Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 9:31 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Homer's synchronized swimming team, the Synchro Sea Stars, present a demonstration at 4:30 p.m. on May 14 at the Kate Kuhns Aquatic Center. The team travels to the regional meet in Oregon next week.

Homer Downtown Rotary invites you to an evening of fun, food and fellowship at the Scholarship Auction, 7-9 p.m. May 18, at the Bidarka Best Western Inn. There will be desserts, a live and silent auctions and music. Proceeds benefit academic, summer camp and leadership scholarships for local youth. For more information, call 235-8757.

The city of Homer Parks and Recreation is hosting a work party at Karen Hornaday Park 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. on May 21. Bring your shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows and family for this worthy event. For more information, call Angie at 435-3139.

A new support group for grandparents raising grandchildren will have its initial meeting 6-7:30 p.m. on May 25 at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Jody at 299-1333.

The 2011 Kachemak Bay Immersion Sea Kayaking Skills Symposium will be held May 27-31 in Kachemak Bay State Park. The five-day symposium is appropriate for all skill levels. Participants will camp and gain sea kayaking experience in the comprehensive education program for developing personal sea kayaking techniques, risk management strategies and trip planning for paddling safely in Alaska. For information, visit www.alaskakayakschool.com, e-mail info@alaskakayakschool.com or call 235-2090.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve is looking for a new member to serve on its nine-member Community Council. The council is a great opportunity to become involved and learn more about what staff at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve (KBRR) are doing in and around the bay. The council provides an organized structure for dialogue and recommendations between the reserve and our local communities.

A clothing drive to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Homer will be held noon-6 p.m. on May 14 and 15 at Ulmer's. Drop off adult and kid clothes, bedding, towels, hats, gloves and coats. BBBS gets a percentage of the sale of items to Value Village. For more information, call Susan at 235-8397.

The D-Feat Breast Cancer Campaign, May 1- 30, is a fundraising initiative to support research and awareness on the role of vitamin D in preventing breast cancer. For more information, visit www.grassrootshealth.net or call Carol at 235-2826.

Bluegrass Camp for kids age 6-16 will be held June 8-10 at the Glacierview Baptist Church. Kids will learn a variety of bluegrass instruments. No experience is necessary. Register online at www.bluegrasscampsforkids.com or call Mo at 235-9355.

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from local artists and food vendors for booth space at the Kenai River Festival on June 10, 11 and 12 at Soldotna Creek Park in downtown Soldotna. Space is limited. Visit www.kenaiwatershed.org for more information and application.

Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center, a nonprofit organization, will hold its annual "garage sale" fundraiser on May 21. Drop off donation items at Kachemak Kids or at NOMAR 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday or call Jen Hakala at 299-0844 to arrange a pickup.