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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2000

District 8 candidates to speak at Soldotna chamber

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at noon today at the Riverside House. District 8 candidates will speak. For more information, call 262-9814.

Book fair begins today

Sterling Elementary School's book fair will begin selling books today and will continue to do so throughout parent-teacher conferences. Many books for adults and children will be available. The book fair will be in the library. Parent-teacher conferences will be Thursday and Friday; there will be no school on these days.

More books, other goods for sale

Sears Elementary School's annual book fair will be open from 5 to 8 tonight and will be open after school during conferences through Friday. The event's offerings include books, software, puzzles and gift items for all ages. Credit cards will be accepted. Proceeds will go toward books and computers and toward bringing authors and artists to the community.

Crisis intervention class offered

A four-day class, Crisis Intervention Training, begins today, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and will run through Friday. The course focuses on domestic violence, volunteering with shelter clients, sexual assault, helping others to help themselves and eliminating violence in the community. The event is sponsored by the Women's Resource and Crisis Center and may be taken for college credit. For more information, call 283-9479.

KDLL meeting planned for tonight

Public radio station KDLL will hold its annual membership meeting and board of directors election at 7 tonight at the Kenai Middle School library, 201 Tinker Lane. The meeting is open to all members.

Trapping orientation class offered

The trapping orientation class for those wishing to trap in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. tonight at the refuge headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Anyone who has attended the meeting before does not need to attend again. The class is jointly sponsored by the refuge and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. For more information, call 262-7021 or 262-9368.

Charter school to host open house, potluck dinner

Aurora Borealis Charter School will hold an open house and potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the school.

Court clerk's office closed Wednesday morning

The Kenai Courthouse clerk's office will be closed from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. No courtroom activity will be scheduled during the closure.

Small business development center moves

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Small Business Development Center has moved to Suite 16 in the Red Diamond Center on K-Beach Road. The center helps small business owners and entrepreneurs with free, confidential, one-on-one counseling designed to provide practical and useful information and offers seminars on different aspects of business. It also has a business resource library with computer software on business planning and business assistance. Mike Taylor, of the Procurement Technical Assistance Center, will have an office in the center. He will be available to assist with government contracts, including finding government contract opportunities, explaining qualifications for bidders, preparing responses, understanding government regulations and understanding electronic commerce and electronic bid match. With advance notice, arrangements can be made for the handicapped. For more information, call 262-7497.

Nikiski hockey boosters to host swing dance

A "Back to the '40s" swing dance will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Boys and Girls Club in Kenai. Admission is $6 for singles, $10 for couples and $15 for families.

The event will feature the songs from the big band era. Food and refreshments are included. The dance is open to all ages and is sponsored by the Nikiski Hockey Boosters Club.

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