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Miscellaneous: Family Fun

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2003

A variety of events are planned throughout the summer that will be fun for the entire family. A sample:

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

June 21: Family Fun in the Midnight Sun in Nikiski. This fun-filled day of activities includes food booths, carnival booths, a 5-kilometer run, prizes, music and age appropriate games. For more information, call 776-8800.

June 21: Homer Animal Friends Fourth 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 10-kilometer Spit Run. For more information, call the Homer News at 235-7767.

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

July 4: Fourth of July celebration in Seward. This year includes Seward's centennial celebration, a 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.

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 13-20: The Soldotna Church of God will host a Camp Meeting. Hours July 13 and July 20 are 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hours July 14 through July 19 are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-4729.

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.

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

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

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

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

Through Sept. 6: The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center features "Alaska 2003: A Celebration of Wildlife Art," with 76 original paintings by 44 world-renowned artists. The cost to view the exhibit after Memorial Day will be $3 for adults and free for students and children. The center's hours after Memorial Day will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call 283-1991.

Every Tuesday during the summer: Sterling Lutheran Church will host a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. with singing and a devotional service. The public is invited.

Other summer activities for children of all ages include:

Rock beaches in the area provide ample ground for sea viewing and agate hunting.

Visit the Kenai public beach off Spruce Drive and Nikiski beach at Captain Cook State Recreation Area.

Children will enjoy hooking pink salmon at Cunningham Park off Beaver Loop Road.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge offers easy hiking trails near the headquarters in Soldotna, as well as one of only two national canoe systems in the country. commercial operations.

Wildlife viewing is a popular, easy and cheap activity around the peninsula. The Kenai River flats offer a chance to see birds, moose and caribou, while Captain Cook State Recreation Area is home to everything from birds and fish to moose and bears. Enjoy observing these wild animals, but remember to stay a safe distance and keep food in sealed containers.

The Kenai River Festival includes a number activities, including educational programs for children. The festival is held June 8 and 9.

A variety of events are planned throughout the summer that will be fun for the entire family. A sample:

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

June 21: Family Fun in the Midnight Sun in Nikiski. This fun-filled day of activities includes food booths, carnival booths, a 5-kilometer run, prizes, music and age appropriate games. For more information, call 776-8800.

June 21: Homer Animal Friends Fourth 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 10-kilometer Spit Run. For more information, call the Homer News at 235-7767.

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

July 4: Fourth of July celebration in Seward. This year includes Seward's centennial celebration, a 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.

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 13-20: The Soldotna Church of God will host a Camp Meeting. Hours July 13 and July 20 are 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Hours July 14 through July 19 are 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-4729.

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.

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

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

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

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

Through Sept. 6: The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center features "Alaska 2003: A Celebration of Wildlife Art," with 76 original paintings by 44 world-renowned artists. The cost to view the exhibit after Memorial Day will be $3 for adults and free for students and children. The center's hours after Memorial Day will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For more information, call 283-1991.

Every Tuesday during the summer: Sterling Lutheran Church will host a potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. with singing and a devotional service. The public is invited.

Other summer activities for children of all ages include:

Rock beaches in the area provide ample ground for sea viewing and agate hunting.

Visit the Kenai public beach off Spruce Drive and Nikiski beach at Captain Cook State Recreation Area.

Children will enjoy hooking pink salmon at Cunningham Park off Beaver Loop Road.

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge offers easy hiking trails near the headquarters in Soldotna, as well as one of only two national canoe systems in the country. commercial operations.

Wildlife viewing is a popular, easy and cheap activity around the peninsula. The Kenai River flats offer a chance to see birds, moose and caribou, while Captain Cook State Recreation Area is home to everything from birds and fish to moose and bears. Enjoy observing these wild animals, but remember to stay a safe distance and keep food in sealed containers.

The Kenai River Festival includes a number activities, including educational programs for children. The festival is held June 8 and 9.



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