Around the Peninsula

Posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Church hosts conference activities

The Soldotna Church of God hosts its annual Destiny Conference through Sunday. The theme is "This is Our Time" and is designed to offer spiritual rejuvenation and fellowship. Each weekday morning begins at 10:30 a.m. with a Bible study and the "Serengeti Trek" vacation Bible school for children ages 4 to 11. Evening services begin at 7 p.m. during the week and 6 p.m. Sunday, including the second half of the vacation Bible school. Sessions are open to the public and child care is available. For more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Alan Humphries at 262-4729.

Governor heading to Kenai

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce and Rep. Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski,will hold a reception for Gov. Frank Murkowski at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. Murkowski will sign bills and talk about the recent announcement that Agrium has secured enough natural gas to continue operating through November 2006.

DAV to meet Thursday

The Disabled Veterans monthly meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at the American Legion Bingo Hall. All veterans are welcome to attend. For more information, call 283-4359.

Girls basketball camp deadline pushed

The registration deadline for the Boys and Girls Club Girls Gym Rats Basketball Camp has been extended through Friday. The camp will be held Aug. 3-5. For more information, call 283-2682.

Church to hold breakfast fund-raiser

Soldotna United Methodist Church on Binkley Street in Soldotna will serve homemade biscuits and gravy prior to the Progress Days Parade from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Donations will go to the Kenai Alternative High School breakfast program. For more information, call 283-7469.

Activities celebrate Chugach, Sierra Club

The Chugach National Forest is celebrating its 98th birthday. Planned activities will include an all-day hike of the Johnson Pass Trail with the Sierra Club at 9 a.m. Saturday. Hikers should meet at the south trail head, Mile 32.5 of the Seward Highway, and plan for a long distance but not many extreme elevation changes. Hikers should bring water, lunch, snacks and appropriate clothing.

Car show set to roll Saturday

The Bill Banta Memorial Show and Shine will take place during the annual Progress Days celebration. The car show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Great Bear Ford. For more information, call Michelle Banta-McKay at 252-0656.

Plans nailed for builders picnic

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association picnic will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Soldotna Creek Park. Members and their families are encouraged to attend. Food, games and prizes are planned. For more information, call 283-8071.

Fish fry slated

Peninsula Christian Center will hold its annual fish fry and illustrated sermon called "The Prayer of the Elder Son" on Sunday. Services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with the fish fry after the second service. For more information, call 262-7416.

Football officials meeting planned

The Kenai Peninsula Football Officials Association will hold general meetings at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Aug. 1 at Skyview High School.

Anyone interested in high school and Pop Warner football officiating is encouraged to attend. For more information, call Randy at 262-7293 or Joe at 398-7533.

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