Community News – Sept. 26

Hangin’ with the Holy Santos Gang

Holy Santos Gang

Holy Santos Gang

The Holy Santos Gang wants you to increase their “awesomeness” by appearing in their music video finale’ at a free concert tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. The concert is for all ages, and will be held at the Nomad Shelter Yurt Village.
Holy Santos Gang came to Homer during the winter of 2008, and is comprised of singer/guitarist Rockin’ Rudy Multz, drum-kit operator Lucius Oliver, lead guitarist Steve Collins and bassist Dylan Smith. Holy Santos Gang (who take their name from a ballad written by Multz about a band of brothers) play what is described as high-energy Americana-style music they have dubbed “Frontier Rock.”

On your mark … get set …
Runners, joggers, walkers and the entire community are invited to celebrate the completion of the Homer Community Track at Homer High School starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.
All ages are welcome to unite to commemorate the opening of the track with a series of fun events, chili, music and good times. A kids’ one-lap fun run starts at 2:30 p.m., followed by the first-annual “Mariner Mile Classic” at 2:45 p.m. A community victory lap and ribbon cutting is scheduled for 3:15 p.m.
The chili feed fundraiser will benefit local youth running programs. Free drinks will be provided. For more information, call Mike at 235-6090, Mary Kate at 299-7333 or Bill at 399-1078.

Public invited to MAPP
MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, the local community health improvement effort, will hold a community meeting on Friday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Pioneer Hall, Room 202. MAPP community meetings provide an opportunity to learn about and share updates on data, and collaborative efforts that are underway. Present community goals are: “Addressing Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence,” “Increasing Healthy Food Choices,” and “Connecting Community Resources.”
This meeting will also highlight new steps forward with MAPP, building on lessons learned from the past three years. Presently, the Health Improvement Plan is carried out by workgroups, however, the new focus will include individual, agency, and collaborative efforts that support community health priorities. The idea is to work together to address community-scale problems for success in realizing improvement – the premise of ‘collective impact.’
Using a broad definition of health that includes cultural, economic, educational, environmental, mental, physical and spiritual health, the goal of MAPP is to bring community partners together to address health improvement goals. The framework of MAPP, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships, was developed by the Center for Disease Control and the National Association of City and County Health Organizations.
For more information, call Megan Murphy, MAPP coordinator, at 235-0570 or You can also visit the MAPP website at

Celebrating our seniors
September is Senior Awareness Month, as proclaimed by Homer Mayor Jim Hornaday, and is celebrated in various ways around the country. Homer has chosen the theme of celebrating the Homer Senior Center, with that organization hosting activities and events.
The public is invited from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday to a community barbecue at Bay Realty’s parking lot. Sponsors Save U More, Safeway, Kachemak Wholesale and Sysco Foods are providing the food. The event will feature music and a good time to visit with community elders and neighbors.

Owling with Gary Lyon on Lookout Mountain
Kachemak Bay Birders’ Owling trip has been rescheduled for this Saturday. Meet at 7:15 p.m. at the top of the V.O.R. Road (1.2 miles down Ohlson Mt. Rd., right side — there will be a sign).
Dress warmly, wear rubber boots for mud and bring a flashlight. This trip will be postponed for heavy wind or rain. Consult the KBB website for a new time at
There is no charge for the trip, and everyone is welcome. All Kachemak Bay Birders’ trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For more information call Gary Lyon at 299-2000.

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