Community Events

Posted: Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Nutrition classes continue

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting a series of nutrition classes titled "Harvesting for your Health" on Tuesdays at the food bank. The session ends Aug. 2.

Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Services office will instruct on how to harvest area plants and fish. Attendance at all classes is not required.

For more information, call 262-3111 or e-mail

Toddler hour set

Toddler hour for children ages 5 and under is available from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Kenai Recreation Center. There is no fee.

Parents are required to stay with their children.

Annual sale 'booked'

Friends of the Kenai Community Library will hold its annual book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be a presale for Friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers are need to be with the sale. For more information, to volunteer or to make a book donation, call 283-8462.

Raffle fund-raiser, golf tourney set

The Kenai Firefighters Associations' 15th annual golf tournament will be held Saturday at the Kenai Golf Course. Tee time is at 8 a.m.. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Prizes will be given to the top three teams, for the longest drive and closest to the pin. Barbecue and drinks will be provided. Door prizes will be given away at the barbecue. Preregister at the Kenai Fire Department on Willow Street or call 283-4557.

The association also is holding a raffle fund-raiser for a 2005 Polaris Sportsman 440 and a Winchester MDL 70 338 with a Leupold 3 by 9 scope. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets cost $20 each.

For tickets or more information, call 283-4557 or stop by the fire station on Willow Street. The drawing will be held at the Kenai Golf Course following the 15th annual Firefighters Association golf tournament.

Community race set to go

The Soldotna Rotary will host its annual rotary unity point-to-point run Saturday.

The 10-mile race begins at 9 a.m. and the 5-kilometer race begins at 9:30 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided to starting lines. Participants are to meet at Soldotna High School one hour before start times. Both races will finish at SoHi.

Race bibs are available only at SoHi prior to therace. The cost is $10 for children ages 12 and under, $20 for adults or $50 per family. Day of race registration fees are $15 for children 12 and under and $25 for adults.

The race fee includes a shirt, finisher medals, awards for the top three men and women in each category, door prizes and a post-race barbecue. For more information, call Steve Stenga at 262-1770.

Shooting clinic on target

The National Rifle Associations' Women On Target program is sponsoring an instructional shooting clinic for women at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Cooper Landing Gun Club at Mile 1.5 of Bean Creel Road. The cost is $50 per person. All necessary equipment will be provided. The clinic will feature an NRA basic shotgun course. To register, call Pat Dye at (907) 595-1512.

Toyz for Totz poker run scheduled

Kenai Peninsula ABATE will hold a motorcycle poker fun run at 11 a.m. Saturday at A-1 enterprises in Soldotna. Registration is prior to the run. It is open to all riders. There will be a free T-shirt and the opportunity to win a new Victory motorcycle for the first 100 entrants. For more information, call Scott Hamann at 776-7676.

Watershed plans July events

The Kenai Watershed Forum has three summer informational programs coming up.

July 14 — Weed pull at 5:30 p.m. at Cunningham Park. Janice Chumley of the Cooperative Extension will give a presentation on invasive plants.

TBA — Naturalist hike with Dominique Collet. Collet will take interested community members on a day hike on an intermediate trail. Participants are asked to bring a lunch, water, good hiking gear and dress for the weather.

July 21 — Russian River hike. Participants will meet at 10 a.m. at the upper trailhead parking lot. Patti Berkhahn of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will lead the 5-mile (round trip) hike. She will explain the dynamics of the Russian River salmon runs. Participants are asked to bring a lunch, water, good hiking gear and dress for the weather.

Most of the Kenai Watershed Forum summer informational talks, hikes and programs are free to the public. Preregistration is required.

For more information about any of these programs, call Josselyn at 260-5449 or e-mail her at

Volksmarch 10K continues

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.

Soldonta TOPS turns 40

Soldotna TOPS AK. No. 20 will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a potluck for members from 6 to 9 p.m. July 14 at the home of Shirley Aleckson.

Aleckson will provided plates, utensils, beverages and cake. Members are asked to RSVP by Sunday. Scrapbooks will be available to look at and take home. For more information, call 262-9654.

Chamber seeks beauty

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and the city of Kenai are sponsoring the annual Garden of the Week. Each week the beautification committee will select a garden in the city to highlight. Winners will be announced every Wednesday at the chamber luncheon. Winners will receive a certificate and have a sign placed in their garden.

The contest will run through Sept. 6. To nominate at garden, call Bob at 283-3692, fax 283-3693 or send him an e-mail to

Military support group forming

Military families, friends and community members interested in forming a support group to help send care packages and letters of support and give encouragement to each other are encouraged to call Gina at 260-2619.

Recycling fund-raiser continues

The Soldotna volleyball program is recycling ink cartridges as a year-round fund-raiser. Cartridges of all sizes can be dropped off at: Soldotna Public Library from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays; Kenai Peninsula College computer Room 107 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; and Soldotna City Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call Pako Whannell at 283-5041 or e-mail her a

Fitness survey in progress

The Kenai Recreation Center is surveying the community for interest in fitness classes for fall. The suggested classes are yoga, step aerobics, toning and circuit training. To complete a survey, call 283-3855 or stop by the center at 227 Caviar Street.

Social Security reps to visit area

Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 at Seward City Hall; from noon to 4 p.m. July 20 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.

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