Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, May 27, 2005

Pancake breakfast fund-raiser planned

Ninilchik Emergency Services will host its annual pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. Tickets are available at the door.

High school rodeo Saturday

A high school qualifying rodeo will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Soldotna rodeo grounds. It is for current members of the Alaska High School Rodeo Association.

For more information or to join the Alaska High School Rodeo Association, call Mary Rainwater, at 262-5568.

Volunteer needed to plant flowers

The Kenai Parks and Recreation will host its annual volunteer plant day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Kenai Fire Department. An appreciation barbecue will follow at 2 p.m. For more information, call 283-3692.

Dog classes available

Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is offering classes at its facility on Kalifornsky Beach Road next to the Central Area Rural Transit System (CARTS) in the Midway Plaza. Continuous classes include levels obedience.

Students will be able to train and move up levels at their own pace. New student orientation is held weekly. The cost is $50 for an eight-week punch card, which is good for four months.

The club also will offer ongoing agility, rally, Flyball, open obedience, beginning conformation with conformation run-throughs and puppy kindergarten for dogs ages 8 weeks to 4 months. For more information, call 262-6846 or visit

Disk golf park to open

The Kenai Eagle Disc Golf Club in conjunction with the Kenai Parks and Recreation Department will host the grand opening of a nine-hole disk golf course from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 4 at the course at the end of Tinker Lane in Kenai behind the Peninsula Oilers baseball field.

The event is free to the public and includes free hot dogs to the first 300 people. Prize giveaways also are planned.

Brain injury awareness walk set

The ninth annual Brain Awareness Walk and barbecue will be held at 11 a.m. June 4 at Kenai Central High School. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

The walk begins at KCHS and will follow the bike path into Kenai and end at the Steve Shearer Memorial Soft Ball Park. The barbecue will follow, open to walkers and the public.

Walk packets and sponsor sheets are available at the Independent Living Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road or from Bridges in Soldotna by the David Douthit Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Volunteers are needed to help make potato salad at 10 a.m. June 3 at the Kenai Elks Lodge. For more information, call Richard or Mary Warrington at 283-5711.

Aging brain seminar scheduled

Frontier Community Services and the Alaska Geriatric Education Center will host Dr. Ron Lucchino from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 6 at the Kenai River Center. The topic will be normal aging, dementia, medication and more. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Kathy Howard at 262-6331, ext. 276.

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