Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, August 03, 2001

Peninsula heritage presentation planned

The Kenai Visitor's and Cultural Center will present Carol Ford's program "Five Women Who Came to Alaska: Alaska's Adopted Children" for its Alaska Heritage Day today from 3 to 4 p.m. at the center.

Farmers' market to be open

The Central Peninsula Farmers' Market will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parking lot on the Spur Highway and Marydale Street across from JoAnn Fabrics. For more information, call 262-5463 or 262-7502.

Funny River Festival scheduled

The Funny River Festival will be held today, Saturday and Sunday at the Community Center at Mile 12 of Funny River Road. There will be a card and cribbage tournament at 7 p.m. today. A parade at 10:30 a.m. starts the day Saturday. It will be followed by a horseshoe tournament, snack bar, vendors, various games and a dinner and dance with live music from "Turk." Sunday there is a church service at 9 a.m. followed by a pancake breakfast, auction, quilt raffle drawing, sidewalk art, pioneer picnic, salmon bake-off and golf tournament.

All proceeds benefit the community center. For more information, call Don Marsh, festival coordinator, at 262-8456 or the community center at 262-0879.

Soccer shoot to be held Saturday

The Kenai Elks soccer shoot will be held Saturday at the Kenai Middle School soccer fields. Competitors from 8 to 9 years of age will be at 11 a.m., from 10 to 11 years of age will be at 1:30 a.m., from 12 to 13 years of age will be at 2:30 p.m. and ages 7 and under will be at 3:30 p.m. For more information, call Kathy at 283-2682, ext. 5.

Community day planned in Sterling

Sterling Community Day will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the log cabin at the corner of the Sterling Highway and Swanson River Road. There will be a 5- and 10- kilometer run/walk, a bike race for age groups from 2 to 15 years old, an auction, barbecue, clowns, kids games and entertainment. For more information, call 262-6764.

Boys and Girls club to close temporarily

Aug. 17 will be the last day for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula Summer Program. The Kenai Clubhouse will be closed Aug. 18 for staff training and will reopen Sept. 4 for the school year club house. Hours during the school year are from 2 to 6 p.m. For more information, call the office at 283-2682.

United Way kicks off campaign

The Kenai United Way will hold a Seward Campaign Kickoff Aug. 18. The event will include a Kenai Fjords Tours Fox Islands Dinner Cruise at 5:30 p.m. There also will be a silent and outcry auction and entertainment. Tickets are $50 each. All proceeds will go to benefit the Kenai Peninsula United Way. There are a limited number of tickets available. For more information or to obtain tickets, call 283-9500.

Safe Sitters classes scheduled

Central Peninsula General Hospital has a Safe Sitter class scheduled for Oct. 8 and 9 during a two-day teacher inservice. Class times are from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days and the cost is $35. All students must be preregistered.

Forms are available at the front desk of the hospital and questions may be directed to the staff development office. For more information, call 262-8172 or visit the Web site at under community education.

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