Around the Peninsula

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2003

Animals available for adoption

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. has 31 kittens and 4 male cats available for adoption. The adoption fee is $35 each and includes shots, wormer and vouchers for spaying-neutering. There are 130 rabbits also available.

The SPCA of the Kenai Peninsula Inc. is currently seeking interested community members to apply for a seat on its board of directors. For more information, viewing, to adopt or to make a donation, call 262-8550.

Refuge to dedicate new trail

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge will dedicate a new trail at 1 p.m. Saturday at the visitors center. The new trail is named Centennial Trail in honor of the 100 birthday of the National Wildlife System. It is three miles round trip and loops off the popular Keen Eye Nature Trail.

Free water bottles, live music, hot cocoa, cider and cookies are some of the planned events. Visitors also will get to see where the refuge time capsule is buried.

The public is invited to attend the family-friendly event. For more information, call 262-7021.

Fall cleanup scheduled

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association will hold its fall highway cleanup at 11 a.m. Saturday. The group will meet at the Fred Meyer parking lot. All association members are encouraged to attend.

A pizza party will be held at the Longmere Lake Lodge following the cleanup. For more information, call 283-2265.

Auction fund-raiser set for Sunday

An auction fund-raiser will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Tustumena Lodge in Kasilof to raise funds for Teri Leto and her daughter, who lost everything to a house fire. An Italian dinner, live music, raffles and auction are part of the evening's planned activities. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or to make a donation, call Evy Gebhardt at 262-5057.

Historical association meeting slated

The Kenai Peninsula Historical Association will meet at 9 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Cooper Landing Community Hall. Author Kaylene Johnson will be the featured speaker. She will discuss her new book, "Portrait of the Alaska Railroad."

Preschool skills program offered

The Boys and Girls Club will begin a new program titled "Start Smart" from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays beginning Oct. 4 at the club in Kenai. The program is for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents. It is designed for parents to teach their children a variety of basic skills, including throwing, catching, kicking and batting in a noncompetitive, nonthreatening environment.

Pets, people fund-raiser race slated

The Peninsula Sled Dog and Racing Association, Tsalteshi Trail Association and the Soldotna Community Schools have joined together to sponsor the second annual "Dog Dash for Dee Dee." The race will begin at 10 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Tsalteshi Trails.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.. It is for people with or without dogs. The race course is 3.8 miles long. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information, call 283-3954.

Resident needed for fair board

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair is looking for a new board member. The board is comprised of nine members from around the peninsula and is responsible for producing the fair and making decisions about the fairgrounds.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a desire to promote the Kenai Peninsula State Fair. The position will be voted on at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at the membership meeting. For more information and the location of the meeting, call (907) 567-3670.

Boys and Girls Club plan open house

The Boys and Girls Club in Kenai will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the club in Kenai. The theme for the open house is "Lights On Afterschool!" It is part of a nationwide event calling attention to after school programs and the important role these programs play in the lives of children. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 283-2682.

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