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Posted: Sunday, November 19, 2000

Hospital to host book fair

The Central Peninsula General Hospital will host a book fair Monday and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be held in the Iliamna Room. A portion of the funds go to health care scholarships for area graduating seniors pursuing health care careers.

For more information, call 262-8129.

Weekly mothers group slated

A Mothers Group will be held at the Kenai WIC office in the Seaman Building every Monday at 3 p.m. The group is for pregnant women and mothers with young children who would like to meet other women in the community.

For more information, call 283-4707.

Fishers meeting to inform public

The nonprofit commercial fishing group Cook Inlet Fisherman's Fund Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building to inform the public on ways to save and enhance the Cook Inlet commercial fishing industry.

All commercial fishers, families and crew, or anyone supporting business personnel are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 567-3306.

Homer chamber to hold luncheon

There will be a Homer Chamber of Commerce luncheon Tuesday at noon in the Homer Elks building. Dr. Edwin McClain, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District assistant superintendent, and Jinny Espenshade, Director of the Kenai Peninsula Youth Court, will be the guest speakers.

Cost is $10. For more information, call 235-7740.

Auction to raise money for center

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center will host a Pie Auction Tuesday at 7 p.m. All proceeds go to the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Kenai.

For more information, call the Crisis Pregnancy Center at 283-9062.

Wednesday is the deadline for entries for the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program. All high school students are eligible to submit a three- to five-minute audio or essay. Students can win $1,000 for first prize and $500 for second. They can also win up to $25,000 at the national competition.

Fore more information, call the Voice of Democracy program chairperson at 262-1352.

Food bank in need of help

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is conducting its annual Mail Appeal. Area residents will receive a brochure in the mail giving them the opportunity to provide donations and partner with the food bank.

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