Peninsula events offer variety

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2003

KENAI

June 14-15 Kenai River Festival. Free festival to celebrate the Kenai River. Fea-tures live music, puppet show, arts and crafts, live birds and much more. For more information, call 260-5449.

June 21 KDLL Art and Music Festival. Featuring live bluegrass music, arts, vendors and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, call 283-8433.

July 1-2 Kenai River Classic. Fund-raiser put on by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association. For more information, call 262-8588.

July 4 Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Kenai Chamber of Com-merce. Community parade, games, arts and crafts, entertainment and food booths. For more information, call 283-7989.

Aug. 9 10-kilometer Run for Women. For more information, call the Wo-men's Resource and Crisis Center at 283-9479.

Aug. 30, 31 Sept. 1 Kenai Kennel Club Agility Trial. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

Sept. 1 Labor Day Picnic. Open to the public and free to all. Features food and live entertainment at the park strip in Kenai.

Sept. 13 Boys and Girls Club annual Auction Gala. Live and silent auctions, food and prizes. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

September Kenai Lions Rubber Ducky Race. More than $8,000 in prizes. No date set. For more information, call 283-4238.

SOLDOTNA

June 14 Run for the River. A 5-kilometer walk-run on a multiple turn loop course, for ages 12 and older. for more information, call 260-5449.

June 20 Boys and Girls Club Golf Classic. Fund-raiser golf tournament for adults. For more information, call 283-2682.

July 11-13 Kenai Kennel Club Dog Show and Agility Trial at Skyview High School. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

July 25-27 Soldotna Progress Days. Includes a parade, community dinner and dances, rodeo, car shows, races, rally, arts and crafts, games for kids of all ages and live entertainment. Sponsored by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and city of Soldotna. For more information, call 262-9814.

July 27 Soldotna Creek Celebration. Celebrates the area with free food, music and kids' activities. Also features works by Alaska artists. For more information, call 260-5449.

September Kenai Penin-sula Food Bank's annual Soup Supper and Auction. The food bank's largest fund-raiser of the year. Soup bowls are hand-crafted by area potters. Enter-tainment and auction caps the evening. No date set. For more information, call 262-3111.

October Pie Auction. Fund-raiser for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. No date set. For more information, call 262-9814.

Nov. 7-8 Soldotna Senior Citizens Center's seventh annual Art Show and Bazaar. Gifts, art displays, bake sale and lunch. For more information, call 262-2322.

STERLING

August Sterling Community Days. Music, food and games. No date set. For more information, call Bob Oaks at 262-5409.

NIKISKI

June 21 Family Fun in the Midnight Sun. The event includes food, games, a co-ed softball tournament, displays and area performers at the North Peninsula Recreation Area. For more information, call 776-8800.

NINILCHIK

May 5-Aug. 31 Annual Halibut Derby. Winner receives $2,500 grand prize. For more information, call 567-3571.

Aug. 15-17 Kenai Peninsula State Fair. "Alaska's biggest little fair." At the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. For more information, call 567-3670.

HOMER

May 8-11 12th annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. Offers free workshops, lectures and guided bird walks, birding cruises, tours, art events and children's activities. For more information, call 235-7740.

May 10-11 Calcutta Auction and King Salmon Tournament. Hosted by the Southern Peninsula Sportsmen's Association. For more information, call 235-2600.

June 21 Homer Animal Friends 4th annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Walk. Games and contest with prizes including agility, best trick and owner-dog look alike. For more information, call 235-7740.

June 28 Homer 10K Spit Run. For more information, call the Homer News at 235-7767.

July 11 Fire and Ice. A photo exhibit on glaciers and volcanoes opens at the Pratt Museum. For more information, call 235-8635.

Aug. 30 4th annual Homer Mariner Triathalon. For more information, call Brigitte Kuhns at 235-7416.

SEWARD

May 15-Aug. 1 Annual Jackpot Halibut Tournament. For more information, call 224-8051.

July 4 Fourth of July bash. This year includes Seward's centennial celebration. Parade, street vendors, food, carnival rides, fireworks display and 76th Mount Marathon Race a 3-mile run for juniors, women and men. For more information, call 224-8051.

Aug. 9-24 48th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby. For more information, call 224-8051.

KENAI

June 14-15 Kenai River Festival. Free festival to celebrate the Kenai River. Fea-tures live music, puppet show, arts and crafts, live birds and much more. For more information, call 260-5449.

June 21 KDLL Art and Music Festival. Featuring live bluegrass music, arts, vendors and entertainment for the whole family. For more information, call 283-8433.

July 1-2 Kenai River Classic. Fund-raiser put on by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association. For more information, call 262-8588.

July 4 Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Kenai Chamber of Com-merce. Community parade, games, arts and crafts, entertainment and food booths. For more information, call 283-7989.

Aug. 9 10-kilometer Run for Women. For more information, call the Wo-men's Resource and Crisis Center at 283-9479.

Aug. 30, 31 Sept. 1 Kenai Kennel Club Agility Trial. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

Sept. 1 Labor Day Picnic. Open to the public and free to all. Features food and live entertainment at the park strip in Kenai.

Sept. 13 Boys and Girls Club annual Auction Gala. Live and silent auctions, food and prizes. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

September Kenai Lions Rubber Ducky Race. More than $8,000 in prizes. No date set. For more information, call 283-4238.

SOLDOTNA

June 14 Run for the River. A 5-kilometer walk-run on a multiple turn loop course, for ages 12 and older. for more information, call 260-5449.

June 20 Boys and Girls Club Golf Classic. Fund-raiser golf tournament for adults. For more information, call 283-2682.

July 11-13 Kenai Kennel Club Dog Show and Agility Trial at Skyview High School. For more information, call Tarma Grooming at 262-6405.

July 25-27 Soldotna Progress Days. Includes a parade, community dinner and dances, rodeo, car shows, races, rally, arts and crafts, games for kids of all ages and live entertainment. Sponsored by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce and city of Soldotna. For more information, call 262-9814.

July 27 Soldotna Creek Celebration. Celebrates the area with free food, music and kids' activities. Also features works by Alaska artists. For more information, call 260-5449.

September Kenai Penin-sula Food Bank's annual Soup Supper and Auction. The food bank's largest fund-raiser of the year. Soup bowls are hand-crafted by area potters. Enter-tainment and auction caps the evening. No date set. For more information, call 262-3111.

October Pie Auction. Fund-raiser for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. No date set. For more information, call 262-9814.

Nov. 7-8 Soldotna Senior Citizens Center's seventh annual Art Show and Bazaar. Gifts, art displays, bake sale and lunch. For more information, call 262-2322.

STERLING

August Sterling Community Days. Music, food and games. No date set. For more information, call Bob Oaks at 262-5409.

NIKISKI

June 21 Family Fun in the Midnight Sun. The event includes food, games, a co-ed softball tournament, displays and area performers at the North Peninsula Recreation Area. For more information, call 776-8800.

NINILCHIK

May 5-Aug. 31 Annual Halibut Derby. Winner receives $2,500 grand prize. For more information, call 567-3571.

Aug. 15-17 Kenai Peninsula State Fair. "Alaska's biggest little fair." At the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. For more information, call 567-3670.

HOMER

May 8-11 12th annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. Offers free workshops, lectures and guided bird walks, birding cruises, tours, art events and children's activities. For more information, call 235-7740.

May 10-11 Calcutta Auction and King Salmon Tournament. Hosted by the Southern Peninsula Sportsmen's Association. For more information, call 235-2600.

June 21 Homer Animal Friends 4th annual Strut Your Mutt Dog Walk. Games and contest with prizes including agility, best trick and owner-dog look alike. For more information, call 235-7740.

June 28 Homer 10K Spit Run. For more information, call the Homer News at 235-7767.

July 11 Fire and Ice. A photo exhibit on glaciers and volcanoes opens at the Pratt Museum. For more information, call 235-8635.

Aug. 30 4th annual Homer Mariner Triathalon. For more information, call Brigitte Kuhns at 235-7416.

SEWARD

May 15-Aug. 1 Annual Jackpot Halibut Tournament. For more information, call 224-8051.

July 4 Fourth of July bash. This year includes Seward's centennial celebration. Parade, street vendors, food, carnival rides, fireworks display and 76th Mount Marathon Race a 3-mile run for juniors, women and men. For more information, call 224-8051.

Aug. 9-24 48th Annual Seward Silver Salmon Derby. For more information, call 224-8051.



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