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Posted: Wednesday, July 05, 2000

Siren test to sound off Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula Borough's Office of Emergency Management will conduct its monthly alert siren test Thursday at noon. The test consists of the attack and alert tones.

The test is conducted on the first Thursday of each month, unless it's a holiday.

For more information, call the Office of Emergency Management at 262-4910.

Walk features geology of Kenai River

The Kenai Watershed Forum presents "A Geological Perspective of the Kenai River" with geologist Robert Ruffner on Thursday. The walk will explain how the Kenai River came to be where it is.

The walk and drive begins at 1 p.m. at the Kenai River flats viewing platform on Bridge Access Road. Walks are free, but donations are welcome. Dress for outdoors. All walks are 1 to 2 hours long.

For more information, call Kelly or Robert at 260-5449.

New fishing access opens

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Commissioner John Shively will be on hand for the dedication of a new Kenai River Special Management Area facility, the Slikok Creek Fishing Access, Friday at 2 p.m. The new access is on Endicott Drive, off of Kalifornsky Beach Road.

For more information, contact Alaska State Parks at 262-5581.

Visitors center features Kalifornsky writings

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's "Dena'ina Heritage Day" program will feature a discussion of the collected writings of Peter Kalifornsky with museum manager Ricky Gease on Friday; "Artists on the Kenai" will feature Bunny Swan Gease with a presentation on Alaska beadwork on July 12; and there will be a presentation on "Portraits of the Hero: Alaskan Natives in Literature" with Clare Swan on July 14. "Science on the Kenai" will look at the biological threat of nonindigenous, invasive species to the health of the Kenai River and Cook Inlet, hosted by Gary Sonnevil of the Kenai River Fishery Office. All programs begin at 3 p.m.

Tournament will help chip away at cancer

Twin Cities Soroptimists with Preceptor Pi of Beta Sigma Pi will hold the fifth annual Chip Away Golf Tournament at the Kenai Golf Course on Friday. A barbecue will be held at 5:30 p.m., and the tournament begins at 6:30. The $35 entry fee includes the barbecue, greens fees and prizes.

All of the proceeds go to the Soroptimists Cancer Fund, which provides services for women with no insurance, Medicaid or other financial coverage for screening, physician visits, lab work or medication related to cancer or prevention of cancer.

For more information, call Lori Brown at 260-5959.

Historical society to hold board meeting

The Soldotna Historical Society will hold its monthly board of directors meeting Saturday at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the museum building on Centennial Road. It is open to the public.

Tour of historic cabin planned

Catherine Cassidy, of the Kasilof Historical Society, will lead a tour of the Victor Holm cabin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The cost is $10 per person or $20 per family. All proceeds go toward restoration and maintenance of the historical site.

For more information or to register, call the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust office at 260-1999.

Car wash will benefit Little Lost Angels

Members of the Little Lost Angels, a nonprofit organization formed in memory of children who have died, will hold a car wash in the parking lot of Odie's Cafe in Soldotna on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise money for its relief fund.

For more information, contact Lisa Best at 260-4709.

Recreation center to celebrate anniversary

In honor of National Parks and Recreation Month and the Kenai Recreation Center's 20th anniversary, Kenai Parks and Recreation will have an open house Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will be free food and live entertainment, featuring Andy McCubbins, the Kenai Swinging Golden Girls, Stephanie and Cliff Bouchard and Joe Ray and Katie Skrha.

Also, on July 15, there will be an outdoor basketball tournament, and on July 22, a kids' carnival is planned. For more information, call 283-3855.



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