Posted: Monday, July 11, 2005

Around the PeninsulaVolleyball courts open

The Kenai Recreation Center will hold open volleyball nights Mondays from 7 to 9:45 p.m. 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.

Writers sought

The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a writing contest in conjunction with its summer reading program "Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds." Children ages 7 to 18 are encouraged to participate. A T-shirt will be awarded to a winner from three age categories.

For complete guidelines, stop by the library or call 262-4227. The deadline for entries is 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Basketball camps slated

The Boys and Girls Club will sponsor basketball camps for boys and girls in August. Girls basketball camp for grades three-12 will be Aug. 3 through 5 and boys camp from grades three-six will be Aug. 8 through 12. Registration deadline is Friday. The cost is $75. Scholarships are available. Participants must be members of the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, call 283-2682.

Kennedy Jr. to celebrate Keeper anniversary

Cook Inlet Keeper will host a 10th anniversary celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday 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.

Nutrition classes continue

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is hosting an eight-week series of nutrition classes titled "Harvesting for your Health" on Tuesdays. The sessions end Aug. 2. Colleen Sonnevil of the Cooperative Extension Services office will instruct on how to harvest area plants. On Tuesday she will demonstrate how to fillet a 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.

Soldotna TOPS turns 40

Soldotna TOPS AK. No. 20 will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a potluck for members from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday 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.

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