Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 6:09 PM on Wednesday, July 13, 2011


The public is invited to make a donation to the Homer Community Food Pantry at the Saturday Farmers' Markets. Harvest of Hope volunteers will have 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.

The Kachemak Classic annual golf tournament fundraiser sponsored by the Kachemak Board of Realtors will be Saturday at the Fireweed Meadows Golf Course in Anchor Point. Registration will be open 8:15-9:30 a.m., with tee off at 10 a.m. 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.

The third annual Peninsula Fun Horse Show will be Saturday at Cottonwood Horse Park. English and Western classes are offered and entries will be accepted the day of the show. The show starts at 10 a.m. and local riders will strut their stuff all day. It is open to the public and refreshments will be served. For information call Chris Day at 235-6993 or email daytrips@xyz.net.

The Ninilchik Senior Center Ice Cream Social Fundraiser will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ninilchik Senior Center in Ninilchik. The event will feature a musical concert by Grandma's Hope Notes, an adventure of music with a variety of rhythms. For more information, call 567-3988.

Erin Cline presents "The Contemporary Relevance of Confucianism," a free lecture for the public, at 7 p.m. today in the Homer United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Cline, assistant professor of comparative ethics, Georgetown University, grew up in Homer and is here visiting family.

Kelly Cline presents "Mayan Astronomy, Calendars and the 2012 Prophecy," a free lecture for the public at 7 p.m. July 21 in the Homer United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Cline, associate professor of mathematics and astronomy at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., grew up in Homer and is here visiting family. For information, contact 235-8460 or dmrcline@gmail.com.

Seldovians for Science and the Seldovia Public Library hold public science lectures in Seldovia this summer. On July 23, local geologist Bret Higman of Ground Truth Trekking and Nuka Research, will speak about the age of the earth. Leslie Cornick, associate professor of marine biology at Alaska Pacific University, will speak about evolution and creationism/intelligent design Aug. 27. All lectures will be held at 7 p.m. at the Seldovia Public Library. For more information, contact Kevin at 299-0022.

The Sixth Annual Homestead Games will be held 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Kilcher homestead. The day of games, entertainment and food begins with hayrides and games with prizes for all ages from 2-4 p.m. The potluck, barbecue and bonfire begins at 4 p.m. There will be prizes for best salad, main dish and dessert. There will be live music and open mic to share songs, poems and old-timer stories. For information, call 235-8713.

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. The workshop is designed to expand narrative skills, heighten movement and communication awareness and explore group improvisation. Cost is $60. For more information, call 235-6589.

HoPP (Homer Playground Project) seeks volunteers to help rebuild 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. The project receiving the most votes goes to finals. The grand prize of $20,000 could be used 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 vote raises $1 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, which supports the program in Homer. For information, call Jenny Martin at 435-7101.

Kachemak Crane Watch is working with wildlife biologists Gary Ivey and Michelle Michaud on a three-year project to learn more about the nesting ecology of the local lesser sandhill cranes. If you have information on where cranes nest or where they roost at night, contact Michaud at 399-3159 or email her at kachemakcranewatch@gmail.com. Do not approach nests, but report general sandhill crane, crane colt (chicks) and fledgling observations to Kachemak Crane Watch at Reports@cranewatch.org.

Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna offers Diabetes Education classes 9 a.m.-noon July 25-July 27 and 9-10:30 a.m. July 28 in the Denali Room. Participants need to have a referral from their health care provider and an assessment from a diabetes coordinator to attend. For more information, call Ruth Clare at (907) 714-4726. The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. July 19 in the Denali Room. All are invited, no referral is necessary. This group meets quarterly. For information call (907) 714-4726.