Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 1:56 PM on Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Sandhill crane eggs are hatching and colts being born. These colts are small and very susceptible to predation by dogs. If you see crane colts, please keep your pets under control. Please report any observations of sandhill crane colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at reports@cranewatch.org or by calling Nina Faust at 235-6262.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds a meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. near Mile 12 East End Rd. The Agenda will be posted at the station and at the borough office building. The public is invited. For more information call 235-9811.

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.

June workshop offered by Homer Dog Trainers is Leash Handling II, 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. 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: the Night Sky from 10-11 a.m. Friday. 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. 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. on Saturday 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. Volunteers also are needed for the games in July for jobs such as parking.

The 2012 Spit Run 10K to the Bay is Saturday. 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 has closed. 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.

Anchor Point Volunteer Fire and EMS Department invites friends and neighbors to an open house and garage sale at Station One on Milo Fritz Avenue in Anchor Point, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tables are open to the public for $20, and if you have your own table it is $15 for a space. Please call 235-6700 and reserve a space. Come see our station.

The Homer Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the home of J. Ellis on Sunday, at 12:30 p.m. The topic is We Choose vs. Thou Shalt. Call 235-6349 for further information.

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.

Volunteers are needed to help install the Disc Golf Course at Jack Gist Park located on Adams Dr. off of East End Rd. Work days are June 30 and July 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Work activities will include hauling brush, trash pick-up, limbing trees, digging, and weed wacking. Please bring your own work gloves and water bottles if possible. For more info call or email Edan Badajos at 399-4810 or edanori@hotmail.com.

The United Cook Inlet Drift Association (UCIDA) holds its 32nd annual membership meeting from 1-5 p.m. June 30 at the American Legion in Old Town Kenai. Members are welcome and memberships will be available at the door. For more information, please call Audrey Salmon at the UCIDA office, 907-260-9436.

Halibut Cove Live presents: Jazz in the Cove @ Quiet Place Lodge. Events support the Homer Foundation. Two Jazz in the Cove events are held and include 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 is July 7, and features a jazz trio starring pianist Peggy Stern. The second Jazz in the Cove event is 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.

Did you live or work on Adak? Join your fellow Adakians for a reunion potluck at 3 p.m. July 14 at the home of the Webers. Please call Maxine Weber at 235-5527 for more information and to RSVP.

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.