Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 11, 2001

Totem tracers to meet

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Community Library. A member will be on hand to help with problems in researching a family tree.

Young Marines to host car wash

The Arctic Young Marines will hold a car wash from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Williams Express in Kenai.

Cowboy Fun Shoot planned

The Snowshoe Gun Club will hold a Cowboy Fun Shoot at 9 a.m. Saturday at the range next to the race track on Shotgun Drive. Participants are urged to wear cowboy clothing. Eye and ear protection is required. The shoot will involve "Cowboy" single action revolvers such as .45 Long Colt, .44 S & W, .44 Colt and .38; "Cowboy" lever action rifles in pistol calibers only; 10-, 12- or 20-gauge shotguns including the 97 pump, 86 lever and doubles without ejectors. There will be a side match for buffalo guns and derringers. Only lead bullets can be used; black or smokeless powder will be allowed. No magnums will be allowed.

Events planned at River City Books

River City Books has various events planned for the weekend. At 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Tom Anderson will read to kids. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Kent Peterson will play classical guitar. At 2 p.m. Sunday, there will be a student violin recital by the Kenai Peninsula Violin Studio.

Kaladi presents weekend music

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company will present music by Mike Morgan Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the Skyview Jazz Bank will play at 2 p.m.

Strawberry social planned

The Soldotna Senior Center and the Special Olympics Committee present the fifth annual strawberry social Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Soldotna Senior Center. There will be auctions, a bake sale, brunch served all day as well as live music. The event is open to the public.

Breakfast served to honor mom

Boy Scout Troop No. 357 will hold its 33rd annual Mother's Day Pancake Breakfast Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Elks Lodge in Kenai. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $5 for individuals and $20 for a family. Money raised will help boys attend Boy Scout camp. For more information, call 283-3158.

Ideas sought on branding Cook Inlet salmon

The public is invited to a meeting titled "Exploring Opportunities in Developing Branding of Kenai/Cook Inlet Salmon" Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Former Alaska Fisheries and Development Foundation executive director Chris Mitchell, whom the Kenai Peninsula Borough has hired to explore the possibility of branding Cook Inlet salmon, will be present.

Softball association to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Softball Association will hold a meeting for all team managers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. Managers must bring completed player registration forms.

For more information, call 776-8641.

Library sponsors summer reading program

The Soldotna Public Library has expanded its summer reading program to include children of all ages. Registration will be held June 2. For preschoolers and non-reading children, the Read-To-Me club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays starting June 6. Readers in kindergarten through sixth-grade can enter the reading program held at 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 262-4227.

Volunteer host positions open

Alaska State Parks is currently recruiting for volunteer campground host positions in the Ninilchik, Kasilof and Sterling areas. The hosts provide information and other assistance to park visitors as well as assist park rangers with light maintenance tasks. Hosts are provided with a free campsites, monthly stipends, hats and jackets.

For applications or more information, call 262-5581.

Help for parents with questions

Frontier Community Services Early Intervention offers developmental screening for children from newborns to 3 years old. The screening is free of charge. For more information, call 262-3144.

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