Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2006

Cancer awareness walk planned

Relay for Life of the Central Peninsula will host its annual cancer awareness walk Friday and Saturday at the Skyview High School track. A ceremony to honor cancer survivors will begin at 6 p.m. Friday.

Plant sale set to bloom

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club will sell locally grown perennials to benefit the American Cancer Society on Friday at the Relay for Life at the Skyview High School track. For more information, call 714-4760.

Rowing classes set to stroke

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Club will host learn to row classes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mackey Lake. Participants are asked to bring a sack lunch, the club will provide a barbecue dinner after each class. The cost is $85 per class. Registration forms are available online at For more information or to register, call Judy at 260-4928 or Yvette at 262-0649.

Jet boat auction revs up

The Soldotna High School metals shop will auction a jet boat Saturday at S and R Construction site. The boat is an Australian jet riverboat with trailer, motor, anchors and seats. For more information and time of auction, call Doug Gordon or Bill Carlson at 262-7411.

Dandelion hunt set

The second annual Dandelion Sundae will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Ski Hill Road. Participants are asked to bring bagged dandelions and digging tools. Each bag of dandelions is worth one free ice cream sundae. The event is a weed awareness work day to help reduce invasive plants into wild land areas. Information on invasive plants on the peninsula will be available. For more information, call 262-7021 or 262-5824.

Swim lessons available

The Kenai Central High School pool is taking registrations for its summer swim lessons. Lessons will begin Tuesday. Lessons are offered six times a day Tuesdays through Fridays for eight days. The cost is $32. Private lessons are $10 for 30 minutes for one child or $15 for 30 minutes with two children. For more information or to register, call 283-7476.

Peace group to meet

People for Peace and Justice will meet at 7 p.m. June 10 at River City Books in Soldotna. For more information, call Mary Jo at 262-5447.

Golf tourney fundraiser set

The Birch Ridge Golf Course and the Golf Association will host a Rally for a Cure golf tournament at 2 p.m. June 11 in Soldotna. It will be a nine-hole scramble. The cost is $60. Participants are asked to wear pink colored clothing. Barbecue, awards and prizes will follow the tournament. For more information, call 262-5270 or 262-1560.

Swim team seeks members

The Soldotna Silver Salmon will hold tryouts from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday beginning June 12 at the Soldotna High School pool. For more information, call Lisa Groleske at 262-2960.

Red Cross golf tourney set

The American Red Cross will host its 15th annual Golf Classic on July 8 at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. For more information, call 283-4556.

Team seeks work

The Soldotna High School football players are seeking work opportunities to help pay for summer camps. For more information, call Sarge Truesdell at 262-1232 or e-mail him

Volunteers wanted for garden

Heritage Place in Soldotna is seeking community members interested in helping residents plan, plant and maintain a garden.

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