Burning Basket 2013
Homer’s 10th-annual Burning Basket event, entitled, “Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening,” is a community-interactive, impermanent art experience happening Sept. 15 at Mariner Park on the base of Homer Spit. Burning Basket headquarters is located at Mariner Park, and the schedule is a follows:
Sept 8-14, 12-5 p.m. daily (Sun-Sat.)
Help create an outdoor basket sculpture and labyrinth; Participate as much or as little as you like at this free event.
1 p.m. – The basket is a gift to all.
6 p.m. – Potluck and artist talk.
At sundown, the torch is lit, and drumming and fire spinning will begin. The basket will burn in the theme of honoring, releasing and celebrating the creative process.
This will be the 27th in a series of Burning Basket enactments co-ordinated by Mavis Muller, in Alaska, California, Oregon, New Mexico/Mexico border, Hawaii and Spain.
The Burning Basket Project received funding from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Source Interactive Arts Foundation, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Spain.
Sunday outage quickly restored
HEA crews quickly restored power to the Homer/Anchor Point area on Sunday after a 6 a.m. outage was caused by a broken insulator on a power pole on Diamond Ridge Road. The outage area included Diamond Ridge Road, North Fork Road and the Old Sterling Highway. The outage also impacted the Anchor Point area from near the Chapman Elementary School south along the Sterling Highway to Blackwater Bend.
If you do not have power, please call HEA’s outage hotline at 1-888-8OUTAGE.
Birders to travel to Anchor River
Saturday, Aug. 17 is the next birding trip for Kachemak Bay Birders, to the mouth of the Anchor River. Meet at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at noon to carpool, or at the boat launch parking lot near the mouth of the Anchor River at 12:30 p.m. for this afternoon walk on the beach.
The trip will offer opportunities to look for returning shorebirds, as well as various species of sea birds around high tide. The trip will be led by Michelle Michaud and Michael Craig.
All trips are cosponsored by Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Call Michael Craig (235-0631) for information. There is no charge for this event, and everyone is welcome.
A.P. hosts spaghetti dinner and auction
The Anchor Point Senior Center is having a Spaghetti Dinner and Auction on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited, and if you have something to donate for the dinner or auction, please contact Nona at the Anchor Point Chamber/Visitor’s Center.
The Chamber is looking for businesses that want to participate in a Sept. 7 Health Fair in Anchor Point. If interested, contact the Chamber office at 235-2600.
Blessing of the animals
All animals are welcome to be blessed this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Methodist Church parking lot. Animals must be leashed, caged, trailered or held.
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