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Posted: Monday, November 20, 2000

Sign ups to be held at Nikiski pool

The Nikiski pool will hold swim lessons for beginner to intermediate swimmers starting Nov. 28. Sign ups will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Nikiski pool classroom.

Cost is $30 for residents of the Nikiski Recreation Service Area, and $35 for nonservice area residents. For more information, call 776-8800.

Chamber meeting canceled

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce luncheon will be canceled this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Production open to community members

The choir at the United Methodist Church of the New Covenant in Kenai is beginning its annual Christmas Eve Cantata. Cherie Brewer is conducting "The Winter Rose."

Members of the community are welcome to join. Rehearsals are Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and some Saturdays at the church. For more information, call Kari Mohn at 283-4258.

Christmas Comes to Kenai planned Friday

Christmas Comes to Kenai will be held Friday courtesy of the Kenai Senior Center and the Kenai Chamber of Commerce. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served at the chamber cabin at 11 a.m. and Santa will arrive at 11:30 a.m. via a fire truck.

The fifth annual Electric Light Parade will start at 6 p.m. in front of the chamber cabin and proceed down Frontage Road, ending at the senior center. After the parade, the official lighting of the Christmas tree will take place, followed by a bonfire and singing of carols at the chamber cabin.

The grand finale fireworks display will begin at approximately 7 p.m.

For more information, contact the chamber at 283-7989.

Sterling school to host preschool group

Newborn to five-year-old preschoolers and their parents are invited to join the Read and Run Group which meets every Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Sterling Elementary School gymnasium.

For more information, call 262-7293.

Space learning opportunity for students

Students in third through sixth grade may study the history, development and principles of rocket science at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai by building a model rocket and launching it Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $45. For more information, call 283-2000.

Computer workshop slated

PCI Skills Resource Center is offering a workshop on Microsoft Excel from Nov. 27 through Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. Seating is limited and preregistration is required.

For reservations, call 283-4099. The class will present 12 hours of learning to create worksheets, working with formulas, formatting charts and more.

For more information, call 283-4099.

Women's center to hold membership meeting

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its annual membership meeting Dec. 2 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai. Reservations must be made by Nov. 29. For more information, call 283-9479.

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