Story last updated at 2:41 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002

Community News

The U.S. Coast Guard holds its third annual "Adopt-a-Family Fund-raiser." Crews from the Sedge and Roanoke Island deliver a truckload of split wood for $75, with proceeds going to help two families with food and presents for the holidays. To purchase wood, call the Sedge at 235-5233 or the Roanoke Island at 235-5336.

AARP seeks volunteers to train as tax aides for the upcoming tax season. Tax aides help middle- to low-income taxpayers file personal income tax returns. To volunteer, e-mail or call (253) 582-1762.

Student and Military News

Joshua D. Mumm made the spring honor roll at Western Washington University, Bellingham, for earning a grade-point average putting him in the top 10 percent of his class.

Community School

Upcoming courses include "Cross Country Ski Waxing Clinic," 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 21 and "Weed Basket," from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 23. A second section of "Kayaking Skills for Sea Kayakers" has been added, and meets from 7-10 p.m. Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) Nov. 7-Dec. 19. Call 235-6090.

Kachemak Bay Branch, Kenai Peninsula College

Judy Lund presents "Tax Planning for Small Businesses" from 6:45-9 p.m. tonight; $15 fee. "Exploring the Internet" class starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. Register by today. "Introduction to MS Access" begins at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12. The Alaska Funding Exchange offers a workshop on "Grant Proposal Writing" Friday-Saturday. The cost is $200, and advanced registration is required. For more information, call 235-7743.

Ferry Schedule

Saturday, Nov. 9

AR Homer 1:30 p.m. LV 3:30 p.m.

AR Seldovia 5 p.m. LV 6:30 p.m.

AR Homer 8 p.m. LV 10 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

AR Homer 3 a.m. LV 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

AR Homer 8 a.m. LV 10 a.m.

AR Seldovia 11:30 a.m. LV 1 p.m.

AR Homer 2:30 p.m. LV 4:30 p.m.

After leaving Homer, the M/V Kennicott will dock, in order, at Kodiak, Seward, Juneau, Haines, Skagway, Ketchikan, Prince Rupert and Chenega Bay before returning to Homer on Nov. 23. The Tustumena is in dry dock for repairs and returns to Homer on April 15. For last-minute changes, more detailed schedules and information about fares, visit or call 235-8449 or (800) 382-9229 outside of Homer.