Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:57 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Kachemak Emergency Services holds its regular board meeting at 7 p.m. today. The meeting is at the McNeil Canyon Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The agenda will be posted at the station and also at the Borough Office Building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. The public is welcome to attend.

Haven House and the Kenai Peninsula SAFE Kids are sponsoring the 20th Annual Safe Kids Fair on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Homer High School. The fair will feature the bike rodeo in the lower school parking lot from 10 a.m. to noon. Helmets are required and will be available to buy. Lunch, smoothies, drinks, hotdogs and chips will be available for purchase to help support the bicycle helmet program. There will be a new Zumba demonstration and Hop-A-Thon this year. Also, a Tobacco Who Wants to be a Millionaire game, but be sure to stop by the SVT booth first to learn the answers. Other favorites from previous years are SCRUB Club, Eggmobile, Teddy Bear Clinic, Water Safety and many more interactive kids safety booths and door prizes. Dont miss appearances from some favorite characters like Safety Seal, Smokey Bear and PDF Otter. Admission is free. For registration and more information please call 235-2953 or 253-7712, ext. 228.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Centers annual Clean Up Day will be Saturday, May 5. Locations for bag pick up are the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Fritz Creek General Store and Homer Brewing Company. Trash drop off will be May 5 at the chamber parking lot. Please bring recycling in separate bags. For more information, call 235-7740 or email info@homeralaska.org.

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 dessert and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Homer Bookstore and also will be sold at the door for $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.