Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2007

Skyview gears up for dogs

The Kenai Kennel Club will host American Kennel Club conformation, agility, obedience and rally shows and trials Friday through Sunday at Skyview High School on the Sterling Highway. Events begin at 8 a.m. each day and generally run until mid afternoon.

Spectators are encouraged to come, but bring seating and be prepared for inclement weather. Only dogs entered are allowed on the grounds.

Volunteers also are needed to assist with the venues. For more information, call the kennel club at 335-2552 and leave a message.

Watershed plans events

The following events will be held through the Kenai Watershed Forum:

* Naturalist Hike with Dominique Collet at 9 a.m. Saturday. Local naturalist Collet, author ofseveral willow guides, will lead the hike near Summit Lake.

* Russian River hikewith Pati Berkhahn at 10 a.m.

July 26. Visit aremote field camp of Russian River. Pati Berkhahn, afishery biologist and project leader for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will lead the hike. She will describe the complex relationshipsthat form during the salmon runs.

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CPHC board meeting set

Central Peninsula Health Centers, Inc. board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. July 16 at the Salamatof Centre, 150 N. Willow St. in Kenai. It is open to the public. For more information, call 335-2022 or e-mail

Refuge plans July activities

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge visitor center will host the following events. For more information, call 262-7021:

· Wildlife films — Shown daily at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.

At noon, 2 and 4 p.m. — "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First" (10 min.) The refuge's wildlife story and learn about its recreational opportunities.

At 1 p.m. — "Denali: The Living Eden" (55 min.) Observe the world class wildlife panorama of Denali National Park.

At 3 p.m. — "Showdown at Grizzly River" (55 min.) Journey to McNeil River to enjoy the spectacle of grizzlies competing with each other for salmon resources.

Environmental Education Center is open from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday thorough Friday through July 27. Experience the center's "Discovery Room" for ages 4 and up. Find out how to become a Jr. Explorer or head out on the Keen Eye Nature Trail for the self-guided Trail Explorer Program.

· Hidden Lake programs begin at 8 p.m. at the Hidden Lake Amphitheater ((If raining, the program moves to the picnic pavilion near the boat launch.): Fridays — Staying Alive! Could you survive if you were injured or lost in the Alaska wilderness? Learn how to construct an emergency shelter, build a fire in the rain, and pack the perfect survival kit; and Saturdays — Let's Talk About Relationships. Discover the relationship between lynx and its prey, the snowshoe hare. Find out about their adaptations for Alaskan survival.

Directions to Hidden Lake Campground - Turn south off the Sterling Highway at Mile 58 on to the east entrance of Skilak Lake Road. Drive 3.6 miles west to the Hidden Lake Campground entrance. Turn on to the entrance road and follow signs to amphitheatre and day use parking. Driving time is one hour from Soldotna.

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