Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:40 PM on Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Volunteers are needed to help Bikes Rock Homer, the Homer Cycling Club and Cycle Logical make bikes available to the community. A work session will be held 6-9 p.m. Friday in the storage units behind Cycle Logical. The goal is to sort good parts from bad, get as many bikes rolling as possible and distribute them to those in need. For more information, call 299-7746 or 235-7921.

The Kachemak Pony Club sponsors the Peninsula English and Western Dressage Show, beginning at 9 a.m. July 3 and continuing throughout the day at the Cottonwood Horse Park in Homer. Spectators and riders are welcome to enjoy a fun family day of riding and refreshments. Tea and desserts will be served. Entries are still open. For more information, contact show coordinator Chris Day at daytrips@xyz.net or 235-6993.

Volunteers are needed for Homer Boys and Girls Club's third annual Fourth of July pancake breakfast, to be held 6 a.m.-2 p.m. July 4. If you are interested in helping with this fun and festive event, leave a message at 235-2772.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Station invites the public to celebrate the Fourth of July from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday by touring the station and meeting the volunteer firefighters and enjoying refreshments and grilled hot dogs. Proceeds and donations will support Homer's volunteer firefighter membership association.

Homer Cycling Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the REC Room at 3957 Nielsen Circle, behind Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic. Contact homercyclingclub@gmail.com or 299-3410.

A Kachemak Bay Water Trail Association meeting will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the City Hall Cowles Council Chambers to introduce the idea of a water trail around Kachemak Bay. All are welcome. For more information, call 235-6018 or email brann@alaska.net.

An improvisation workshop with Martin Zeller will be held 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. July 23 and noon-3 p.m. July 24 at the Art Barn next to the Anahata building on East End Road. The workshop is designed to expand narrative skills, heighten movement and communication awareness and explore group improvisation. Martin Zeller has taught and performed improvisation since 1985. Cost is $60. At least six and no more than 12 participants are needed for the class. For more information call 235-6589.

The public is invited to make a donation to the Homer Community Food Pantry at the Saturday Farmers' Markets. Harvest of Hope volunteers will host a table to collect fresh produce and other items, which will be taken to the food pantry for distribution to those in need. For more information, call Judi Nester at 235-1238, Diana Jeska at 235-1968 or email judi@longpassages.org.

Three psychotherapists new to Homer hold an open house 5-7 p.m. Friday at their shared office space in the Beluga Professional Building, 3691 Ben Walters Lane, Suite 3, Office 8. Sharon McKemie Bauer, Lucy Mahan and Vivian Finlay will be available to answer questions and to hear thoughts about mental health concerns in Homer. For more information, call Sharon at 235-1881.

The Kachemak Classic annual golf tournament fundraiser sponsored by the Kachemak Board of Realtors will be July 16 at the Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point. Registration will be open 8:15 a.m.-9:30 a.m., with tee off at 10. Cost is $50 per person in advance and $55 the day of the event. Mulligans are $10 and limited to one per player. Sponsor the event for $250. All proceeds help Hospice of Homer, Homer Community Food Pantry and scholarships. For preregistration, contact Karrie at 235-5803 during the week, at 399-2085 on evenings and weekends or email kyoungblood@fnbalaska.com.

HoPP (Homer Playground Project) seeks volunteers to help its efforts of rebuilding Karen Hornaday Park Playground. Discussions about building a "hybrid" of traditional playground structures and a natural playground are now underway. For more information, visit HoPP's Facebook page.

Improve Hornaday and Bayview parks by supporting Families First in the Acts of Happiness online contest. Help by voting online each day through July 31. If the project receives the most votes, it goes to finals, where it could win the grand prize of $20,000 for improvements to both parks. To vote, visit www.actsofhappiness.com, click on attached link, then "Gallery;" in the search box type in "sweeping better playgrounds." Click the "vote" button. Every time you vote, you raise $1 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which supports the program in Homer. For more information, call Jenny Martin at 435-7101.