Events Calendar – Aug. 10

WedAug10

Boom Town Revue
• 7-11 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

Rockstar Karaoke
• The Alibi

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

Salmon & Beef Wellington specials
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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

Hilary Arwen
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

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

Super 8 (PG13)
• 3:30 and 6 p.m. matinee, Homer Theatre. In 1979 a group of friends witness a catastrophic train crash, shortly after unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place.

Bad Teacher (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. Cameron Diaz behaves badly as a junior high school teach in this raunchy adult comedy.

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

ThurAug11

The Answer and Flip
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333.

Fundamental Watercolor Class
•10 a.m. – noon. Fundamental Watercolor Class with Marali Sargent-Smith. A fun and informative introduction to watercolor painting, covering all the basics and fundamentals. Walk-ins welcome. $35 per person, per class. 435-3999. Sign-up at Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street, #3.

Milo Matthews
• The Alibi

U2 Rattle & Hum on concert video
• 9 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

Live music by Tyler Munns
• 7 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. 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.

Homer Theatre closed Thursdays.

FriAug12

The Answer and Flip
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333.

Kachemak Heritage Land Trust is sponsoring a free van tour of their locally protected lands.
• 12:00 -2:00 p.m. Call 235-5263 by Thursday to join the group.

YCC Public Presentation
• Noon, Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Join the USFWS YCC crew for their end of season presentation.

No Song Left Inside – Wynn Nature Center Family Concert
• 6-8 p.m. Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Dr. Bring your fiddle, drums, kazoo and your song and join our talented naturalists for an evening of music and dancing on the deck.

Mo’Mo’ Blues, no cover
• 9 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

DJ Construct
• The Alibi

Dinner music by Loner D
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Boomtown Review
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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

Smith Family Band
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Yellow Cabin
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 4 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre. This third entry in the popular franchise is a visually stunning action film that features amazing battle scenes between giant Autobot and Decepticon robots.

Fantastic Fridays at Wynn
• 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., every Friday through Aug. 26. Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Dr. Free Family Programs with a different topic each week – potluck the last Friday of each month.

Knee High Naturalist
• 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. every Friday through Aug. 26. Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Dr. For ages 2 – 4, story, short hike and craft. Dress for the weather.

SatAug13

Mariner Football First Home Game
Varsity at noon and a Scrimmage at 3 p.m. Vs Valdez Buccaneers

The Answer and Flip
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333.

DJ Encyclopedia Brown!
• The Alibi

Burnt Down House, true country and real bluegrass, no cover
• 9 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

Dinner music by Loner D
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Holly & the Fantastics & Shy Bones
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Boom Town Revue
• Down East Saloon

Iron Mermaid
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 4 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre. This third entry in the popular franchise is a visually stunning action film that features amazing battle scenes between giant Autobot and Decepticon robots.

SunAug14

Homer Breast Cancer Run
• 11 a.m., Bishop’s Beach, 235-3436.

Shiva Paintstiks Workshop with Brianna Allen
• An introductory workshop for any level. Paintstiks provide a fun, tactile approach to applying color, texture and a variety to oil painting. $40 fee, 435-3999. Sign-up at Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street, #3.

Blue Gramma and the Hired Hands
• 7-11 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace

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

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Raw and Rugged (Scott Fraley & Seth Baker)
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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

Billy Strain Duo
• The Alibi

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 4 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre. This third entry in the popular franchise is a visually stunning action film that features amazing battle scenes between giant Autobot and Decepticon robots.

MonAug15

Wing Night!
• Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

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

Texas Hold ‘em poker
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse

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

Karaoke with Dax
• The Alibi

Game Night with Jeff – free pool, Texas Hold ‘em poker and horseshoes
• 6 p.m. Down East Saloon

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 4 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre. This third entry in the popular franchise is a visually stunning action film that features amazing battle scenes between giant Autobot and Decepticon robots.

TueAug16

$10 burger and brew
• 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

National Health Center Week
• 9 a.m.-5 p.m. SVT Health Center, 880 East End Road, healthy snacks, games activities and chance to win a bike. 226-2228 for appointments.

Seaside Farmers
• The Alibi

Salmon & Beef Wellington special
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

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

Craft night with music by Tyler Munns
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 4 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre. This third entry in the popular franchise is a visually stunning action film that features amazing battle scenes between giant Autobot and Decepticon robots.

BioKids
• 1- 3 p.m. through August 16. Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive

Upcoming

Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Summer Music Festival
• Aug. 1 – Aug. 14 Call 235-7579 for reservations, tickets at Etude Music and the Homer Bookstore.

An Open Invitation.
• You are invited to join us in recognizing the contributions of Nina and Mike Allen to our community at a farewell reception in their honor at The Center, August 19th
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Girls Night Out, Photography/Art Adventure on Hesketh Island
• Aug. 18, 9 a.m. – Aug. 19 1 p.m. Hesketh Island, meet at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Photography/Art adventure-workshop with Kim Terpening and Linda Smoger

Tom Reed, reading
• 5:30 p.m. Aug. 17 Bunnell Street Arts Center. Tom Reed reads from his new book “The Other Side.”

School news
West Homer Elementary School will be having orientation night before school starts on Aug. 22 from 5:30-6:30 p.m..  WHE parents, students and family are invited stop in for a brief address by Principal Marshall, then parents and students are encouraged to meet their teachers in the classroom.

Other

Summer Science Lecture Series
• Seldovia Public Library, Sat., Aug. 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.
• 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.

South Peninsula Hospital is offering numerous training opportunities on August 25 and 26 as follows:
• American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED on Thursday, August 25 from 8 a.m.-12:00 noon for $50.00
• American Heart Association First Aid, Thurs., Aug. 25 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. for $50.00
• American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Providers, Friday, August 26 from 8 a.m. -12 noon for $75.00
The trainings will be held at the SPH Training Center on Pioneer Avenue and require registration. Please call 235-0258 to register or for more information.

Pratt Museum
SUMMER HOURS
Open Every Day 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
FISH FEEDINGS
• Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m., Marine Gallery. Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria.  Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
 SEEBIRD 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.

UPCOMING EVENTS
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BARBEQUE
Tuesday August 9, 5-7 pm, Pratt lower level or lower parking lot
Volunteers are thanked and honored for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the Pratt. Food and beverages provided. 
 
KACHEMAK BAY TOUR
Saturday August 20, meet at 8:45 a.m. at Central Charters boat Discovery
What forces have shaped this place?  Who has lived here?  Your guides will provide a stimulating introduction to the landscape, biology and cultural history of Kachemak Bay.  The tour will stop at Petersen Bay Field Station, Gull Island, and Tutka Bay.  This Pratt fundraiser, sponsored by the Patrons of the Pratt Society, is $100 per person which includes refreshments and hot beverages provided by Tutka Bay Lodge.  The 5-6 hour tour makes two dock stops for interpretation and breaks.    Remember to bring your rain gear, camera and binoculars!  Porthole prizes will be awarded along the way.  To purchase tickets, call the Pratt Museum, open every day from 10am to 6pm, and   reserve your space today with a credit card.
 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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 Alaska’s 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 Alaska’s birch trees from a variety of perspectives.  In their paintings, photographs and mixed media sculpture the three artists “talk” 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.

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