Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 1:39 PM on Wednesday, August 1, 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.

Join the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown from 6-7 p.m. each Wednesday upstairs at the Bidarka Inn.

Dr. Kelly Cline will present a free public lecture, Global Warming and the Greenhouse Effect, at 7 p.m, Tuesday in the Homer United Methodist Church sun room. He will focus on the science of what we know, what we do not know, and what we think we know about that controversial subject. He is associate professor of mathematics and astronomy at Carroll College in Helena, Mont., where he presents a monthly public lecture series, Discovering the Universe. The public is welcome at this lecture.

Mens Support Group has openings for new members. Meetings are every other Wednesday, starting Aug. 8, from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. If you are interested or want more information, call Willy at 299-6226.

How to Navigate Loss, a six-week bereavement group, will meet at 5:30 p.m. every other Wednesday, beginning Aug. 1, at Hospice of Homer. This group is facilitated by Kathy Carssow. Registration is requested. For more information, call 235-6899.

Ninilchik Emergency Services holds an ice cream social from noon-3 p.m. Aug. 11 at the NES headquarters on Kingsley Road in Ninilchik. It will include fun activities, treats and information on fire and emergency response services in Ninilchik and the Kenai Peninsula. A bouncy house and a visit by Smoky Bear are planned. Moulage expert Danna Black of Ninilchik will be on hand to create mock injuries like those used in emergency response training. An ice cream bar will allow guests to choose their ice cream and toppings. Other snacks will include popcorn, potato chips and sodas. Free firefighter hats and coloring books will be given away to the youngsters; free fire alarms and carbon monoxide monitors will be available for adults. Representatives from the Alaska Division of Forestry, Community Emergency Response Team and NES will be on hand to answer questions.

Its time to submit your best photos of Homer for the Homer Chamber of Commerce Visitors Guide Photo Contest. There will be first place prizes awarded in each of the following categories: people, landscape/scenery, recreational, wildlife, community activities and events, as well as a Best of Show prize. All winning photos will be published in the 2013 chambers visitors guide. All photos must be submitted online at www.homerphotocontest.com by Sept. 3. For complete contest details and requirements, visit www.homerphotocontest.com.

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.