Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 2:16 PM on Wednesday, September 19, 2012


A charity golf tournament, Rounds for the Rink, to benefit the Kevin Bell Ice Arena and Homer Hockey Association, takes place Saturday at Shoreline Golf Course in Homer. The event format is an 18-hole, best ball scramble comprising up to nine teams of four to five players each. Sign up begins at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start tee time at 10 a.m. Cost is $40 per person; this covers greens fees, food, beverages and a chance to win door prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds benefit Homers community ice arena and HHA. Shoreline Golf Course is located at approximately 6-mile East End Road. For more information, contact Chris at 399-1728.

The Homer Playground Project (HoPP) invites everyone to a Work Party at the Karen Hornaday park playground on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come for whatever amount of time you can spare. Bring work gloves, rakes and wheelbarrows, if you have them. There will be food for the folks who are around during lunchtime.

The Kachemak Bay Birders offer an owling trip with Gary Lyon on Lookout Mountain Saturday. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at the top of the V.O.R. Road (1.2 miles down Ohlson Mountain Road, right side of the road, there will be a sign). For more information, call Gary Lyon at 299-2000. Dress warmly, wear rubber boots for mud, and bring a flashlight. This trip will be postponed if there is heavy wind or rain; consult the KBB website for new time at kachemakbaybirders.org. There is no charge for this trip and everyone is welcome. All Kachemak Bay Birders trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center hosts the following candidate debates: Homer city mayoral debate between Bryan Zak and Beth Wythe on Tuesday; a borough assembly debate between Mako Haggerty and Jesse Clutts on Wednesday; and a House debate between Rep. Paul Seaton and Liz Diament on Oct. 23. Debates begin at 7 p.m. at the Kachemak City Center. The public is welcome.

Weekly on Thursdays, veteran improvisational performer and teacher Martin Zeller offers 1.5 hour improvisational classes. These 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 through Oct. 11 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 Bay Running Clubs fourth annual Run to the Altar Run/Walk is Oct. 6. This 13.3-mile course on paved, dirt and mud roads and trails is for walkers, joggers and runners. Walkers start at 9 a.m. and runners start at 10 a.m. at Homer High and finish on East Skyline Drive, .25-mile past the Wynn Nature Center. There will be lots of homemade food and shelter at the finish line. There is no fee to participate. For more information call Megan at 299-0687.

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.