Around the Peninsula

Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2004

Volksmarch 10K set

The Anchorage Volkssport Club will host volksmarches 10 kilometer walks daily through Sept. 30 at the Kenai Subway. A volksmarch is a noncompetitive walk designed to encourage walking for health.

Participants may ask for a map and instructions from the Anchorage Volkssport Club box behind the counter at Subway during the stores hours. The event and supplies are free, though stamps for International Volksmarch books and distance credits cost $3.

For more information, call Marilyn Corder at 260-5874 or (907) 227-4075.

Red Cross golf tourney set

The American Red Cross will hold it 13th annual golf classic, barbecue and auction fund-raiser Saturday at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. Tickets are available for hole-in-one on hole eight. The prize is a trip for two to Hawaii. Sponsors, volunteers and players are being sought for the event. For more information, to volunteer or register, call 262-4541.

Buzz Aldrin to speak at SeaLife Center

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin will give a presentation and sign autographs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the center. This will be Aldrin's only Alaska appearance.

The center also is sponsoring a "Jelly Jamboree" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a best jellyfish costume contest at 1 p.m. Saturday at the center. Judging will be based on originality, anatomical accuracy and biodegradability. The grand prize winner will receive an animal encounter where the winner can meet an octopus behind the scenes with up to three friends; the second-place winner will receive a complementary Kenai Fjords Tour; and third-place winner will receive $50 in cash.

The jamboree will feature family games, educational activities and mini tours to meet the baby jellies before the September exhibit completion. Tours are available with a $5 donation in addition to admission price. Admission to the center is $14 for adults, $11 for youth and free for those under age 7.

For more information and complete costume contest rules, call Jason at (907) 224-6311.

UCIDA plans membership meeting

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association will hold its 24th annual membership meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Elks Lodge. The meeting is for members only. For more information, call Cindy Hall at 260-9436.

Sterling church to hold celebration

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

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