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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2003

Borough transportation meetings scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is in the process of updating its transportation plan and will hold a series public and advisory commission meetings on the peninsula. The public is encouraged to attend, bring ideas and concerns and give input on the proposed plan. The current draft for the transportation plan can be viewed at

Public meetings are scheduled for Hope from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hope Social Hall on Main Street; Ninilchik from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds Community Hall; and Homer from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Homer City Hall Council Chambers. The advisory planning commission meetings are scheduled for Anchor Point at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Anchor River Inn dining room. For more information, call Leslie Robbins at (907) 644-2000 or Crista at 262-8637.

Hospital expansion presentation planned

The Soroptimist International of the Twin Cities will host David Gilbreath, CEO of Central Peninsula General Hospital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Iliamna room at the CPGH. Gilbreath topic will be the hospital expansion project. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Paula at 260-4917.

Resident needed for fair board

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair board is looking for a new board member. The board is comprised of nine members from around the peninsula and is responsible for producing the fair and making decisions about the fairgrounds. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a desire to promote the fair. The position will be voted on at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the membership meeting. For more information and the location of the meeting, call (907) 567-3670.

Boys and Girls Club plans open house

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the club in Kenai. The theme for the open house is "Lights On After School!" It is part of a nationwide event calling attention to after school programs and the important role these programs play in the lives of children. The public is encourage to attend. For more information, call 283-2682.

Historical society to hold auction fund-raiser

The Kasilof Historical Society will hold its annual auction at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Tustumena Elementary School. It currently is accepting donations for the auction and for its historical projects. For more information, call 262-5125 or 262-2439.

Soldotna chamber to host fund-raiser

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its ninth annual pie auction Oct. 11. Part of the proceeds are used to support its high school scholarship fund. This year's theme includes an authentic luau dinner, festive atmosphere, auction and a grand prize trip for two to Hawaii.

Forty-five pies baked by area gourmets will be auctioned off, with each pie having a prize attached to it. Tables for 10 and individual tickets are available. Seating is limited. For more information or to reserve a seat, call Erica at 262-9814.

Hospice training to be offered

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will conduct training classes Oct. 14 through 25 at the Soldotna Middle School. The program is sponsored by First Choice Home Health and held through the Community Schools program.

The 21 hours of training will cover the philosophy of caring for persons with life-limiting illnesses and support for bereaved individuals. It is open to all community members, as well as those wishing to become hospice volunteers. There is no fee. Preregistration is required by Oct. 9. For more information, call 262-0453.

Potters Guild seeking entries for show

The Kenai Potters Guild is seeking entries for the Clay Art Show for Southcentral Alaskan Potters. The guild will host the show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.

Clay work must be original and completed within the past two years. The fee is $10 for up to three pieces. A 20 percent commission will be charged to sales to cover show expenses. Artists are responsible for shipping and insurance charges.

Entry forms can be obtained at the Kenai Fine Arts Guild. For more information, call Sue at 776-8443 or Carol at 283-4337.

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