>Residents of the Kenai area and visitors are invited to a 4-H Summer Solstice Music Festival June 21 at the Diamond M. Ranch on K-Beach Road in Kenai. The family festival will run from 4 p.m. to midnight. Montana country music artist Wylie Gustafson will headline the event and there will be plenty of food, music and kids’ activities and a good time. The event is a collaboration with the Kenai 4-H Council, longtime 4-H supporters Carrol and JoAnne Martin and the Community Action Coalition. See more information.
>Learn more about health in a free Tuesday evening lecture series this summer at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The Healthy Living series continues through Aug. 13 in the Murie Building auditorium on West Ridge. Topics will include health insurance, assisted living, nutrition strategies, electronic health records, mental health and more. See the full schedule. Extension is co-sponsoring the series with UAF Summer Sessions and Lifelong Learning.
>Families affected by Yukon River flooding may find a variety of useful resources on Extension’s flood recovery website. It provides tips on safety and health, septic systems, cleanup and other general questions. Also, see our publication, What to Do After the Flood: Emergency Flood Information. The website addresses finding a safe water supply, disinfecting wells, food safety and sanitizing clothing, and information about what to do about bedding, cars, furniture, basements and more.
> June 26 is the deadline to sign up for the next round of certified food protection manager training on July 10. Extension will offer the training live in Fairbanks and at the Matanuska Experiment Farm in Palmer and at videoconference sites in Bethel, Haines, Hoonah, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Juneau and Sitka. Alaska regulations require food establishments to have at least one certified food protection manager on staff to ensure that the facility complies with food safety regulations. Register online .