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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2000

Swimming registration slated

Registration for the Peninsula Piranhas swim club will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kenai Central High School commons. Interested swimmers should bring a parent and $40 for U.S.A. swimming registration. There will be a $5 discount for siblings.

Swimming will begin Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. Bathing suits will be provided. For more information, call Marsha 283-3049.

Legislature candidates forum set

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will host a state House of Representatives candidates forum Tuesday at noon at the Homer Elks. The forum will allow candidates the opportunity to discuss important issues of their campaign and give the listening audience the opportunity to ask questions of the candidates. Lunch is available for $10. It is open to the public.

Business Network to hold free session

The Business Opportunities Network will hold a free session Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Guest speaker Charles Winegarden, attorney at law, will address legal formats for establishing small businesses and other start-up issues. For more information, call 260-2663.

Chamber will not meet

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not meet for lunch Wednesday because of Alaska Day.

Health center to close Wednesday

The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Wednesday because of Alaska Day.

Hospice orientation for volunteers set

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will conduct an orientation to the hospice program and services, starting Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. through the Soldotna Community Schools. Topics to be discussed are appropriate for any interested adult and include concepts of hospice care, stages of death and dying. The orientation is required for people who wish to continue with the training Saturday, Oct. 25, Nov. 4 and Nov. 15. To register or for more information, contact hospice at 260-0453.

AARP to hold meeting

The American Association of Retired Persons will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Kenai Senior Center. Mike Navarre will be the guest speaker. The topic will be affordable prescription drugs. For more information, call the Kenai Senior Center or Joan at 262-5571. For more information, call 260-3966.

Disabled vets plan discussion

The Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 5, will meet Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Alaska National Guard Armory in Kenai. An update on efforts to secure medical care on the Kenai Peninsula through the veterans administration and the congressional votes and the impact on veterans will be presented. For more information, contact commander Al Hicks at 262-0497 or Glenn Schrader at 283-4359.

Mountain View to hold book fair

Mountain View Elementary School will hold its annual fall Scholastic Book Fair in the library beginning Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair ends at noon Oct. 27. The fair will be open during the Halloween carnival on Friday and parent-teacher conferences. The quality selection includes not only books, but computer software, games and puzzles.

Candidate forum slated for Thursday

The League of Women Voters is hosting a candidate forum Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula College in the commons. Candidates from Districts 7, 8 and 9 and the Senate District are invited. Questions prepared by league members will be asked. It is open to the public.

Painting class offered

A painting class will be offered Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at Beemun's in Soldotna. The class is open to anyone 16 and older. For reservations, call Betty at 262-9353.

League in need of skaters

The Rusty Blade Tier II Hockey League season has begun and is currently in need of more skaters and goalies. For more information, call Carole at 262-0912.

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