Kenai chamber goes 'wild'
The Kenai Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. Paul Gray, of Exploring Alaska Television, will be the featured speaker. Gray will present a video walking tour of Alaska's largest wildlife show. Lunch is $10.50, and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, call Colleen at 283-7989.
Racing Lions to get on track
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will hold sprintcar races at 7 p.m. Friday and motocross races at 7 p.m. Saturday at Twin Cities Raceway. For more information, call Chet at 283-9078 or Wendy at 260-3305.
Homer to host highland games
The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust, Kachemak Nordic Ski Club, Homer Chamber of Commerce and the Anchorage Scottish Club will host the Scottish Highland Games from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 65235 Sprucewood Drive in Homer. The event is a fund-raiser to purchase 160 acres of the Baycrest Trail.
Activities planned throughout the day include putting the stone, hammer throw and a caber toss. Events open to all include the X-tra tuff boot kick for distance, kilted mile footrace and the Rep. Paul Seaton's halibut toss challenge. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, $30 for families of more than three and free for children age 5 and under. For more information and a complete list of activities, call (907) 235-5263.
United Way plans cruise to Fox Island
Kenai Peninsula United Way will hold a kick-off fund-raiser Sunday in Seward. The Kenai Fjords Fox Island cruise will include dinner and the play, "Into Alaska a Woman Came." Live music and outcry and bucket auctions also are planned. Tickets are $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Amy at 283-9500.
Stevens, Seaton to speak at Homer chamber
The Homer Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon Aug. 26 at the Best Western Bidarka. Alaska Sen. Gary Stevens and Rep. Paul Seaton will present respective legislative updates of the 2003 session. The public is invited. Lunch is available for $10. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.
Nominations for beautification awards available
The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Kachemak Bay Board of Realtors are sponsoring a Community Beautification Awards program. Nominations are due by Sept. 1 and must include the name, the location or address of the nominee and the category for which it's being submitted.
The contest categories are: most attractive business, most attractive residence, most improved, most creative and judges' choice. Winners will be judged the first week in September and announced at the chamber lunch Sept. 23. Nominations can be mailed to the chamber at 201 Sterling Highway; faxed to (907) 235-8766 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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