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Posted: Sunday, November 23, 2003

Christmas trees available on refuge

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has been opened for Christmas tree cutting through Christmas Day. There is no fee. Limit one tree per household. The public is reminded to trim the stump as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons.

Trees may be taken from anywhere on the refuge except for the refuge Headquarters and Visitors Center, along Ski Hill Road or near any road, lake, stream, trail, campground or picnic area. For more information, call 262-7021.

Holiday nutrition classes offered

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services is giving a six-week series of holiday nutrition classes from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank through Dec. 16. Colleen Deal will teach classes on how to prepare holiday gifts and foods, including appetizers, drinks, salads, breads, main dishes and desserts. For more information, call 262-3111.

Educational forum scheduled

There will be an educational forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. Legislative representatives, school board members, borough and city officials and Alaska Department of Education members will be present to discuss educational topics concerning the state and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District.

The public is encouraged to attend. There will be a question-and-answer period. For more information, call Kaitlin Vadla at 262-7249.

Electric Light Parade seeking entrants

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce has applications available for the ninth annual Electric Light Parade, scheduled for Friday. The theme is "Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child." Applications can be obtained at 402 Overland St. in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7989.

Food bank to hold board meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank board meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Dec. 16 in the soup kitchen at 33955 Community College Drive. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 262-3111.

Safe Sitter class offered

Central Peninsula General Hospital will offer Safe Sitter classes from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22 and 23. Attendees must be at least 11 years old at the time of class and must preregister. The cost is $50 per student and includes all classroom materials. For more information, call Michelle McKay at 714-4775.

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