Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, July 30, 2001

Hands-on science program offered

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer a hands-on science program at 3 p.m. Monday with Gary Sonnevil of the Kenai Fishery Resource office at the center. The focus will be on how aquatic species invade new territories. For more information, call 283-1991.

Last summer swim lessons scheduled

The Soldotna High School pool is taking sign-ups for the last swimming lesson session of the summer. Classes are Monday through Friday at a cost of $40 for 10 lessons. For more information, call 262-7419 or go to the pool.

Blood drives scheduled

The Blood Bank of Alaska Kenai Peninsula Center is holding a blood drive Wednesday and Thursday at the Kenai Moose Lodge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday at the office from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday in Seward. For more information, call the blood bank at 260-5672.

Festival planned in Funny River

The Funny River Festival will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Community Center at Mile 12 of Funny River Road. There will be a cribbage tournament Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday, there will be a parade at 10:30 a.m., as well as a horseshoe tournament and other games. The evening will end with a dinner and dance with live music by Turk.

Sunday activities include a church service at 9 a.m. and a pancake breakfast, auction, quilt raffle drawing, sidewalk art, pioneer picnic, salmon bake-off and golf tournament. All proceeds of the festival will benefit the community center.

For more information, call Don Marsh at 262-8456 or the center at 262-0879.

Soccer shoot planned

The Kenai Elks Soccer Shoot will be held Saturday at Kenai Middle School. Age group times include: 8 and 9 at 11 a.m., 10 and 11 at 1:30 p.m., 12 and 13 at 2:30 p.m. and children 7 and under will meet at 3:30 p.m.

For more information, call Kathy at 283-2682, ext. 5.

Volleyball camp slated

The Kenai Central High School volleyball program will host the All-American Volleyball Camp Friday and Saturday at Kenai Middle School. This year's camp is an individual skills camp aimed toward incoming seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders from any school. The cost is $100. The coaches are All-American volleyball players from the Lower 48.

To reserve a spot or for more information, call Vanessa Gabel at 776-5851.

Developmental classes slated

Holistic Approach to Neurodevelopment and Learning Efficiency of Homer is offering the class, "Seeing Yourself and Others Through New Eyes." The class will be offered Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., and Aug. 11 and 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. A HANDLE internship will be offered beginning Aug. 15.

For more information, call (907) 235-6226.

SPCA to hold vigil

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. will hold a candlelight vigil Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. in the Bailey Furniture parking lot in recognition of National Homeless Animals Day. This event will be held in memory of animals that were born to die in the year 2000 alone.

Father Richard Tero will lead the vigil in prayer. Other animal advocates with booths of information and family activities will be at the event. The group also will hand out free and-or discounted spay-neuter vouchers, as well as prizes to win.

For more information, call 262-8800.

Booth space available

Free booth space is available for the Industry Appreciation Day held Aug. 25 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Kenai park greenstrip. No retail sales are permitted.

Call 283-3855 to reserve space.

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