Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2001

Walk For Life held today

The one-mile 2001 Walk For Life will be today. Registration is from noon to 2 p.m. at the ABC Crisis Pregnancy Center on Willow Street in Kenai. The walk begins at 2 p.m. Every walker with a pledge card will receive prizes. There will be food, games, live music and door prizes.

For more information, call 283-9062.

Last day for dog show

Today is the final day of the Kenai Kennel Club's American Kennel Club dog show at Skyview High School in Soldotna. The show includes all breed conformation, obedience and agility competitions.

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

Flood plain meeting slated

There will be a general meeting to discuss flood plain management issues at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road. Speakers will be LeslieAnn Melville, the regional manager for the National Flood Insurance Program, and Jane Gabler, the Kenai Peninsula Floodplain manager.

For more information about the meeting, call Jane Gabler at 260-4882. The meeting is open to the public.

T200 benefit events to be held

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Association will combine its annual craft fair with Dog Days Saturday at the Tustumena Lodge from noon to 6 p.m. There will be a fun dog show and a hot dog barbecue.

For applications for space to display and sell crafts, or for more information call Suzie Cook at 262-4216 or 262-5629.

Cooper Landing to host breakfast

The Cooper Landing Seniors will host a breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cooper Landing Community Center on Bean Creek Road.

The cost will be $6 per person with all children under 2 free of charge. The seniors will offer all-you-can-eat sourdough and potato pancakes with sausage, juice and bottomless coffee.

Funds raised from the event will help seniors with transportation, housing and with the center. For more information, call Anne Engbers at (907) 595-1810.

Chamber seeks participants

The Greater Soldotna Chamber of Commerce has vendor spaces available for its upcoming Progress Days celebration held July 28. The chamber also is accepting parade entries for the 41st annual Progress Days Parade held on July 28.

For more information, call 262-9814.

Blood drive slated

The Blood Bank of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Center will hold a community blood drive at the Soldotna Church of God Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Binkley and Redoubt.

Participants are urged to drink lots of caffeine-free liquids and eat a good meal before donating.

Bible school planned

St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church will hold a vacation Bible school July 31 through Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration will be held Monday and July 23 from noon to 3 p.m. at the church at 110 South Spruce Street in Kenai. All children kindergarten through seventh grade are welcome. For more information, call 776-5688 or 283-7793.

Tagged salmon in Cook Inlet

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has tagged red salmon migrating to upper Cook Inlet. Each red salmon has an internal tag in the head and a small, 1-inch long orange dart tag attached to the back immediately below the dorsal fin.

If a tagged red salmon is caught in the commercial fishery, Fish and Game asks that it be delivered along with the rest of the catch. Tagged red salmon can be more easily retained at processing plants.

If a tagged red salmon is found, please retain the head and dart tag and call Mark Wilette at 262-9368.

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