Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2003

Rodeo postponed

The rodeo scheduled for Saturday and Sunday by the Soldotna Equestrian Association has been postponed. A new date will be announced in the near future. Tickets purchased for this weekend will be honored for the new date, as well as the Progress Days Rodeo in July. For more information, call Mike at 262-7709 or Rhonda at 262-7006.

Bear-safe neighborhood planned

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will sponsor the Valhalla Heights-Shaginoff Subdivision Bear-Safe Neighborhood project at 6 p.m. today at the Eagles Aerie No. 35255 in Kenai. Residents of the project neighborhood are invited to attend. Representatives from the Audubon Society, the city of Kenai, Kenai Police Department, the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Peninsula Sanitation Inc. and Waste Management Inc. also have been invited.

For more information, contact Fish and Game at 262-9368.

After-school program to close for summer

The last day for the Kenai Boys and Girls Club after-school program is today. The clubhouse will be closed Friday through June 6 for staff training. The summer program will begin at 7:30 a.m. June 9. All members are required to preregister before attending. For more information about the summer programs, call 283-2682.

Blood Bank closed today

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center will be closed today through Tuesday. The center will be reopen Wednesday at 11 a.m.

WRCC needs volunteers

The Kenai-Soldotna Women's Resource and Crisis Center needs volunteer gardeners to help get the flower beds around the building ready for the summer. For more information, call Barbara or Laurie at 283-9479.

Deadline for Kenai River Festival is Friday

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from local artists to reserve booth space for the Kenai River Festival. The festival will be held June 14 and 15 in Kenai. Space is limited and the deadline for applications is Friday. For more information, contact Josselyn Burke at 260-5449 or online at

Garage sale to benefit missions

The Kasilof Community Church will hold its fifth annual missions garage sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Donations are being accepted. For more information, call Mary at 262-4260.

Kachemak Kayak Fest set for Homer

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the Kachemak Kayak Fest beginning Friday and running through June 1. There will be many activities for all ages and levels of kayaking abilities. For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740 or for a detailed schedule and listing of events, visit the festival Web site at

Kenai cemetery cleanup

Kenai Parks and Recreation will have its annual Kenai cemetery cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The public is invited to help. Those participating should bring rakes, gloves and shovels. The rest will be provided. For more information, contact Bob Frates at the Kenai Recreation Center at 283-3855.

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