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Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2000

Hospice offers grief support programs

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will begin its fall session of the "Transitions" grief support program Monday. The program is open to women whose husbands have died and will meet for nine weeks.

Hospice also will conduct a "Share" support group for women who have experienced miscarriage or lost children to SIDS or other causes. The "Share" program begins Oct. 19.

Hospice also offers programs for homicide survivors and an ongoing grief support group open to individuals who have experienced losses through the deaths of others.

The programs are free. Registration is required. For more information, call 262-0453.

Square dancing lessons offered

Beginners square dancing and line dancing lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Soldotna Senior Center. The cost is $2.50 per person.

For more information, call Betty at 262-9387, Dudley at 260-2691 or Jan at the center, 262-2322.

Challenger center offers science classes

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska offers science programs for home-schooled children. Children in grades 2 through 4 will learn about communications Oct. 19. "Nothing But Newton" is for grades 2 through 4, Nov. 2.

Grades 4 through 8 may attend a flight simulation class Nov. 16. An atmospheric science class is offered for grades 3 through 6 Nov. 30, and an engineering class is offered for grades 2 through 6 Dec. 14.

The cost is $15 per student per class and registration is required. For more information, call 283-2000.

Youth conservation program offered

The Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, a teen conservation group of the National Wildlife Federation, will host a training program, "Making Effective Change," Sunday and Monday in Seward. The program, co-sponsored by the Eastern Kenai Peninsula Environmental Action Association, will introduce youth to local conservation issues and provide them with information on planning projects in their communities. The program is open to young residents of the peninsula.

The cost is $5 and includes breakfast and dinner, a trip to Exit Glacier and a slide show.

Accommodations are available. Participants should bring a sack lunch. Registration is required. For more information, call 258-4825.

Soldotna artist's work on display

The work of Soldotna artist Connie Goltz is now on exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The exhibit, which includes fiber art, quilting, bead work, buttons and other art work, will be on display through October. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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