Events Calendar – Sept. 14

WedSept14

Documenting an Ancient Tradition in Cairo
• Noon, Pioneer Hall Kachemak Bay Campus. KPC hosts a presentation by On Look Films in support of their forthcoming multi-media documentary initiative “Voices and Faces of the Adhan: Cairo.

Kachemak Bay State Park Citizens’ Advisory Board Meeting
• 6 p.m. Islands and Ocean Visitor Center

Pratt Museum board of directors brown bag lunch
• Noon-1 p.m. Pratt Museum board of directors invites the community to bring a lunch and talk about the past, present and future of Pratt Museum.

Pratt Museum board of directors community input gathering
• 5-7 p.m. Pratt Museum Lower Level. Pratt Museum board of directors invites the community to an informal gathering to give input and perspectives about the past, present and future of Pratt Museum.

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

Open mic with Mike Fairman
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Hillary Arwen Show
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,
235-1455.

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

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

CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre

30 MINUTES OR LESS (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre

ThurSept15

Free Public Forum
• 6-7 p.m. Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska and South Peninsula Hospital’s, SPH Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer Avenue. For information contact Lisa Wawrzonek,
(800) 478-1080.

Homer Cycling Club presents:
• 7 p.m. Bike Social Movie night. Watch inspiring bicycle footage while hanging with fellow cyclists. REC Room 3957 Nielsen Circle (behind Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic)

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

Ribeye Specials 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.

Jeff Largo’s last show in town!
• 9 p.m. Downeast Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

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

Homer Theatre closed Thursdays.

FriSept16

The art exhibit ‘Absence of Limitation’ in honor of Paula Dickey
• 5:30-7:30 p.m. Homer Art & Frame Co. This show will include artwork created by people who were influence by Paula either as a teacher, mentor, or friend. Please bring finger food for the gathering.

Dance music
• 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.

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

Los Holy Santos Gang
• 9 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

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

Barroom Roses
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,
235-1455.

Luke and Johnny debut (The Pillage People)
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

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

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre

SatSept17

Fill Your Freezer fundraiser
• 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. F/V Venturess, $150, for reservations call 299-3009 or 235-2032. Proceeds benefit Homer Peewee C.

Homer Public Library Fifth Anniversary
• Noon to 4 p.m. Homer Public Library. Celebration, featuring food, entertainment and youth activities. The Bookworms will provide musical entertainment at 1:30 p.m. Bring your library card for a group photo at 2 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., the new Homer Public Library Director Ann Dixon, who is also the author of Blueberry Shoe and other children’s books, will read children’s stories.

Kids on the Farm
• Noon – 1 pm at Mossy Kilcher’s Seaside Farm. Children of Homer are invited to bring their families for a visit to Mossy’s Seaside Farm. Kids of all ages can pet and feed Mossy’s 7-month-old bull, Bogart, taste raspberries fresh from the bushes, and find eggs in her chicken coop. The farm is located at Mile 5 East End Road. Turn downhill on Seaside Farm Road and park at the end of the road (but not past the farm buildings and animals). Free

Dance music
• 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.

Live music by Elders on Fire
• 9 p.m. • AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Live Music
• 10 p.m., Karacters

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

Saucy Yoda and The Mythological Horses,
$5 cover
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

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

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES PG13
• 3:30 p.m. Matinee, 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre

SunSept18

Free Military Veterans Family Picnic and BBQ
• Noon – 4 p.m. American Legion Post #16, Mile 2.5 East End Road.

Kids eat free with one adult entree
• 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
• 6 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave.
235-9199.

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

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES PG13
• 3:30 p.m. Matinee, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre

MonSept19

Prime Rib Dinner $21
• 8:30 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern

Burger n’ Brew $12
• 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. 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

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES PG13
• 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre

TueSept20

Homer Public Library Book Discussion Group
• 4:30 p.m. Homer Public Library conference room. The Homer Public Library Book Discussion Group will consider “The Red Tent” this month by Anita Diaman.

Hillary Arwen
•The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 Bunnell Ave. 235-9949

Texas Hold’em poker
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse, 120 Bunnell Ave. 235-9949

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

Craft night with Live Music
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

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

Upcoming

HOMER CITY COUNCIL &KPB ASSEMBLY, DISTRICT 8 CANDIDATE FORUM
• Wednesday, September 21, 12-1 pm at Wasabi’s, 59217 East End road.
Open to the public
To reserve lunch at the forum, RSVP to 234-7740 or
membership@homeralaska.org. $12, $14 for non-members.

Wilderness Mini Film Festival
this weekend
Celebrating the signing of the Wilderness Act 47 years ago Sept. 3, The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge is hosting a wilderness film fest Saturday and Sunday from10:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. The Wildlife Refuge protects over 2.5 million acres of wilderness lands in Alaska. Films to be shown are Wild by Law, Forever Wild: Celebrating America’s Wilderness and American Values: American Wilderness playing throughout the day in the Islands & Ocean theater.
Contact AIOVC (907) 226-4624 for more information.

Nutcracker Ballet auditions
• Call 299-3599 for information or pick up audition forms and a complete schedule at Homer Community Schools, Homer Council on the Arts or the Art Barn.

Healthy Brain topic of Forum
• The forum will be presented by Lisa Warszonak of the Alzheimer’s Resource Agency of Alaska. It will take place Sept. 15 at 6 pm at the hospital’s Training Center at 203 Pioneer Avenue.

Biota of Alaska: Birding
•Sept. 21- Oct. 12 Explores the basic elements of bird identification focusing on birds typical to the Cook Inlet region. Other interesting aspects of birds will also be discussed including migration and habitat needs as well as tools now available for birders. Sponsored by the Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College. Wednesdays 6 – 8:40 p.m. with a field trip Oct. 8. Limit: 15.
George Matz, Instructor, Register at the KPC-KBC East Campus

Writers’ Refuge Retreat
•Sept. 23 – 25 Three days of individual writing time, guided writing exercises, facilitated workshops, natural history instruction and exploration at the Peterson Bay Field Station on Kachemak Bay. The program is open to writers of all levels, to plumb their creativity in a serene, quiet setting where the natural world offers inspiration through its own continuing genesis. For more information please contact Homer Council on the Arts or visit www.homerart.org to register. Sponsored by HCOA Creative Communities and Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

Public Lands Day Celebration at the Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center Sept. 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.
• 7-7:40 p.m. Public Program and Photo Exhibition
• 7:40-8:30 p.m. Walk in Beauty – Art on the Beluga Slough Trail. Call 226-4619 for more information.

Business, Marketing & Technology Seminar
• 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sept. 19-20. Land’s End Resort. The KPTMC and Land’s End are proud to bring you the 3rd annual Business, Marketing & Technology Seminar. Come hear experts talk about the tools you need to be successful. 235-0440.

Sustainable Alaska Presents Hoop House Gardening
• Sept. 22, 6 p.m. Homer Public Library Fireplace Lounge Area. This month’s Sustainable Alaska series will feature Jeff Szarzi presenting on his experiences with hoop house gardening at the Homer Flex High School. The presentation will be at the library fireplace lounge.

Community Preparedness Day Event
• Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Homer Public Library in conjunction with local emergency response organizations as well as FHL, is holding a day-long forum on emergency preparedness.

Third Annual Run to the Altar Half-Marathon Run and Walk
• Oct. 1, 8:30 p.m. pre-registration, 9 a.m. walk, 10 a.m. Run. Registration and start at Homer High School parking lot. Homer’s only half-marathon run, a point-to-point race with three aid stations, ending on E. Skyline Drive. Covers road, dirt road and trail sections. Entry fee: Free.

Meetings
The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council invites you to their next regular meeting Sept. 21 from noon-3 p.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. For more information, please contact Amy Alderfer at 226-4650.

Pratt Museum
SUMMER HOURS THROUGH SEPTEMBER 15
Open Every Day 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

RETURN TO WINTER HOURS SEPTEMBER 16
Beginning Friday September 16: open Tuesday – Sunday, 12 noon-5 pm, closed Mondays

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, until the birds fly, 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.

FACING THE ELEMENTS 2011
• 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
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.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS
• 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.

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