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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2002

Senior center to host benefit dinner

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host a benefit dinner to help raise money for medical expenses for Bruce Aitken, senior center driver. He had emergency surgery and does not have medical insurance. There will be a Mexican feast at 7 p.m. today at the senior center. The dinner costs $7 per person. For more information, call 776-7654.

Traditional Norwegian dinner planned

Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna will host its annual lutefisk and lefse dinner Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted at the door. For more information, call 262-4757.

KPC showcase features 'Popera'

The Kenai Peninsula College Sunday Showcase will present "Popera," a vocal recital featuring Judy Russell, accompanied by Maria Allison and featuring special guest Eric Larson. The showcase will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Kenai Peninsula College. A reception will follow.

Clinic cancels immunizations

The Immunization Clinic at Kenai Public Health, 603 Barnacle Way, Suite A, will be closed Monday for Veterans Day. The clinic also will be closed Wednesday. The clinic will be open Thursday at the Elks Club in Soldotna. For more information, call 335-3500.

Children's association to hold meetings

The Kenai Association for the Education of Young Children will meet at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month in room 206 B at Kenai Peninsula College. The primary goal is to guarantee the provision of high quality early childhood programs for young children. The association invites parents, teachers, child-care providers and any others interested in the care and education of young children. This Monday's meeting will focus on fall art activities for young children and developmental discipline. Bring craft ideas. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Debbie at 283-0707.

Crisis center offers clothes closet

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center's Clothes Closet is open to the community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The Clothes Closet offers clothing and miscellaneous items to the public at no charge. Due to the limited number of staff to sort donations, contributed items are only accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

Chamber discusses tax changes

The proposed changes to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Sales Tax Codes will be the topic at the next Homer Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Scheduled to present are Craig Chapman, with the Kenai Peninsula Borough Finance Department, and Chris Moss, borough assembly member. Public hearings on the changes are happening throughout November, and the assembly plans to take action in December. The luncheon is at noon Tuesday at Best Western Bidarka Inn. It is open to the public. For more information, call 235-7740.

PFLAG to hold meeting

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 283-4678.

Chamber pushes Christmas spirit

People can vote in the Kenai Christmas lights competition through Dec. 9 at Winners will be announced in mid-December. First- through third-place prizes will be given in commercial and residential categories. Homer Electric Association will provide energy credit to winners. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

Well test kits available

Due to recent flooding, area water wells may have been contaminated. Residents affected by the flooding who believe their well may have been contaminated can contact Northern Test Lab at 262-4624 to obtain a kit. The Kenai Peninsula Borough will reimburse the lab for the cost of the test.

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