Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 1:11 PM on Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Anchor Point Senior Center is having a chicken dinner at 5:30 p.m. today in honor of Veterans Day. All veterans will eat free tonight.

The Homer Foundation hosts its annual meeting, "A Story of Connection," today at the Pratt Museum. There will be a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. The board meeting starts at 6 p.m. For more information, call 235-0541.

The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Steering Committee holds open house meetings today. The purpose of the meetings is to provide an opportunity for organizations, agencies and the general public to look at maps and suggest locations around Kachemak Bay suitable as "Water Trail Sites." Participants will also be asked to identify sensitive areas that should not be considered for a water trail site such as for wildlife, bird, plant, or cultural concerns. Recommendations for seasonal closures especially related to wildlife are being sought. The meetings are 9-11 a.m. at the Homer Public Library Conference Room, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Homer City Council Chambers and 5-7 p.m. in the Research Reserve Building, State Park Office on Kachemak Drive.

The Mindfulness Meeting is a group for cultivating wisdom, gratitude and serenity through skills and practice that takes place weekly on Fridays at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Bayview Building, Room 104 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome; there is no charge. For more information, call Rachel or Sharon at 235-7712. This group is sponsored by South Peninsula Haven House.

Community Christmas Bazaar is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church, corner of Soundview and Sterling Highway. Many booths of crafts and baked goods. Call 235-7600 for information.

Join the Kachemak Emergency Services Membership Association for a night of chili and auctions to raise money for volunteer firefighter, John Cox, from 3-8 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion on East End Road.

The Christian Science Society, located at 3774 Bartlett Street, will hold a Thanksgiving Day service, Thursday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. Hymns, prayer and readings from the King James Bible and correlative passages from Science and Health with key to the Scriptures, written by Mary Baker Eddy, comprise the service. The Golden Text for this service is from Malachi 3:10 "... and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing." There will be time for sharing testimonies, and expressions of gratitude. All are welcome to this hour-long service.

Santa has booked his flight. He will arrive in Homer on Nov. 25 to help NOMAR kick off the Christmas season with a open house from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Santa has promised to arrive by noon and spend a couple of hours visiting with Homer's young ones, and the young-at-heart too. Bring your cameras to catch those special moments to share with your friends and family. Stop by NOMAR for the Sunday fun. There will be free gift-wrapping, prize drawings every hour, and treats for the kids.

Researchers and Kenai Peninsula College anthropology professors Dr. Alan Boraas and Dr. Catherine Knott present Fish Family Freedom and Sacred Water, a talk on the cultural importance of salmon to the people of Bristol Bay, at 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Pioneer Hall at the Kachemak Bay Campus. This event is free and open to the public.

There will be a spaghetti feed and auction and medical benefit from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds Carol Bock Hall for 16-month-old Ethan Wheeler, who was recently diagnosed with a rare muscular cancer. Cost is donation. Contact Katherine Covey 398-1773 for more infomation or to donate.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations.

Homer Senior Citizens

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and their guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, ham; Friday, breaded cod; Monday, pasta with cheese; Tuesday, chicken picatta; Wednesday, curried beef.

Strong Women classes at Homer Senior Citizens Recreation Room are 2-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class.

Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class. For more information, call Daniel at 235-7655.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for winter/spring semester begins Nov. 12 for degree-seeking students. Advising appointments are now open. See schedule for upcoming winter/spring classes at www.kpc.alaska.edu/kbc.

General public registration begins for winter classes and workshops on Nov. 26.

Student Art and Craft Show is noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in the Campus Commons at Pioneer Hall. Open to public.

Pratt Museum

New winter hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Pratt Playdate is 10-11 a.m. Friday at the Marine Gallery. This free family event features hands-on activities designed for babies and toddlers.

"History in the Making: Quilts, Quilters and Their Stories" is an exhibition of quilts by individual quilters that reflect our rich history and personal connection to the Kachemak Bay region on display through Dec. 30.

In conjunction with the special quilt exhibit, the museum will present a special, two-fold event Nov. 30. Beginning at 5 p.m., the museum will host a special showing of quilts from the Pratt Museum's collections. Visitors will have a chance to see several quilts not normally on exhibit. Following the collections showing, the museum will host a screening of "The Great American Quilt Revival," narrated by Georgia Bonesteel. This film is the story of how quilts came to be recognized as works of art and how the craft of quilting has exploded into popular culture. This is a free event.

Pratt Museum Store will hold a holiday sale featuring 30 percent off selected items from Nov. 21 through Dec. 23 during regular museum hours. Members receive an additional 10 percent off and may attend the special preview from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday.

Children of all ages are invited to join the Pratt Museum for the annual Stocking Stuffer Party from 1-4 p.m. Nov. 24 with activities like building Graham cracker houses, exploring seasonal art activities, decorating cookies and visiting with Santa Claus in the Homestead Cabin.

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) is a multipurpose space for youth ages 12-18 as a safe environment to hang out with friends. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday in the lower level of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic outreach building on Nielsen Circle. Visit www.recroom.kbfpc.org or call Anna at 235-OPEN (6736).