Story last updated at 4:31 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, June 20

U.S. Geological Survey marine geologist Peter Ruggiero presents "Understanding and Predicting Large-Scale Coastal Change" noon-1 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, Kachemak Drive. Call 235-4799 ext. 4.

Parks/Recreation Commission meets 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.

Vessels of Hope holds "The Thursday Dialogues" 7-9 p.m. at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies building on Lake Street. Anne Solomon presents "The Importance of Protected Areas in Marine Conservation: Implications for Kachemak Bay." Call 235-6642.

Friday, June 21

American Legion serves filet mignon at its monthly steak night 6-8 p.m., at the post on East End Road.Ocean Drive Loop Bluff Erosion Control Project neighborhood meeting is at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Saturday, June 22

John Wolfe presents a slide show and discussion for the new edition of "55 Ways to the Wilderness in Southcentral Alaska" at 7 p.m. at the Homer Public Library. Call 235-3180.

Sunday, June 23

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

Monday, June 24

City Council Committee of the Whole meets at 4 p.m. at City Hall.

City Council meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Homer Senior Citizens offers a program for caregivers of dementia patients, "Dementia Reconsidered: The Philosophy and Work of Tom Kitwood," 6-9 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center. Call 235-7655 to register or for more information.

The Alaska Department of Education and Early Child Development offers an informational meeting for people interested in offering licensed child care 6-9 p.m. in suite 10 of the Hillas Building on Pioneer Avenue next to Homer Family Theatre. Call (800) 764-9466.

Youth Appreciation Week starts with a carnival from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Homer High School parking lot. Sponsored by Choices for Teens and Community Schools, other events include a beach party, a wilderness hike, skate day, a pool party, an open house at the Boys & Girls Club and a street dance. Call 235-4991.

Tuesday, June 25

Parking Task Force meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Wednesday, June 26

Judith Kimerling, author of "Amazon Crude" and an expert on the environmental and social impact of oil development in the Amazon rainforest, speaks at 6 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Conservation Center, 3734 Ben Walters Lane. Call 235-4068.

Port/Harbor Commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

Upcoming Events:

Town Square Working Group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 27 at City Hall.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board meets Thursday, June 27 in the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

Vessels of Hope holds an evening of Indian food, sitar and tabla music and a silent auction 7 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Elks Club. The fund-raiser benefits Action for Self-Reliance, Hope and Awareness, an Indian charity organization. Indian silk scarves and Pashmina shawls will be auctioned. Tickets are $15 a person or $35 for a family up to four people. Call 235-4925.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is planning events for Independence Day, July 4. Organizations and businesses wanting to be part of the festivities are asked to get information on their events to the chamber by Friday. Call 235-7740.