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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002

Challenger Center offers winter programs

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will present "Houston, We have a problem," a special mission for third- and fourth-graders, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. A minimum of 12 participants is required. Admission is $20. To register, call 283-2000 before Dec. 20.

The center also will host "Mission: Impossible," a double-mission for fifth- through seventh-graders from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 3. A minimum of 14 participants is required. Admission is $65. To register, call 283-2000 by Dec. 27.

Boys and Girls Club hosts arts exhibit

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai is participating in the Boys and Girls Club of America's National Fine Arts Exhibit.

The competition, sponsored by L'Oreal, is a comprehensive initiative promoting young people's creativity in a variety of media,a s well as encouraging artistic skills and cultural enrichment. More than 3,300 clubs nationwide are participating.

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai will host a local art exhibit Dec. 19 to 21 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Youth between the ages of 6 and 18 who have been members of the club for at least three months are eligible. All artwork must be done entirely by a club member and completed with in the last year. Entries are due to the Kenai Clubhouse office by Friday.

Selected artwork from the local exhibit will be submitted to the regional exhibit. Regional exhibits pieces will be screened and a limited number will be forwarded to the national level, where 40 national winners will be named and their artwork displayed in the National Fine Arts Exhibit at the Boys and Girls Club of America's 2002 national conference in Atlanta and at other special events throughout the year.

For more information about the program, call 283-2682.

Hospice offers holiday 'Sing-a-Grams'

Hospice of the Central Peninsula will offer local businesses and professionals an opportunity to spread wishes of good cheer for the holiday season to their neighboring shops and business friends by sending a "Sing-a-Gram." Hospice volunteers will sing two holiday carols at the business or office for a donation of $25. Proceeds benefit hospice programs and services. Hospice provides support to families who are caring for dying loved ones and offers a community bereavement program. Local businesses can arrange for a "Sing-a-Gram," to be delivered one of the next three Fridays, by calling Sue at 262-0453.



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