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Posted: Thursday, July 03, 2003

Wellness retreats planned

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe, IRA, has planned two wellness retreats, registration deadline for both is Wednesday. The first retreat is for women age 18 or older, July 11-13 at Spirit Lake Camp. A pre-retreat screening of height, weight, blood pressure and lipid panel will be done. For those that are diabetic a recent Hgb A1C is required. The retreat will focus on nutrition, alternative therapies and physical activities.

A three-day family retreat also is planned for July 18-20 at the Spirit Lake Campground. It is for ages 4 and up, and a parent or grandparent must be in attendance and plan to spend all three days. A pre-retreat screening for weight, height and blood pressure is required.

For more information, a complete list of what to bring and to preregister, call 335-2100.

Space still available for basketball camp

The College Heights Baptist Church is sponsoring a basketball camp for boys and girls in grades four through nine from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the Boys and Girls Club in Kenai. Coach Will Pratz of Bell Shoals Baptist Academy will instruct. The cost for the camp is $20 per person and $15 for additional members of the same family. For more information, call 262-3220.

Nikiski clubhouse begins final session

The Nikiski Boys and Girls Club has openings in its summer clubhouse. Clubhouse hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at Nikiski Elementary School. The final session begins Monday through Aug. 1. The clubhouse is for children ages 6 (must have completed first grade) through 13. Fees for the club are $100 per child, per session. Participants must be a Boys and Girls Club member. Scholarships are available. Snacks will be provided, but children are requested to bring their own sack lunch. Space is limited. For more information on the summer clubhouse, the Boys and Girls Club or scholarships, call Ann at 776-4132.

Spruce bark beetle informative hike set

The Kenai Watershed Forum will host Mike Fastabend of the Spruce Bark Beetle office at 6 p.m. July 10 at the Soldotna Creek Park, under the picnic shelter. Fastabend will lead a short hike to point out beetle kill and manifestations near the Kenai River. He also will explain the epidemic and answer any questions. There is no fee. Participants are asked to dress for the weather and to R.S.V.P. for the hike. For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

Kennel club to host dog shows

The Kenai Kennel Club will host its annual all-breed dog shows, obedience and agility trials from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11-13 at Skyview High School. Spectators are encouraged to come, but bring seating and be prepared for inclement weather. Volunteers also are needed to assist in all three venues. For more information, call Marian Bowser at 260-7721 or 260-5448.

KPRL sets moto-cross schedule

The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will hold moto-cross races at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Twin City Raceway. Registration and practice begins at 6 p.m. Entrance fees are $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and children 12 and under are free. For more information, call Wendy at 260-3305. For a complete listing of races and times, visit

Historical society meeting slated

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold a board of directors meeting at 9 a.m. July 12 at the museum building on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna. The public is invited to attend.

Social Security rep to visit peninsula

A representative from the Social Security Administration will be on the peninsula this month. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 22 at the Seward City Council chambers; from noon to 4 p.m. July 23 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 24 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call (800) 772-1213.

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