Community News – October 16

Coast Guard crew preps for Haunted Hickory
The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Hickory will hold their annual Haunted Hickory community event on Friday, Oct. 25. on board the cutter at the Coast Guard pier on the Homer Spit.

The haunted house will be open from 5-6 p.m. for younger children, and reopened for older children, teenagers and adults from 7-10 p.m. The later viewing is not suitable for children under 13 years of age.
Guests are reminded that the Hickory is a working vessel and is not ADA compliant. Moderate physical activity is required for guests to transit up and down steep stairs on the tour. Guests should dress warmly, as the line for the event is on the pier.
Attendees are encouraged to bring two nonperishable food items to the event, which will be donated to the Homer Food Pantry and used to help the pantry meet upcoming holiday demands.
The event dates back to when the Coast Guard Cutter Sedge was homeported in Homer, and has risen in size and popularity each year. In 2005, the cutter’s crew raised 500 pounds of food. More than 1,000 people toured the ship in 2012, resulting in more than 2,000 pounds of food donated.

You’d be downright ‘ghoulish’ to miss this
The Alaska Marine Conservation Council will host a “Spooky” Ocean Boogie Halloween party and benefit  Nov. 1 at Alice’s Champagne Palace.
Doors open at 7 p.m. for the best Halloween party of the year and benefit for healthy fisheries and thriving coastal communities.
Seafood chowder dinner will be served from 7-8:30 p.m., followed by spooky ocean storytelling and a costume contest offering several prizes. A $150-cash grand prize will be awarded for the best ocean-themed costume.
Music will be provided by Burnt Down House and the Super Saturated Sugar Strings. The drawing for our $10,000 cash raffle will also take place.
The cost for the party is $25 for tickets before 8:30 p.m. (includes dinner); $20 after 8:30 p.m. Contact Amy Brown at or (907) 277-5357 for more information.

Sprout hosts party for spooks
Sprout will host a costume party on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Homer Elks Lodge. Children ages 0-5 years old — and their siblings — are invited to wear their coolest costumes and come for lots of fun. (Please keep weapons and scary costumes at home). The suggested donation for the party is $5, but diaper donations will also be accepted for the Sprout Diaper Bank.

Girl scout training Nov. 2
A Girl Scout adult volunteer and training session will be held at the Alaskan Coastal Studies Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 2. a 708 Smoky Bay Way. Adult men and women, dads and moms, uncles, aunts and retirees are invited.
Girl Scouts of Alaska is a girl-driven nonprofit, and the consistent schedule of vibrant, enriching activities depends on a strong base of volunteers. Adults support the Girl Scouts mission as troop leaders, event coordinators, Gold Award committee members, presenters at hands-on workshops and a myriad of other positions.
People are invited to bring a small dish for the potluck breakfast that begins at 9 a.m.

A.P. Octoberfest to raise library funds
The Anchor Point Public Library is holding an Octoberfest German dinner at the Anchor Point Senior Center on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The full German dinner will include a green salad, a main course of brats, and hot German potato salad, as well as beverages and a dessert.
Adults are $10, children 6-12 years old are $5, and those under 5 are free. This is a fundraiser for the new public library. Danke Shoen!

MAPP Community Meeting
Join the MAPP program on Friday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Pioneer Hall, Room 202 to hear highlights from the second Community Health Assessment.
Participants will discuss next steps forward. Please contact Megan Murphy, MAPP coordinator, at or 235-0570 if you have any questions or to RSVP.

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