Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:34 PM on Wednesday, July 20, 2011


The public is invited to make a donation to the Homer Community Food Pantry at the Saturday Farmers' Market. For more information, call Judi Nester at 235-1238, Diana Jeska at 235-1968 or email judi@longpassages.org.

Seldovians for Science and the Seldovia Public Library hold public science lectures in Seldovia this summer. At 7 p.m. Saturday at the Seldovia Public Library, geologist Bret Higman of Ground Truth Trekking and Nuka Research will speak about the age of the earth. For more information, contact Kevin at 299-0022.

Cook Inletkeeper's 14th annual Splash Bash, a celebration of water quality monitoring volunteers, will be held 6-8 p.m. July 27 at Bishop's Beach, with food, drinks and live music by Work In Progress. For more information, call or email Rachel at 235-4068 x29 or rachel@inletkeeper.org.

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 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. For more 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.

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.