Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 11:51 AM on Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Sandhill crane eggs are hatching and colts are being born. These colts are small and 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.

Anchor Point Farmers Market is held every Monday from 3-7 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.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area board will hold its monthly meeting today at 7 p.m at Station 2, 40948 Ruth Way (off Diamond Ridge). The agenda will be posted at the borough office building at 206 E. Pioneer. The public is invited to attend.

The Kachemak Bay Birders birding trip to Eagle Lake and the Jaeger Bog is Saturday. Meet at the Homestead Restaurant (across from the Fritz Creek Store, about 10 miles out East End Road) at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. The trail to Eagle Lake can be muddy; rubber boots are recommended and expect mosquitoes. The hike to the Jaeger Bog is approximately two miles on a gravel road, with some uphill climbs. Bring binoculars and dress for the weather. All trips are cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. There is no charge; everyone is welcome. The leader-contact is Michael Craig at 235-0631, if you have questions.

The Kachemak Bay Equestrian Associations Gymkhana and Game Show is Saturday and is the fourth annual Peninsula Fun Show Series No. 2. Events being at 9 a.m. at the Cottonwood Horse Park. In addition to the many different mounted games, there will be stick-horse games, (bring your own stick-horse or ride one thats provided). Join the competition or enjoy watching; there will be lots of fun for all ages. Entries can be made on the day of the show. Call Chris Day at 235-6993 or email him at daytrips@xyz.net for entry forms or further information.

South Peninsula Haven House sponsors a Fun Run 5k for adults and 2k for kids younger than 12 starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. All runners, walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. This is a fundraiser for Haven House and costs $10 for adults, $5 for kids and $15 per family. Registration is at 9 a.m.; the race starts at 10 a.m. at Kachemak City Community Center along the bike trail.Preregister at www.havenhousealaska.org.

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

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is holding a mixer July 19 from 5-7 p.m. at Top Shelf Storage, 850 Smokey Bay Way. This Party in the Bay will include a facility tour, music, refreshments and prizes.

Homer High School Class of 1987 25th Reunion invites all old school alumni to join in starting a new annual tradition: reunions at the same time and same place every year. All classes are welcome. There will be amazing food and awesome music provided by the Bayriders July 20, 7 p.m. at AJs OldTown Steakhouse; then July 21, a family potluck-barbecue at Karen Hornaday Park from noon-4 p.m., followed that night by wherever the best dancing is. Call Marie Walls Alexson for more info, 299-8799.

Halibut Cove Live presents: Jazz in the Cove @ Quiet Place Lodge, July 21, featuring the Dan Mac Quintet. Tickets are on sale now through the Halibut Cove Live website at www.HalibutCoveLive.com. The price of admission 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. Tickets are $160 per person, with net proceeds benefiting the Homer Foundation.Call the Homer Foundation for more information, 235-0541 or 299-9902.

Friends of M. Walter Johnson, pioneer Alaskan physician and local grower of apples, are invited to celebrate his 90th year at a garden potluck July 29, 2 p.m., at his home at 40773 McLay Road. Walter requests no gifts. RSVP jamesj@eou.edu, 235-2574 or 399-8234.

The Kenai Peninsula State 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 to the selling organization. This is a great fundraising opportunity for nonprofit organizations. For more information, call the fair office at (907) 567-3670.