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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2001

NPCC meets today

The North Peninsula Community Council will hold a general membership meeting today at 7 p.m. at the Nikiski Senior Center. The meeting is open to the public.

Summer swimming lessons offered

Registrations are being taken for summer swimming lessons at Soldotna High School. The first session begins today and the second starts June 18. Classes are held Monday through Friday. Each session is $40 for 10 lessons. Space is limited and preregistration is recommended.

For more information, call 262-7419 or stop by the pool.

Summer series starts today

The free summer interpretive program at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center begins today and continues through the summer. Talks are held from 3 to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Mondays is "Science on the Kenai"; Wednesday is "Art on the Kenai"; and Friday is "Alaska Heritage Day." The center also will host authors and books throughout the summer.

Today, the guest speakers will be Ron Arnold from the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska. He will speak on "Rockets, Robotics and You."

Garden party planned in Homer

R.W. "Toby" Tyler, Homer artist and gardener, will offer tours through his garden starting today through Friday at 10 a.m., noon and again at 2 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a lunch to the noon tour.

The tours will be held approximately two miles from the flashing red light on East End Road, taking a left on Spencer Road, take another left at the top of the hill and look for a "Garden Party" sign.

Geology walk planned

The Kenai Watershed Forum will feature a geological perspective of the Kenai River with geologist Robert Ruffner Thursday at 7 p.m. The walk will begin at the Kenai River flats viewing platform on Bridge Access Road in Kenai. It is free and open to the public. Donations will go to the Kenai Watershed Forum.

To register, call 260-5449.

Borough committee to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Borough Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the assembly chambers of the Borough Building in Soldotna. The meeting is open to the public.

Those in need of special modification in order to attend or participate in the meeting should contact the KPB office at 262-4910 or (800) 478-4441, ext. 247.

River festival planned

The Kenai River Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the city of Kenai Green Strip by the ball fields on Main Street Loop.

There will be various activities for adults and children, as well as booths and a 5 kilometer run. Admission is free. For more information, call the Kenai Watershed Forum at 260-5449.

Quilting extravaganza planned

The Quilting on the Kenai seventh annual Quilt Extravaganza will be held June 21-23 at Cook Inlet Academy. There will be vendor booths, door prizes and demonstrations, including featured guest Letitia Hutchings.

A wearable art fashion show will be held at 7:30 p.m. June 23 at CIA.

Kenai River boaters cautioned

The Kenai Watershed Forum is collecting daily water quality samples from the Kenai River at the Sterling Highway bridge in Soldotna throughout the summer. Boaters should be aware of the steel cables and other sampling devices.

For more information, call Ole or Robert at 260-5449.

Kenai summer rec program under way

The summer recreation program in Kenai is scheduled to begin June 11 and end Aug. 3. Children ages 5 through 13 are welcome Monday through Friday. For more information, call Kenai Parks and Recreation at 283-3855.

--Staff reports

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