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Posted: Monday, June 04, 2007

Run for River vendors, runners sought

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications for vendors and runners for the Kenai River Festival held June 9 and 10 at Soldotna Creek Park (behind Don Jose’s Restaurant on the Sterling Highway.) Vendor space is limited. The deadline to sign up is today. For more information, call Josselyn O’Connor at 260-5449. Registration also is open for the Run for the River to be held in conjunction with the river festival. The start and finish for the 5-kilometer run/walk and the 10-mile run will be at the festival grounds at Soldotna Creek Park.

Registration will be held at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. Preregistration fees will be $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 7 to 17 and admission is free for children under 6. Day of race fees are $25 for adults, $20 for children ages 7 to 17 and free for children under 6. Registration fees includes a T-shirt and two-week membership to the Peninsula Athletic Club. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

For more information, call Jennifer McCard at 260-5449. Registration forms are available online at www.kenaiwatershed.org.

Quilters to gather

Stitches of Love Quilters will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Redoubt Elementary School library. The group will meet the first Tuesday of the month for the summer. For more information, call 260-9005.

Resiliency classes continue

Central Peninsula Counseling Services’ free resiliency-building classes continue with “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Identification and Interventions” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Redoubt Room at Central Peninsula Hospital. Kim Lindley will instruct. For more information, call 260-3691.

Cowboy up

The Soldotna Equestrian Association’s second event in its Cowboy Round-up Family Series will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna Arena and Rodeo Grounds on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna.

Bull riding, barrel racing, calf riding, team penning, roping and calf scramble are some of the planned events. Entry registration is by phone from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday only at 260-3862. No late registrations will be accepted.

Kids reading program continues

Kids are invited to join the Triumvirate Bookstore Frequent Reader Program. Upon signing up, kids can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules at the bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Each time a reader returns their initialed calendar to the bookstore, they can pick out another free book and get their calendar punched. For more information, call 953-7262.

Garden club digs in

The Central Peninsula Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. June 12 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road near the Bridge Access Road intersection. The meeting will feature a plant exchange in the back parking area near the aquaculture building. Plants must be identified and in some kind of container. If you do not have plants to trade, the club will provide a way for you to participate.

The featured speaker will be Janice Chumley with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service. She will discuss “When beauty goes bad,” a program about invasive plants and how to identify them.

Door prizes will be awarded and refreshments available. For more information, call Marion Nelson at 283-4632 or Donna Van Lone at 260-9330.



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