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Posted: Friday, September 29, 2006

Kenai marathon Sunday

The first Kenai River Marathon will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center parking lot. The course closes at 4 p.m. Individuals or teams of three may enter. An after-race party is planned. For more information on the race, call Bob Frates at 283-3692; Dr. Hansen to volunteer at 283-4611; or Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau for registration or sponsorship information at 283-1991. Registration is available online at

Breathing seminar planned

Laurie Schaeffer, in conjunction with The Art of Living Foundation, will host Hitu Jugessur for a free introductory breathing presentation at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Salamatof Center on Willow Street in Kenai. The topic will be “The Science of Breath.” Community members age 16 or older who are not pregnant, have epilepsy or are on lithium medication may attend.

Jugessur will hold courses from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday through Oct. 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 and 8 at the Kenaitze Family House in Kenai, and from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 10 through 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15 at Mindful Therapies Yoga in Kenai.

The topics will be how breathing can reduce levels of stress; benefit the immune system; reduce cholesterol; relive anxiety and depression; enhance brain function; and enhance health, well-being and peace of mind. The cost is $250 for adults or $125 for students. For more information or to register, call Laurie Schaeffer at 394-1148 or e-mail her at Proceeds will benefit The Art of Living Foundation.

Horse council activity slated

The Peninsula Horse Council will host a Horse Education Day from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Sears Elementary School gym. The council is seeking interested horse groups willing to set up a table to help educate area youth about horses. There is no cost for tables. For more information, call Katy at 776-7638 or Hara at 776-3415.

Prime rib dinner, auction fundraiser set

The 12th annual Thelma McConnell Scholarship prime rib dinner and auction fundraiser will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. The auction will begin at 7 p.m. Outcry, silent and Chinese auctions, door prizes, raffles and rippies are some of the planned events. Participants must be present to win. The cost of admission is $15 for adults or $10 for children 10 and under.

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