Events Calendar – July 13

WedJuly13

Beginning Acrylic
• 1-3 p.m. Beginning Acrylic with Marali Sergeant-Smith. This class teaches eager beginners all they need to know about the basics of acrylic painting. $180 for the six week course. Sign-up at Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street #3, Homer.

Halibut: Alaska’s Giant Flatfish Discovery Labs
• 1-3 p.m. at Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Learn how Alaska’s famous flatfish live and grow and how fishermen catch these behemoths of the sea floor at these fun, free, hands-on labs for all ages. Contact Carmen at 226-4659 for information.

Little Shop of Horrors
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333 for stand by. Sold out.

Charter boat Wednesdays
• Alice’s Champagne Palace

Rockstar Karaoke
• The Alibi

Mike Fairman
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon

Wing-It Wednesdays – $5 specials
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Salmon & chicken bake, $14 special
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Hobo Jim “Frontier” dinner shows ($5 cover)
• 6:30 p.m. Dinner show and 9 p.m. A.J’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Tim Heimbold Solo
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Green Lantern (PG13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre.

X-Men: First Class (PG13)
• 3:15 and 8: 30 p.m. Homer Theatre.

Emblem Bingo
• 6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge 215 W. Jenny Way. Hosted by the Homer Emblem Club #350. (907) 399-4939

ThurJuly14

Fundamental Watercolor Class
•10 a.m. – noon. Fundamental Watercolor Class with Marali Sargent-Smith. This class teaches the fundamentals and the basics of watercolor painting. The cost is $180 for the course. Sign-up at Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street, #3.

Teach Me Thursdays
• 1-3 p.m. Teach Me Thursdays with Certified Children’s Art Teacher Shanley Kerl. Each Thursday kids, 8 and up, will have fun exploring a different art lesson. $25 per class All Supplies Included. Sign-up at Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street, #3.

Homer United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
• 7 p.m., Thursday, July 14. Erin Cline presents “The Contemporary Relevance of Confucianism,” a free lecture for the public . Dr. Cline, Assistant Professor of Comparative Ethics, Georgetown University.

Little Shop of Horrors
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333 for stand by. Sold out.

Women’s Connection Luncheon
• Noon-1:30 p.m. July 14, Bidarka Inn, Best Western.

Milo Matthews
• The Alibi

Burnt Down House-Live Bluegrass Show
• 6 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace

Karaoke with Dax
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon

Live music by Kevin Worrell
• 7 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Ribeye Thursday $16
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Johnny’s Substandard Variety Show
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit,

FriJuly15

Little Shop of Horrors
• 8:15 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333 for stand by. Sold out.

Halibut: Alaska’s Giant Flatfish Discovery Labs
• 1 – 3 pm at AK Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Learn how Alaska’s famous flatfish live and grow and how fishermen catch these behemoths of the sea floor at these fun, free, hands-on labs for all ages. Contact Carmen at 226-4659 for info.

Mo’ Mo’ Blues
• 9 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace

Live music
• The Alibi

Live music by Jared Woods, voted #1 2010 Entertainer by Anchorage Press
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Johnny’s Friday Matinee
• 5-7 p.m. Kharacters

Two bands from Portland: Saucy Yoda & The Mythological Horses
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Seaside Farmers
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 3 p.m. Matinee, Homer Theatre. The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Homer Theatre.

SatJuly16

Little Shop of Horrors
• 8:15 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333 for stand by. Sold out.

Halibut: Alaska’s Giant Flatfish Discovery Labs
• 1 – 3 pm at AK Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Learn how Alaska’s famous flatfish live and grow and how fishermen catch these behemoths of the sea floor at these fun, free, hands-on labs for all ages. Contact Carmen at 226-4659 for info.

The 3rd Annual Peninsula Fun Horse Show
• 10 a.m. Cottonwood Horse Park. Both English and Western Classes are offered and entries will be accepted the day of the show. The show is open and free to the public. There will be refreshments served-a fun day for all-come watch our local riders strut their stuff. For information call or email Chris Day daytrips@xyz.net or 235 6993.

DJ and Dancing!
• The Alibi

Naomi Hooley with Roby Stroup & The Blame
A full Night of Music
• 9 p.m. $5 cover, Alice’s Champagne Palace

Live music by Jared Woods, voted #1 2010 Entertainer by Anchorage Press
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Mythological Horses with Saucy Yoda – $5 cover
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon

Live music
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 3 p.m. Matinee, Homer Theatre. The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Homer Theatre.

The 2011 Homer Street Faire
• 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Hazel Avenue.

SunJuly17

Little Shop of Horrors
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit.

Come in for a great meal
• Alice’s Champagne Palace

Piano Jukebox with Tyler Munns
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon

Kids eat free with one adult entree
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Billy Strain Dinner Show
• 6-9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Billy Strain Duo
• Alibi

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 3 p.m. Matinee, Homer Theatre. The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Homer Theatre.

MonJuly18

Wing Night!
• Alice’s Champagne Palace

Pizza Night. Bring the whole family
• 4 p.m.-midnight AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Open mic night with Milo Mathews
• 8:30 p.m.-midnight AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Karaoke with Dax
• Alibi

Game Night with Jeff
• Down East Saloon

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 3 p.m. Matinee, Homer Theatre. The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Homer Theatre.

TueJuly19

Intermediate drawing
• 1-3 p.m. Marali Sargeant-Smith. This class is geared toward those who wish to take their drawing skills from the basics to the next level. $180 for the six week course Sign-up at Homer Art & Frame. We are waiting for a student minimum to begin this course.

$10 burger and brew
• 5 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace

Seaside Farmers
• Alibi

Official State Balladeer
Hobo Jim Frontier Dinner Shows ($5 cover)
• 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Two shows. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Salmon/Chicken Bake $14 specials
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Taco Tuesdays, $5 specials
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Craft night with music by Milo Matthews
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at 11 a.m. on the Homer Spit

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 3 p.m. Matinee, Homer Theatre. The final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2)
• 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Homer Theatre.
Upcoming

Farewell reception for Dr. Matthew Wise and wife Irene.
• 6-8 p.m. July 22, Homer Medical Clinic, 4136 Bartlett Street. Tour the West Wing, Homer Medical Clinic’s newest addition for midwifery and pediatrics.

American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course
• 8 a.m. – noon, July 28, SPH Training Center. South Peninsula Hospital will sponsor an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED course at the SPH Training Center on Pioneer Avenue. Cost is $50. Call 235-0246 to register.

Summer Science Lecture Series
• Seldovia Public Library, Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. Seldovians for Science and the Seldovia Public Library will be hosting a series of three public science lectures in Seldovia this summer. The lecture series is designed to specifically address one of the biggest difficulties we face today with the public understanding of science and science education in public schools. Creationism continues to be a concern in the United States and it has recently become a problem in Seldovia. The speakers will clearly explain the science behind the Big Bang, the age of the Earth and evolution and why Creationism is not science.
• Local Geologist, Dr. Brett Higman of Ground Truth Trekking will be speaking on Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m. on the age of the Earth.
• Dr. Leslie Cornick, Associate Professor of Marine Biology at Alaska Pacific University will give a talk on evolution and the Creationism/Intelligent Design problem on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m.

Other
Pratt Museum

SUMMER HOURS
Open Every Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

FISH FEEDINGS
Every Tuesday & Friday at 4 p.m., Marine Gallery. Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!

SEABIRD CAM
All day, Every day this summer, Marine Gallery
Courtesy of the Seldovia Native Association
Live video broadcast of nesting seabirds from Gull Island. Visitors control the camera for close ups of common murres, kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants, glaucous-winged gulls and their young.

BEARCAM UPDATE
Katmai National Park continues to work on technical issues related to transmitting the Bear Cam feed along with other necessary communications from Brooks Camp. Unfortunately it is unlikely those issues will be resolved this summer in time to see the bears when they are most active at Brooks Falls ñ during the month of July.

UPCOMING EVENT
BOOKSIGNING WITH GEORGE HARBESON JR
Saturday July 16, 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
George Harbeson Jr.’s Homesteaders in the Headlights: One family’s journey from a Depression era New Jersey farm to a new life in Wasilla, Alaska (Hardscratch Press, 2010) has been named Best Migration Memoir in this year’s judging by the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association (BAIPA).

Beginning with an introduction by noted Alaskan Katie Hurley, Homesteaders in the Headlights recounts the Harbeson family’s journey to Wasilla in the 1950s and the homesteading years in the Knik area that followed. Eldest son George Jr. introduces readers to other families in the area and tells of vehicle misadventures, of basketball fever, hunting and fishing, and beloved pets; his anecdotes of everyday life are reminders of the fortitude required of every member of a homesteading family. Woven throughout are passages from the Depression-era memoirs of George Sr., a dedicated teacher who was also influential in state and local politics. As noted in Katie Hurley’s introduction, George Harbeson’s life cut short at age 64 is the perfect illustration of how one person can make a difference in the life of a community.
Homesteaders in the Headlights is a tribute, by turns humorous and poignant, to the people and history of Alaska in the time between the Matanuska colonization and of Alaska in the early years of statehood.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS
MARVELOUS MONDAYS STORY HOUR
Mondays: July 11, 18 & 25, 11 a.m. 12noon
Storytelling, hands-on experiences and children’s literature featuring natural history and the cultures of Kachemak Bay are all part of Marvelous Mondays story hour.

THE OBJECT AT HAND
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: June 20-July 29, 2-3 p.m.
Get a close look at unique objects in the collections storage. Pratt high school interns select and research a collections object and then display and discuss their findings with museum visitors.

HISTORIC HARBOR WALKING TOURS
Fridays and Saturdays: May 27 through August 20 at 3 p.m.
Meet on the Spit at the Pratt Wheelhouse near the Salty Dawg, $5 per person
Join a Museum docent to walk the historic docks of the Homer Harbor while hearing stories of local history, a memorable array of local characters and boats of all types.

FOREST ECOLOGY TRAIL WALKS
Thursday evenings, June 16 through August 11, at 6 p.m.
Meet at trailhead behind the Museum
Join a Pratt Museum docent at the Forest Ecology Trailhead behind the Museum for an hour of interesting and informative forest ecology discovery. There is no fee to participate.

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.

CURRENT EXHIBITS
FACING THE ELEMENTS 2011
June 17 through October 1, Pratt Museum Forest Trail
The Pratt presents its annual outdoor art exhibit, Facing the Elements, located along the Museum’s forest trail. This exhibition is completely open to the elements and offers artists the natural surroundings as a unique backdrop.

BOREAL BIRCH:
ART AND SCIENCE IN THE NORTHERN FOREST
July 1 through October 2, Special Exhibits Gallery
This exhibit will feature work by three of Alaskaís best known artists Margo Klass, Barry McWayne, and Kesler Woodward who have worked together for two years with University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Kimberley Maher to produce this exhibition exploring Alaskaís birch trees from a variety of perspectives. In their paintings, photographs and mixed media sculpture the three artists ìtalkî with one another and with their scientist partner about birches, presenting this signature feature of the boreal forest as image, symbol and natural element. The artwork will be accompanied by interpretive materials and commentary from the scientist and educational materials related to the exhibition will be available for classroom use and online.

FOREST ECOLOGY TRAIL WALKS
Thursday evenings, June 16 through August 11, at 6 p.m.
Meet at trailhead behind the Museum. Join a Pratt Museum docent at the Forest Ecology Trailhead behind the Museum for an hour of interesting and informative forest ecology discovery. There is no fee to participate.

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out their website for more details,
www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.

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