Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, July 01, 2003

Juvenile justice group to meet

The Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee will meet telephonically from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Kenai Police Department library, 107 S. Willow St. The public is invited.

Immunization clinic set for Wednesday

The Kenai Public Health Nursing will hold an immunization clinic from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the clinic at 630 Barnacle Way in Kenai. For more information and a complete list of services, call 335-3404.

Wildlife refuge to host nature walks

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has planned a series of nature walks for the month of July. All nature walks begin at 11 a.m. and are 20 to 30 minutes in length and will take place at the refuge. The round trip walking distance is one-half mile.

On Fridays, "A Hunter's Heart," the life of Andrew Berg will be presented, along with a tour of the cabin he built in 1935. On Saturdays, "From Lupines to Leaches," a glimpse of unexpected plants and animals, will be viewed as the tour winds through the forest and wetland habitats. Then on Sundays, the nature walk, "Those Amazing Moose," will take place. There will be hands-on activities that highlight the fascinating adaptations of moose.

Participants are asked to wear comfortable walking shoes and to leave pets at home. For more information, call 262-7021.

Healthy Communities schedules meeting

The Healthy Communities-Healthy People steering committee regular monthly meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. July 10 at Bridges at 145 Kasilof Street, Soldotna. For more information, call 260-3800.

'Gym Rats' basketball camp planned

The Boys and Girls Club will sponsor Gym Rats Basketball Camp with Molly Tuter this summer. The camp will run Aug. 4-6 and is open to girls in grades three through 12. Girls in grades three through six will meet from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club. Seventh- and eighth-graders will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. at Kenai Middle School. Ninth- through 12th-graders will meet from 5 to 8 p.m. at Kenai Middle School.

The cost is $50 for participants in third through sixth grade, and $75 for older students. Limited scholarships are available. Participants must register on or before July 11 at the Kenai Boys and Girls Club and must be club members. For more information, call the club at 283-2682.

Last spay-neuter clinic scheduled

The Alaska SPCA will hold its final summer clinic July 14-17 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 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.

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