Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, June 02, 2000

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Kenai Peninsula bear biologist Steve Stringham will present a video program on the body language of bears at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center today. Using video clips from his extensive years of research on the peninsula bear population, Stringham reveals frame by frame the hidden language of these fascinating creatures. The program begins at 3 p.m. today and lasts 45 minutes to an hour. Admission is free and open to the public.

Garage sale looking for donations

The Kasilof Community Church will hold a garage sale today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The church is located in Kasilof on the corner of Sterling Highway and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Call 262-4260 for more information or to donate leftover garage sale items.

Soldotna Historical Society to meet

The board of directors for the Soldotna Historical Society will meet Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the Museum Building on Centennial Road. All members are welcome to attend.

Bike safety rodeo happens Saturday

A children's bike safety rodeo will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Moose Lodge parking lot located at 12853 Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The annual event is sponsored by the Peninsula Moose Lodge, the Kenai Police Department and Parks and Recreation. Activities include bike safety training, inspections, repairs, adjustments, food and refreshments.

Tour of historical cabin scheduled in Kasilof

Catherine Cassidy, of the Kasilof Historic Society, will lead a tour of the Victor Holm cabin Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 a person or $20 a family, with proceeds going toward restoration and maintenance of the site. For more information or to register, contact Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at 260-1999.

Kenai community blood drive scheduled for Saturday

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold the Kenai Community Blood Drive on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Kenai Fellowship Church of Christ at Mile 8.5 Kenai Spur Highway. Those participating are asked to drink lots of caffeine-free liquid and eat a good meal before donation.

Hunter safety course open to public

A free course in hunter safety is continues today from 9 a.m. to noon and all day Saturday at First Baptist Church in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7672.

Campfire program focuses on beetles

Janice Chumley, from the Alaska Cooperative Extension, will talk about the impact of spruce bark beetles on peninsula forests at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Captain Cook State recreation area, near Discovery Campground Site No. 15. No pets, please.

Saturday activities draw attention to brain injuries

The fourth annual brain awareness walk begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kenai Central High School and ends at the City Ball Park. It will be followed by a barbecue lunch. For more information, call 283-5711.

Career and technical symposium being offered

The Alaska Vocational Technical Center will celebrate 30 years of training Alaskans and hold a symposium on career and technical education on Saturday at 419 Fourth Ave., Seward. For more information, call 224-4154.

Plant sale supports museum

Homer's Pratt Museum garden has 150 species of native plants that need thinning each year. Gardener Tracy Asselin and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide gardening tips at the Pratt Museum on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Swimming lessons available at SoHi pool

The Soldotna High School swimming pool is now taking registration for its summer swimming lessons. Classes are held Monday through Friday and cost $30 for a set of 10 lessons. Classes start June 5, 19 and July 3.

Because of limited class space, preregistration is recommended. For more information, call 262-7419.

Summer camp nears registration deadline

Soldotna Community Schools Summer Camp 2000 day camp registration deadline is Monday. If sufficient registrations are not received by that time, the June Summer Camp session (June 19 to July 7) will be canceled.

The registration deadline for the July session (July 10 to July 28) is June 16.

For more information, call 262-6768.

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