Community News

Posted: Monday, June 30, 2003

KVCC presents interpretive programs

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will present a shortened summer interpretive program schedule this week due to the July 4 holiday.

On Monday, for Science on the Kenai, Katherine Johnson of Lake Clark National Park will discuss the science of historic research and specifically how she has brought back to life historic canneries in her book, "Buried Dreams."

On Wednesday, for Arts on the Kenai, Gwen Woodard of Kenai Fabric Center will demonstrate easy quilting techniques for those on the road a lot.

On Friday, there will be no Alaska Heritage Day presentation. Instead, residents and visitors are invited to attend the city of Kenai's Fourth of July festivities on the Park Strip, across the Kenai Spur Highway from the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

All of the summer interpretive programs begin at 3 p.m. and are free of charge.

Oilers host food bank night

The Peninsula Oilers will sponsor Kenai Peninsula Food Bank Night on Tuesday. Anyone who brings two cans of food for donation will receive free admission to watch the Oilers face the Glacier Pilots.

Homer plans July 4 activities

Lt. Gov. Loren Leman will be the grand marshal in Homer's Independence Day Parade, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday at Homer High School. The parade will run down Pioneer Avenue, ending at the West Campus of Kenai Peninsula College. Also invited to participate in the parade are returning veterans of the war in Iraq.

The parade theme is "Let Freedom Ring," and categories include group, individual, bicycle, bicycle stunts, best use of theme and best of show. The judge's stand will be on the balcony of Bay Realty. Family floats are welcome. Preparade bicycle decorating will be at Espresso Express.

To enter a float or individual in the parade, pick up an entry form at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Advanced entry is encouraged.

Other July 4 activities in Homer will include an antique car show, a children's carnival, an outdoor concert and a community barbecue. Volunteers are needed to help with the activities. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Soldotna library sponsors contest

The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a funniest story writing contest in conjunction with its summer reading program. The contest is open to youth ages 7 to 18. One prize will be awarded in each of three age categories. The deadline for submissions is July 16. For an information sheet or more details, stop by the library or call 262-4227.

Kenai library plans July events

The Kenai Community Library will be closed Friday through Sunday for the Independence Day holiday. The library will reopen at 10 a.m. July 7.

Beginning Tuesday, the Library Commission will meet every other month. The next meeting will be at 6 p.m. Aug.

The Writers' Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 10 and 24 in the conference room. Anyone who enjoys writing for profit or pleasure is invited to attend.

The library will host a book reading and signing from 2 to 4 p.m. July 12 in the conference room. Gary Titus and Catherine Cassidy will read from their newly published book, "Alaska's No. 1 Guide: The History and Journals of Andrew Berg 1869-1939." Books will be available for purchase.

A beginning Internet class will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 14 in the conference room.

The Kenai Book Club will meet at 7 p.m. July 29 in the conference room to celebrate poetry.

The Totem Tracers Genealogical Society will not meet in July and August.

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