Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 7:22 PM on Wednesday, May 23, 2012


South Peninsula Haven House board of directors will have its annual meeting June 14 at 1230 Ocean Drive. All members and the public are invited. The meeting will start at 5:15 p.m.

Registration for the Homer Little League 2012 season continues online at www.Homerlittleleague.org. Parents can sign up their children ages 4-14 for T-ball, boys baseball and girls softball. Parents are encouraged to sign up their kids before the start of the season. Cost is $45 for T-ball (ages 4-6) and $65 for baseball and softball (ages 7-14). Homer Little League serves children living within the Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas. Some scholarship money is available for low-income families in exchange for volunteer help. Volunteer information also is available online at www.homerlittleleague.org. For information, call Mike at 299-0396.

Summer youth soccer for kids age 3-12 gets under way June 5 at West Homer Elementary. Registration online can be done now at the Soccer Association of Homer website, www.homersoccer.com. The recreational/instructional program (ages 6-12) will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons in two sessions, June 7-30 and July 5-28. League games will be part of the program this year for older players, joined by younger comp players. Little Feet soccer (ages 3-5) will be 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays, also at West Homer in June. Cost is $65 per session for recreational soccer and $45 per session for Little Feet.

This is the season for nesting sandhill cranes. Please report sandhill crane observations to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. For more information, visit www.cranewatch.org.

Build week for HoPP, the Homer Playground Project, continues through Sunday at Karen Hornaday Park. Three shifts of volunteers work daily, from 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m. For details on participating and to sign up, visit www.homerplayground.org.

The annual opening of the Cottonwood Horse Park is noon on Monday. There will be fun for the entire family with face painters, pony rides, games, homemade chili and cornbread. Come watch as talented equestrians dazzle with their demonstrations. Cottonwood Horse Park is located at Mile 1.7 East End Road. For information, call Roberta at 235-8214.

There will be a Memorial Weekend Picnic for Veterans Appreciation and Elks Awareness from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Elks Lodge. There will be live music and a pig roast with barbecue chicken and hot dogs. A $50 raffle ticket gets a person and a guest into the picnic. Three raffle tickets are $100. The picnic alone is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 12-20 and $5 for children under 12. The dining room will be open to the public that evening with menu dining starting at 6 p.m. and live music at 8 p.m. Raffle drawings start at 6 p.m. with a winner drawn every half hour until 8 p.m. and at 8:30 p.m. a Split the Pot winner will be drawn (must be present to win). All events open to the public.

The Homer Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the home of J. Ellis on Sunday, at 12:30 p.m. The topic is Doing Justice. For information, call 235-6349.

The final meeting of the year for the Kachemak Bay Birders is 4:30 p.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Following a brief meeting, there will be a potluck meal and members will share photos of interesting birds and trips. Everyone is welcome. No charge. Bring a dish to share. For more information, call Betty Siegel at 235-1598 or Lani Raymond at 399-9477.

Anchor Point Farmers Market will begin June 4 and be held every Monday from 4-8 p.m. at Als Greenhouse on Rose Avenue off the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. There will be produce (in season), flowers, arts and crafts, and Alaska-made products, as well as live music. For more information, call Colleen Rindlisbacher at (435) 760-4330. Vendor fees support Porta Potties.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council invites the public to its next regular meeting, June 6, from noon-3 p.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer. For more information, call Terry Thompson at 226-4656.

The Rotary Club of Homer Downtown is hosting a party, friend-raiser and fundraiser on Wednesday, June 6, from 7-9:30 p.m., upstairs at the Bidarka Inn. The Rotary Club of Homer Downtown raises funds throughout the year to award grants to groups with missions that support the children/teens of Homer and surrounding communities, as well as international projects. The public is invited to help celebrate these grant recipients. During the festivities, Club President Cathy Stingley will present the first Outstanding Rotarian award from the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown. This party features the Homer Ukulele Society, desserts, a no-host bar, door prizes and Gary Thomas as the auctioneer.

Relay for Life of Homer is sponsoring a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and Locks of Love. The relay begins at Homer High School at 5 p.m. June 8 and ends at 3 p.m. on June 9. Hairstylist Brett Glidden will be available to harvest donated hair beginning at 10 a.m. June 9.