Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 1:43 PM on Wednesday, April 4, 2012


South Peninsula Haven House is sponsoring free legal clinics with a staff attorney from Alaska Legal Services Inc. The first informational meeting is on divorce and custody and will be held at 10 a.m. Monday and last about two hours.There will be an opportunity after a break to go over forms and ask general questions.Please call 235-7712 and speak with Donna or Rachel to register.

The Homer Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the home ofJ. Ellis at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The topic is Saving Paradise. Call 235-5917 for more information.

The Kachemak Bay Birders First Saturday birding trip will be Saturday at the mouth of the Anchor River. Meet at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 9 a.m. to carpool or at the parking lot near the boat launch at the Anchor River at 9:45 a.m. Bring binoculars and spotting scope if you have them. This trip is cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader will be Michael Craig; for more information give him a call at 235-0631. There is no charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

The fifth annual Cowboy Cabaret will be at Alices Champagne Palace on April 28, starting with a chuck wagon supper at 6 p.m., followed by a sharing of songs and poems at 6:30 p.m. and then a cowboy dance at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore and also will be sold at the door at $25 for adults and $10 for children. There will be an auction and T-shirt sale. All proceeds benefit the Kachemak Bay Equestrian Society and Cottonwood Horse Park. To make reservations call Jackie at 299-1851. To sign up as a performer call Tim at 299-2780.

The Alaska Childrens Trust announces two grant opportunities with awards of up to $50,000. The awards are being offered through the Alaska Community Foundation, which was granted the trusts nearly $11 million endowment by the Alaska Legislature in July of 2011. The intent of the grants is to provide services and programs that prevent child abuse and neglect to families, parents, caretakers and children.

The Alaska Childrens Trust exists to improve the lives of children in Alaska by raising funds and committing resources to eliminate child abuse and neglect in the state. Grant proposals are due to ACF by May 1. More information and an online application are available at www.alaskacf.org/GrantOpportunities/TypesofGrants/tabid/177/Default.aspx.

Ukulele musicians are invited to join other ukulele musicians for an hour of sharing music at 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Friendship Terrace, 250 Herndon Drive.

Registration has started for the 20th annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, to be held May 10-13. The keynote speaker is George Archibald of the International Crane Foundation. Feature writer Mark Obmascik, author of The Big Year, speaks on how his book became a movie. The complete schedule and registration is available online starting Monday at www.homeralaska.org/shorebird.htm.