Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, June 24, 2004

Open sew planned

The Kenai Peninsula Quilt Guild will hold an open sew from noon to 10 p.m. today at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna. Participants can attend for any amount of time to finish projects and share ideas.

For more information, call Jan at 262-5098.

Bug walk set for today

The Cooperative Extension Services, 4-H and the IPM programs will have a bug walk at 1 p.m. today at the Captain Cook State Recreation Area. The group will meet at the day-use area.

Topics will cover what bugs eat; how bugs survive the winter; and how bugs are beneficial. There is no cost. For more information, call 262-5824.

CPGH to break ground on extension

Central Peninsula General Hospital will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for phase one site preparation at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the hospital. The program will include an invocation by Pastor Jim Pearson and welcome and introductions by hospital CEO David Gilbreath.

Featured speakers will include Loretta Flanders, president of CPGH; Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly President Pete Sprague; and borough Mayor Dale Bagley.

A blessing of the ground by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Heart Beat of Mother Earth Drummers and the groundbreaking ceremonies will follow.

Catering for lunch is provided by Charlotte's. Les Dennis and the Dixie River Rats will provide live music. The public is invited.

Soroptimist plans garage sale fund-raiser

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will hold a garage sale fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 116 Deepwood Court in Kenai. Proceeds will go to help support the many charitable projects that it supports. For more information, call Sharon Geeslin at 262-7480.

Square dance slated this weekend

The Peninsula Square Dance Club will dance at 7 p.m. Saturday at the North Star Dance Studio, Mile 88.3 of the Sterling Highway. For more information, call Dudley, at 260-2691, Betty at 262-9387 or Don at 776-8781.

God and Country Rally on tap for Sunday

The 13th annual God and Country Rally will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna High School Auditorium. There will be patriotic music, a media presentation titled "Spirit of America" and special recognition to all branches of the U.S. military service.

The featured speaker will be Dan Argue, president of Northwest University. Argue was a presidential appointee and adviser on human rights and a past president of the National Association of Evangelicals.

The purpose of the rally is to honor veterans and recognize God's blessing on America. For more information, call 262-7416.

Sterling church to hold celebration

The Sterling Baptist Church will hold a community celebration and picnic at 11 a.m. July 4 at the church. A patriotic musical, military honor guard presentation and an all-American cookout are planned. For more information, call 262-4711 or e-mail

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