Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:32 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2012


South Peninsula Haven House board of directors annual meeting is today at 5:15 p.m. at 1230 Ocean Drive. All members and the public are invited.

Kenai Peninsula Fishermans Association holds its annual meeting from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture building on 40610 K-Beach road in Kenai The general meeting starts at 3 p.m. with a potluck dinner to follow at 7 p.m. There will be door prizes and a guest speaker. Contact Christine Brandt (907) 252-1080 with any questions.

Anchor Point Farmers Market is held every Monday from 4-8 p.m. at the Anchor Point Greenhouse on Rose Avenue off the Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. There is 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.

The Kachemak Bay Birders birding trip is this Saturday at the Wynn Nature Center. Meet in the parking lot at 9 a.m. This trip is cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader will be Michael Craig; for more information give him a call at 235-0631. There is no charge and donations to the Wynn Nature Center are optional. The trails are very muddy so everyone will definitely need boots.

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.

Friends of the Homer Public Library, along with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, present Stargazing on Friday, from 10-11 a.m. June 22. As part of the Dream Big Read! portion of the Summer Reading Program, the Homer Public Library is partnering with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies for a star-gazing opportunity at the library for kids under age 11. The summer solstice is upon us and the days are long, but thanks to CACS educators we can still learn about the amazing star constellations. Come explore the make-believe night sky and discover what lies beyond with constellation stories, identification, and crafts. Call Erin at 435-3195 for more information.

The Kachemak Bay Scottish Club will hold a Highland Games Throwing Clinic at 10 a.m. June 23 at Cottonwood Horse Park, Mile 2.5 East End Road. Bret MacDonald will teach proper throwing technique for heavy events. All novice athletes should attend this informative clinic. The Homer Highland Games will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at Karen Hornaday Park. Vendors and merchants can rent booths for $30. To register for the games or booths, visit www.homerhighlandgames.com or call Robert Archibald at 299-0852.

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 Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is hosting a Party of the Summer mixer from 5-7 p.m. June 28 at Fresh Sourdough Express on 1316 Ocean Drive to celebrate 30 years in business. Fresh Sourdough Express will be providing tasty snacks and Bear Creek Winery will be providing wine for the event. There will be door prizes and lots of fun.

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.

Halibut Cove Live presents: Jazz in the Cove @ Quiet Place Lodge. Events support the Homer Foundation. Building on the success of last years event, the generous folks at Halibut Cove Live are hosting two Jazz in the Cove events this summer to support the Homer Foundation. Each event includes transportation across the bay, seafood dinner prepared by chef Sean Maryott, and a concert of live jazz music, all in the idyllic setting of Quiet Place Lodge in Halibut Cove.The first Jazz in the Cove event will take place July 7, and features a jazz trio starring pianist Peggy Stern. The second Jazz in the Cove event will take place July 21, and features the Dan Mac Quintet.Tickets are on sale now for both Jazz in the Cove @ Quiet Place Lodge events through the Halibut Cove Live website at www.HalibutCoveLive.com. Tickets are $160 per person, with net proceeds benefiting the Homer Foundation.Call the Homer Foundation for more information, 235-0541 or 299-9902.The Homer Foundation is a community foundation established to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of the greater Homer area by promoting philanthropic and charitable activities.

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.