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Posted: Thursday, October 26, 2000

Halloween carnival set for Friday

The Tustumena Halloween Carnival is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Tustumena Elementary School. A new event this year is a pie-eating contest with separate competitions per gender in four age categories. Teachers still need volunteers.

Children's Halloween party scheduled for Friday

The annual children's Halloween party at the Soldotna Elks Lodge is set for Friday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is free. There will be a haunted house, prizes and candy. Wear your costume.

Preschoolers invited to play group

Preschoolers ages newborn to 5 years old and their parents are invited to join the Read and Run play group from 9:30 to 11 a.m. today and every Thursday at the Sterling Elementary School gym. The event includes play time and story telling with the Sterling Elementary first-graders. Parents should bring toys to share. For more information, call 262-7293 or 260-7778.

Candidate Chenault to address chamber

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will hold its weekly luncheon at noon today at the Lighthouse Inn. District 9 candidate Mike Chenault will be speaking. For more information, call 283-4202.

Parenting program offered

The Kenai Peninsula Community Care Center family support program offers a video-based program, "Active Parenting of Teens," from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight and each Thursday for the next three weeks. The video presentation will be held in Room 3 of the Family Resource Center at Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call 283-7635.

Financial information for self-employed offered

The Business Opportunities Network will hold a free session at noon today in the Peninsula Center Mall. Those attending will learn about tax deductions for the self-employed and other tax and financial accounting issues. Don Merry of Don Merry Co. will present the information. For more information, call 260-2663.

Board meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District will hold its board of directors meeting at 1:15 p.m. today at the Economic Development District Building, Mile 14.5 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Topics of discussion will include the upcoming Economic Development Outlook Forum and the Business Incubation Center. For more information, call 283-3335.

Totem Tracers to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Totem Tracers will meet from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the Kenai Community Library. This is the annual meeting of the society; officers will be elected. For more information, call 283-4258.

Red Cross courses offered

The Red Cross offers CPR and first aid classes on the following dates: Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Nov. 2 and 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m.; and Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lessons and fees vary for each class. Registration is required. For more information, call 262-4541.

Swing dance scheduled Saturday

A "Back to the 40s" community swing dance will be held from 7 to 11 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 songs from the Big Band era. Food and refreshments will be served. The event is open to people of all ages and is sponsored by the Nikiski Hockey Boosters Club. For more information, call 776-3456 or 776-5898.

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