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Posted: Friday, June 18, 2004

Boys and Girls Club golf tourney today

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its 13th annual Golf Classic today at the Kenai Golf Course. Registration and breakfast will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee for individual players is $100 and hole sponsorships are $250. Par and birdie level sponsorships are available for $450 and $650, respectively. The proceeds will go to help provide quality programs to peninsula youth. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Exit Glacier weed pull planned

A community weed pull will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Resurrection River Trailhead on Exit Glacier Road. USDA Forest Service Ecologist Elizabeth Bella will lead. Weeds of concern are white sweet clover and toadflax. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments served.

Families are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Elizabeth Bella at (907) 224-4130.

Scenic byway meeting set

A meeting to discuss the Sterling Highway being designated as a National Scenic Byway, between Sterling and Anchor Point will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Sterling Senior Center. Nancy Casey, a member of the consulting team, will be the featured speaker. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Grace Merkes at 262-9811.

Elks golf tourney Saturday

The deadline to enter the Kenai Elks Lodge No. 2425 golf tournament is 5 p.m. Friday. The tournament will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Kenai Municipal Golf Course. Blind draw for teams will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Elks lodge. Entry fee is $60 and includes the registration, greens fee, prizes and a luncheon buffet at the lodge afterward. Participants may add guests for the buffet for a charge of $3.50. Mulligans are available for $5 each with a limit of 2 per person. Awards and door prizes will be presented at the lodge after all results have been tallied. For more information, call 283-7776.

Art and music festival planned

KDLL Public Radio will hold its annual Art and Music Festival from noon to midnight Saturday at the Diamond M Ranch at the corner of Bridge Access and Kalifornsky Beach Road. Live music, food vendors, drinks, a beer garden, arts and crafts and a variety of musical selections are some of the planned activities. Featured singer-songwriters will include Hobo Jim, Andy Baker, Mike Faubion, Josh Fryfogle and Katie Skrha.

KPFA to celebrate 50th anniversary

The Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association will hold its annual meeting and celebrate its 50th anniversary from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building. The agenda schedule is as follows: speakers from 3 to 5 p.m.; barbecue-potluck from 5 to 6:30 p.m.; and business meeting and election of officers from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Chris at 262-2492.

Sterling youth theater continues

The Sterling Summer Youth Theater meets at 1 to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays at the Sterling Community Club until July 31. Classes will cover all areas of theater; acting, directing, play writing and design. There is no fee. For more information, call Maggie Tappana at 260-3842 or Sylvana Szczesny at 252-0850.

Miller campaigns on peninsula

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Miller will be at several events on the Kenai Peninsula today through Sunday.

Miller will speak at a luncheon meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Republican Women's Club at the Peninsula Steakhouse in Soldotna at noon today. The public is invited. This evening he will attend a steak dinner sponsored by the American Legion at the Ninilchik fairgrounds.

On Saturday, Miller will meet voters at a campaign-sponsored event at Ohana's Restaurant in North Kenai from 10 a.m. to noon. The public is invited to attend for coffee and informal discussion. From noon to 4 p.m., Miller will be available to meet with residents and answer questions at his booth at the "Family Fun in the Midnight Sun Day" at the Nikiski recreation area. Miller also will visit the KDLL Music and Arts Festival in Kenai and attend the Soldotna Senior Center Luau with Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Dale Bagley, who serves as the co-chair of Miller's campaign on the peninsula.

Sunday afternoon he will visit the Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival on his way back to Anchorage.

For more information, call Kristie Leaf at 394-1910 or 283-7116.

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