Story last updated at 12:21 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, May 2

South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services holds its monthly board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Mental Health Center board room, 3948 Ben Walters Lane. Call 235-7701.

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

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

Community Rivers Planning Coalition meets 7 p.m. at the Chapman School Library, Anchor Point. Call 235-8177, ext. 5.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies sponsors an "Owling" event 8-9:30 p.m. 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.

South Peninsula Hospital holds a quarterly joint meeting of the hospital board and the Service Area Board at 6 p.m. at the hospital.

Friday, May 3

The Kachemak Bay Branch, Kenai Peninsula College holds an informational meeting one earning nursing degrees at 10 a.m. at the East Campus. Call 23507743.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies holds a preschool story hour 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the center building on Lake Street. This week's theme is "Oceans." Call


The House Resources Committee holds a teleconference hearing on Board of Game confirmations starting at 1 p.m. at the Legislative Information Office, 345 West Sterling Hwy. Three-minute testimony will be taken. Call 235-7878.

The Senate Resources Committee holds an invitation-only teleconference hearing on Board of Fisheries confirmations starting at 3:30 p.m. at the LIO.

Vessels of Hope holds "The Friday Dialogues" 7-9 p.m. at Raspberry Lane School, 182 E. Pioneer Ave. This week's presentation is "Socially Responsible Investing in Alaska: How Can We Influence It?" Call 235-8424.

Saturday, May 4

Anchor Point Volunteer Fire Department holds a fund-raiser car wash 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the fire station on Milo Fritz Road. There will also be tours of the fire station.

Anchor Point Community Clean Up Day starts at 10 a.m. for trash-bag pick up, coffee and refreshments at the Anchor Point Visitor's Center off of the Sterling Highway. Prizes donated by GCI will be awarded for most trash collected. Call 235-2600.

The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Center and Kachemak Bay Research Reserve hold a Flora Rescue noon-4 p.m. at the site of the new Marine Science 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.

Otter Beach Educational Center holds an open house for prospective kindergarten to third grade students and families noon-3 p.m., 40900 E. Birch Park Drive. Call 235-8628 or 235-6547.

Homer Chamber of Commerce hosts a Spring Fling Wine Tasting 5-7 p.m. at the chamber visitor center on the Bypass. Tickets are $25 each and include a sampling of wines for Specialty Wine Imports of Anchorage and treats from the Homestead Restaurant. Call 235-7740.

Sunday, May 5

Pop Warner Football signup is noon 4-p.m. at Eagle Food and Drug. Pop Warner is open to youths 7 to 15-years-old. Call 235-8130, 235-6874 or 235-6394.

Monday, May 6

Beach Policy Implementation Group meets at 2:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Tuesday, May 7

Library Advisory Board meets at 6 p.m. at City Hall.

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

Kindness Without Borders holds a kindness zone with a candle lighting 12:15-13:30 p.m. at WKFL Park.

Transformational Breath Workshop is 7:30-9 p.m. at Raspberry Lane School, 182 E. Pioneer Ave. Bring a floormat, pillow and blanket. The cost is $10 a person. Call 235-0647 or 235-4746.

Upcoming Events:

Kenai Peninsula Borough Trails Commission meets 6-11 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at City Hall.

Kachemak Moose Habitat Inc. holds its annual meeting 5 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, 2181 Kachemak Drive. Call 235-8551.

Community Rivers Planning Coalition conducts a public site visit at noon and 3 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Homer Department of Transportation facility to view the soil remediation process from the Trailside General Store Contamination. Call 235-8177, ext. 5 for more information and to register.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Advisory Council meets 4-7:30 p.m. Monday, May 13 at the reserve office, 2181 Kachemak Drive. Call 235-4799, ext. 5.

The Public Health nurse visits 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Nikolaevsk for immunizations, pregnancy testing and well-child checkups. Call 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

A free rabies vaccination clinic for cats and dogs is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15 at the Homer Fire Hall. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. Bring previous vaccination records.