Story last updated at 2:54 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, Sept. 12

South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services holds its monthly board of directors meeting at 6 p.m. in the Community Mental Health Center's board room at 3948 Ben Walters Lane. Call 235-7701.

The Kenai Peninsula College Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Branch east campus. Call 235-7743.

Tuck Hines of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center presents "Invasive Species in the Marine Ecosystem: Perspective from Alaska of a National Problem" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve office on Kachemak Drive. Seating is limited. Call 235-4799, ext. 7.

The Family Learning Center and Homer Public Health present meetings 6:30-8 p.m. today and 1:30-3 p.m. Friday to discuss services for families with preschool children.

Community Rivers Planning Coalition holds an informational meeting 7 to 9 p.m. on Proposition 1, School Board Representation, and Proposition 5, Proposed Anchor Point Port and Harbor Service Area, at Chapman School. Call 235-8177, ext. 5.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Ocean and Coast Resource Management holds a teleconference public hearing at 7 p.m. on Alaska's coast management program at the Legislative Information Office, 345 W. Sterling Highway. Call 235-7878.

Friday, Sept. 13

Faith Lutheran Church holds its annual Fall Rummage and Bake Sale 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the corner of Soundview and the Sterling Highway. Call 235-7600.

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council board meeting starts at 10 a.m. in Seldovia at the Bayview Suite Hotel. Call (800) 652-7222.

Sunday, Sept. 15

Absentee voting for the Homer and Kenai Peninsula Borough elections begin at Homer City Hall.

Mental Health Class meets 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Homer City Hall.

Refuge Chapel presents the first session of "The Alpha Course" 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the chapel on Ocean Drive. The 10-week course runs through Sunday, Dec. 1, and offers a practical introduction to Christianity. Each session begins with an informal dinner followed by large- and small-group discussions. Call 235-4744 for reservations.

Monday, Sept. 16

The Public Health nurse visits Nikolaevsk School 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for pregnancy testing, TB testing and well-child checkups. Call 235-8857 or (800) 770-8857.

The Council for the Kachemak Bay Research Reserve meets 1-4:30 p.m. at the research reserve office on Kachemak Drive. Call 235-4799 ext. 5.

Cub Scout signup and bike rodeo starts at 7 p.m. at Paul Banks Elementary school. All boys grades 1-5 are invited to join; bring bikes and helmets. Call 235-7813.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly committee and regular meetings run 1 p.m. to midnight at Homer City Hall.

Kindness Without Borders holds a few moments of kindness with a candle-lighting from 12:15 to 12:30 p.m. at WKFL Park.

Hospice of Homer's Fall Forum series continues with Sallie Rediske and Susan Woodward discussing breathing, visualization and biofeedback techniques from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center. Call 235-6899.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

The Homer Chamber of Commerce presents a city council candidate forum for the two- and one-year term candidates starting at 12:15 p.m. at the Bidarka Inn. The forum is free, but a $10 lunch is served starting at noon. Questions for the candidates can be faxed to 235-8766. For more information call 235-7740.

Planning Commission holds a work session at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7 p.m. at Homer City Hall.