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The Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers will hold its annual Fourth of July barbeque potluck 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Freddie’s Roadhouse on Oilwell Road in Ninilchik. Those attending with last names starting with the letter “A” to “R” are encouraged to bring side dishes, salads, appetizers, etc.

Members with last names starting with letter “S” to “Z” are encouraged to bring deserts. BBQ to Go will provide road pigs for the entrée. Freddie Pollard and Randy Wheeler will play live music, Ninilchik American Legion will provide a dunk tank for the children and Osmar Racing & Tours will provide free dog cart rides for children. The event is a members only event, but memberships are available at the door.

Nikiski Pool summer swim lessons set three will begin July 16 with beginners and intermediates at 9 a.m., beginners and tiny tots at 10 a.m. and beginners at 11 a.m. The semi=private swim lessons will start July 16 and August. Space is available. For more information, call Nigel at 907-776-8800.

North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will host a Free Geocache Contest, 5 p.m. July 12. The competition starts at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center, and there will be multiple prize opportunities. A GPS is required for participation. For more information, call NCRC at 907-776-8800.

The Annual Rotary Unity Run will take place on July 13. The event includes a 10 mile run and a 5K fun run/walk. Register online at www.soldotnarotary.org or at active.com. In person registration to be held at Soldotna High School parking lot on July 11 from 5-6:00 p.m.; July 12 from 5-6:00 p.m. and on July 13 beginning at 7:30 a.m. Entry Fees: Adults, $30.00; 12 and under, $10.00; and Families, $50.00. Buses will leave the Soldotna High School at 9:00 a.m. Races will start at 9:30 a.m. Post race refreshments will provided while they last. The Rotary Unity Run is a joint effort by and funds projects sponsored by four local Rotary Clubs: Soldotna, Kenai River, Kenai and Twin Cities Rotaract.

Alaska Communications seeks nominations for its 3rd annual Summer of Heroes partnership program with Boys & Girls Clubs. People can nominate Alaska youths, ages 6-18, who are making a difference in their communities. The winners will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and a trip to the recognition ceremony in August. Alaska Communications will also donate $25 to Boys & Girls Clubs for every Smartphone sold through July 22. Nominations can be placed at www.AlaskaCommunications.com/SummerofHeroes or any Alaska Communications retail store or a Boys & Girls Clubs clubhouse. Nominations are due July 22.

Hospice of the Central Peninsula’s Camp Mend-A-Heart application is now available at the Hospice office or on our website: hospiceofthecentralpeninsula.com.

Call Hospice at 262-0453 for more information. Camp Mend-A-Heart is a free bereavement camp for children ages 6-17. Children who have experienced the death of a loved one, be it parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt, uncle, close friend, teacher during the last year or two are welcome to apply. Camp will be held at Solid Rock Bible Camp August 12-14

Alaska Judicial Observers is looking for volunteers to observe in courtrooms. Volunteers must be able to take notes, complete paperwork and sit for up to 2 hours at a time. Volunteers are screened to ensure that they have not been a victim of a violent crime, have no criminal background and have no cases pending before the court. Volunteers go through approximately 40 hours of classroom and courtroom training and then are asked to evaluate for a minimum of 10 hours per month in the courtroom closest to your home. For more information call 907-646-9880.

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