Craft, bake sale fund-raiser planned
The Funny River Emergency Services Auxiliary will hold a bake and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Saturday at the new fire station at Mile 16.5 of Funny River Road. Proceeds will benefit the Funny River Volunteer Fire Department. For more information, call Betty Bondurant at 262-1691 or Mary Pierce at 262-6051.
Bear Safe neighborhood meeting set
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will host a meeting to discuss the implementation of a Bear Safe Neighborhood Program for the Keystone Drive area of Soldotna at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center.
Bear Safe Neighborhood programs are deigned to help reduce the number of negative human and bear interactions in residential areas. Interested community members are encouraged to attend. The program is provided free of charge. For more information, call 262-9368.
Farmers' market open Saturdays
The central Kenai Peninsula Farmers' Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through September. The market is held at the bus turnaround next to Soldotna Elementary School on the Kenai Spur Highway. Fresh vegetables, herbs, plants, arts and crafts are for sale, and WIC coupons are accepted. New vendors are welcome. For more information, call 262-5463.
'Tonka' fund-raiser slated
The Kenai Rotary Club, in conjunction with Industry Appreciation Day, will host a "Big Tonkas on the Bluff" fund-raiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Millennium Square next to the soccer fields and the Kenai Senior Citizens Center. Area children will have the opportunity to ride on working heavy equipment. There also will be a few static displays of heavy equipment. The cost is $5 to ride. Proceeds will support Rotary-sponsored scholarships and other community-based aid projects. For more information, call Linda Snow at 262-8222.
Skyview to host cross country running
Skyview High School will host its 15th annual Skyview Invitational Cross Country running meet at noon Saturday. A community race will follow. For more information, call Charlotte Harvey at 260-4627.
Final city races held
The Kenai Peninsula Racing Lions will hold its final city races for motocross and quads at noon Saturday at the Twin City Raceway.
Racers sign up is at 10 a.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and free for children under 12. For more information, visit kprl.org.
Summer program ends
The Kenai Peninsula Boys and Girls Club Kenai clubhouse will be closed through Monday. It will reopen Tuesday for its after-school program.
The program is open for kids ages 5 (in the first grade) to 13. Its hours of operation are Monday through Friday after school until 6 p.m. The membership fee is $20 per child per calendar year. For more information, call 283-2682.
Butchering class scheduled
The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will host a butchering class at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the food bank. Carrol Martin of the Diamond M Ranch and a 4-H leader will butcher a pig and a lamb. The public is encouraged to attend. There is no fee. For more information, call Linda or Debbie at 262-3111.
Kenai Pubic Health plans one-day closure
The Kenai Public Health Center will be closed Sept. 6 in observance of Labor Day. For more information, call 335-3400.
Social Security reps to visit area
Social Security Administration representatives will be on the Kenai Peninsula from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at Seward City Hall; from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Kenai City Hall; and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center. For more information, call Paul Brandt at (866) 772-3081.
Developmental screening offered
Frontier Community Services is offering developmental screening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at its office. The screenings are available for children ages birth to 3 years. There is no fee. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-3144.
Phone card donations sought
The Alaska District of the Postal Service has extended its campaign called Let Freedom Ring that allows customers to purchase a $10 USPS Global International phone card and donate it to Alaska military personnel serving overseas through the end of September.
Cards may be purchased and donated at the post office in Soldotna, Kasilof, Homer, Kenai and Seward.
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