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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2001

Tolerance Commission taking testimony today

The governor's Tolerance Commission will meet today at Kenai City Hall in the council chambers to hear testimony on discrimination. Group testimony will be heard from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., while individual testimony will be heard from 4 to 7 p.m.

The Tolerance Commission is a six-month task force formed by Gov. Tony Knowles to study discrimination in Alaska. It will report back to the governor with its recommendations at a later date.

Independent Blind chapter meets tonight

The monthly meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Chapter of Alaska Independent Blind will meet tonight at 7 at the Fireweed Medical Center at 247 N. Fireweed Ave. in Soldotna. This replaces the meeting normally held on the third Monday of the month, this month only.

Alaska Independent Blind provides education, awareness, outreach, advocacy services and information to individuals who are blind or vision-impaired Any interested person is welcome to attend. For more information, call 262-7061.

Hospital board meets this evening

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly meeting today at 5:30 p.m. in the Iliamna room of Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call 262-9892 or 398-0297.

City league sign-up deadline today

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department's adult recreation basketball league begins Nov. 12, though the registration deadline is today at 5 p.m. Anyone interested in playing, score-keeping or officiating should call 283-3855.

Swimming lessons available

The next round of swimming lessons at the Soldotna High School pool will begin Tuesday. For more information, call 262-7419.

First aid class offered by Red Cross

The American Red Cross will start its next monthly class in first aid with adult, child and infant CPR on Saturday. Cost is $58. For more information, call Debra Holle at 262-4541.

City council to hold meeting

The Kenai City Council will hold a work session Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Kenai City Council chambers. The purpose of the work session is to discuss the progress of the Kenai Coastal Trail.

Peninsula counseling services to host meeting

Central Peninsula Counseling Services will hold a board of directors meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. The meeting is open to the public.

Earth, Fire and Fibre on display through Friday

"Earth, Fire and Fibre," a major statewide art exhibit, is on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through Friday. The show is free and open to the public. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bacchus festival on tap

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce presents its 17th annual beer and wine tasting and auction Saturday at 7 p.m. The Festival of Bacchus will be held at the Diamond Rose in Kenai. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 283-7989.

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