Events Calendar – Aug. 17

WedAug17

Reading by Tom Reed from his new book, The Other Side,
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bunnell Street Art Center

Check out NFL preseason games
• Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

Rockstar Karaoke
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

$5 Wing-It Wednesdays specials
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Salmon/Prime Rib specials
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Hobo Jim “Frontier” dinner shows ($5 cover)
• 6:30 p.m. Dinner show and 9 p.m. late show. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Blue Grama Bluegrass
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Hilary Arwen Solo
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

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.

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

ThurAug18

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.

Noah Seitz Cello Recital
• 7:30 p.m. Bunnell Street Arts Center. A concert by adjunct professor of cello at Pacific University Noah Seitz to raise money for a new cello. Seitz plays works by Korngold, Brahms, Bach and Nin. Sara Greenleaf Seitz on piano. Suggested donation, $15.

Girls Night Out, Photography/Art Adventure on Hesketh Island
• 9 a.m. Aug. 18 to 1 p.m. Aug. 19. An overnight photography adventure on Hesketh Island, meet at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Photography/Art adventure-workshop with Kim Terpening and Linda Smoger. For reservations call 235-2662, $135.

Ancient Disease and Assorted Maladies
• 7 p.m. Homer Public Library. Robert Mack, Associate Professor of Anthropology, will present a non-technical overview of the field of Paleopathology including the amazing stories which teeth, bones and mummies can tell! Alaskan discoveries will be included. Free event.

Milo Matthews
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Allman Brothers on concert video
• 9 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

Live music by Kevin Worrell
• 7 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

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, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Rick Brooks
• Downeast Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

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

Homer Theatre closed Thursdays.

FriAug19

Kenai Peninsula State Fair
• noon – 7 p.m. Ninilchik Fair Grounds. See insert for details.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
• 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333.

Farewell reception
• 3-5 p.m. Reception recognizing the contributions of Nina and Mike Allen to Homer at a farewell reception in their honor at South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services, 3948 Ben Walters Lane.

DJ Jetta Dance party – salsa with a taste of Cajun
• 9 p.m. Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

DJ Construct
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Dinner music by Loner D
• 6 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Blue Grama Bluegrass
• 9 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.
Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. ºAJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Johnny’s Friday Matinee
• 5-7 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

150 Grit
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

The Seaside Farmers
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 2:45 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Jim Carrey plays a New York businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six mischievous penguins.

Horrible Bosses (R) • 8:15 p.m. This raunchy comedy features big laughs and over-the-top performances by a talented cast.

Fantastic Fridays at Wynn
• 6-8 p.m., every Friday through Aug. 26. Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Dr. Free Family Programs .

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.

SatAug20

Kenai Peninsula State Fair
• 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. Ninilchik Fair Grounds. See insert for details.

Let’s Get Cookin’! At the Farmer’s Market
• 12-1 p.m. With Guest Chef Mindy Parks.

The Tempest by William Shakespeare
• 3 p.m. And 7:30 p.m. Pier One Theatre on the Spit. 235-7333.

Reggae Artists – BC Roots and Lisa!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

The Holy Santos Gang
• 8:30 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, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Blue Grama Bluegrass
• 9 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Iron Mermaid ‘80s dance party
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

LuLu Small
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

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

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 2:45 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Jim Carrey plays a New York businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six mischievous penguins.

Horrible Bosses (R)
• 8:15 p.m. This raunchy comedy features big laughs and over-the-top performances by a talented cast.

SunAug21

Kenai Peninsula State Fair
• 9:30 – 5 p.m. Ninilchik Fair Grounds. See insert for details.

Bicycle Scavenger Hunt
• 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Bring a digital camera, your helmet and friends for a ride around town searching for clues! Fun for all ages. The Homer Cycling Club will be there. (512) 925-2994 for more information.

Kasitsna Bay Lab Open House
• 1-4 p.m. Kasitsna Bay Lab. Community open house at NOAA Kasitsna Bay Lab. Visitors can tour the facilities and talk with researchers working on ocean acidification, climate change, kelp forests and scientific diving projects. Discounted water taxi trips from Homer available for $50. Call Kris at 399-4412 for more information.

Come in for a great meal!
• Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-6909.

Kids eat free with one adult entree
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Billy Strain
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

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

Billy Strain Duo
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Tyler Munns
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG13)
• 2:45 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.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Jim Carrey plays a New York businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six mischievous penguins.

Horrible Bosses (R)
• 8:15 p.m. This raunchy comedy features big laughs and over-the-top performances by a talented cast.

MonAug22

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, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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)
• 2:45 p.m. matinee, 7:30 p.m., Homer Theatre.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG13)
• 3:45 and 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Jim Carrey plays a New York businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six mischievous penguins.

Horrible Bosses (R)
• 8:15 p.m. This raunchy comedy features big laughs and over-the-top performances by a talented cast.

TueAug23

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

Seaside Farmers
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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

Mr. Popper’s Penguins (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Jim Carrey plays a New York businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six mischievous penguins.

Horrible Bosses (R)
• 8:15 p.m. This raunchy comedy features big laughs and over-the-top performances by a talented cast. Kevin Spacey (a jerk), Jennifer Aniston (a hilarious predator) and an almost unrecognizable Colin Farrell are the “bosses from hell,” who drive their employees to the brink of murder.

Upcoming

Anchor Point Community Meeting
• 6 p.m. Anchor Point Fire Station. Discussion with Mayor Carey regarding the deteriorating condition of the Tall Tree Bridge located over Stariski Creek on Tall Tree Road. For more information call (800) 478-4441, ext. 2150.

Public Lands Day Celebration at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center on Friday, September 23, 2011.
A toast to the partners that came together to bring a private landholding in the Heart of Homer into public ownership for all to enjoy.
Schedule of Events:
7—7:40pm        Public Program and Photo Exhibition
7:40-8:30        Walk in Beauty – Art on the Beluga Slough Trail
Call 226-4619 for more information.

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge Day Trip Fundraiser Aug. 27

All are welcome to join us for a relaxing day in China Poot Bay at Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge. Fresh gourmet food, great piano music by Johnny B and a small silent auction  benefit the mission of Bunnell Street Arts Center.
Depart from Homer Harbor at 11, return at 5 PM. Tickets $150 each or $250 per couple. This event is limited to 24 people. Call the Center at 235-2662 to purchase/ reserve tickets this week.

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 10am—6pm 
 
FISH FEEDINGS
Every Tuesday & Friday at 4 pm, 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.
 
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 – during the month of July.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
KACHEMAK BAY TOUR
Saturday August 20, meet at 8:45am 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.
DESIGN WORKSHOP
Wednesday August 31, 12noon—1pm
At this workshop we will conduct a building imaging exercise that will glean information from attendees regarding their vision for the building’s vernacular and appearance, both interior and exterior.  
 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
HISTORIC HARBOR WALKING TOURS
Fridays and Saturdays: May 27 through August 20 at 3pm
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.
 
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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