Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 21, 2004

Head Start plans fund-raiser

Sterling Head Start will hold a garage sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at the school next to Cook's Tesoro in Sterling. For more information, call 260-7446.

Introduction to rowing set in Homer

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club will hold an introduction to rowing from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the home of Jim and Karen Hurd in Homer. For more information, call Karen at (907) 235-8606.

Kenai, Soldotna airports plan air show

The Soldotna and Kenai airports, in conjunction with Alaska Airmen's Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), will host the fourth annual Kenai Peninsula Air Fair and Military Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna and Kenai municipal airports.

Pilot registration and a pancake breakfast fund-raiser, hosted by the EAA, will be from 8 to 11 a.m. at Samaritan's Purse Hanger in Soldotna, followed by the pilot "fun run" to various peninsula airports, then reconvening at the Kenai Municipal Airport. A demonstration by the Gold Wing Motorcycle Club will be the featured entertainment.

The cost for breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens 65 and older and children 12 and under.

Military Appreciation activities will include a barbecue with door prizes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Kenai airport. Soldotna Mayor Dave Carey and Kenai Mayor John Williams will speak in honor of the cities' military personnel. There will be pilot prizes for the fun run participants. Entertainment will be live music by Dixie Express, a component of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific. A static airplane display also will be available for viewing. The cost for the barbecue is $6 for adults and $3 for senior citizens 65 and older and children 12 and under.

For more information, call Sharen Sleater at 262-4672 or Mary Bondurant at 283-7951.

Cemetery cleanup scheduled

A community cleanup of Kasilof Cemetery will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Participants are asked to bring rakes and garden gloves. Lunch will follow at Brock See's house at Mile 5.5 of Kalifornsky Beach Road at the end of Freeway Lane.

Habitat to hold ground breaking ceremony

Central Peninsula Habitat for Humanity will host a ground breaking ceremony for its 12th house at 11 a.m. Saturday at the home site. To reach the site, turn from the Kenai Spur Highway onto Candlelight; turn right onto Colonial, then turn right onto Cottage. The public is invited to attend.

Habitat also is seeking volunteers. For more information, call 283-7797.

Flea market fund-raiser set

A flea marker fund-raiser to benefit Relay for Life will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kenaitze Head Start family house at 120 N. Willow St. in Kenai. Hair cuts, face painting, a bake sale and garage sale are some of the planned events. For more information, call 283-6650.

Ground breaking ceremony slated

A ground breaking ceremony for The Sterling Moose River Manor, an independent living housing project, will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sterling Senior Center. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Skyview after-grad party scheduled

The Skyview seniors' after-graduation party will be held from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday at the Kenai Recreation Center. The theme is "Run for the Border." Doors will be locked at 11 p.m. There is no cost for seniors.

Seniors may bring one guest. Food, fun, games and prizes, including a prize for the best decorated graduation cap, are part of the planned festivities.

Brady to speak at Alliance meeting

Judy Brady, executive director of Alaska Oil and Gas, will be the featured speaker at The Alliance meeting at noon Tuesday at Paradiso's in Kenai. Her topic of discussion will be the "Cost of Doing Business." The cost is $11 per person. For more information, call (907) 563-2226.

Outdoor skills club starting

Families interested in learning more about outdoor skills can attend the 4-H's new Outdoors Skills Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building.

The club will include activities such as shooting sports, fishing, camping and outdoor survival. Larry Lewis will discuss bear safety at the first meeting. For more information, call 262-5824.

Conservation and Development meeting set

The Kenai Peninsula Resource Conservation and Development District will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 110 Trading Bay Drive, Suite 140, in Kenai.

The meeting is open to the public and all interested persons are invited to attend. For more information, call Mike Odegard at 283-8732, ext .106.

Hope plans family forum, meetings

Hope Community Resources Inc., an Alaska nonprofit agency supporting individuals and families who experience disabilities, will host a forum for families from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road.

There also will be an opportunity for families to meet one-on-one with Hope representatives earlier in the day.

For more information or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with a representative, call Jon Vollen at (800) 478-0078, ext. 354, or (907) 564-6854.

Soccer, basketball camps slated

The Boys and Girls Club is sponsoring Gym Rats basketball camp Aug. 2 through 4 for girls in grades three through 12. The registration deadline is July 16. The fee is $75. Molly Tuter will instruct.

Participants must be members of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information and a complete list of playing times, call 283-2682.

Diabetes support group forming

Community members interested in forming a diabetes support group in the Kenai-Soldotna area can call Lindakaye Temple at 260-6675.

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