Community News

Posted: Monday, October 07, 2002

Library announces October events

Friends of the Library is selling raffle tickets for the Kenai Community Library. The $100 tickets include a prime rib dinner for two catered by Aquio and the chance to win $7,500. The dinner and drawing will be Oct. 25, or participants can listen to the Spur Highway Spankers during the dinner and dance Oct. 26. Only 300 raffle tickets will be sold. Proceeds will benefit the library expansion project. In addition to the $7,500 grand prize, 15 other cash prizes will be offered.

In other library news:

The library will host a beginning Internet class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today. The class will cover basic Internet skills and searching techniques. For more information or to register, call Julie at 283-4378.

The Writers' Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. Anyone interested in writing for fun or profit is welcome.

The library will be closed Oct. 18 for Alaska Day.

The Film Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in the library conference room. The group will view "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown," directed by Pedro Almodovar.

The Book Club will meet Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in the conference room. The group will discuss "Passage to India," by E.M. Forester. The club welcomes new members who enjoy reading and discussing books.

The Totem Tracers Genealogy Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in the conference room. Totem Tracers volunteers also will be available to help members of the public trace genealogies during Research Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. this Saturday.

Pratt Museum raffle offers cash prizes

The Pratt Museum Board of Directors is extending its cash raffle drawing to coincide with the opening of the Festival of Ginger-bread, Dec. 6. The raffle is designed to help offset a decline in funding for general operating costs. The board hopes to raise about $20,000 for the museum.

Tickets for the Pratt Museum Jackpot Cash Raffle will be sold for $100 each. Only 350 will be sold. The grand prize is $10,000. Second prize is $1,000. Three winners will receive $500 each, and 10 other winners will receive $250 each.

The drawing will be held at a dessert potluck at the Pratt Museum at 7 p.m. Dec. 6. Ticket holders need not be present to win. All profits from the raffle will go to support the museum. Tickets are available at the museum store or by contacting any Pratt Museum board member.

Homer Community School updates program

Homer Community School will offer two additional fall classes.

Alaska Concealed Carry and Personal Protection is a course geared toward females. Participants will learn how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, as well as gain knowledge about personal rights to safety, care and storage of firearms and bear protection. The class also includes a trip to the firing range. The course will be offered Oct. 17 and 19. Cost is $90.

Beginning Adult Tap Dance classes also will be offered through Homer Community School. Adults who daydreamed of being a tap dancer when they were young are invited to bring tap shoes or leather soled shoes and start learning. The class will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 15 through Nov. 19. Cost is $25.

Homer Community School also is continuing registration for the following classes: Post office tour, Oct. 17; Homer News tour, Oct. 17; Kayaking Skills for Sea Kayakers, Tuesdays, Oct. 15 to Dec. 17; Introduction to Homeopathic Medicine, Wednesdays, Oct. 16 to 30; Writing Your Life Story, Wednesdays, Oct. 16 to Nov. 6; and Prairie-style Tote Basketing, Oct. 19 and 26.

For more information, call Homer Community School at (907) 235-6090.

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