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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2001

KCHS hosts winter gear swap

Attention outdoor sport enthusiasts: The KCHS Ski Booster Club will hold its annual sport gear swap in the KCHS cafeteria Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

People can check-in the sports gear they want to sell today from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m. Equipment from any sport is welcome. For more information, contact Gigi Banas at 283-9208 or Robin Nyce at 283-9202.

VFW Auxiliary offers smoke detectors

Saturday is "National Make A Difference Day" and, in honor of the occasion, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10046 in Soldotna will be collecting food for The Salvation Army and distributing smoke detectors.

The post, at 134 North Birch, will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. People are asked to bring two nonperishable food items. The first 200 food donors can receive a smoke detector. To get one, you must be 18 or older; limit is one per family.

At 4 p.m., there will be a drawing of participants' names. Five drawing winners will receive free carbon monoxide detectors. You need not be present to win.

Red Cross offers first aid class

The American Red Cross will start its next monthly class in first aid with adult, child and infant CPR on Saturday. Cost is $58.

A free two-hour class on orientation and introduction to disasters will be Tuesday, and a three-hour course on mass care will be Nov. 6.

For more information, call Debra Holle at 262-4541.

Violence awareness quilt on display

As proclaimed by President George W. Bush and Gov. Tony Knowles, special attention is focused on the issues of domestic violence during October -- Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Locally, Women's Resource and Crisis Center clients have provided the artwork for a quilt, which was stitched together by WRCC staff. The quilt will be displayed for public viewing at the following places:

Today -- Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Saturday -- Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna

Monday through Wednesday -- Kenai Peninsula College

Chamber's Festival of Bacchus this weekend

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce presents its 17th annual Festival of Bacchus auction and raffle event Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Diamond Rose in Kenai. There will be prize drawings and free designated driver rides home. For tickets and more information, call 283-7989.

Satellite meeting tackles health care disparities

Concerned citizens, consumers, health care workers, service agencies and community officials are invited to an interactive satellite presentation called Communities in Action: Eliminating Health Disparities. It will profile successful ways to improve health, reduce disparities and mobilize people to make positive changes. It is from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

The Alaska Public Health Training Network sponsors the session. Healthy Communities-Healthy People and the Bridges Community Resource Network Inc. are hosting the area participation. The site will be Room 127A at Kenai Peninsula College.

Although is is free, participants are asked to register. Register online at: or phone Kenai-Soldotna site coordinator Stan Steadman at 260-2663.

Stakeholder meeting slated

The next meeting of the Stakeholder Sounding Board for the Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cooper Landing Community Center on Bean Creek Road. Informational displays will be available from 6 to 7 p.m.

Brunch will honor pastors

The ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center is hosting its annual Pastor Appreciation Brunch at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Kenai Christian Church. The annual event honors all area pastors.

Bazaar table space available

The Nikiski Senior Center is planning its annual fall bazaar and bake sale Nov. 1-3. This is an opportunity to show off your crafts. Tables are available for rent now for $10 each. To reserve one, call Leigh or Sherry at 776-7654.

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