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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2003

FAS awareness day planned

Frontier Community Services will host several activities marking International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day today. 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 FAS and hope will be given by Dr. Marguerite McIntosh at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 262-6331.

Immunizations available

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

Kenai chamber to hear from Evergreen

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. John Tanigawa of the Evergreen Corp. will be the featured speaker. Lunch is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

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.

Colbath to speak at North chamber

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Thursday at North Kenai Baptist Church. Tim Colbath of Alaska's Extended Life Sanctuary will be the featured speaker. For more information, call Fred at 776-8555.

CIRCAC board to meet Friday

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on Kalifornsky Beach Road. Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to obtain an agenda, call 283-7222.

Historical society plans fall fling

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its semi-annual membership fall fling at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Homestead Museum on Centennial Park Road. A brief business meeting will be followed by hamburgers provided by the board. Members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert.

Following lunch, Al Hershberger will give a slide presentation and give a talk about the early days on the Kenai Peninsula. The public is invited, and all members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Barbara at 262-4157.

Genealogy resource presentation scheduled

Totem Tracers Genealogical Society and the Soldotna Family History Center will present a class, "An Overview of the Genealogy Resource Materials Available at the Kenai Library," at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Kenai Community Library. For more information, call Cheryl 776-3575.

Participation sought for animal eye clinic

The Kenai Kennel Club will sponsor an animal eye clinic if there is enough interest. Canine Eye Registration Foundation, or CERF, certifications will be conducted at the clinic. Fees start at $45, and it is open to all animals. A tentative clinic is planned the first week in October. For more information, call 335-2552 and leave a message.

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