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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2003

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.

Christmas cookies available

The Apostolic Assembly of Jesus Christ will hold its 24th annual Christmas cookie sale. The boxed cookies come in assorted varieties and are sold on a preorder basis only. Cookies cost $4 per dozen. Orders are being taken through Friday. Cookies are available for delivery or pick-up Dec. 10 to 13. For more information, call Liz at 262-5525, Diane at 262-1714 or Nancy at 262-9693.

Historical society to meet

Then Kenai Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Church of the New Covenant's community meeting room. Rev. Thomas Andrew of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Christian Church will be the featured speaker. His topic of discussion will be the symbols and customs of the Christmas season as practiced by his church. He also will present a video on Russian caroling. For more information, call 283-7700.

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.

Firefighters plan basketball fund-raiser

The Kenai Firefighters Association will play in a basketball game against a team of NFL and Hollywood celebrities at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Kenai Central High School gymnasium. The game is a fund-raiser for the association. Tickets are $12.50 for one adult or two children. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or tickets, call Terry Bookey at 283-7666.

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