Progress events set to entertain, celebrate

Posted: Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday July 24:

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Rain or shine, Progress Days offers smiles and good times.

* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Summer bazaar, bake sale and quilt show at the Soldotna Senior Center at 197 Park Ave. There will be a selection of crafts, baked goods and quilts. The center also will offer a lunch menu. For more information call 262-2322.

* Noon to 4 p.m. -- Free wildlife films at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Center on Ski Hill Road. Movies are shown daily: Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. -- "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First" (10 min.) Join us for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's wildlife story and learn about its wide range of recreational opportunities.; 1 p.m. -- Arctic Bears (55 min.) - Learn the fascinating stories about Alaska's black, brown, and white (polar) bears.; 3 p.m. -- "White Falcon/White Wolf" (55 min.) - Follow the adventures of two arctic animal families, a gyrfalcon pair and their young and a white wolf pack. For more information, call 262-7021.

* 7 to 9 p.m. -- Registration for the Soldotna Equestrian Association's Rodeo entries at the tent at the at the rodeo grounds by the Little League ball fields. For more information, call Garnet Sarks 283-3093 or 252-2848.

* Call for time -- Soldotna Equestrian Association will host a free Jackpot 3-D Barrel Race. For more information, call Garnet Sarks 283-3093 or 252-2848.

Saturday July 25th:

* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.-- A variety of vendor booths will be open at Soldotna Creek Park.

* 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. -- Summer bazaar, bake sale and quilt show at the Soldotna Senior Center at 197 Park Ave. There will be a selection of crafts, baked goods and quilts. The center also will offer a lunch menu. For more information call 262-2322.

* 10 a.m. to noon -- Registration for the Soldotna Equestrian Association's Rodeo entries at the tent at the at the rodeo grounds by the Little League ball fields. For more information, call Garnet Sarks 283-3093 or 252-2848.

* 11 a.m. -- Progress Days parade begins at Soldotna High School on Marydale Street, turning right onto Binkley Street and ending at Warehouse Ave., across from Safeway. (Weenies On Parade participants will meet at Cadre Feed on Marydale Ave., to be filed into the parade)

* Noon to 4 p.m. -- Free wildlife films at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Center on Ski Hill Road. Movies are shown daily: Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. -- "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First" (10 min.) Join us for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's wildlife story and learn about its wide range of recreational opportunities.; 1 p.m. -- Arctic Bears (55 min.) - Learn the fascinating stories about Alaska's black, brown, and white (polar) bears.; 3 p.m. -- "White Falcon/White Wolf" (55 min.) - Follow the adventures of two arctic animal families, a gyrfalcon pair and their young and a white wolf pack. For more information, call 262-7021.

* 1 to 3:30 p.m. -- Chili cook off at the Soldotna Senior Center at 197 Park Ave. The event benefits the center's endowment trust funds. If you would like to participate or need more information call 262-2322.

* 1 to 4 p.m. -- Bill Banta Memorial Show and Shine at Stanley Ford at the "Y." Trophies will be given out for Sponsors Choice and the Bill Banta Memorial Award. For more information, call 262-1282 or 262-9814.

* 1 to 4 p.m. -- Live entertainment at Soldotna Creek Park with Alaska's official balladeer Hobo Jim, also Mark Davis and Darrin Poppin.

* 1 to 4 p.m. -- Corvette Club Car Show. Call the chamber at 262-9814 for more information.

* The dedication of Soldotna first Historical Landmark, the city's first post office will be held at the cornor of the Kenai Spur Highway and East Corral Ave. Soldotna's first post office was built in 1949 and has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places by the United Stases Department Of The Interior.

* 2 p.m. -- Soldotna Equestrian Association will host its annual Peninsula Cowboy Round-Up Series Family Rodeo No. 4 - Progress Days Rodeo at the rodeo grounds by the Little League ball fields. Bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and double muggin' are some of the planned events. Also split the pot golf ball toss, calf scramble and gun raffle will be offered. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for youth, military (with ID) and senior citizens and children 5 years old and under will be admitted free. For more information, call Garnet Sarks at 283-3093 or 252-2848.

* 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. --The Soldotna Public Library volunteers will host a used book sale. Also local author Ethel McMilin will hold a book signing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

* 3 p.m. -- Weenie dog races at Soldotna Creek Park.

* 7 p.m. -- Soldotna Equestrian Association will host team penning at the rodeo grounds by the Little League ball fields. For more information, call Garnet Sarks at 283-3093 or 252-2848.

Sunday July 26th

* Noon -- City of Soldotna community picnic. The community is invited to attend and have free Hotdogs, chips and Coca Cola. The event will run until food runs out.

* Noon to 4 p.m. -- Free wildlife films at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge Center on Ski Hill Road. Movies are shown daily: Noon, 2 and 4 p.m. -- "Kenai National Wildlife Refuge: Where Wildlife Comes First" (10 min.) Join us for Kenai National Wildlife Refuge's wildlife story and learn about its wide range of recreational opportunities.; 1 p.m. -- Arctic Bears (55 min.) - Learn the fascinating stories about Alaska's black, brown, and white (polar) bears.; 3 p.m. -- "White Falcon/White Wolf" (55 min.) - Follow the adventures of two arctic animal families, a gyrfalcon pair and their young and a white wolf pack. For more information, call 262-7021.

* noon to 4 p.m.-- A variety of vendor booths will be open at Soldotna Creek Park.

* 1 to 4 p.m. -- Live entertainment at Soldotna Creek Park with Kelsey Shields and Darrin Poppin.

* 2 p.m. -- Soldotna Equestrian Association will host its annual Peninsula Cowboy Round-Up Series Family Rodeo No. 4 - Progress Days Rodeo at the rodeo grounds by the Little League ball fields. Bull riding, barrel racing, team roping and double muggin' are some of the planned events. Also split the pot golf ball toss, calf scramble and gun raffle will be offered. Admission prices are $10 for adults, $5 for youth, military (with ID) and senior citizens and children 5 years old and under will be admitted free. For more information, call Garnet Sarks at 283-3093 or 252-2848.



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