Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 4:02 PM on Tuesday, November 20, 2012


The Christian Science Society, located at 3774 Bartlett St., will hold a Thanksgiving Day service at 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 Sunday to help NOMAR kick off the Christmas season with an 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.

Ninilchik gets into the holiday season with its Community Christmas Village at the fairgrounds from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1. Families, individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to pick a building or open space around the fairgrounds and decorate it for the holiday season. There are nine small buildings, the outside of Carol Bock Hall and lots of open space. A trophy will be awarded for the people's choice for best decorations. The lights will be on every weekend from dusk until 10 p.m. Call or email to reserve a building or commit to decorate a portion of the fairgrounds, (907) 567-3760 or kpsfair@acsalaska.net.

The Kachemak Heritage Land Trust hosts its annual membership meeting, elections and special presentation from 5-9 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center. From 5:30-6:30 p.m. is the annual member voting for KHLT Board of Directors followed by the opportunity to find out what KHLT has been doing this past year while getting a chance to meet staff and board members in person from 7-8:30 p.m. and a special presentation by Audubon Alaska and KHLT titled "Local Conservation, Global Impact: How Birds Tie Alaska to the World."

The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center lights its Christmas Tree on Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m.

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, Nov. 30, 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 medical benefit from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds Carol Bock Hall for 16-month-old Ethan Wheeler, son of Will and Hannah Wheeler, who was recently diagnosed with a rare muscular cancer. Cost is a donation. Contact Katherine Covey at 398-1773 for more information or to donate.

South Peninsula Hospital presents "A Long Term Christmas Carol," on Dec. 1 and 2 at 3 p.m. at the Long Term Care Facility at the hospital. The cast consists of Bob Letson, the hospital's CEO, in the leading role, Long Term Care residents and hospital staff. Both shows are free of charge. For more information, call 235-0233 or 235-0820.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council invites you to its next regular meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 5, from noon-3 p.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. For more information, call Amy Alderfer at 226-4650.

The Ninilchick Fairgrounds holds an Annual Craft Bazaar from 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Dec. 8. Tables are available for rent, $20 each or two for $30. To register, visit

www.kenaipeninsulafair.com or call

(907) 567-3670.