Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, June 10, 2002

'Science Mondays' to feature water quality studies

Robert Ruffner of the Kenai Watershed Forum will discuss water quality surveys of the Kenai River today as part of the Science on the Kenai program at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The program is free and will begin at 3 p.m. For more information, call Jay Barrett at 283-1991.

Summer recreation program seeking children

The Kenai Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a summer recreation program beginning today through Aug. 2. The program is designed for children ages 5 to 13. There is a fee of $120 per child and $100 for each additional child in the same family. Parents can sign children up at anytime throughout the program. For more information, call Jennifer at 283-3855.

Kid's camp applications due

Applications are due today for the annual free Elks Kid's Camp for girls planned for July 14 -20 . Applications for the boys camp planned for July 28 to Aug. 3 are due June 20. The camps are designed for children ages 9 to 13. Applications are available at the Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425. For more information, call the Kenai Elks Lodge at 283-7776.

Space mission simulations offered

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska has simulated space missions Mondays at 1 p.m. Missions must have a minimum of 14 people, participants must be in at least fifth grade, and preregistration is required. There is a cost of $25 per person. For more information, call 283-2000.

Youth golf clinic planned

There will be a junior golf clinic at Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna Monday through June 14 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. It will be a beginners class that will focus on skill training for swing, short game putting and etiquette. For more information, call the pro shop at 262-5270.

North Kenai chamber to meet Thursday

The North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will meet Thursday at noon at the North Kenai Baptist Church. Mark Weatherstone of the National Resource Conservation Service will speak.

Grouches sought by Cook Inlet Lions

The Cook Inlet Lions of Nikiski are seeking the 2002 Nikiski Grouch. Residents can nominate candidates for 25 cents per vote until Saturday. Nominations for individuals are unlimited. The top five candidates can campaign at the Family Fun in the Midnight Sun at the Nikiski Pool Recreation Area Saturday. To make a nomination, call 776-7652.

Hospital service area board meeting slated

The Central Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold its monthly meeting June 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the Iliamna room at Central Peninsula General Hospital. For more information, call 262-9892.

Hawaiian luau planned

The Soldotna Senior Center will hold its Hawaiian Luau fund-raiser, "A taste of Hawaii," June 22 beginning at 4 p.m. Mana Kalani pork, Kalbi ribs and island salads will be served. There also will be Hawaiian dancers, door prizes and a raffle for a round-trip ticket for two to Hawaii. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Adults cost $15 and children under 12 are $8. For more information, call 262-2322.

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