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Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2000

Free business seminar offered

The Business Opportunities Network will hold a free session today from noon to 1 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. The session is for individuals interested in self-employment who want to explore business opportunities and for those in business interested in joining a network. Area entrepreneurs will be present to share their experiences. For more information, call 260-2663.

AARP meets today in Kenai

The local AARP group will meet at 1 p.m. today at the Kenai Senior Center to plan and reorganize for the fall. For more information, call 260-3966.

Harris to address committee

The Healthy Communities/Healthy People Steering Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Bridges, located at 145 Kasilof St. in Soldotna. June Harris, President of Women's Resource Crisis Center, will be making a presentation on the Sexual Assault Response Team. For more information, call 262-1831.

League of Women Voters sets meeting

The League of Women Voters will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Borough Assembly Chambers in Soldotna. The business meeting will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a public forum titled "Welfare Reform: Is It Working?" Sue Caswell, director of Public Assistance on the Kenai Peninsula, will lead the forum.

KDLL board meets tonight

The board for KDLL public radio will meet tonight in the Economic Development Building, three miles north of Kenai, at 7 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.

Dog racing enthusiasts plan meeting

The Peninsula Sled Dog Racing Association will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at Bridges in Soldotna. The club will discuss the upcoming season for skijoring, juniors and mushing as well as the club's priorities. Anyone interested in dog-powered sports is invited. For more information, call 262-7293.

Career exploration seminars scheduled

The Career Center at Kenai Peninsula College will be offering a series of seminars on careers. The first is today. Others are Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. They meet from noon to 1 p.m. on the Soldotna campus in Room 124.

The seminars will cover career investigation strategies, jobs of the future, resume writing, interviewing skills and internships. They are free to the public, and no advance registration is required. Handouts will be available.

For more information, call Jerry McDonnell at Kenai Peninsula College, 262-0330; or e-mail him at:

College council sets regular meeting

The Kenai Peninsula College Council will hold its first regular meeting of the year at 7 p.m. tonight on the Soldotna campus in Room 203. The public is encouraged to attend. For the agenda or more information, call the college at 262-0336.

Club will hike Slaughter Gulch

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club will lead a hike up Slaughter Gulch in Cooper Landing Sunday. The group will meet at Fred Meyer coffee shop at noon. Hikers should bring a sack lunch, water and hiking boots. For more information, call 283-8426.

Free development clinic offered

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention is offering a free development clinic Sept. 30 for children up to 3 years old. Reservations are required. For more information, call 262-3144.

Season begins for young bowlers Oct. 1

The Youth Bowling League of Soldotna will begin bowling Oct. 1 at 1 p.m. at Gold Strike Lanes. The league will meet every Sunday. Certified instructors will help young bowlers improve their bowling abilities. League bowlers will have opportunities to participate in local and state tournaments. For more information, call 262-1507.

Challenger Center offers science programs for home schoolers

The Challenger Learning Center offers science workshops on various topics for home-schooled students. Sessions meet every other Tuesday from 3 to 5 p.m.; the first session meets Oct. 3. Cost is $15 per session, and reservations are required. For more information, call 283-2000.

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