Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Soldotna chamber to meet

Due to a change in flight schedules, the "Apprentice" winner, Kelly Perdew, will not speak at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon today. Instead, Kris Erickson of the Division of Forestry will give an update on the King County Creek fire. For more information, call 262-9814.

Christmas in July bazaar slated

The Sterling Senior Center will host Christmas in July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tables are available to rent for $25. Crafts and baked good will be available. The center's cafe also will be open. For more information, call 262-6808 or 262-2943.

Historical society to meet

The Soldotna Historical Society will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the main museum building at Centennial Park Road. It is open to the public. For more information, call 262-4157.

Volleyball courts open

Beginning Monday, the Kenai Recreation Center will hold open volleyball nights Mondays from 7 to 9:45 through October. The cost is $2 for adults. Admission for children is free. Competitive and recreational courts are available. Participants are asked to wear clean court shoes. For more information, call 283-3855.

Keeper to celebrate anniversary

Cook Inlet Keeper will host a 10th anniversary celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. July 17 at the Homer Elks Lodge. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be the featured guest. The evening's activities will include a fresh fish barbecue, Kachemak Bay oysters, a traditional Native dance performance and live music by Three-Legged Mule.

The cost of admission is $25 per person and family discounts are available. For more information, call 235-4068 or visit

Israel alliance seminar set

The Messianic Israel Alliance will present "Let Israel Arise! The Restoration of All Things" at 7 p.m. July 22 and at 10:30 a.m. July 23 at the Refuge Chapel at 1562 Homer Spit Road.

On Friday, Erev Shabbat, praise, worship, dancing teaching are some of the planned activities. On Saturday there will be Torah study, praise, worship, dancing, teachings and a potluck lunch (kosher foods only — chicken, turkey, beef, moose, venison, salmon or halibut are requested). The group will disperse for the evening meal and return at 7 p.m. to the chapel to continue the outreach.

Speakers for the two-day event will include Hale Harris and David Gipson of MIA, Tim and Angie Kelley of Ami Israel and Dean and Susan Wheelock of Hebrew Roots. For more information, call Mark or Linda Roth at (907) 235-2412 or (920) 285-2193.

Women's run seeking volunteers

The LeeShore Center is seeking volunteers for its 18th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women on Aug. 13. Volunteers are need to staff water tables, serve lunch and oversee safety along the race route. Safety volunteers will need to take a short flagging course at the Kenai Police Department a few days prior to the run. For more information or to volunteer, call 283-9479.

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