Kayak festival planned
The Homer Chamber of Commerce will hold its third annual Kachemak Kayak Fest today through June 6 in Homer. Planned activities include kayak test rides, demonstrations, pleasure trips, extreme videos, a fashion show, adventure stories, photos and keynote speakers. This event is for new and experienced kayakers. For more information, call the Homer chamber or visit www.kachemakkayakfest.com.
Summer clubhouse deadline today
The deadline to register for the Kenai Boys and Girls Club Summer Clubhouse, Session No. 1, is today. There will be a $10 late fee implemented after this date. The clubhouse is open to all youth ages 6 (who have completed first grade) to 13. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and breakfast, lunch and a snack are provided. The cost is $125 per month, per session, plus a $20 membership fee. Scholarships are available.
The Kenai clubhouse will be closed from Friday to June 6. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.
NES plans pancake fund-raiser
Ninilchik Emergency Services will hold a pancake breakfast fund-raiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go to support Ninilchik Emergency Services. For more information, call Lara McGinnis at 567-4465.
Rifle raffle, gun show on target
The Soldotna Lions Club will hold its 15th annual gun show and rifle raffle from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna Sports Center.
Space still is available for vendors. The cost is $35 per table.
The Two Rifle Raffle will be for a Ruger M77 Mark ll 300 Winchester Magnum and a Mossburg 835 Camo 12 gauge. Tickets are $3. It is possible to win one or both. Drawings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Participants in the drawings need not be present to win. Proceeds will help fund scholarship programs. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Paul Zimmerman at 262-7223 or Brock See at 283-9243.
Volksmarch 10K planned
The Anchorage Volkssport Club will host volksmarches (10K) walks daily through Sept. 30, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Subway. A volksmarch is a noncompetitive walk designed to encourage walking for health.
Participants may ask for a map and instructions from the Anchorage Volkssport Club box behind the counter at Subway during the store's hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. The event and supplies are free, though stamps for International Volksmarch books and distance credits cost $3.
For more information, call Marilyn Corder at 260-5874 or (907) 227-4075.
SeaLife Center takes wing
The Alaska SeaLife Center will celebrate Alaska's many bird species by hosting "Springtime in Birdland" on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the center in Seward. Some of the planned activities will include a drawing to assist feeding the center's birds, special presentations, hands-on educational games and crafts. Special bird presentations will be given at 1 p.m. each day by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center (Bird TLC) of Anchorage, as well as different bird visitors from noon to 4 p.m. each day. The center will have a special $30 family admissions fee during Bird Week. For more information, call the center's bird weekend hotline at (907) 224-6312.
Football camp scheduled
The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will hold a Northern Lights Football Camp for seventh- and eighth-graders from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday through June 4 at Nikiski Middle-Senior High School. The camp will focus on conditioning, fundamentals, offensive and defensive skills and mechanics. The cost is $75 before June 2 or $125 for registration the day of camp. Ned Clooten, Jason Tauriainen, Vern Kornstad and Reid Kornstad will instruct. Registration forms are available at the Nikiski pool. For more information, call 776-8800.
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