Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Summer day camp available in Nikiski

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area will offer summer day camp for children in grades first through sixth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, begining today through Aug. 2. A variety of activities will be offered including pottery, gym games, cooking, arts and crafts, sports activities and video games.

No preregistration is required. Drop-ins are welcome. For more information, call Tammy at 776-8800.

Nutrition classes available

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank offers the free nutrition classe, Your body works on what you eat, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays through June 20 at the food bank at 33955 Community College Drive in Soldotna. The classes are taught by Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Services office. For more information, call 262-3111.

Canine Good Citizen test planned

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold a Canine Good Citizen test Monday at 6:30 p.m. at its facility in the C Plaza (next to the Moose Lodge) on the Kenai Spur Highway in Kenai. The test follows a six-week course, however, the course is not required to take the test.

The purpose of the CGC test is to ensure a dog can be a respected member of the community because it is trained and conditioned to act mannerly in the home, public places and in the presence of other dogs. The program is open to both purebred and mixed breeds. The test is not a competition and does not require you and your dog perform with precision.

The program is offered through the American Kennel Club. The test costs $10. For more information, call 335-2552 and leave a message.

Teens for rent

Soldotna High School football players are seeking odd jobs to make money for summer camp. For individuals or small groups, call Holly at 260-4194. For full-team jobs, call coach Baker at 398-6368.

Quilt show a piece of work

Quilting on the Kenai’s 13th annual Quilt Extravaganza Viewer’s Choice Quilt Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 21 and 22 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 23 at 46719 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Soldotna. Classes, vendors, demonstrations and more than 100 quilts are some of the planned events and displays.

Walk for Hope fundraiser planned

Hope Community Resources will hold its third annual Walk and Roll for Hope, a community fun run, walk or rollerblade event at 10 a.m. July 7 at its office at 43335 Kalifornsky Beach Road Suite 27.

Participants may choose to walk a 4-, 6- or 11-mile route down the bike path and returning to the office. Detailed route information is available on the pledge form. Shuttle service is available to pick up any participants at any check station along the route.

The money raised in our community will benefit Alaskans around the Kenai Peninsula who experience a developmental disability. For more information, call 260-9469 or download the registration form at

Digital cameras sought

The Soldotna Rotary Club is seeking donations of working digital cameras and photo printers for the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s art program. Equipment may be dropped off at Sweeney’s Clothing or Joe Kashi law office.

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