Community News – Nov. 21

For a good cause

Daisy Lee Bitter watches as Mel Strydom holds up his bid card at Kachemak Heritage Land Trust’s 11th annual Perpetuity Party at Alice’s Champagne Palace. KHLT honored Bitter and Toby Tyler for being longtime founders and supporters. Rachel Lord and Sheryl Ohlsen were honored for help with the application for National Land Trust Accreditation.

Santa has officially booked his flight
Santa Claus comes Sunday to NOMAR Manufacturing to help kick off the Christmas season. An open house will take place from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Santa has promised to arrive by noon and spend a couple hours visiting with Homer’s young ones and the young at heart as well. Bring your cameras to catch those special photos to share with your friends and family.
From Nov. 25 until Christmas, NOMAR will be open daily, with free gift wrapping, prize drawings every hour and treats for the kids.

The amazing adolescent brain
There will be an informative event hosted and led by the PHAT (Promoting Health Among Teens) team, called “The Amazing Adolescent Brain” from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 29 at the REC Room, behind Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, 3957 Nielson Circle. The event is a chance to learn about brain development and how young people think. Teens, families, educators and the public are welcome.

Spaghetti feed to benefit 16-month old Ethan
From 4-7 p.m. Dec. 1, a special Spaghetti Feed and Auction is scheduled to benefit Ethan Wheeler at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds.
Ethan was recently diagnosed with a rare muscular cancer and began chemo treatment last weekend to shrink a tumor so they can operate. The cost of dinner is a donation. Dessert and auction items are needed and can be dropped off at the Homer GCI Store before Nov. 30.
For more information, call Monica at 435-7272.

Ruebelmann graduates policy academy
Among the 18 new law enforcement officers who graduated from the Department of Public Safety Training Academy in Sitka is Homer Policeman Jacob Ruebelmann.
A graduation ceremony at the Sheet’Ka Kwaan Na’Kaa Hidi Building in Sitka ended the Alaska Law Enforcement Training Session Nov. 12. The 15-week basic ALET includes more than 900 hours of training and incorporates intensive training in law enforcement-related topics, physical fitness and many scenario-based training exercises. The training is designed to prepare entry-level police officers and Alaska State Troopers for a successful career in Alaska law enforcement.

Holiday crafts fair
A holiday crafts fair hosted by South Peninsula Hospital gets underway at 9 a.m. Nov. 30, and features crafts by long-term care residents and hospital employees. It runs until 4:30 p.m. Take the Bartlett Street entrance to the first floor conference rooms to attend the fair.

Birders meet at Islands and Ocean
The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next monthly meeting will be 4:30 p.m. Monday, at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the Seminar Room. Anyone interested in birding, birds and their habitats, citizen science or would just like to know more about the organization, is welcome to attend.
For more info, contact Lani Raymond 235-9477.

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