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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2003

Nikiski clubhouse openings still available

The Nikiski Boys and Girls Club has openings in its summer clubhouse. Clubhouse hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Nikiski Elementary School. The next session is July 7 through Aug. 1. The clubhouse is for children ages 6 (must have completed first grade) through 13. Fees for the club are $100 per child, per session. Participants must be a Boys and Girls Club member. Scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided, but children are asked to bring their own sack lunch. Space is limited. For more information on the summer clubhouse, the Boys and Girls Club or scholarships, call Ann at 776-4132.

WRCC schedules board meeting

The board of directors of the Women's Resource and Crisis Center will hold its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday. For more information and location, call Laurie at 283-9479.

Chamber schedules meeting

Jack Sinclair of the State of Alaska Parks will be the featured speaker at the North Peninsula Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Thursday at the North Kenai Baptist Church. For more information, call Fred at 776-3257.

Bird identifying class offered

The Kenai Watershed Forum is sponsoring a back-yard bird identifying class from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Marlow's on the Kenai. Area river guide and birder Ken Marlow will instruct. There is no fee for the class. Participants are asked to bring binoculars. If time permits, Marlow will give a tour of the riverbank and side hill at Bing's Landing. For more information and directions, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

Sterling seniors plan fund-raiser

The Sterling Senior Center will hold its Trash and Treasure Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the center. Table space is available for $25. For more information, call Glenda at 262-2943.

Cooperative Extension to teach gardening class

Janice Chumley of the Cooperative Extension Office will teach a gardening class, "Insects in the Garden," at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the soup kitchen at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank. The public is invited. There is no fee. For more information, call Cindy at 262-3111.

SCS outdoor camp registration deadline extended

The registration deadline for Soldotna Community Schools' summer day camp has been extended to Friday. The Great Alaskan Outdoor Camp is a one to three week outdoor-oriented day camp that will focus on reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Weekly field trips and an all-day outing to Otter Cove in Kachemak Bay are some of the planned activities.

The camp will run from noon to 5:30 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 15 at Soldotna High School. Camp is for students who have completed fifth through eighth grades. Camp fees are $125 per week or $300 for all three weeks. A minimum of 10 students per week must be registered by Friday.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District or the Soldotna Public Library. For more information, call 262-6768 or 262-5816.

Applications for July 4 parade available

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for vendor and parade entries for its Fourth of July celebration. The theme for this year's parade is "Let Freedom Ring." For more information, call 283-7989.

Hospice begins grief support for mothers

The Hospice of the Central Peninsula will begin sessions of the Healing Heart grief support group at 7 p.m. July 2 at the hospice office in Soldotna. The group is for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. There is no fee. The sessions are led by trained hospice volunteers.

Hospice also conducts a regular monthly Circle of Friends grief support group and program for bereaved youth. For more information, call Sue at 262-0453.

Kenai Watershed to host wetlands tour

Mike Gracz, Kenai Watershed Forum ecologist, will lead a tour of area wetlands at 6 p.m. July 3. Participants will meet at Veronica's where car-pool arrangements will be made. Gracz will describe the important role wetlands have in the environment. There is no fee for this class. Dress for the weather; rubber boots are suggested. For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

Mount Marathon race volunteers needed

The Seward Centennial Mount Marathon race is soliciting volunteers for all three races to be held July 4. Volunteers receive a complimentary race volunteer T-shirt. For more information on the various positions, call Rich at 224-5290.

Grace Brethren to sponsor concerts

The Peninsula Grace Brethren Church is sponsoring concerts of the Young Continentals at 9:30 and 11 a.m. July 6 at the church. The Young Continentals feature 30 singers, dancers and technicians between the ages of 12 and 15. The program will include music, drama, choreography and personal testimony. For more information, call Carmen at 262-6442.

Last spay-neuter clinic scheduled

The Alaska SPCA will hold its final summer clinic July 14 through 17 in Sterling. Fees are $70 for female dogs; $56 for male dogs and female cats; and $30 for male cats. Coupons for $20 off surgery prices are available. For more information on surgery schedules and to make appointments, call Nancy at 262-1624.

Gun club to sponsor women's clinic

The National Rifle Association's Women on Target program will sponsor an instructional shooting clinic for women at the Cooper Landing Gun Club at 6 p.m. July 18 and at 9 a.m. July 19. All necessary equipment will be provided by the club. The cost of attendance, which includes firearms, ammunition and targets, is $35. Participants must bring eye and ear protection. For more information, call Pat at (907) 595-1512.

Annual race for women seeking volunteers

The Women's Resource and Crisis Center is planning its 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Aug. 9. Volunteers are needed to hang posters, attend water tables and direct traffic along the route. A short flagging school course at the Kenai Police Department is required prior to the race. For more information, call Barbara at 283-9479.

KCHS class of 1973 plans reunion

Kenai Central High School class of 1973 has scheduled a picnic for Aug. 9. For more information, call David at 262-1468 or e-mail

Congressional mobile office tour planned

The Alaska Congressional Delegation's annual mobile tour is scheduled to visit the peninsula Aug. 13 and 14. It will be in Seward from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, Cooper Landing from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 14 and Homer from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Aug. 14. The mobile office van will park in the U.S. Post Office parking lots unless otherwise noted. Message forms will be on hand at the sites and all information will be directed to member's offices and applicable agencies. For more information, call (202) 224-9306.

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