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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2003

United Way benefit dinner today

The Sterling Senior Center will host a benefit dinner at 6 p.m. today. The evening's activities will include dinner, entertainment and prizes. The proceeds will benefit United Way. The cost for dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12 or $30 for families of up to two adults and four children. For more information, call 262-6808.

Oncology open house planned

Central Peninsula General Hospital's Oncology-Infusion department will hold an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today at the hospital. The open house is being held in conjunction with breast cancer awareness month.

Participants will receive gifts and information on breast cancer and a free breast cancer risk assessment. Cookies and punch will be served and door prizes will be awarded. For more information, call Bonnie at 714-4500.

Council on drug abuse to meet

The Cook Inlet Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will hold its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at its office at 10200 Kenai Spur Highway. Officers will be elected. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Henry at 283-9891.

Borough schedules meetings for plan update

The Kenai Peninsula Borough will hold a series of public meetings to identify local and boroughwide issues that should be addressed in its updated comprehensive plan.

Meetings are scheduled for Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Kenai City Council chambers; Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Homer council chambers; Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Anchor Point Senior Citizens Center; and Oct. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hope School gymnasium. For more information, visit

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the peninsula at the following locations and times: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Seward council chambers; noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center.

Dog mushing club forming

The Peninsula Sled Dog Association, in conjunction with 4-H, is forming a dog mushing club. Dog care, handling, racing, skijoring and sled driving are some of the aspects of mushing that will be covered. For more information, call 283-3954.

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