Story last updated at 2:19 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, April 25

Red Cross offers a CPR/First Aid class 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at City Hall. There is a $58 fee. Call 262-4541 to register.

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 "Shorebirds Come to Visit." Call 235-6667.

Kachemak Bay Research Reserve presents "What's New in the Bay?" a workshop for water taxi operators and tourism business owners and staff 6-7:30 p.m. at the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Call 235-4799 ext. 4.

Art Sowls of the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge presents a slide show on the Pribilof Islands at 7 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Conservation Society's monthly meeting in the basement of the Homer United Methodist Church, East End Road. The board meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by a potluck at 6:30 p.m. Call 235-8214.

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

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.

Sen. John Torgerson and Rep. Drew Scalzi hold a teleconference constituent meeting 7-8 p.m. at the Legislative Information Office, 345 W. Sterling Highway. Participants can also phone in from home by calling (888) 268-1555. Call 235-7878.

The Homer Soil and Water Conservation District, National Parks Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, the Snomads and Cook Inlet Keeper hold a public workshop on the Caribou Lake Multi-use Trails project at 7 p.m. at the Kachemak Community Center. Refreshments will be served. Call 235-8177, ext. 5.

TFriday, April 26

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

Impound vessel sale is at 2 p.m. at City Hall.

Donna and Kevin Maltz of Fresh Sourdough Express Bakery & CafE celebrate 20 years in business and host the April Homer Chamber of Commerce Mixer 5-7 p.m. at their newly remodeled building on Ocean Drive. Chamber mixers are open to members, business owners or anyone interested in joining the chamber. Call 235-7740.

Lt. Governor and Democratic candidate for governor Fran Ulmer joins seniors for lunch 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center. She also hosts a campaign kickoff party 6-7:30 p.m. at Land's End.

The Alaska Division of Forestry and Homer Volunteer Fire Department has rescheduled its wildland fire red-card course 6-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Homer fire hall. Call 235-3155.

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 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.

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

TSaturday, April 27

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.

Faith Lutheran Church holds "Come for Coffee," an interdenominational ladies' spring brunch, 10 a.m.-noon at the church. Participants are asked to bring a coffee mug for a mug exchange. Babysitting will be provided. To register or help with planning, call 235-7600.

Homer United Methodist Church celebrates its 50th anniversary Saturday and Sunday starting with a historical slide show at 7 p.m. Saturday. Former pastors Keith Wise and Tom Dahl visit to share memories. On Sunday the celebration continues with singing at 9:45 a.m. followed by the worship service, "Jubilee: A 50-Year Celebration" at 11 a.m., a potluck dinner at 12:30 p.m. and more sharing of history following the potluck. All are welcome.

TSunday, April 28

The Independent Living Center holds a car wash 1-3 p.m. at NAPA Auto Parts at the corner of Main Street and the Bypass to raise funds for the taxi coupon program.

The Homer High School cross-country running team holds a car wash noon-4 p.m. at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake Street.

Garden Club meets 2-4:30 p.m. at City Hall.

TMonday, April 29

Registration for the 2002-2003 kindergarten class is 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Nikolaevsk School. Students must be 5-years-old before Aug. 15, 2002 to enroll. Bring shot records and a birth certificate. Call 235-8972.

TTuesday, April 30

Parking Task Force meets at 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.

TUpcoming Events:

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

Road Standards Committee meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at City Hall.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies sponsors an "Owling" event 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Wynn Nature Center, Mile 2 East Skyline Drive. Expert birders Gary Lyon, Lisa Cauble and Dale Chorman teach owl calls and how to communicate with owls. Dress warmly, wear insulated footgear and bring binoculars and a thermos with a hot beverage. Call 235-6667.

The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Center and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve hold a Flora Rescue noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at the site of the new Marine Center on the Bypass. Come dig up plants, trees and shrubs and find them a good home before later ground breaking and construction. Native plant specialist Toby Tyler will be on hand to provide advice. Bring your own shovels and bags; no commercial collecting. Please park across the Bypass from Burger King. Call 235-1227, 235-6961 or 235-4799.