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Posted: Friday, June 10, 2005

Rowing class to go with the flow

The Alaska Midnight Sun Rowing Association will hold learn-to-row classes today through Sunday 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 or to register, leave a message for Judy at 260-4928 or visit

Historical society meeting planned

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum at Centennial Park Road. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Mutts to be strutted in Homer

Homer Animal Friends will host the sixth annual Strut Your Mutt at 11 a.m. Saturday at Homer High School. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The course will begin at the high school, continue down Pioneer Avenue, out East End Road to East Hill, then go back to the school. Games, contests and prizes and agility and obedience demonstrations are some of the planned activities. Registration forms are available at Barb's Video and the Homer Book Store.

Proceeds will benefit the Homer Animal Friends spay and neuter program. For more information, call (907) 235-7729.

Cowboy shoot slated

A cowboy action fun shoot will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the pistol range at the Snow Shoe Gun Club. Range set-up begins at 9 a.m. and registration begins at 9:45 a.m. Participants and observers are reminded that eye and ear protection are required. For gun and bullet requirements, call Phil Nash at 283-7514.

Summer reading program continues

Registration for the Soldotna Public Library summer reading program titled "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" continues through July 15. The program is in progress, but area children are encouraged to begin at any time. For more information, call 262-4227 or visit There is no cost.

Race Unity Day activities set

Race Unity Day will be observed at noon Sunday at Soldotna Creek Park (behind Don Jose's Restaurant.) Planned activities include prayers, poetry, songs, writings and food. It is open to the public. For more information, call 283-6650.

Swim lessons available

Kenai Central High School pool will hold four group learn-to-swim lessons. Session dates are as follows: Session two — Monday through June 24; session three; June 27-July 8 (closed July 4); session four — July 11-22; and session five — July 25-Aug. 5. The cost is $40 per student, per session. For complete information or to register for swim lessons, call 283-7476.

Solstice celebration planned

The 27th annual Moose Pass Summer Solstice Celebration will be held at from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. June 18 and from noon to 5 p.m. June 19 at Mile 29.5 of the Seward Highway. Vendor booths, arts, crafts, games, food, a pie-baking contest and live music are some of the planned activities.

Proceeds will benefit the Moose Pass Community Hall, fire department, EMS and library. For more information, call (907) 288-3150.

Parade entries, vendors sought

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for Fourth of July Parade entries and vendor booths. The theme for the parade is "The Spirit of Dipnetting on the Kenai." Forms are available at the chamber cabin at 402 Overland or by calling 283-7989.

Temporary shelter available

The LeeShore Center offers help to homeless women and children and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through its Transitional Living Center. For more information, call 283-2069.

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