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Posted: May 8, 2013 - 6:24pm
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Jim Lempe’s 1928 Ford Model A is one of the antique and classic cars to be at the auto show.

The Homer Police Department invites the public to  “Dunk the Fuzz,” a charity drive for the Homer Special Olympics. The fundraising event is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11 at the Homer High School lower parking lot with a dunk tank and go-cart rides. State and city officials, police and troopers will be sitting over the dunk tank during the day. For a donation, people will have a chance to throw balls at the dunk tank and try to get volunteers wet. 

The schedule is noon, Human Resources Director Andrea Petersen; 12:30 p.m., Homer City Manager Walt Wrede; 1 p.m., Homer Police Chief Mark Robl; 1:30 p.m., Homer Port and Harbor Director Brian Hawkins; 2 p.m., Alaska State Trooper Dave Chaffin; 2:30 p.m., Homer firefighter Dan Miotke; 3 p.m., Alaska State Trooper Sgt. Jeremy Stone; 3:30 p.m., Homer Police Officer Ryan Browning; 4 p.m., Homer Police Officer Stacy Luck; 4:30 p.m., Rep. Paul Seaton; 5 p.m., Homer Jail Officer Ian Overson; 5:30 p.m., Homer Police Officer Jake Ruebelmann. 

Also for a donation, police officers will give rides in the Alaska Cab go-cart with fatal vision goggles. With officers as passengers, drivers will try to drive the go-cart wearing goggles that simulate impaired vision from being drunk. The go-cart has been used at schools to show the dangers of drunk driving. All proceeds from the fundraiser support the Homer Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, to be held starting at 10 a.m. May 18.

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust offers van tours of several of its local properties from 12:30-1:30 p.m. May 10 and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 11. Please register through the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival  to reserve a spot as spaces are limited.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area board will be holding a site visit and special meeting at 4 p.m. May 13 and reconvening at the Homer Kenai Peninsula Borough annex building afterwards. For more information call 235-9811.

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. May 14 at the NERR building on Kachemak Drive. The committee will prepare comments on the Joint Board proposals. For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

The Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska and the Alaska Model A Club sponsor an Antique Auto and Classic Car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 19 at the Wells Fargo parking lot. More than 20 Ford Model A and other classic cars from Anchorage, Homer and elsewhere on the Kenai Peninsula will be featured. Admission is free.

The sandhill cranes have started arriving. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Kachemak Crane Watch is especially interested in information about nesting pairs for its third year of the nesting ecology study. Please leave names and phone numbers in case more information is needed. 

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic is looking for committed volunteers to help organize this year’s Breast Cancer Run, to be held Aug. 18. Call 235-3436 for more information on how to join the event planning committee.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. 

Homer Senior Citizens

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and their guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: Thursday, roast turkey; Friday, blackened catfish; Monday, chicken cacciatore; Tuesday, pork marsala; Wednesday, beef tacos. 

Strong Women classes at Homer Senior Citizens Recreation Room are 2-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class.

Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class. For more information, call Daniel at 235-7655.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is being held for these upcoming art classes: watercolor workshop with artist Jan Peyton, meeting May 31, June 1 and 3, register by May 27, and a painting workshop with Asia Freeman, meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4 to July 9, register by May 29.

A master naturalist volunteer training workshop is 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June 3-6 with a $45 fee. Sign up early. For a list of all courses, visit www.kpc.alaska.edu/kbc. Call 235-7743 for information.

Kachemak Bay Campus is currently searching for host families for Kachemak Bay Campus’s international exchange college students (through the Youth for Understanding program). Families are needed to host a student for a semester of the 2013/14 school year or for the entire year. Participating families will receive a monthly stipend of $200. Call 235-7743 for more information.

The Kachemak Bay Campus Community Advisory Board seeks new members. For more information, call 235-1656 or send a letter of interest to KBC, 533 E. Pioneer Ave., Homer, AK 99603.

Registration continues until spaces are filled for the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 14-18 at Land’s End Resort. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the keynote presenter. The registration fee is $395, space available, with a special student rate, through June 10. For program and registration information, visit writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.

Registration for all fall workshops and classes is now being held. Register now and pay later. See schedule and course listings at www.kpc.alaska.edu/KBC.

Pratt Museum

Regular hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. “Encounters: Whales in Our Waters” is on exhibit until July 21. At 5 p.m. May 17, Nancy Lord and Janet Klein present “Belugas and People:  Their Cook Inlet History Together.” Both have explored and written about the endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales.

The museum seeks people to volunteer time and energy this summer. People of all ages can offer their volunteer services to enhance the quality of experience visitors have at the museum. If you enjoy interacting with people and have two to four hours a week to spare, the museum invites you to join its team of volunteers. Contact Jennie Engebretsen at 435-3326 to learn more about volunteering. Volunteer orientation sessions will be 11 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m. Monday at the museum. Volunteers also are needed to help clean aquarium tanks 10-11 a.m. every Thursday and to help with grounds keeping and work in the botanical garden. If interested, contact Art at 435-3323 or building@prattmuseum.org.

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) is a multipurpose space for youth ages 12-18 as a safe environment to hang out with friends. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday in the lower level of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic outreach building on Nielsen Circle. Visit www.recroom.kbfpc.org or call Anna at 235-OPEN (6736). 

The R.E.C. Room is getting ready for its busy summer season and encourages organizations serving youth to share information on programs and services. Adult and peer youth educators make frequent referrals to other programs. The R.E.C. Room also has a monthly wall calendar promoting local programming for youth. Tours of the R.E.C. Room can be scheduled.

Seldovia Village Tribe Health & Wellness Center

The SVT Health & Wellness Center offers a series of classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “Get to Know Yoga” with Hillery Daily, N.D. The SVT Health & Wellness Center is located at 880 East End Road. The classes are open to the public. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers an American Heart Association class, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers at 8 a.m. Friday, with a fee of $75. Pre-registration is required via the SPH Education Department at 235-0258. For more information on this offering, visit the hospital website at www.sphosp.org or contact 235-0310.

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