Story last updated at 1:20 p.m. Saturday, August 31, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, Aug. 29

Rotary International representatives Joe Serra, Grant Wilkins and Lynn Hammond speak at noon at the Kachemak Bay Homer Rotary Club at the Bidarka Inn. Dr. Serra discusses Rotary's global efforts to eradicate polio. Call Maynard Gross, 235-7330.

Episcopal Bishop Mark McDonald visits St. Augustine's Episcopal Church starting with a meal at 6 p.m. and followed by Holy Eucharist at Homer United Methodist Church. Father Bob will be serving his red beans and rice cooked New Orleans style. St. Augustine's holds Sunday services at 1:30 p.m. at Homer United Methodist Church. Call 235-8975.

Vessels of Hope presents the Thursday Dialogues from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Community Resource Center, 182 East Pioneer Ave. This week's topic is "Thailand, Land of Smiles." Call 235-6642.

Homer Independent Baptist Church shows "Sheffey," a film about the life of circuit riding Methodist preacher Robert Sheffey, who died Aug. 30, 1902. Refreshments will be served following the film. Call 235-9750.

Friday, Aug. 30

South Peninsula Women's Services holds an open house and tour of the new shelter from 4 to 8 p.m. at 3776 Lake Street.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Wynn Nature Center sponsors "Winter's Coming: Who Stays, Who Goes and Why" from 10 a.m. to noon at Mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive. Call 235-6667.

Monday, Sept. 2

City, borough, state and federal offices closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

Kindness Without Borders hold a few moments of kindness 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. at WKFL Park.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Planning Commission holds a work session at 6 p.m. followed by a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. at Homer City Hall.

Upcoming Events

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, in the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

Homer Boys and Girls Club offers several new athletic programs for the school year. Students in grades 1-2 can play basketball from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, Sept. 17-Oct. 15. Basketball will be offered for grades 3-8 later in the year. Boys & Girls Club members age 6-11 can enroll in "P.E.P.," the Physical Education Program, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for children ages 6-8 and 1:30-2:45 p.m. for children ages 9-11. Coaches are also needed to help with the basketball program. Call 235-2772.

Citizens Concerned About Annexation holds a "wheeling and dealing" flea market 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at KGTL/K-WAVE radio station on Diamond Ridge Road. Buy, sell or trade anything with a wheel or motor: cars, boats, bikes, ATVs, snowmachines, etc. Entry fee is $5 per item, with proceeds benefiting CCAA. Call Eileen at 235-7526.