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Chambers set schedules

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon today at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. A presentation on the Soldotna Downtown Improvement Project and BR&E (Business Retention & Expansion) program by Stephanie Queen, City of Soldotna Director of Economic Development, is planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon April 14 at Froso’s Restaurant in Soldotna. A presentation on the St. Jude Kid’s Radiothon by Robyn Sullens, KSRM Radio Group, is planned. RSVP to 262-9814.

■ The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will not meet Wednesday.

■ The Kenai and Soldotna Chambers of Commerce will host a joint luncheon at noon on April 15 at the Kenai Visitors Center. An update on the Alaska LNG project is scheduled. RSVP to 283-1991 or 262-9814.

Peony growers to hold informational meeting

The Alaska Peony Growers Association will be having an informational meeting on April 11, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00. We will be meeting at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building. We will also be having a question and answer time for those who have peonies in the ground and have questions about their next phase of growing.

Ag Forum coming to Ninilchik

Kenai Peninsula RC&D announces the fifth annual Kenai Peninsula Ag Forum will be held April 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Current and future farm producers and the general public are invited. Presentations include Peninsula wine and spirits, farming off the grid, building healthy soil, managing goats, ag education, updates on peonies, rhodiola, natural fiber, and more. For agenda and ticket information, go to Kenai Peninsula Fair on Facebook and select “Events.” Tickets are $25 on-line and $30 at the door, lunch included. Vendor tables are available for $20. Contact Amy Seitz at 252-5064 for more information. Co-sponsors include Alaska Division of Agriculture, Kenai Peninsula Economic Development District, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Central Peninsula Garden Club, Kenai Soil & Water, and Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau.

 

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