Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:55 PM on Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Anchor Point Farmers Market opened Monday and will be held every Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Anchor Point 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 portable toilets.

Kachemak Crane Watch and the International Crane Foundation are doing a three-year study of nesting habitat for sandhill cranes. People with nesting cranes are asked to allow researchers to visit their property and observe the area where cranes nest. Cranes wont be disturbed. After crane eggs have hatched, researchers will measure, photograph and observe the nest. After hatching, researchers also would like to observe the reproductive success of the cranes. Michelle Michaud, a Homer wildlife biologist, will be doing the field work. For more information, call Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or

June workshops offered by Homer Dog Trainers include Leash Handling I, 6:30 p.m. June 20, and Leash Handling II, 6:30 p.m. June 27. All workshops are $10 without your dog and $35 with your dog. Call Pat Moss 235-8053 to register and for more information.

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

The Homer Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the home of J. Ellis on 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The topic is Cant We Get Along? For more information, call 235-6349.

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

The 2012 Spit Run 10K to the Bay will be June 23. As it was last year, this years run is a fundraiser for the Homer High School running programs. The entry fee is a suggested donation of $10 to the Homer High School running programs. Registration is now available at www.homernews.com, or by visiting the Community Recreation office at the high school between noon and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. Online registration closes June 20. Day-of-race registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Check-in for pre-registration runs from 8:30-9:45 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. from the high school, with the finish line at the end of the Homer Spit. A free shuttle is offered until noon for runners to return to the high school to pick up cars. Results will be posted on the deck of Lands End, and complete results will be online at www.homernews.com. A special Spit Run lunch will be available for purchase at Lands End. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runners. The run is cosponsored by the city of Homer Parks and Recreation, the Homer High School running programs, Kachemak Bay Running Club, the Homer News and South Peninsula Hospital. For more information about the race or to volunteer to help, contact Mike Illg at 235-6090.

The Kenai Peninsula Fair is looking for organizations to sell advance tickets to the fair. Three-day passes cost $30 at the gate. Passes sell in advance for $25 with $5 going back to the selling organization. This is a great fundraising opportunity for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call the fair office, at 907-567-3670.

Homer Animal Friends 13th annual Strut Your Mutt is June 30 at the Homer Educational and Recreational Complex park on the corner of Pioneer Avenue and the Sterling Highway. Registration and games begin at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11 a.m. All proceeds go toward the spay/neuter fund.For more information, visit homeranimals.com or call Lynn at 299-2617 or 235-SPAY.