Marissa Paul has graduated with a Master of Science in Kinesiology and Sport Studies with a concentration in Clinical Exercise Science from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. She is a 2011 graduate of Homer High School and the daughter of Rebecca Paul and Dr. Paul Raymond.
Brandon Beach made the spring semester Dean’s Liast at Montana State University, Bozeman, for earning a grade point averages of 3.5 or above for the semester.
The Exchange, a pilot syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges every other Tuesday starting June 21 at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m.
The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.
The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is Saturday to Eagle Lake and the Jaeger Bog. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Homestead Restaurant to carpool, or at the trailhead to Eagle Lake at 9 a.m.
There will be a fundraiser party for the planned boat house from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at Grace Ridge Brewing Company on Ocean Drive. The winner of a two-night stay for 10 people at the Second Star mansion in Homer will be drawn. There also will be other prizes. Any donations of $500 or more received before May 31 will be entered to win. There will be free hot dogs and soft drinks provided by the Lions Club. Grace Ridge Brewing beer will be available for purchase.
The Kachemak Bay Birders meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the Auditorium. Please note this is later than their usual meeting time. Following the meeting, there will be a potluck meal and members will share slides of birds they have seen. Bring a dish to share at the potluck. This event is cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. It is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aurora Jean Lambert graduates this month with her doctorate degree in veterinary medicine from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada. She is a 2007 graduate of Homer High School and the daughter of Anne Lambert of Anchor Point. She plans to make her home in Missoula, Mont., working as a veterinarian beginning in January.
Homer youth soccer season starts this Monday. Register at www.homersoccer.com. Division 1 college and Olympic team coaches will be in Homer to coach.
The Seldovia Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its eighth Human-Powered Fishing Derby over Memorial Day weekend.
Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station 53048 Ashwood Ave, Mile 12 East End Road. The public is invited. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the KPB Annex building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. For more information, call 235-9811.
Katie Appelhanz will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance: Applied Exercise Science, with a minor in Health, from Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville, Tenn. Commencement exercises will be Friday, May 6. Appelhanz graduates summa cum laude with a cumulative grade-point-average of 4.0.
Appelhanz earned Dean’s List honors and is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society.
A 2012 graduate of Homer High School, Appelhanz is the daughter of Patrick and Janet McNary.
The Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau has its monthly meeting at 7 tonight at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik. The guest speakers are Kyra Waggoner of Sustainable Homer and Adrienne Sweeney and her chef from AJ’s OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern. Topics include CSAs, Farmers Market, Online Food Hub and what restaurants are looking for when buying local produce. A potluck is at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and the meeting is free. For more information, call Rita Jo at 299-0261.
The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mossy Kilcher’s Seaside Farm, East End Road. Meet and park at the top of the hill at 9:30 a.m. to begin with the walk down through the fantastic birding habitat she has developed on her farm. Expectations are for songbirds, but also raptors, woodpeckers and others. Bring binoculars, field guide and scope if you have one. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. All trips cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader is Michael Craig, 235-0631.
Author and speaker Tim Kimmell visits Homer with a seminar, Grace Based Parenting, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. The talk is sponsored by the Homer Ministerial Association. Kimmell is the author of the books “Grace Based Parenting,” “Connecting Church and Home” and “Grace Filled Marriage.” Admission is $100 a couple, $55 a person and $15 per child for childcare. Purchase tickets in advance at familymatters.net/events. Tickets at the door are $60 a person.
The Kachemak Emergency Services Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station at 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.
The next Kachemak Bay Birders’ meeting is 4:30 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Following the regular meeting, birder Aaron Lang presents a talk on shorebird identification.
Dr. Robert Downey, director of the South Peninsula Hospital Functional Medicine Clinic, speaks at 1 p.m. Friday for the regular monthly meeting of the Parkinson’s Support Group at the Homer Senior Center.
Girl Scout troops will be selling cookies in Homer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Redden Marine-Kachemak Gear Shed.
The Alaska Democratic Party holds its Presidential candidate caucuses at 10 a.m. Saturday statewide. The House District 31 caucus will be held in Homer at the Homer High School Commons. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Liz Diament at 914-588-0332.