Story last updated at 3:58 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2002

This Week's Events
Thursday, Oct. 24

Teresa Holt of the Disability Law Center of Alaska presents a general overview on special education rights 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Homer City Hall. Call 262-6331.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. South Peninsula Women's Services holds an informal gathering honoring the victims and survivors of domestic violence at 5:30 p.m. at 3776 Lake Street. Refreshments will be served. Call 235-7712.

The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society holds its fall meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. at the new Kachemak Bay Conservation Center, 3734 Ben Walters Lane. Brent Fagan presents a slide show and talk on New Zealand's natural history. The meeting starts with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. and the program at 7:30. Please bring a plate, cup and utensils for the potluck. The board of directors meets at 5:30. Call 235-6262 or e-mail

A community forum on creating and preserving a safe and healthy community starts at 7 p.m. at Homer City Hall. Held in response to recent incidents of violence among school age children, the forum is sponsored by Homer Youth Court, the Division of Juvenile Justice, Family Solutions, Vessels of Hope, Kachemak Bay Family Planning and other organizations.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board meets at 7 p.m. in the borough office, 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

Friday, Oct. 25

KBBI broadcasts the Statewide Youth Gubernatorial Debate between candidates Frank Murkowski and Fran Ulmer 10-11 a.m. Questions from young reporters focus on issues of concern to Alaska's youth and happens during the Alaska Association of Student Government convention at Bartlett High School, Anchorage.

Captain Pattie's Fish House Restaurant sponsors this month's Chamber Mixer from 5-7 p.m. at the restaurant on the Spit. Chamber Mixers are open to chamber members or anyone interested in joining the chamber or doing business in Homer. Call 235-7740.

The Peace Feather presents "The Heart of Healing," a slide show and talk by Jodi Miller on her experiences using holistic healing in Peru and the high Andes with the Quechua people, 7 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts. Refreshments will be served; donations appreciated. Call 235-8361.

Homer Christian School presents "A Walk Through History: 1776 to Sept. 11, 2001" from 7-9 p.m. at the school on Bartlett Street. Call 235-8907.

Saturday, Oct. 26

McNeil Canyon Elementary School holds its annual Fall Carnival noon-4 p.m. at the school, Mile 12 East End Road. The carnival includes food, games, craft booths, prizes, a cupcake walk and a haunted house, and is a fund-raiser for the school. Call 235-8181.

The deadline for delivering entries for the Wearable Art show is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at The Studio on Bunnell Avenue. Call 235-5380.

Kindness Without Borders holds a few moments of kindness from 10:15-10:30 a.m. at WKFL Park. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the park, they present "Theater of the Absurd," a protest against the possibility of war against Iraq held in coordination with statewide, national and international protests.

Homer Emblem and Elks Club hold their annual Halloween Party for kids newborn to 12 starting at 1 p.m. at the Elks Club.

Homer Christian School's annual Harvest Dinner and Auction starts at 4:30 p.m. at the school. The silent auction starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner 5-6:30 p.m. and a live auction at 6:30 p.m.

The Kachemak Bay Campus Student Association presents "Raisin' Awareness," an evening of information and entertainment to promote support for Proposition C, 5-9 p.m. at the East Campus. Marimba band Tamba performs along with fire-juggler Alex Griffing. Eva Saulitis and Deland Anderson read poetry and parables. Refreshments will be served and a drawing will be held for tuition and a flight-seeing trip.

Homer Senior Citizens hosts a luau at 6:30 p.m. at the senior center. Admission is $15 and includes a Hawaii feast of slow-roasted suckling pig, Maui-Waui chicken, lomi-lomi salmon, island rice, King Kamehameha fruit kabobs, pineapple party cake and erupting, volcanic punch, all prepared by our top-notch dietary staff. Admission also includes entertainment by "Dan Ho" Hornaday and "Little Lani" Parsons. Call 235-7655; reservations advised.

The Snomads hold the first general membership meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. at the Elks Lodge.

Sunday, Oct. 27

"Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)," a service of remembrance, is the topic at the regular 12:30 p.m. meeting of the Unitarian/Universalists, at Kachemak Community Center.

A benefit auction and potluck for Mako Haggerty is 3 p.m. at Alice's Champagne Palace. Too Fat to Fly performs, and Johnny B is the auctioneer. Haggerty lost most of his possessions in a recent house fire. An account has been set up for him at Wells Fargo Bank. Call 235-2478 or 235-6410.

Monday, Oct. 28

Absentee voting in person for the general election begins at Homer City Hall.

KBBI broadcasts KAKM's "Running" series of statewide races for U.S. Senate, House of Representatives and governor and lieutenant governor 7-10:30 p.m.

City Council Committee of the Whole meets at 4 p.m. followed by a budget work session at 6 p.m. and the regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., all at Homer City Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Kindness Without Borders holds a kindness zone from 12:15-12:30 p.m. at WKFL Park.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

The Crew of USCGC Sedge holds the final "Haunted Sedge" from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Dock. Donations of nonperishable food items are appreciated and will be given to the Homer Food Bank.