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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2005

Brain injury awareness walk set

The ninth annual Brain Awareness Walk and barbecue will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday 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 Steve Shearer Memorial Softball 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. today at the Kenai Elks Lodge. For more information, call Richard or Mary Warrington at 283-5711.

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. Saturday 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.

Archers plan work day

The Kenai Peninsula Archers Association will host a work party, barbecue and free 3-D shoot Saturday at the KPA range on Arc Loop. The work party begins at 10 a.m., barbecue at 3 p.m. and 3-D shoot to follow.

The range is south of Soldotna off the Sterling Highway; turn left on the first road past the Central Peninsula Landfill (Arc Loop.) New members can register and old members renew. For more information, e-mail

Fish fry slated

AmVets Post No. 4 will host a fish fry from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the post at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The cost is $7 per plate. For more information, call 262-3540.

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. Monday at the Kenai River Center. The topic will include normal aging, dementia and medication. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Kathy Howard at 262-6331, ext. 276.

Women's run seeking volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers to help pass out posters and registration forms for its annual Women's Run. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

Swim lessons available

The Skyview High School pool is taking registration for its summer swim season. It is offering four sessions: session one — Monday through June 17; session two — June 20 through July 1; session three — July 11 through 22; and session four — July 25 through Aug. 5. For more information or to register, call 262-3905 or stop by the pool during any of the lap swim hours.

Rowing classes set

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will hold learn-to-row classes June 10 through 12 on the water at Mackey Lake in Soldotna, weather permitting. The classes are about eight hours long and for community members ages 14 and older. The class will cover the basics of sweep rowing, dry-land training, terminology, boat-handling skills, safety information, techniques and rowing fundamentals. The cost is $95. For more information, time or to register, leave a message for Judy at 260-4928 or visit

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