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Koi Club to hold potluck, course

The Mid-Columbia Koi & Pond Club will meet in August and hold a free class on pond water management in September.

The club will have a potluck meeting at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at the home of Carmen Stafford and Gunar Rieksts, 3905 S. Waverly St., Kennewick.

For more information on the meeting or directions, call 586-6465.

On Sept. 6, the Koi & Pond Club is sponsoring a free class "Pond Water Management Made Simple" from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Mid-Columbia Library, 1620 S. Union St., Kennewick.

The class will cover easy ways to check and control you pond's water and help create a better environment your fish. Bring a quart of your pond water and your city water. Members will test it for you to give you a reasonable idea of how well your pond is running.

Other helpful things to bring would be an overall picture of your pond, an estimate of the gallons, the depth at the deepest part and the number and approximate size of your fish. Easy-to-use test kits will be available to purchase.

For more information on the class or the club, e-mail Ron Boedeker at Ron.koi@charter.net or call 375-6108. Preregistration is not required.

Also, the annual September tour of members' ponds has been canceled this year.

* Loretto J. Hulse: 582-1513; lhulse@tricityherald.com.

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