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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2006

Native cultural event slated

The Kenaitze Indian Tribe will host a K’Beq from noon to 7 p.m. today 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.

Community festival set to entertain

The annual Funny River Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at Mile 13 on Funny River Road in Soldotna. Festival events are as follows:

· Today — Golf tournament at noon at Bird Family Golf Course and cribbage or nickles tourney at 6:30 p.m.;

· Saturday — Parade at 10:30 a.m., food, games and booths at 11:30 a.m., horseshoe tourney at 1 p.m., longest drive competition at 3:30 p.m., no frills dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. and bingo at 7:30 p.m.; and

· Sunday — Pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., auction at noon and quilt raffle at 1 p.m.

Dinner, auction fundraiser slated

The American Legion Auxiliary No. 20 will host a beef burgundy feed fundraiser at 4 p.m. Saturday at its convention hall in old town Kenai. Salads and dessert is included with dinner. A Chinese auction also is planned. The cost is $6 per plate for dinner. For more information, call 283-4331.

Teen center hosts summer camp

The Kenai Teen Center will host a summer camp for youth ages 11 to 13 Tuesday through Aug. 18 at the center. Team sports, art, cooking and field trips are some of the planned activities.

Vendors, bands sought for summer festival

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center will host a summer festival Thursday through Aug. 5. Bands are wanted. Parking lot and inside spaces will be available for rent for $10 per day, per space or table. For more information, call 776-7654.

Golf tourney set to swing

Soroptimist International of the Kenai Peninsula will sponsor its annual Chip Away Golf Tournament at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 5 at the Bird Homestead Golf Course on Funny River Road. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Snacks and lunch will be provided for participants. The entry fee of $65 includes registration, snacks, lunch, 18 holes of golf and opportunities to win prizes. Proceeds will benefit area women fighting cancer at Central Peninsula General Hospital and other areas that benefit women on the peninsula. For more information, call Lori Woitel at 262-1834 or Rosanne van Ray at 262-4339.

Basketball clinics set to shoot

The Molly Tuter Gym Rats basketball clinics for girls will be held Aug, 7, 8 and 9. Registration forms are available from area coaches, Wells Fargo banks, the Nikiski Community Center and pool, the Kenai Recreation Center and Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula in Kenai. Forms should be mailed in by Tuesday. Registration also will be done at the door the day of the clinics.

A fundamentals clinic for girls ages 6-12 and beginners will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. at Soldotna Middle School. The cost of admission is $50. Boys and Girls club membership is not required.

An advance offensive clinic for middle school and high school aged girls will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Soldotna High School. The cost of admission is $100. A Boys and Girls Club membership is not required.

For more information, call 262-9263.

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