Story last updated at 3:21 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, April 11/b>

The House Resources Committee holds a teleconference public hearing on House Bill 513, "Shellfish Farming," starting at 1 p.m. at the Legislative Information Office, 345 W. Sterling Highway. Three-minute testimony will be taken. Call 235-7878.

The Kenai Peninsula United Way seeks volunteers to serve on its Allocations Review Committee. An orientation for people interested in serving on the committee is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. The Allocations Review Committee meets in Soldotna all day on Thursday, May 2 in Soldotna, with lunch provided. Call Evy Gebhardt at (907) 283-9500.

Road Standards Committee meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Homer Independent Baptist Church holds its annual Spring Bible Conference today-Sunday 14 with evening services at 7 p.m. at 397 East Pioneer Avenue. Pastors Allen Johnson and Gary Neal of East Tennessee preach. Sunday services are 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 235-9750.

Friday, April 12/b>

Faith Lutheran Church holds a Rummage and Bake Sale 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 3634 Soundview, at the corner of Soundview and the Sterling Highway. Call 235-7600.

Center for Alaskan Coast Studies holds a preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. at the CACS building on Lake Street. This week's theme is "How Birds Fly and Migrate." Call 235-6667.

Kachemak Bay Science Conference runs 6-9:30 p.m. with a keynote presentation by Robert Paine at 7 p.m. at the high school. Registration is $15. Call 235-9731.

Vessels of Hope hosts "The Friday Dialogues" 7-9 p.m. at Raspberry Lane School, 183 E. Pioneer Ave. This week's presentation is "Iraq: What is Happening? What Can We Do About it?" Call 235-6642.

Saturday, April 13/b>

Kachemak Bay Science Conference continues 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at the high school. Social and poster session is 6-8 p.m. at Land's End. No registration fee after noon.

Red Cross training on "Family Services" is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Homer High School. A prerequisite of this training is to watch the videos "Introduction to Disaster" and "Mass Care." To view the videos call Ruhiyyih Baker at 235-6331 or Anita Harry 235-8033.

The Senate Judiciary Committee holds a teleconference public hearing on HB 307, "Oil and Gas Exploration Inventive Credit," and Senate Concurrent Resolution 25, "Fish and Wildlife Public Trust/ANILCA" starting at 3 p.m. at the LIO. Testimony will be taken. Call 235-7878.

Sunday, April 14/b>

Kachemak Bay Science Conference luncheon at the Rookery Restaurant in Otter Cove starts with the boat leaving at 11:30 a.m. from the harbor and returning by 2:30 p.m. $32 a person.

The Rev. Art Curtis presents "Retelling a Parable: The Prodigal Daughter" at the 12:30 p.m. meeting of the Unitarian/Universalists at the Kachemak Community Center. Call 235-8200 or 235-5923.

Monday, April 15/b>

Otter Beach Educational Center presents "Monday Morning Explorations" from 9-11:30 a.m. at Birch Park Drive, on the Bay side near Mile 6 East End Road. Parents and children interested in attending are invited to come learn about Otter Beach. Preregistration is required. Call 235-8628.

The Public Health Nurses visit 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Nikolaevsk for immunization shots, pregnancy testing and well-child check-ups. Call 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries holds a public meeting on the Vessel Monitoring System from 8 a.m. to midnight at City Hall.

The Alaska Department of Health & Social Services, Division of Public Assistance holds a teleconference public hearing on regulations starting at 9 a.m. at the LIO. Testimony will be taken. Call 235-7878.

Tuesday, April 16/b>

Parking Task Force meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Wednesday, April 17/b>

Planning Commission holds a work session at 6 p.m. followed by a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Upcoming Events:

Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at City Hall.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

The Homer Bed and Breakfast Association holds its annual Season Kickoff at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 21 at the Homestead Restaurant. B & B and cabin rental businesses are welcome and membership in the association is not required. Tourist related businesses area are also invited to drop off brochures. Call 235-3294 or 235-4160.

KBBI's board of directors meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the studio at 3913 Kachemak Way.

Red Cross training on "Damage Assessment" is 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 26, and "Shelter Operations / Shelter Simulation" is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at Homer High School. Call 235-6331.

South Peninsula Hospital and the Safe Kids Coalition of Homer sponsor the 10th Annual Safe Kids Fair and bike rodeo 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Homer High School. The fair features safety booths, vision screening, prizes, refreshments and appearances by Safety Seal and Vince and Larry. The bike rodeo is 10 a.m.-noon; helmets required or available to buy. Water safety is at the pool 1-3 p.m. Call 235-0258.