Community News

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2003

Book fair planned this week

A community book fair will be held Thursday through Saturday in front of Safeway in Soldotna. Books will be available for all levels. Proceeds from the fair will be used to promote area literacy programs. For more information, call Gloria Sweeney at 262-1054.

Harley Live Ride for MDA slated for July 26

The House of Harley Davidson and Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson will sponsor the sixth annual Harley Live Ride on July 26 to raise money for the Alaska Chapter of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. All riders are welcome.

The ride will begin at the House of Harley Davidson in Anchorage and will finish at Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson in Sterling. More than 100 bikers are expected to participate. There will be a festival at 1 p.m. at Kenai Peninsula Harley Davidson with music, food and a beer garden. Admission is $10 a person, except for Live Ride participants. Awards and a drawing for a 2003 Harley V-Rod will be at 4 p.m.

MDA-Alaska is a nonprofit organization that receives no funding from grants or the United Way. MDA serves more than 250 families in Alaska. The money raised by the Live Ride will help provide medical services, wheelchairs, leg braces, supplies, support groups and youth summer camps to Alaska's children living with neuromuscular diseases.

Technological treasure hunt planned

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust summer program will host Kiki Abrahamson leading a weekend technological treasure hunt July 26 and 27. The event was rescheduled from a previous date.

On July 26, participants will learn how to use the Internet site, and will do a brush-up review of latitude and longitude, graphing some points on the southern Kenai Peninsula. The group then will head outside to learn how to use a Garmin Etrex Global Positioning Satellite unit. The group will split into two teams and try to find the multicache sites on the Calvin and Coyle trail. On Sunday, participants will head out to try some more dispersed sites. The cost is $35 per person or $50 per family. Registration is required through Kachemak Heritage Land Trust by July 24. The class is limited to 20 people. Participants also should bring waterproof boots both days and a lunch Sunday and should plan to carpool Sunday

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