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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Gandhi grandson presents nonviolence seminar

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandad “Mahatma” Gandhi, will present an interactive seminar via satellite at 3:30 p.m. today at Kenai Peninsula College in Room 155.

Arun Gandhi will describe his grandfather’s concept of a nonviolent way of life. After leading successful projects for economic and social reform in India, he traveled to the United States to study racism in America, and in 1991, he and his wife founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, in Memphis, Tenn.

Food bank board meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank board of directors will meet at 4:30 p.m. today.

The food bank is seeking volunteers and new board members. For more information, call 262-3111.

PFLAG to meet today

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays will meet at 6 p.m. today. For more information, call 283-4678.

Kenai Council meeting rescheduled

The Kenai City Council meeting slated for Wednesday has been rescheduled to 7 p.m., Nov. 21 at Kenai City Hall.

Flight services taught

How to obtain a good weather briefing will be among items taught at the Kenai Peninsula Flight Instructor Association meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Flight Service Station.

The meeting, which will feature Tom Lemanski talking about flight services available to pilots, will also cover practical test standards and student performance. All instructors are welcome.

For more information, call Chip Versaw at 283-5700.

Immunization clinic shot down temporarily

The walk-in immunization clinic at the Kenai Public Health Center will be canceled Wednesday and Thursday. Immunizations for children only will be available by appointment. The clinics will resume Nov. 20. For more information, call 335-3400.

Nutrition classes available

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold nutrition classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks in the soup kitchen area of the food bank. Colleen Sonnevil, with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will be the instructor.

Participants who attend four classes will be entered into a prize drawing. For more information, call 262-3111.

Music fest to aid public radio

An open mic musical extravaganza will be conducted from 6 to 10 p.m., Thursday at Veronica’s Cafe in Old Town in Kenai, to benefit KDLL public radio.

Musicians will donate their time, talent and tips to KDLL. Proceeds from the sale of food and drinks will also benefit KDLL.

For more information, or if you wish to perform, call 283-2725.

LaLeche League to meet

“Coming home with baby” will be the discussion topic of the LaLeche League at its 11 a.m. meeting Friday at 141 Trumpeter Ave. in Soldotna.

For more information, call Olga at 260-2665.

Soroptimist board meeting set

The Soroptimist board will meet at noon Friday at Advanced Business Services in Soldotna. Members are asked to bring a sack lunch.

For more information, call Sandra at 260-5451.

Free movie showing set to entertain

The Sterling Senior Center will offer free movies twice a month at 7 p.m. at the center. Free popcorn and coffee will be served at 6:30 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and soda will be available to purchase. A free raffle prize will be given at intermission. The next movie is “Friendly Persuasion” on Friday. For more information, call 262-6808.

Kids’ winter reading program launched

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna invites kids to join its Winter Frequent Reading Program.

When kids sign up at the Triumvirate Theatre, they can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules. Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their reading calendar to the bookstore get it punched, and pickup another free book.

Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.

For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

Kenai Central plans high school reunion

The Kenai Central High School class of 1997 is planning its 10-year reunion July 6 to 7, 2007.

To provide classmate contact information, e-mail Kara Pike at

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