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Posted: Monday, June 20, 2005

Community EventsVolksmarch 10K set

The Anchorage Volkssport Club will host volksmarches (10 kilometer walks) daily through Sept. 30 at the Kenai Subway. A volksmarch is a noncompetitive walk designed to encourage walking for health.

Participants may ask for a map and instructions from the Anchorage Volkssport Club box behind the counter at Subway during the stores hours. The event and supplies are free, though stamps for International Volksmarch books and distance credits cost $3.

For more information, call Marilyn Corder at 260-5874 or (907) 227-4075.

Ink cartridges fund-raiser continues

The Soldotna Volleyball program is recycling ink cartridges as a year-round fund-raiser. Cartridges of all sizes can be dropped off at: Soldotna Public Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; Central Peninsula General Hospital from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; Heritage Place front office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; Kenai Peninsula College computer Room 107 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; Marathon Oil from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Soldotna City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call Pako Whannell at 283-5041 or e-mail her a pako@ptialaska.net.

Swim team tryouts begin

The Soldotna Silver Salmon swim team will hold open tryouts at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday at the Soldotna High School pool. For more information, call 262-7419.

Cheerleader tryouts, workshops set

Workshops and tryouts for the fall Soldotna High School cheerleading squad are scheduled at the school. Workshops will begin at 10 a.m. today and Tuesday and tryouts will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Participants need to present a copy of their current physical in order to participate in the workshop and tryouts.

Cell phone recycling available

The Cook Inlet Keeper in conjunction with Earthworks has a recycling box for cell phones at Ulmer's Drug and Hardware and at its office. For more information, call (907)235-4068.

Hearing, vision screening available

The Frontier Community Services Early Intervention program will offer a free hearing and vision screening clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at its office. Children ages birth to 3 years are eligible to participate.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-3144, ext. 227.

Nutrition classes scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host a eight-week series of nutrition classes on Tuesdays titled Harvesting for your Health. The session ends Aug. 2. Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Services office will instruct on how to harvest area plants and fish. Attendance at all classes is not required.

For more information, call 262-3111 or e-mail kpfoodbanked@acsalaska.net.

Baseball series seeks sponsors

Frontier Community Services is seeking sponsorships, donations and possible vendors for its annual World Series Baseball event July 9 at the Kenai Little League fields.

FCS is nonprofit organization that provides services to individuals with disabilities. The event provides its consumers an opportunity to participate in sport activities.

For more information, call Tammy Meier at 262-6331, ext. 238, or Kathy Howard at 262-6331, ext. 276.

Respite services available

Frontier Community Services is accepting new consumers for its senior services respite grant program. Respite services provided the opportunity for primary caregivers to take a break from assisting with the health and or disability of a family member. If you care for a person with Alzheimer's related dementia or an adult with a physical disability, we encourage you to apply.

For more information, call the senior services department at 262-6331, ext. 356.

Challenger center sets June events

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska will host a variety of activities in June at the center. For more information, call 283-2000.

Young Astronauts Camp — A day camp that features hands-on activities offered from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Campers can register for any combination of days. Tuesdays focus on robotics and simple machines and Thursday features rockets and flight. For children ages 7-9. The cost is $20 per day.

Cosmic Adventure Camp — A week long residential camps June 27 through Aug. 12. Will feature hands-on, minds-on activities in math science, launching rockets, robotics and astronomy are some the planned activities. The group will work together to construct a project underwater at an area pool. Campers sleep in space dorms. There will be different programming for each week. For children ages 10 to 15. The cost is $300 per week.

Space camp for girls — A week-long residential camp for girls ages 10 through 15. Camp will be held July 18 through 22. Hands-on, minds-on activities in math science, launching rockets, robotics and astronomy. The group will work together to construct a project underwater at an area pool. The cost is $300.

NPRSA June events set

The North Peninsula Recreation Service Area is planning the following June events. For more information, call Rachel Parra at 776-8800.

Summer Day Camp continues through Aug. 4. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center. Children in grades one through six are encouraged to attend. Preregistration is not required. Participants can attend for a full day or partial day. A variety of activities will be offered each day, such as arts and crafts, sports, hiking, games, pottery, water activities, gym activities and cooking.

NPRSA and the Lighthouse Community Church are now registering children in grades one through eight for a two-day youth basketball camp June 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nikiski Community Recreation Center.

Doug Mauldin, a basketball coach from Florida will coach basketball fundamentals, skills and drills. Forms are available at the Nikiski pool. The deadline to register is Friday.

Parade entries and vendors sought

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

Volunteers needed

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers willing to help clean and maintain the Clothes Closet on a weekly basis.

For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

Community race set to go

The Soldotna Rotary will host its annual rotary unity point-to-point run July 9.

The 10-mile race begins at 9 a.m. and the 5-kilometer race begins at 9:30 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided to starting lines. Participants are to meet at Soldotna High School one hour before start times. Both races will finish at SoHi.

Race bibs are available only at SoHi prior to the race. The cost is $10 for children ages 12 and under, $20 for adults or $50 per family. Day of race registration fees are $15 for children 12 and under and $25 for adults.

The race fee includes a shirt, finisher medals, awards for top three men and women in each category, door prizes and a post race barbecue. For more information, call Steve Stenga at 262- 1770.

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