninilchik is set for Sept. 12.

For more information and a complete list of what the clinic has to offer, call (907) 235-8857.

KPC plans meeting, seeks council reps

Kenai Peninsula College will hold a college council meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in room 132 at the college. The public is invited.

It also is seeking two individuals to serve as council representatives. The council serves a public advisory role and seeks representation from all sectors of the Kenai Peninsula. Interested individuals are asked to attend the college council meeting on Thursday. For more information, call Mary at 262-0336.

Soldotna seniors to hold fund-raiser

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center will hold its third annual fall roundup fund-raiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 at the center. Activities for the evening will included a hickory smoked prime rib dinner and a grand door prize drawing for round-trip tickets for two on the Alaska Railroad to Denali. Live entertainment is scheduled with the Spur Highway Spankers bluegrass band, Northstar cloggers, Silver Belle line dancers and others.

Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under. For more information, call 262-2322.

Art guild accepting work for harvest fund-raiser

The Peninsula Art Guild is accepting work for the Harvest Auction gala fund-raiser. The auction will take place Sept. 27 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. Artists are able to receive 25 percent of the sale amount, if they wish.

For more information, call 283-7040 or 262-1777.

Indoor air quality research needs volunteers

Wisdom and Associates Inc. has been awarded a grant from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks to study indoor air quality problems in homes on the Kenai Peninsula.

The purpose of the study is to find the root cause of indoor air quality problems such as ventilation, moisture, radon and combustion air problems. For more information or to participate in the study, call 283-0629.

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