Story last updated at 3:57 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, May 23

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

Road Standards Committee meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation offers a food handlers class 7-11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Frosty Bear Downtown Ice Cream Parlor at Pioneer Avenue and Lake Street. Preregistration is required. Call Jerry Farrington, (907) 262-5210 ext. 242.

Friday, May 24

Memorial poppy pins are available at Eagle Quality Center starting at 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Pins can also be picked up at tins in stores around town. Donations requested.

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 "Intertidal Creatures." Call 235-6667.

Central Charters and Halibut Cove host this month's Chamber Mixer starting at 5 p.m. at Central Charters on the Spit. Call 235-7740.

Homer Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Kachemak Bay Kayak Festival Friday-Monday. Events include kayaking tours and special rates on lodges, air and water taxis. Call 235-7740.

Vessels of Hope holds "The Friday Dialogues" 7-9 p.m. at Raspberry Lane School, 182 E. Pioneer Ave. This week's event is "International Children in Homer: Adoptive Parents' Perspectives." Call 235-6142.

Sunday, May 26

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

Monday, May 27

City offices and the Public Health Center are closed for Memorial Day.

The American Legion Post 16 offers donuts and coffee starting at 8:30 a.m. at the post on East End Road.

Memorial Day Celebrations are at 10 a.m. at Hickerson Memorial Cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road, noon at the Anchor Point Cemetery and 2 p.m. at the Ninilchik Cemetery.

Upcoming Events:

Parking Task Force meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at City Hall.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 30, in the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

The Homer Garden Club holds its annual plant sale 10-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, in the parking lot of the Kachemak Bay Branch east campus

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust holds a fund-raiser 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, to raise money for the purchase of the Poopdeck Platt property in the Town Square area. Fiddling poet Ken Waldman performs. There will be a live auction as well. Tickets are $10 for adults, $25 for families and available at Two Sisters, the Homer Bookstore and the door.

Michael Korpesio, shodan, teaches aikido classes for ages 10-13 and 14-adult starting June 4 and running through Aug. 17 at Smoky Bay Leaning Center, 177 Bunnell Ave. Call 235-5678 or visit for more information.