Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 6:08 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2011


The Alcoholics Anonymous 9 a.m. breakfast club meeting is every Saturday at New Life Tabernacle Church, the blue church uphill from Fritz Creek Store on East End Road. Bring something to eat. For information, call Clint, 235-7120.

An Indoor Yard Sale to benefit a new playground at Karen Hornaday Park will be in the Homer High School Commons from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It is being organized by HoPP, the Homer Playground Project. For information, call Laura, 299-0757, or Mike, 299-6425.

Best Beginnings is accepting proposals for grants to launch new local Imagination Libraries and expand existing ones. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 17. All information, including an application checklist, is available at www.BestBeginningsAlaska.org. For more information, contact Barbara Brown at 297-3309 or bbrown@BestBeginningsAlaska.org.

The Homer Community Special Olympics Team Bowling Fundraiser is Oct. 15 at Kachemak Bowl. Special Olympics seeks four-person teams from the community to register by Friday. Three-person teams also are welcome and will be matched with a Special Olympics athlete. Prizes will be awarded for highest team score and the most money raised. The money raised in this fundraiser stays in Homer and helps pay the cost of sending bowlers to the state tournament in Anchorage in November, and to support year-round sports training. The estimated cost of the bowling trip and competition fees is $3,000. For more information, call Carol Schuler at 235-7805, ext. 332 or 299-1606 or email homer@specialolympicsalaska.org.

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival seeks festival committee members to plan the 20th anniversary event, May 10-13, 2012. Meetings begin this month. Birding skills are not required. Contact the festival coordinator at shorebirdster@gmail.com or 235-7740.

Special Needs Preschool Peer Model Program at Paul Banks Elementary School is now taking applications for the 2011-12 school year for our peer model program. The purpose of this program is to offer appropriate peer models for children who have special service needs. Alternately, peer models who exhibit typical development skills for their age have an opportunity to grow and experience an enriched preschool environment with children who have disabilities. Peer models are usually invited to attend a morning or an afternoon session of the preschool, 2 days per week, at no cost for tuition. Due to the limited number of openings, children are selected on a lottery basis. Parents who are interested in having their child participate as a peer model may pick up an application at the main office at Paul Banks Elementary School. The last day to submit an application is the end of the school day on Oct. 20.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce will be holding a community luncheon with a GCI Community Update Presentation about GCI Telecommunication Developments and Future Happenings Throughout Alaska. The luncheon will be held Wednesday Oct. 12, from 12-1 p.m. at AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern. This event is open to the public. Lunch is $12, $14 for non-members. RSVP for the optional lunch by contacting 235-7740 or membership@homeralaska.org