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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2003

Rec center reopens today

The Kenai Recreation Center and the Kenai Teen Center will reopen at 8 a.m. today. Fees will remain the same as before closing. The rec center's hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The teen centers hours will be from 2:45 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 2:45 to 11 p.m. Friday and from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday. For more information and a complete list of what they have to offer, call James at 283-3855.

LIO sets teleconference schedule

The following teleconferences have been scheduled at the Kenai Legislative Information Office at 145 Main Street Loop No. 217.

The State Board of Education and Early Development will teleconference the public comment period of its business meeting and work session at 8 a.m. today. Public comment is open to agenda and nonagenda items.

The Senate Labor and Commerce Subcommittee on Pulltabs will hold a public hearing on gaming and pulltabs at 9 a.m. Dec. 8. Testimony will be taken. For more information, call 283-2030.

Avalanche workshop planned

The Office of Emergency Management will sponsor an avalanche hazard recognition workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium.

Registration will be from 9 to 9:25 a.m. The workshop begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be a lunch break, and participants should provide their own lunches. There is no fee.

Preregistration and workshop information is available online at or by calling 262-4910 or (800) 478-4441, ext. 281 or 247.

Snaring seminar slated

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will hold a snaring seminar from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the refuge headquarters. Local trappers will demonstrate various trapping methods. The snaring seminar is not the trapper orientation class needed to obtain a permit to trap on the Kenai refuge. Participants are asked to dress for the weather. For more information, call 262-7021.

Project GRAD meeting set for Ninilchik

A Project GRAD meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Ninilchik School. Project GRAD is a program to help students graduate and realize their dreams.

Heather Pancratz, executive director for the program, will discuss how the program will impact the Ninilchik students and how families can be involved. For more information, call Heather Pancratz at (907) 235-5612 or Mike Wetherbee at 567-3301.

EDD to welcome Parker

The Economic Development District will hold a reception for its new executive director, John Parker, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. Refreshments will be served, and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, call Dee at 283-3335, ext. 223.

Victorian tea scheduled

Peninsula Take-A-Break will hold a Victorian Christmas tea from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 17 at the Solid Rock Conference Center.

Julia Heasley of Anchorage will speak about how to find balance and joy during stressful times. Music will be provided by Kate Jefferson. Gift wrapping ideas also will be presented. The cost is $7, and free child care will be available.

For more information or to make a reservation, call Carolyn at 262-4214 or Linda at 283-3228.

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