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Posted: Monday, October 24, 2005

Domestic violence workshop set

The LeeShore Center will hold a community awareness workshop about domestic violence and sexual assault from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Friday at the center. The topics will be domestic violence, sexual assault, the effects of domestic violence on children, the center's batterer's intervention program and volunteering with shelter clients.

A continuing education credit may be attained after completion of the workshop and 30 hours of volunteer work with the center. It is open to the public. Participants may attend a portion or the entire workshop. For more information, call 283-9479.

School board seat available

The Kenai Borough School District Board of Education is seeking applicants to fill the vacancy created by the election of Margaret Gilman to the borough assembly. Seat 2 represents the area of Kenai. Applications are due to the district office by noon today. The successful applicant will be seated at a special school board meeting Wednesday. The individual selected will serve until the next regularly scheduled election in October 2006.

Applications are available at www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us. For more information, call board President Debra Mullins at 776-5250 or Superintendent Donna Peterson at 714-8888.

Wheelchairs sought

The Independent Living Center is seeking new or used manual wheelchair donations. For more information, call Adam at the center at 262-6333.

Lifeguard classes offered

The Nikiski pool will hold a lifeguard class Wednesday through Saturday. Participants must be at least 15 years old by the last day of class. The deadline to register is 5 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $125 per participant. Space is limited. For more information, call Nigel at 776-8800.

HEA hosts community meetings

Homer Electric Association Inc. will host a community meeting to celebrate National Cooperative Month at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Ninilchik School.

Food, refreshments and door prizes drawings are some of the planned activities.

Teen night slated

Teen night is planned from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Activities will include open gym, foosball, pool, pingpong, video games and movies. Ages 13 to 18 are eligible to attend. The cost of admission is $2 per participant. For more information, call 776-8800.

Sports equipment fund-raiser slated

The Kenai Central High School Nordic ski team will host its annual sports equipment swap from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the cafeteria at the school. Equipment drop-off is from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Ski teams members will price all items and split the proceeds — 80 percent for the owner and 20 percent for the team. For more information, call Susan at 262-9022 or Carol at 776-5452.

Community Halloween party planned

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau in conjunction with Safeway in Kenai will host a family Halloween celebration and pumpkin carving contest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. One hundred and fifty pumpkins will be available (one per family) to carve. Templates will be available. Participants are asked to bring carving tools.

Pumpkin carving, face painting, candy and other Halloween activities are planned. Prizes will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. There is no charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Volunteers to help in all areas are needed. Face painting artists also are sought. Nonprofit organizations interested in hosting bake sales may call Dana at 283-1991.

Boo review party set

The Kenai Community Library and Kenai Performers will host a Halloween variety show at 1 p.m. Sunday at the library. Treats will be provided for children in attendance. Costumes are encouraged.

Country jamboree planned

Peninsula Grace Church will host a country jamboree from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Solid Rock Bible Camp. A hay maze, bonfire, hot dogs, singing, hay rides and "trunk-or-treating" are some of the planned activities. The cost of admission is $2 per person, the hay maze is an additional $3. For more information, call Carmen at 262-6442.

Elks plan Halloween party

A community Halloween party will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Kenai Elks Lodge, between the Post Office and the Kenai Recreation Center. Prizes, costume contests, dinner buffet, cake walk, games, candy and a fortune teller are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Sabrina at 283-2708.



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