Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2001

Russian River Ferry reopens

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge has reopened the Russian River Ferry. The ferry, operated under contract by Alaska Recreational Management Inc., will resume normal operating hours. For more information, call 262-7021.

Allergy network to meet

The Peninsula Allergy Network, a newly formed support group, will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bridges Community Resource Network in Soldotna.

The meeting is open to people with allergies, parents of allergic children, health care providers and anyone interested in learning more about living with allergies.

For more information, call Deb Nyquist at 283-1683 or Ruth Lewis at 260-3320.

Girls camp planned

Two days of fun will be held at the Girl Scouts Girls Day Camp Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., both days at the Tesoro Picnic Grounds off Miller Loop in Nikiski. The cost for members is $35 and $42 for non-members.

Participants must have signed permission slips and health forms with them.

For more information about the day camps, call 262-7616.

Poetry slam coming

Kenai's first Poetry Slam will be Friday at 7 p.m. at the Old Town Village Restaurant. Registration is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 and include soup and salad bar, a roll and a choice of beverage. For more information, call 283-4378.

Writing contest sponsored by library

Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a summer writing contest for children in kindergarten to eighth grade. Entries should be received by 6 p.m. Saturday. Winners will be announced July 21. For more information, stop by the library or call 262-4227.

Volunteers wanted for dog show

The Kenai Kennel Club will hold its three-day American Kennel Club dog show Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Skyview High School in Soldotna.

The show includes all breed conformation, obedience and agility competitions. Anyone who would like to help is invited to take part. Most jobs are easy and fun.

For more information, call Marian Bowser at 260-7721.

Benefit to raise money

There will be a benefit for Shala Todd Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Duck Inn. Todd is in a coma as a result of car accident in Japan, where she was teaching English as a second language. Donations for the Chinese Auction can be left at the Duck Inn and cash can be donated at Alaska Credit Union under Judith Moss, No. 261368. For more information, call 262-1849.

Football camps to be offered

A football camp focusing on drills, skills and fundamentals will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 16 through 20 for fourth through ninth graders, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 23 through 27 for ninth through 12th graders. Registration is July 16 and July 23 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Soldotna High School swimming pool entrance. Cost is $65. For ninth graders attending both weeks of camp, the fee is $95. Wear sweats, T-shirt and tennis or football shoes, and bring sack lunch and water bottle. Registration fee includes a 2001 camp T-shirt. For more information, call Rob Dimick at 262-5095.

Christmas in July planned

The Sterling Senior Center is hosting a Christmas in July on July 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft tables are available for $25. For more information, call 262-2943.

Elder hostel program planned

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College's annual elder hostel program will be July 22 through 28. The program is for adults over age 55. To register, call the campus at (907) 235-7743 or the national elder hostel office at (877) 426-8056 or visit its Web page at

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