The public is invited to a drum-making workshop from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 27 at the Art Barn next to Many Rivers on East End Road. The workshop focuses on the Rainbow Fire Medicine Wheel Teachings and how to apply this ancient wisdom into contemporary lives. It will be grounded on the five direction teachings with medicine songs utilizing a 3-foot crystal inlaid Community Mother Drum.
A free webinar celebrating Preservation Week will show how to preserve family photographs at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Homer Public Library conference room. Professor of Photograph Conservation Debra Hess Norris will lead the class. Norris is the chair of Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware.
She will give basic guidance on the care and preservation of family photos from 19th-century tintypes to contemporary color prints. She will also address the fundamental physical and chemical properties of photo prints and negatives, including albums and scrapbooks and what causes their deterioration. The public is invited to attend.
Meet at 9 a.m. Saturday for another birding trip to Mossy Kilcher’s Seaside Farms on East End Road. Park at the top of the hill to walk down through bird habitat. There is limited parking below, if necessary.
All trips cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Leader: Michael Craig (235-0631). No charge and everyone is welcome. Bring binoculars and field guide if you have one.
Kids and teens are invited to picture their own small business as Homer hosts a Lemonade Day, May 18. The effort is a nationwide endeavor that teaches kids skills to be successful in the future. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service and give back to the community. Lemonade Day is an opportunity for a community to show kids they care and train the next generation of entrepreneurs through a free experiential activity.
Parents and teens may pick up information packets and backpacks at Wells Fargo. The information explains how the process works and where the stand will go. Each participating stand must be open four hours.
The Homer Chamber of Commerce is helping out, said Coordinator Debbie Speakman, and not all young people need to do a lemonade stand.
“It can be hot chocolate, cookies or other baked goods. Lemonade is just the vehicle to get kids started, then they might want to get a summer business going,” Speakman said.
Serious money is made in the process. Last year, stands made $287,000 in Anchorage alone, and contributed from that $68,000 to nonprofits. To volunteer as a mentor or to help out, contact Speakman at 235-4470. Other information is available from Johnna Golden, Program State Director UA Center for Economic Development at (907) 786-5445.
With the designation of the Kachemak Bay Water Trail, more and more boaters will be paddling and motoring along the shorelines of Kachemak Bay, where they will undoubtedly encounter numerous wildlife species. To learn more about those species and how to appropriately interact with them, join the Kachemak Bay Water Trail Steering Committee as they host three local experts on our local wildlife found throughout Kachemak Bay.
The event, which takes place at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at 6:30 p.m. on April 24, and will offer updates on the Kachemak Bay Water Trail, as well as information about cetaceans (whales, dolphins, porpoises) from Craig Matkin, Executive Director, North Gulf Oceanic Society. Angela Doroff, Research Coordinator, Kachemak Bay Research Reserve, will talk about sea otters, and Terry Johnson of the Alaska Sea Grant Mariner Advisory Program, will teach wildlife viewing etiquette and techniques.
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