Around the Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2003

Vacation Bible school planned at Grace Lutheran

Time Travel With Jesus is the theme for the vacation Bible school at Grace Lutheran Church in Kenai from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The school is for children ages 3 through eighth grade.

Planned events include Christ-centered Bible teachings, gospel songs, religious crafts and team sports. The church is on Ciechanski Road, one block off Kalifornsky Beach Road. To register or for more information, call Pastor Tom Schmidt at 283-6297.

KVCC takes wing on Monday

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's Science on the Kenai program will be Birding on the Kenai at 3 p.m. Monday at the center. Ken Marlow, of Marlow's on the Kenai, will instruct. There is no fee. For more information, call Jay at 283-1991.

Swim lessons still available at Skyview

The Skyview High School pool has space available for its final swim session, beginning Monday through Aug. 8. The cost is $40 for 10, 45-minute lessons. For more information, call 262-3905.

'Buy Alaska' planned talk at chamber

Mark Gregory from the Small Business Development Center will be the featured speaker for the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Tuesday at the Riverside House. His topic will be "Buy Alaska." For more information, call Shanon at 262-9814.

Deadline for salmon count contest looming

The Sterling Senior Center will hold the seventh annual Kenai River Sockeye Salmon Count Classic on Aug. 7. Participants will guess the number of sockeye salmon that cross the Alaska Department of Fish and Game fish counter as of noon Aug. 7.

Tickets are $2 each. Half of the proceeds will be divided into three prizes categories: closest guess wins 75 percent; next closest guess wins 15 percent, with the third closest guess winning 10 percent. Deadline for ticket entries is Wednesday. For more information, call 262-6808.

Residents invited to explore new trail

The Kenai Watershed Forum is hosting biologist Ted Bailey for a tour of a new trail at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Upper Skilak Campground. Bailey will give a narrative of his work with mammals on the Kenai Peninsula.

There is no fee. Preregistration is required. For more information, call Josselyn at 260-5449.

Moose Lodge plans picnic

The Peninsula Moose Lodge and Family Center will hold its annual picnic at 2 p.m. Aug. 3 at the lodge in Kenai. It is for members and their guests.

Music, pony rides and a dino fun jump are some of the planned activities. Participants are asked to bring a dessert or side dish to share. Meat will be provided.

For more information, call James at 283-3740 or the lodge at 283-9181.

Immunization clinics expanded in Homer

The Homer Public Health Clinic has expanded its August immunization clinics. It will be open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5, 7, 12 and 14; from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 21; and from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25 to 29.

Immunizations, pregnancy tests, health education and counseling will be available Aug. 13 at Nikolaevsk and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 14 in Ninilchik.

For more information, call 235-4199.

WRCC run registration forms available

The 16th annual Kenai Peninsula Run for Women will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 9. Race registration forms are available at the Women's Resource and Crisis Center in Kenai and REI and the Alaska Clubs in Anchorage. Forms also are available on the Web at ~wrcc/.

Volunteers still are needed to staff water tables and flagging positions. Flaggers will need to attend a short training session prior to race day.

For more information, call 283-9479.

Club hosts open gym

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula's Kenai Clubhouse is holding an open gym for all ages after regular clubhouse hours. Open gym is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday.

There is a $2 charge for the use of the gym and locker rooms are available.

The gym is at 705 Frontage Road in Kenai. For more information, call 283-2682 for more information.

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