Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 3:51 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Show support for Share the Spirit by attending a special showing of the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" at 6 p.m. tonight at the Homer Theatre. The entrance fee is three canned goods or regular theater fees. This event is sponsored by the Homer High School Natural Helpers.

The Kenai Peninsula Fair holds a Christmas Craft Bazaar on Dec. 3 at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds, Mile 136.1 Sterling Highway. The doors open at 10 a.m. and remain open until 4 p.m. More than 30 crafters are signed up with lots of great gift ideas for the holidays. For more information, call (907) 567-3670.

The Kachemak Bay Birders' First Saturday birding trip will be Dec. 3, at the mouth of the Anchor River. Meet at Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. to carpool or at the parking lot near the boat launch at the Anchor River at 11 a.m. Bring binoculars and spotting scope if you have them. Wear warm clothes. This trip is co-sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader will be Michael Craig; for more information give him a call at 235-0631. There is no charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

AJ's Old Town Steak House will host a pancake feed from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 4 with all proceeds going to the Homer Boys & Girls Club. Cost for the pancake feed is by donation. Lindianne Sarno will entertain with kids from the club. "An Alaska Christmas" CDs also will be available courtesy of JoAnn and Monte Davis with proceeds going to the Homer Boys & Girls Club. Those attending the the Nutcracker Faire are asked to stop by before or after to help support our kids.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council invites you to its next regular meeting from noon-3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in Homer. For more information, call Amy Alderfer at 226-4650.

The Kenai/Soldotna Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Building on K-Beach Road in Soldotna in order to take public comment and begin to prepare comments on the statewide Board of Game proposals. For more information, call Bill Tappan at (907) 260-6961.

There will be a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Training Seminar on Dec. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CICADA Building at 1230 Ocean Drive. This event is for anyone interested in learning how prenatal exposure to alcohol affects an individual and how to help those that are challenged by this disability. For more information, call 235-2898.

Come Celebrate the Magic of Christmas at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 17. This event is free, but those attending are asked to help start a food pantry in Ninilchik and bring a can of food. There will be a prize for the first 40 guests. It will be a fun day of crafts, door prizes, surprises, hay rides, visits with Santa, lights and a free community Christmas dinner at 5 p.m. with the annual Christmas play to follow. For more information, call (907) 741-1329.

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is running a snowshoe rental program. This program is free to members, or rent five and get the sixth rental free for all others. For more information, call 235-6667.

Alaska has committed to provide 200 scarves for the 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. The deadline is March 1. For more information, call Debbie Pastro at 399-4566. For information on patterns and yarn, see www.scarvesforspecialolympics.org.