Story last updated at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, April 18

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies holds a preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. at the CACS building on Lake Street. This week's theme is "Birds That Stay Home." Call 235-6667.

Rita Jo Shoultz of Fritz Creek Nursery presents a slide show and lecture 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna. The lecture is part of the Central Peninsula Master Gardeners lecture series sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service, Kenai Peninsula District. Call 262-5824.

Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

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

The Watershed Committee of the Community Rivers Planning Coalition meets at 7 p.m. in the Chapman School library. Geophysicist Geoff Coble gives a presentation on his work modeling 14 square miles of the Anchor River watershed. Call 235-8177, ext. 5.

Friday, April 19

This month's Pratt Museum Community Conversations starts at 5 p.m. at the museum. Deland Anderson moderates a discussion on "View." Call 235-8635.

A neighborhood meeting for water and sewer assessment districts is 6 to 8 p.m. at City Hall.

Vessels of Hope sponsors "The Friday Dialogues" from 7 to 9 p.m. at Raspberry Lane School, 182 E. Pioneer Ave. This week's presentation is "Television in Our Lives." Call 235-6642.

Alaska Division of Forestry firefighters present the Wildland Firefighter red card course Friday-Sunday. To sign up call 235-7734.

Saturday, April 20

St. Mary's of Egypt Russian Orthodox Church holds Evening Vespers at 7 p.m. and Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the chapel on the corner of Heath Street and Klondike Avenue. Bishop Nikolai of Sitka celebrates the patron feast on Sunday. Call 235-1034 or 399-1236.

Amnesty International hosts a fund-raiser and Earth Day celebration from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts Building, West Pioneer Avenue. Larry Merculieff and Bob Shavelson speak, with music by Tamba! Marimba, Chris Towne and The Sacred Spiral. Two Sisters Bakery, Bear Claw Bakery and Loopy Lupine Recycled Products sponsor the event. A suggested donation is $5. Call 235-3206 or 235-4728.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies seeks volunteers for a work party to open the CACS Peterson Bay field station from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To volunteer or arrange boat transportation call 235-6667.

Sunday, April 21

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 are also invited to drop off brochures. Call 235-3294 or 235-4160.

Monday, April 22

The regular City Council meetings are cancelled.

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.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies sponsors an Earth Day Clean-Up starting at 5 p.m. at the Seafarer's Memorial on the Spit. Collection bags will be distributed. Call 235-6667.

Tuesday, April 23

City Manager Annexation Meeting is 5 to 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Kindness Without Borders lights a candle and holds a Kindness Zone 12:15-12:30 p.m. at WKFL Park.

Wednesday, April 24

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

Port/Harbor Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Upcoming Events:

Town Square Working Group meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

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.

The Public Health nurse visits the Ninilchik Clinic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, April 26 for immunizations and well-child checkups. Call (800) 770-8857 or 235-8857.

Community Schools sponsors "Forgiveness: A Bold Adventure" 6-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, April 26-28 at Skyline B & B on Skyline Drive. Darlene Hilderbrand and Karen Cauble facilitate the three-day workshop on the virtues of forgiveness. The fee is $50 and a 5-pound bag of potatoes. Call 235-6090 or 235-3832 to register.

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.