Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 23, 2006

Rodeo rides into the sunset

The Soldotna Equestrian Association’s final day in a series of cowboy round-up rodeos begins at 1 p.m. today.

Bull riding, jackpot team penning, fun activities and special events are some of the planned activities. For more information, call Chelsey Hackett at 260-3862.

Swim lessons to make a splash

Swim lessons at the Soldotna High School pool will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Lessons will consist of 10, 40-minute sessions for levels two through five and 10, 25-minute lessons for level one.

The final session begins Monday. The cost for lessons is $40 per session or $10 per hour for private lessons. For more information, call 262-7419.

Agrium continues live fire training

Agrium Kenai Nitrogen Operations will continue its live fire training from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through July and August at the plant at Mile 21 of the Kenai Spur Highway. Additional sessions will be held at 7:45 a.m. Thursdays. Occasional smoke and flames will be visible from the highway. For more information, call Rick at 776-3162.

CPCS board of directors to meet

The Central Peninsula Counseling Services board of directors will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 506 Lake St. in Kenai. For more information, call 260-3691.

Native cultural event slated

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will host a K’Beq’ from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at Mile 52.6 of the Sterling Highway, across from the entrance to the Russian River Campground.

Storytelling, arts and educational activities, gift shop, an archaeology presentation, Indian ice cream and drumming are some of the planned events. It is open to the public. Tours are free. Alaska Native crafts and fried bread will be available for purchase. For more information, call Sasha Lindgren at 398-0598 or Brenda Trefon at 283-3633.

KPBSD plans Title Vll meeting

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold a Title Vll Indian Education Parent Advisory Committee meeting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Borough Building in Conference Room A. It is open to the public. For more information or to RSVP call 714-8892, ext. 8866.

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