Story last updated at 2:14 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, May 9

Community Rivers Planning Coalition conducts a public site visit at noon and 3 p.m. at the Homer Department of Transportation facility to view the soil remediation process from the Trailside General Store Contamination.

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

Call 235-8177, ext. 5 for more information and to register.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Trails Commission meets 6-11 p.m. at City Hall.

A Homer High School graduation night planning meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the high school teachers' lounge. Parents and graduating seniors are asked to come help plan the event.

The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitors Center on the Sterling Highway and Crittenden Drive has opened for the season. During the Shorebird Festival today-Sunday, the center is open during shorebird events. Wednesdays-Saturdays the center is open noon-5 p.m. Call 235-6961.

Friday, May 10The Ninth Annual Grace Bible Conference has been cancelled. Call 235-0530 or 235-8906.

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 "Tides." Call 235-6667.

Monday, May 13

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.

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.

Father A. James Bernstein speaks on "Worship in the Early Church: From Judaism to Christianity" and "The Ancient Cycle of Daily Prayers" 7-8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at All Saints of America Antiochian Orthodox Mission, East Skyline Drive. Father Bernstein converted from Judaism to Christianity in 1962 and was a founding father with Moishe Rosen of Jews for Jesus. Call 235-8871.

City Council Committee of the Whole meets 3-6 p.m. at City Hall.

City Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Tuesday, May 14

Kindness Without Borders lights a candle and holds a kindness zone 12:15-12:30 p.m. at WKFL Park on Pioneer Avenue and Heath Street.

Parking Task Force meeting is cancelled.

Managers Annexation meeting is 5-7 p.m. at City Hall.

Homer Animal Friends meets at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Wednesday, May 15

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

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

Cook Inlet Keeper presents ecologist, author and cancer survivor, Sandra Steingraber, an internationally recognized expert on environmental links to cancer and reproductive health, at a book signing of her new book, "Having Faith," 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Homer Bookstore, Pioneer Avenue. Steingraber discusses her book at 6:30 p.m. at the Bunnell Street Gallery. Call 235-4068.

Upcoming Events:

Parks and Recreation Commission meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at City Hall.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

A Social Security representative visits 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Homer Senior Center.

Baccalaureate services for Homer High School's class of 2002 are 3 p.m., Sunday, May 19 in the Mariner Theatre. Everyone is invited to attend.