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Friday, Sept. 19, 2014
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The average driver in the U.S. will spend about $22,000 on gas during their car's lifetime.

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Fish carts on Seward dock Photographer:  Barb Christian
Posted: Sept. 19, 2014
KRC Saturday hours
Please note that KPC's Kenai River Campus will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays beginning tomorrow, Sept. 20. Students are welcome to make use of the campus' study areas!
Posted: Sept. 19, 2014
Celebrate Banned Books Week with the KRC Library
Next week, Sept. 21-27, is Banned Books Week. Celebrate freedom to read with the KRC Library! Students are invited to stop by the library next week and take a "selfie" with their favorite banned book or share a quote about why they support books that have been challenged or banned. Photos and quotes will be shared on the KRC Library Facebook page. Learn more by contacting the library at 262-0384.
Posted: Sept. 19, 2014
Closing reception for Paul Tornow at the Flats Bistro tomorrow

The Flats Bistro would like to invite the community to attend a closing reception for Paul Tornow's art exhibit, which has been on display in the restaurant since it opened in June. Paul is a former KPC student and his artwork can be viewed throughout the Kenai River Campus (his work includes a large-scale self-portrait in the Brockel Commons and the metal moose located outside of the Ward Building). The reception will be held from 2-4 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 20, and will feature live music provided by Robb Justice. Come enjoy one last look at Paul's exceptional exhibit and have a great lunch! The Flats Bistro is located at 39847 K-Beach Road and can be contacted at 335-1010. Their next featured artist will be Amy Kruse; her work will be on display beginning Monday, Sept. 22.

Posted: Sept. 19, 2014
Nikiski Boys & Girls Clubhouse now hiring
The Nikiski Boys and Girls Clubhouse, located at Nikiski North Star Elementary, is currently hiring additional after school staff to assist with their expanding program. The Clubhouse is searching for a positive and enthusiastic individual (18 or older) to work with students and assist with after school physical fitness programs on a part-time basis (20 hours per week). Applications and resumes can be faxed to (907) 283-8190 or emailed to swik@positiveplaceforkids.com.
Posted: Sept. 18, 2014
Watch "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" at the KRC Residence Hall tonight
There will be a showing of the film "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" at 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 19, at the KRC Residence Hall. This event is being hosted by the Local Food Group and is being presented as part of their Harvest Moon Local Food Week. Following the film there will be a "Farming on the Kenai" panel discussion featuring Kenai Peninsula farmers. The community is invited to this free event. Learn more by visiting this website.
Posted: Sept. 18, 2014
Mark the calendar: KPC Showcase to kick off Oct. 10 with book reading & talk

The first KPC Showcase event of the semester will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in KRC's McLane Commons. Don Rearden, author of The Raven's Gift, and Deb Vanasse, author of Cold Spell, will be conducting a book reading and giving a presentation entitled "Fact and Fiction: Life into Story." This Showcase event is open to the public and free of charge. It is being presented in partnership with 49 Writers Inc.

Rearden and Vanasse, both award-winning authors, will also be leading writing workshops on Oct. 11 in room 132 at KRC. Vanasse's workshop will explore points of view in creative writing; learn more about her event here. Rearden's workshop will focus on how to bring complex and conflicted characters to the next level; learn about his event here. Register for these workshops online. Questions? Contact Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

Posted: Sept. 17, 2014
KRC Learning Center's career and college awareness course to begin next week
The KRC Learning Center will be offering a free career and college awareness course from Sept. 22-Nov. 24. The course will be held from 1-4 p.m. on Mondays in the Learning Center (room 153) and will provide students with information about colleges, training courses and high-demand courses. Sign up at the Learning Center now or on the first day of class, Sept. 22. Learn more about the course here. Questions? Contact Terri Cowart at 262-0327.
Posted: Sept. 17, 2014
Kenai Fine Arts Center to host annual Harvest Art Auction Sept. 27
The Kenai Fine Arts Center will be hosting their annual Harvest Art Auction fundraiser from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 27 at their location in Old Town Kenai (816 Cook Avenue). Enjoy local art, appetizers and live music provided by J.D. Uponen. Tickets for this event are available at the Fine Arts Center from 12-5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. Requested donation is $30 per person. There is limited space available, so be sure to buy tickets as soon as possible! All profits will go to support the Fine Arts Center. Questions? Contact the KFAC at 283-7040.
Posted: Sept. 18, 2014
UA Board of Regents meeting in Juneau today; watch it live via webstream

The Board of Regents will continue their meeting today at the University of Alaska Southeast Student Recreation Center on the Juneau campus. Public testimony will be held at approximately 9 a.m. Friday. All portions of the meeting except executive sessions will be webstreamed live here. For more information on the meeting agenda, click here.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2014
Artist reception for Joe Kashi's "Fleeting Images" to be held Sept. 25 at KRC

Local photographer Joe Kashi's photography exhibit, "Fleeting Images," is currently on display in KRC's G.L. Freeburg Gallery and will remain there through Oct. 10. The thought-provoking exhibition centers around images Kashi captured during a spring 2013 trip to Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

There will be an artist reception for the exhibit from 4:30-6 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Freeburg Gallery. Local resident Fred Kehl, who accompanied Kashi on his trip to Germany, will be present at the reception. Kehl has a special connection to Dachau concentration camp; he was one of the U.S. soldiers who liberated Dachau in April of 1945. He was an intelligence official and German language translator at the time of the liberation. Kehl will be speaking at the reception for "Fleeting Images" and, according Kashi, Kehl will also receive a replica brass and walnut copy of the plaque that now hangs at the main gate of Dachau.

The public is invited to attend this reception. It is free of charge. The show can be viewed in the gallery from 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Fridays.

Posted: Sept. 18, 2014
KRC winter health fair scheduled for Nov. 1
The KRC Student Health Clinic has announced that they are gearing up for their annual winter health fair. The event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Nov. 1 in room 140 at KRC's Career and Technical Education Center. There will be several exhibitors present, low cost blood tests, free health education materials and health screenings. Mammograms will also be offered in the Providence Mobile Mammogram vehicle; those interested in scheduling an appointment for this service can do so by calling 1-888-458-3151. The public is invited to attend and take advantage of the wonderful services that will be available this event. For more information, please contact the KRC Health Clinic at 262-0347.
Posted: Sept. 17, 2014
Mark the calendar: KBC to host grant proposal writing workshop Oct. 17
KPC's Kachemak Bay Campus will be offering an introduction to grant proposal writing workshop from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 17. Join nonprofit development professional Heather O'Connor and learn how to research possible funding sources and write successful grant proposals. Stop by KBC to register in person or call (907) 235-7743. There is a $75 registration fee per person. Registration closes Oct. 13.

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