Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:07 PM on Wednesday, October 12, 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.

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. 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. Birding skills are not required. Contact the festival coordinator at shorebirdster@gmail.com or 235-7740.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis is a free educational event coming to Homer and open to people with Multiple Sclerosis or who are impacted by MS. It will be presented by Mo Hillstrand, a neurology nurse practitioner from Anchorage. This event will be held Oct. 27 at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center. Registration is at 6:15 p.m.; a dinner and presentation will follow from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Dinner will be provided and catered by Fat Olives Restaurant. RSVP with the number attending at (877)969-1722.

South Peninsula Haven House announces its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program administered by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development, Child Nutrition Programs. Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

Anyone who believes they have been discriminated against should write immediately to the USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D. C. 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964.

The Special Needs Preschool Peer Model Program at Paul Banks Elementary School is now taking applications for the 2011-12 school year. 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, two 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.

Homer Council on the Arts has an ongoing artworks and art supply fundraiser sale going on for the month of October, Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Annual art award nomination forms are available at HCOA and at homerart.org.