Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 1:09 PM on Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Floating Leaf Sangha is happy to announce teachings this week by Tibetan meditation teacher, poet and monk, Tulku Yeshi Gyatso Rinpoche. He will give a welcoming talk on Thursday from 7-9 p.m.: How You Can Enjoy Your Life. On Friday from 7-9 p.m. he will offer a teaching on Tibetan Zen. Both teachings will be held at Anahata, the cedar log cabin at 1044 East End Road. Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche is a Dzogchen master and is the head teacher of three monasteries in Amdo, Tibet. Today, he teaches at the Sakya Monastery in Seattle. There is a suggested donation of $15 per evening talk. No one is turned away for lack of funds. For more information call Joe at 299-8635, Nancy at 235-4770 or email homersangha@gmail.com.

Weekly improvisational classes begin today with veteran improvisational performer and teacher Martin Zeller. These 1.5 hour classes introduce, explore and expand the skills of Improv. Using play, humor, exercises and games participants will learn the elements of long and short form improvisational theater and comedy, including creativity, spontaneity, listening, trust and character/story building. In addition to real life applications, students also will work on performance improvisation. Classes are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and continue for five successive Thursdays at the Art Barn behind 1060 East End Road. Cost is $75 for the six-week session or $15 per class for drop-ins. To register call Martty at 235-6589 or 509-294-0451.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 tonight at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave., mile 12 East End Road. The agenda will be posted at the station and at the borough office at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. The public is invited. For more information, call 235-9811.

South Peninsula Haven House and Wells Fargo Bank will offer a free Financial Literacy Workshop for Children at Haven House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday. A bank representative will help youths learn how to manage their money and keep finances under control. The public is welcome to attend this workshop which will be held at Haven House, 3776 Lake Street. For more information or to register, call 235-7712.

A Work Party for the Eveline State Recreation Site is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The goal is to move 94 tons of gravel onto the Accessible Trail. Volunteers with shovels and rakes are needed, along with ATVs with trailers, and a tractor with a bucket loader. Contact Dave Brann at brann@alaska.net or 235-6018 with questions.

Mens Support and Process Group is open for two new members. This group meets every other Wednesday evening from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. There is no charge. It is confidential and open to all men and ages. For more information, call Willie at 299-6226.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center hosts the following candidate debates: Homer City Council debate between Beau Burgess, Francie Roberts and James Dolma on Tuesday; a mayoral debate between Bryan Zak and Beth Wythe on Tuesday, Sept. 25; a borough assembly debate between Mako Haggerty and Jesse Clutts on Wednesday, Sept. 26; and a House debate between Rep. Paul Seaton and Liz Diament on Tuesday, Oct. 23. All debates will begin at 7 p.m. at the Kachemak City Center. The public is welcome.

Does your dog like to jump, run and climb? Then sign up for Homer Dog Trainers Beginning Agility class. This class helps your dog build confidence with continued training and is a fun exercise for owner and dog. The class starts in September. To enroll, call Tracie at 399-0630.