Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 2:14 PM on Wednesday, July 18, 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, keep your pets under control. 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.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center is holding a mixer today 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 at 7 p.m. Friday at AJs OldTown Steakhouse; then Saturday, a family potluck-barbecue at Karen Hornaday Park from noon-4 p.m., followed that night by wherever the best dancing is. For more information, call Marie Walls Alexson, 299-8799.

Halibut Cove Live presents: Jazz in the Cove @ Quiet Place Lodge, Saturday, 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.

The Homer Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of J. Ellis. The topic is Joy. For more information, call 235-6349.

Alaska Missions is sponsoring a Community Vacation Bible School July 23-27 from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 3 years to 6th grade at the Nazarene Church in Anchor Point. There also will be Teen Nights on July 24 and July 26 for grades 7-12 from 7-9 p.m. All youth are invited. For more information, call Mrs. Baker at 299-4028.

Kachemak Bay Girl Scouts hold a weekly Girl Scout naturalist program at Wynn Nature Center from 3-5 p.m. Wednesdays. On July 25 the topic is Bugs! Girl Scout Day Camp skills day will take place Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information on these programs, call Tina at 235-6903

The Reinhart family invites their friends to help them celebrate Jims 80th birthday and the visit of many Reinhart relatives. Stop by the Kachemak City Hall on July 28, from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy good food, music and visiting. For more information, call 235-8650.

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

Dr. Erin Cline will present a free public lecture, An Introduction to Daoism and the Daodejing, on July 31 at 7 p.m. in the Homer United Methodist Church sun room. The public is welcome. Cline is assistant professor in the Department of Theology at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She specializes in comparative philosophy with a particular focus on Chinese philosophy and religions, ethics and political philosophy. Cline has conducted research on Daoism in China today and is the author of numerous scholarly articles on ancient Daoist texts like the Daodejing as well as contemporary Daoist beliefs and practices. Cline grew up in Homer and attended Homer schools. For more information, contact her at 235-8460.

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.