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Posted: Friday, June 30, 2000

Tsalteshi Duathlon on Saturday

The Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a duathlon on Saturday. The race includes a 3-kilometer run, 7-kilometer bicycle ride and 5-kilometer run. The race starts at 10 a.m. with registration starting at 9 a.m. There is an entry fee of $15 and $5 for students.

For more information, contact Mindee Morning at 283-3954.

Craft sale at Tustumena Lodge

Tustumena 200 is hosting a craft sale and barbecue at the Tustumena Lodge on Saturday at 1 p.m. There will be local crafts for sale and food for $6.00. There also will be a raffle for prizes and more, including an opportunity to get your square purchased for the annual "Puppy Poop" board.

Tables for vendors are available by contacting Suzie Cook at 262-4216 or 262-5758.

Learn to identify mushrooms

The July meeting of the Kenai Peninsula Botanical Society will be Saturday at 6 p.m., in room 137 at Kenai Peninsula College.

The agenda is to set tentative dates for the upcoming mushroom forays. There will be a slide presentation by Boyd Shaffer on learning to identify edible mushrooms.

Setnet fishers invited to annual meeting

Kenai Peninsula Fishermen's Association will hold its annual membership meeting on Saturday. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road. All setnet fishers, their families and crew members are invited and encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 262-2492.

UCIDA celebrates 20 years

United Cook Inlet Drift Association (UCIDA) will be holding its 20th annual membership meeting on Saturday, between 1 and 5 p.m. at the Kenai Elks Club in Kenai.

Guest speakers will come from the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, Data Contractors and Faefre & Benson.

Bear safety to be taught in the woods

Terry Rude, ranger for State Parks, will be educating people on the bears in the area. Lessons will be taught on what and what not to do when bears are sighted, how to take care of food and campsites, and how to prevent bears from invading.

The program will be from 7 to 8 p.m. in the interpretive center near site 15, Discovery Campground at Captain Cook State Recreation Area at the end of the Spur Highway.

No pets please.

Ninilchik Fair Association plans barbecue

The Ninilchik Fair Association, in conjunction with the 40th annual Ninilchik Rodeo, is holding a barbecue at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds on Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m.

The cost is $8 per person, $6 for seniors and $4 for a child's plate. There will be a choice of barbecued ribs or barbecued beef sandwiches with sweet corn, baked beans and coleslaw.

United Way golf tournament at Kenai Golf Course

A golf tournament to benefit the Kenai Peninsula United Way will be held on Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. Tee time is 8 a.m.

This event has been organized by employees at Tesoro Alaska Refinery in support of the United Way.

For more information, call 776-3579 or 776-3574.

Free genealogy tips at Kenai Community Library

The Kenai Totem Tracers Genealogy Society offers a work/help session the second Saturday of each month in the conference room of the Kenai Community Library from 1 to 3 p.m. The next session will be held July 8. The society works to provide help and explain the library's genealogy resources.

The society meets the fourth Thursday of each month in the Kenai Community Library conference room from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The next meeting will be held July 28. All are welcome to attend.

Grade-schoolers invited to Summer Camp 2000

Summer Camp 2000 is an educational program carefully designed to stimulate children, grades K-6, to explore and expand their talents and abilities. Summer Camp provides children with a wholesome learning environment, individual attention and instruction from a caring staff. Each three-week session features classes of high interest with a family day presentation on the last day of each session.

Offerings include: cooking, sports/games/puzzles, performing arts/movement, computers and reading fun, fine arts/ceramics, foreign language and drama productions.

Session II of Summer Camp runs from July 10 through 28. Tuition for 15 days, mornings only, $160; 15 days, afternoons only, $160; both a.m. and p.m., $275.

For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-6768.

Challenger Center to launch, T-minus: 7 days

The official launch ceremony for the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska is July 7.

Visiting the event will be U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens and wife Catherine, family members of 51-L Challenger Mission Crew and other dignitaries in the dedication of Alaska's educational space center.

Outdoor launch festivities for the community will be at 2 p.m. The dedication ceremonies and the opening of space center will occur at 2:30 p.m.



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