Open burn suspended on parts of peninsula
The Alaska Division of Forestry has suspended all open burning on the Kenai Peninsula for lands north of the Anchor River and Fox River drainage. Burn permits still are required in the Homer and Kachemak Emergency services area. The burn suspension does not ban campfires or approved burn barrels. Permit holders must call to activate permits prior to burning.
The ADF cautions campers and hikers to use care in grassy or wooded areas. It also reminds parents or persons responsible for a juvenile who lights a fire that results in a wildland suppression that they may be responsible for payment of those suppression costs, as well as possible criminal penalties. For more information, call Sharon at 260-4222.
Sterling senior citizens plan fund-rasier
The Sterling Senior Center will hold a "Christmas in July" craft bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the center at Mile 82.5 Sterling Highway. Crafts and baked goods will be offered. The cafe will be open. Tables are available for $25. For more information, call 262-6808.
Historical society to meet
The Soldotna Historical Society board of directors will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the museum building on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna. The public is invited to attend.
Blood donation earns dinner discount
The Blood Bank of Alaska and Don Jose's of Soldotna have teamed up to increase blood donations this month. Donors can receive 50 percent off a second dinner with proof of donation. Also, on July 31, a drawing for a free special dinner for two will take place for those who have donated. For more information, call 260-5672.
SoHi pool begins final swim sessions
Soldotna pool session four swim lessons begin Monday and end July 25 at the pool. The final swim session will begin July 28 and end Aug. 8. Cost for the 10, 30-minute classes is $40. Preregistration is recommended.
The pool's new open swim times are 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. For more information and a complete list of what the pool has to offer, call 262-7419.
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