Events around town

Women on Target, women’s rimfire pistol shooting clinic June 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25, preregistration required. Call Monty or Frankie Sowers at 235-8277.
“Flexibility and function for Arthritic Knees and Hands,” May 28, 6:30-7:30 Bidarka conference room, 575 Sterling Highway. Contact South Peninsula Hospital at 235-0258 for information.

The Friendship Center Adult Day Services is located in the Homer Senior campus. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Five days a week and hours can be extended to meet needs. The days are filled with a variety of music, crafts, outings, games and socializing. Call 235-2295 for more information.
Anchor Point Senior dinners are 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Anchor Point Senior Center. Bingo is Fridays at 7 p.m.
“Keep it Moving” exercise classes, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Friendship Terrace.
Homer Senior Citizens has a community Medicare volunteer to assist Medicare clients and answer questions. Call 235-7655 to make an appointment. Medicare recipients needing wheelchairs may be eligible for an electric wheelchair through Angels on Wheels at (800) 810-2877.
Senior Center lunches are served to seniors, their guests and family, Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All lunches include full salad bar and dessert, 235-7655.

“Grief: How You Do It.” A four week, free of charge Hospice of Homer Bereavement Support Group, noon – 1:30 p.m., June 4, 11, 18 and 25, 910 East End Road, Suite 3. For information call Hospice of Homer at 235-6899.

Fireweed Academy announces ongoing open enrollment for the 2009/2010 school year wait list. For more information please call Janet Bowen at 235-9728.
Homer Connections 226-1880
Ongoing:  Connections is currently enrolling new and returning students for the 2009/10 school year.  Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2009.  All kindergarten and students new to Kenai Peninsula Borough School District must bring a photocopy of their birth certificate to the appointment.
Ongoing – May 29t:  Computer Swap for Homer Connections students enrolled for 2009/10 school year.
Summer Office Hours:  The Homer Connections office will be open through May 29.  Office hours are Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The Homer office will be closed the months of June and July.  We will open on Aug. 3, 2009.

July 4 Parade Theme:  Celebrating Alaska’s 50th Parade entry forms available at the chamber starting June 15. Contact Sharon if you would like to add your event information to the July 4  event calendar at 235-7740.
“How to Start a Business” Workshop
June 15th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.  Presented by the Small Business Development Center.  Bryan Zak, SBDC director will provide information on how to set up a business. Location: Homer, TBA.  For more information and to register, contact SBDC at 260-5629.
Chamber Mixer – Kilcher Homestead Living Museum June 25, 5-7 p.m. Music, good home cooking, and lots of fun and games for all ages. Open to the public. Location: 11.7 mi. East End Rd. For more information:  Chamber 235-7740, Kilcher Museum: 235-8713.
Alaska State Flags for Sale. Celebrate Alaska’s 50th Anniversary with an Alaska State Flag.  Available for purchase in the Chamber Visitor Center, $10.
Retail Bags & Homer City Maps on Sale! Close out sale on remaining stock of bulk retail bags and Homer City Maps at the Chamber.  Retail bags come in small and large sizes and prices range from $9-$15 for a box of 1,000.  Homer city maps are $2/piece for 10 or more.  To purchase, contact Jenny 235-7740 or stop by the chamber.

Kachemak Kitchens – 2nd Edition Cookbook- Order On-line. Celebrating the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary with the 2nd edition of Kachemak Kitchens cookbook. New recipes from local chefs and former chamber directors. Historical photos. Cookbooks now available on-line on the Homer Chamber website: Cookbooks can also be purchased locally at the  Homer Chamber & Visitor Center and many other local businesses! Businesses can purchase cases of the cookbook at a reduced price to sell at their own store. Contact NOMAR: 235-8363.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce has extended the scholarship deadline to Aug. 3, 2009 by 5 p.m. The Chamber will be awarding one $1,000 scholarship to a graduating student of the greater Homer area, planning to attend Kenai Peninsula College.  Applications will be available at the Chamber of Commerce at 201 Sterling Highway, and online at A second $500 scholarship will be awarded in memory of Brother Asaiah to a graduating student. All completed applications must be returned to the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 201 Sterling Highway. For more information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740.  

Summer hours are daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fish Feedings every Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m.
The Pratt Museum seeks work for its outdoor art exhibit, Facing the Elements, located along the forest trail behind the Museum. This exhibition is completely open to the elements and offers artists the natural surroundings as a unique backdrop.
Homer Harbor Walking Tour, 3 p.m. each Friday and Saturday afternoon, this walking tour features local history, a memorable array of local characters and boats of all types.  Meet at the Pratt Museum wheelhouse booth (next to the Salty Dawg) Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the Museum or from your guide at the wheelhouse booth.  Special group tours are also available by appointment – call the Pratt.

Reflections of a Spill: 20 Years Later is an art and science collaboration on exhibit March 24-June 28.  Sea Bird Carvings are on exhibit in the Marine Gallery through August.  Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place.
LIVE Remote Wildlife Cameras: View the seabird rookery at Gull Island LIVE via remote camera. The SeeBird Cam is visitor-controlled and always on.
The Alaska Meth Education Project is offering free drug prevention and awareness presentations to businesses and organizations. If you would like to request a free presentation for your staff or organization, go to, or contact Project Coordinator Allison Biastock via email at For more information, call Eric Fry at (907) 465-2851.
Advanced Registration for the 2009 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is now going on. See
Advanced registration required for July and Aug. classes: Geology of Kachemak Bay Field Studies, Marine Vertebrates of KBay and Landscape Photography.
Registration for fall classes at KBC is going now open;
The Kachemak Bay Campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Kenai Peninsula College is pleased to announce that registration is now being held for the upcoming highly-acclaimed 2009 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference to be held June 12-16 at Lands End Resort in Homer, Alaska. This year’s keynote presenter will be critically-acclaimed poet and American Book Award recipient, Li-Young Lee. Advanced registration is required. The early registration fee is $375 prior to June 11, space available.  For program and registration information, visit
 South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary is inviting volunteers to serve the hospital in its gift shop. The hospital board and interested membership meets the second Monday of the month to share reports financial statements and hospital news. For more information call 235-8101 Ext. 1167 or members at 235-8235 or 235-7250.
USDA Rural Development can assist very low-income homeowners with making home improvements, including completion of weatherization projects. Call 283-6640 for more information.  
Homer Public Health Center now offers appointments-only for all services; on Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Please call to schedule your appointment for immunization or other public health nursing services 235-8857
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska has mini-grants up to $2,500. available. Call 235-3720, or download application at
The Homer Public Library’s second in a series of rotating artwork on display in the Library by Carrie Reed titled Kaleidoscope Quilts.  The quilts will be on display until the end of June.
The Friends of the Homer Library needs people interested in monthly or one-time volunteer opportunities at the library. If you are interested in helping, contact Carey at 235-3180, ext. 4217 or
Homer City Council: Regular meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of every month, begin 7 p.m. in the conference room.
Parks/Recreation Advisory Commission: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of every month and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission: Regular meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month and begin at 7 p.m.
Port/Harbor Advisory Commission: Regular meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month and begin at 6 p.m.
Library Advisory Board: Regular meetings are the first Tuesday of every month and begin at 6 p.m.

The Homer Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will meet at the home of J. Ellis on Sunday, May 10, at 12:30 p.m. The topic is “UU Views of the Sacred.” Call 235-6349 for further information.
O.A. Meeting (Overeaters Anonymous), TUESDAYS at 5 – 6:30 PM (weekly), Homer United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road (Upstairs),  235-3718.
Kachemak Bay Birders’ regular monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of each month.  Meet at the Islands and  Ocean  Visitor Center at 4 p.m.
Quaker/Homer Friends Meeting for Worship Sundays from 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. call 235-4226 for location.
NAMI Circle of Wings meets Mondays from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Refuge Chapel. Dinner is included. Call 299-3373 for more information.
The South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services Board of Directors holds a meeting every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at 3948 Ben Walters Lane. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 235-7701.
The Homer Family Caregiver’s Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. in the Friendship Center on 3935 Svedlund. For more information, call 235-0045.
Kachemacs Macintosh users group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Homer Public Library in the meeting room 6-8 p.m. For more information, call Diane at 235-0714.
Mental Fitness group highlights brain function and benefits of mental exercise. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. For more information, call Julie at 235-3720.
 Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society meets the first Saturday of every month from noon-4 p.m. at the Homer Council of the Arts on Pioneer Ave. For more information, call Michael at 235-0120.
Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help group meets first Tuesday of each month at 7–8 p.m. at Jin Shin Jyutsu office. Call 235-2943 or 235-4333.
The Rotary Club of Homer Downtown meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Homer Senior Center dining room. Visitors are welcome.
The Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon upstairs at the Bidarka Inn. Members and guests are welcome.
Closed women’s AA meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Homer Christian Church, 865 East End Road.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets every Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. at South Peninsula Hospital in Conference Room 2. Call 235-2541 for more info.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at CCC, 3838 Bartlett, Room 8.
Haven House Women’s Support Group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the Haven House. For more information, call 235-7712.
South Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board meets the second Thursday of the month at the Conference Room of South Peninsula Hospital, at 6:30 p.m. 4300 Bartlett Street.
The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Inc. monthly meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
The MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the South Peninsula Hospital conference room.
Hospice of Homer will host a monthly Bereavement Support Group on the third Wednesday of every month.
Floating Leaf Sangha invites all to sitting meditation 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Anahata, 1044 East End Rd. For more information, call 235-6076 or 235-6266.
Kachemak Bay Lions meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Friendship Center at the Homer Senior Center complex. Call 235-8761 for more information.
Brain Injury Support Group, a group for those with injury from trauma, stroke, aneurysm, illness or toxic insult, will meet each Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 1044 East End Road. Call 235-6226.
Al-Anon, a group for friends and families of alcoholics, meets each Monday at 6:15p.m. at 126 Pioneer Avenue, Suite 1, Hillas Building. Call 235-6413.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. each Wednesday at the Methodist Church.
Expectant Parents discussion group meets each Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Birth2Three, 3691 Ben Walters Lane, Suite 4. Call 235-6044.
Alcoholic Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. daily at 126 Pioneer Ave., Room 1, Hillas Building. Call 235-6822.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month with the focus on recruiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters to mentor youth. For more information please call 235-8391 or email
Brown bag support group for anyone touched by cancer meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Seldovia Tribal Health Center from 12-1 p.m.
Birth2Three has an ongoing Daddy Boot Camp first Saturday of month from 10 a.m.- noon at 3691 Ben Walters Lane Suite #4. This is Daddy and Baby time only. NO adult females are allowed. This is a chance to meet other dads, share ideas and give mom a break!! Please call 235-6044 for more information.
Homer Animal Friends meets second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Homer Public Library.
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