Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 24, 2002

Around the Peninsula

Lions gun show starts Saturday

The Soldotna Lions Club will hold its annual gun show this weekend at the Soldotna Sports Center. The show will run Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. A shotgun raffle will be held following the show on Sunday. For more information, call Paul at 262-7223 or Brock at 283-9243.

Gun club to host historical shoot

The Snowshoe Gun Club will host its first Cowboy Fun Shoot of the year Saturday at 10 a.m. Single action revolvers, lever action rifles and shotguns will be used, and participants are encouraged to wear period clothing from the 1800s. Eye and ear protection is required. The shoot will be at the gun club, next to the race track off the Kenai Spur Highway. For more information, call 283-7435.

Ninilchik ambulance association to host breakfast

The Ninilchik Community Ambulance Association will host its annual Pancake Benefit Breakfast May 25 to 27 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. Breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for children and free for those under 3. All proceeds benefit the Ninilchik Community Ambulance Association.

CIRCAC board to meet

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council board of directors will meet May 31 at 10 a.m. in the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. For a meeting agenda or more information, call 283-7222.

Conservation center open house planned

Cook Inlet Keeper, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society and Alaska Marine Conservation Council are hosting an open house and potluck dinner June 1 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the new Kachemak Bay Conservation Center, located at 3734 Ben Walters Lane in Homer. For more information, call Marla McPherson at (907) 235-4068.

DOT to host East End Road construction open house

The Alaska Department of Transportation will hold an open house meeting to discuss a pathway construction project from Kachemak Drive to McNeil Canyon School in Homer, planned for 2006. The meeting will take place June 6 from 4 until 7 p.m. at Paul Banks Elementary School. For more information, call Therese Stokes at (907) 269-0592.

Sterling seniors plan barbecue

The Sterling Senior Center will host a ribs and chicken barbecue June 15 from 4 until 8 p.m. There will be food, fun and prizes. Tickets are $10 adult, $5 children and $30 family. For more information, call 262-6808.

Applications available for Elks camp

Applications are now available for the annual Free Elks Kids Camp for campers ages 9 to 13. This year, the girls' camp will be held July 14 through 20, while the boys' camp is July 28 through Aug. 3. Applications are available at the Kenai Elks Lodge. Girls applications are due June 10, boys applications are due June 20.

For more information, call the Kenai Elks Lodge at 283-7776.

Challenger center plans summer events

The Challenger Learning Center in Kenai will host educational events this summer. On Mondays, the center will offer a chance to participate in simulated space missions. Cost is $25, and preregistration is required.

On Wednesdays, a variety of activities will be offered, including robot building and rocket design. Cost is $25 per session, or two for $40.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, call 283-2000.

Kenai chamber seeks volunteers

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers to work in the Kenai airport to greet visitors and promote the chamber and the city. For more information, call the chamber at 283-7989.

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