Community News

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2005

Players looking to clean up

Members of the Soldotna High School football team are looking for opportunities to earn money for football camp. For more information, call Sarge Truesdell at 262-1232 or e-mail him at

Chamber seeks beauty

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and the city of Kenai are sponsoring the annual Garden of the Week. Each week the beautification committee will select a garden in the city to highlight. Winners will be announced every Wednesday at the chamber luncheon. Winners will receive a certificate and have a sign placed in their garden. The contest will run through Sept. 6.

To nominate a garden, call Bob at 283-3692, fax 283-3693 or send an e-mail to

Nutrition classes continue

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting an eight-week series of nutrition classes titled Harvesting for your Health" on Tuesdays. The sessions end 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

AYEA summit planned

Alaska Youth for Environmental Action will host its annual summer get-together Aug. 9 through 14 in Homer. This statewide training focuses on climate change and renewable energy. Participants will learn about climate change from Native elders, biologists and other leaders; participate in youth-led leadership activities; build skills in media, communication and problem solving; experience outdoor recreation; visit demonstration sites and learn about renewable energy options and projects in Alaska; and design community action projects to address issues in their communities during the 2005-06 school year.

Teams made up of two and three teens from area communities are encouraged to apply. The cost is $260 for the week and includes meals, accommodations, training facilities, materials and workshops. Limited scholarships are available. The registration deadline is Friday.

For more information or to register, call (907) 339-3907 or e-mail

God and Country Rally set

The 14th annual God and Country Rally will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Soldotna High School auditorium.

Featured speakers will include the Elmendorf chaplain and other visiting Air Force personnel and Lt. Governor Leman. Music will be provided by Sherri Morris. The keynote speaker will be Lee Williams. Williams is a Vietnam veteran and nationally known speaker from Louisville, Ky.

Renaissance fair slated

Timeless Toys will host a mini Renaissance fair from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and July 4 in the field adjacent to 3657 Main Street in Homer.

The Wild Rovers, an acting troupe affiliated the with Three Barons Fair, will put on the fair. Planned activities include improv theater, kids games, hair braiding, face painting, music, singing, folk dancing, juggling, belly dancing and puppet theater.

There will be food and crafts for sale. Some of the games have a fee. Admission is free. Artisans, food and craft vendors who would like to participate should call (907) 235-1359.

Annual sale 'booked'

Friends of the Kenai Community Library will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 8 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 9. There will be a presale for Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. July 7. Volunteers are need to help with the sale.

For more information, to volunteer or to make a book donation, call 283-8462.

Summer reading program continues

Registration for the Soldotna Public Library summer reading program titled "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds" continues through July 15. The program is in progress, but area children are encouraged to begin at any time.

There is no cost. For more information,or call 262-4227 or visit

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