Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 24, 2005

Christian Center frying fish today

Peninsula Christian Center will present its annual fish fry and illustrated sermon today.

The sermon this year, "The Prayer of the Elder Son," features the older brother of the Prodigal Son having his evening prayers interrupted by God.

Services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with the fish fry following the second service. For more information, call 262-7416.

Refuge hosts films, nature walks

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge holds nature walks from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on the Keen Eye Trail. Round-trip walking distance is a half mile. Participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes and to leave dogs at home. Admission is free.

Visitor center hours are weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 262-7021.

Other upcoming events include:

"Go Wild!" — Experience how wild animals use their senses and special adaptations to survive in the natural world on Friday.

"Time Travel through the Taiga" — Take a walk back in time and see how plant and animal life changes in the boreal forest (taiga) and imagine how it will be transformed in the future on Sunday.

"Pioneering the Kenai Peninsula" — Discover why people immigrated to the Kenai Peninsula over a century ago through learning about the life of Andrew Berg, Alaska's first registered big game guide on Saturday.

"From Your Home to Theirs" — As you leave the world you know, discover the homes of wildlife living in the forests, wetlands and lakes of the Kenai Peninsula on July 31.

The refuge headquarters also shows films at noon, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. daily. Films include:

"Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First" (10 minutes) — The film shows the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's wildlife story and the refuge's recreational opportunities. The film is shown at noon and 4 p.m.

"Alone in the Wilderness" (55 minutes) — Enjoy the life story of Dick Proenneke, who fell in love with the Twin Lakes country in the 1970s, built a log cabin by himself and lived a wilderness lifestyle for more than 20 years. The film is shown at 1 p.m.

"A Mystery in Alaska" (55 minutes) — Discover the world of humpback whales, salmon and brown bears and solve the mystery of why Stellar sea lions are declining in the waters of eastern Alaska. The film is shown at 2 p.m.

"Sled Dogs" (55 minutes) — Experience the drama and magic of the 1,100-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Alaska's most famous race epic. The film is shown at 3 p.m.

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.

Attendance at all classes is not required. For more information, call 262-3111 or e-mail kpfoodbanked@acsalas

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