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Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Memorial blood drive to be held

The Blood Bank of Alaska will hold a memorial blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday at the Blood Bank of Alaska in the Kenai Peninsula Center. Drink caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating. A free Sept. 11 keepsake pin will be given with donations.

Spay-neuter clinic offers services

The Alaska SPCA low-cost, spay-neuter clinic has extended its last seasonal schedule to the Kenai Peninsula. Appointments are available through Friday. Low-cost vaccinations will be available on a walk-in basis from noon to 4 p.m. through Thursday. For more information or to make appointments, call Nancy Wall at 262-1624.

Job center to hold meeting

The Peninsula Job Center will hold its quarterly local advisory meeting from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday at 11312 Kenai Spur Highway. Area businesses are invited to attend in order to learn more about the services offered. The guest speaker is Bob Favretto of the Kenai Chrysler Center. For more information, call 283-2999.

SBDC to host money finding seminar

The Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar entitled, "Finding The Money: Strategies and Sources of Capital." The seminar will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Red Diamond Center. It will offer information on new financing programs, and creative strategies for working capital. Cost of the seminar is $15. For more information and registration, call Lou at 262-7497.

Advisory council to hold meeting

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council's board meeting will begin with presentations Friday at 9 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. in Seldovia at the Bayview Suites Hotel. The public is welcome to attend. For an agenda, directions or other information call 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222.

Hospice offers grief support

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will begin the fall 2002 session of the Healing Heart's grief support program for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. There is no charge to participate. It is a closed group meeting for nine weeks and led by trained hospice volunteers. Registration is required to join the group, which will begin its meetings Sept. 18.

In addition, hospice conducts a regular monthly Circle of Friends grief support group and a program for bereaved youth. For more information or to register, call Sue Bezilla at 262-0453.

Historical society to hold membership meeting

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its semi-annual membership meeting called the Fall Fling at 11 a.m. Saturday. A brief meeting will be held, followed by guest speaker Dr. Calvin Fair, who will talk about early dentistry on the Kenai Peninsula. Members are encouraged to bring a salad or dessert. The board will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. The event will be at the Homestead Village and Museum on Centennial Road.

--Staff reports

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