Story last updated at 12:36 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002

Upcoming Events
The Public Health nurse visits the Ninilchik Clinic 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, for pregnancy testing, TB testing and well-child checkups. Call 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

Pastor Gary Neal of Harriman, Tenn. is the main speaker Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 26-29 for the fall revival at Homer Independent Baptist Church. Thursday-Saturday services are at 7 p.m. Pastor Neal speaks at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29. Call 235-2431.

Tibetan Buddhist Lama Pema Dhorje presents "Integrating Spiritual Practice into Everyday Life" 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, and "Clarified Butter: A Concise Teaching for the Moment of Death" 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at The Dance Studio, Bunnell Street. The Khawachen Dharma Center sponsors the talks. Donations of $10 and $45 requested. Call 235-4277.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies holds a Kachemak Bay field trip 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. The trip is $60. Call 235-6667.

McNeil Canyon Elementary School holds a garage sale 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the school. A fundraiser for the 5th and 6th grade field trips, tables can be rented for $20 for a full table or $10 for a half table. Items may also be donated. Call 235-8181.

Alaska Bible Institute fall classes begin Tuesday, Oct. 1. Orientation is Monday, Sept. 30. ABI is a nondenominational school offering courses in Bible, Christian Education and Music. Classes meet 8:30 a.m. to noon weekdays through the end of March at the campus on Mission Road off East Hill Road. Call 235-8648.