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Posted: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

Nikiski senior housing meeting planned

A meeting to discuss the Nikiski Senior Citizens Center's housing project will be held after lunch today at the center. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 776-7654.

Final day for writing contest entries

The Soldotna Public Library and River City Books is sponsoring a writing contest in recognition of Banned Books Week. The contest, "Censorship: What it means to me," is open to students in grades seven to 12 who live in the Kenai-Soldotna area. Certificates and prizes will be awarded. Deadline for entries is today. Contest guidelines and entry forms are available at the library. For more information, call 262-4227.

Progressive dinner set

The League of Women Voters will host a progressive dinner Thursday. Current, past and prospective members are invited to attend for appetizers, a main meal and dessert at three different community homes. For further information, contact Marge at 262-3908 or Lois at 260-3111.

Vision screening offered

The Frontier Community Services Early Intervention will offer free photo vision screenings from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at its office. Children from ages birth to 5 are eligible. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-3144.

Social civility to be discussed

The Center for Mediation and Community Dialogue will hold its First Friday Dialogue meeting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Peninsula College commons. The topic is "Social Civility." A potluck dinner will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.

The purpose of the First Friday Dialogues is to bring people in the community together in a safe forum for listening, speaking and learning. For more information, call Chris Gehrett at 262-0367.

Domestic violence workshop slated

The Woman's Resource and Crisis Center will hold a community awareness workshop about domestic violence and sexual assault from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Oct. 8 in the WRCC community meeting room. Topics will include domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the WRCC Batterers' Intervention Program and volunteering with shelter clients.

The public is invited and may attend a portion or the entire workshop. A continuing education credit may be attained after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with the WRCC. For more information, call 283-9479.

Guitar lessons offered

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is offering guitar lessons from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 11 at the club. Participants must be between the ages of 9 and 18. Dustin Aaronson will instruct. The cost is $55 for six classes, plus the 2004 membership dues of $20 per child. The registration deadline is Monday or until the 15-student class limit is met. There is a $10 late registration fee after Monday. For more information, call 283-2682.

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