Community News – October 23

Now is your chance to showcase your outdoorsy film to a live audience, at: The Homer Outdoor Film Fest and HoWL’s Annual Auction 5 pm, Nov. 16 at the Homer High School Commons, join HoWL as we debut our films from this summer, as well as showcase the filmmaking talent of Homer at large. There will be gourmet appetizers, amazing local films, and hundreds of auction items – perfect for your Christmas list.
Submit your film. Films must be less than 15 minutes in length and have an “Outdoor” theme or visual content. Filmmakers must be current or former Homer locals. Submissions are due Nov. 1. Visit the website for complete rules.
Donate an auction item. Drop off your item at HoWL Headquarters during office hours. We’ll give you a tax-deductible receipt, and you’ll be listed on HoWL’s website and at the event as a sponsor! Your support helps HoWL offer amazing outdoor opportunities to kids.
Volunteer. We need people to set-up, take-down, help with the auction, star in the live skits, and make food for the masses.

Kids to get a healthy dose of Halloween fun
Kids are invited to enjoy family friendly tricks, treats, games and fun at the Trick or Treat Fun House in the hospital’s new Pediatric Therapy Gym. Kid friendly activities will stimulate the senses, including touchy, feely, slippery, slimy, gooey, yucky fun!  Perfect for little ones under 7 years old. The Fun House is open 2-5 p.m., Oct. 31 in the SPH Rehabilitation Department. Please use hospital lower level, west end entrance. In addition, children are invited to trick or treat in the hospital’s Long Term Care, from 4-8 p.m.
All ages can weigh and trade their Halloween candy for fabulous prizes at the Great Candy Exchange Nov. 2 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Rotary Health Fair at the High School. The candy collected will be boxed up into care packages and sent to U.S. troops overseas. Make a personal greeting card to send with your candy, Saturday, Nov. 2 from 7:30 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Rotary Health Fair at the High School. For more information call 235-0397 or visit

Birder’s meeting
The Kachemak Bay Birders regular monthly meeting will be 4:30 p.m. Oct. 28  at the  Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.  Following the meeting, there will be a presentation on Owls by Jason Sodergren.
Anyone who is interested in birding, birds and their habitats, citizen science or would just like to know more about our organization is welcome to attend. It is free and is cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.  For more information contact Lani Raymond (399-9477) or Lori Paulsrud (235-6769).

Ladies of Homer
On Oct.  26, its Tony Valentines Girls Nite Out.  Live on stage at the Salty Dawg.  Just back off their sold out show in Puerto Rico in front of over 1,800 women at the Civic Center.

Girls night out Photo provided - On Oct.  26, its Tony Valentines Girls Nite Out.  Live on stage at the Salty Dawg.  The Men of Chippendales are coming back to Alaska, and their last show will be in Homer.

Girls night out
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On Oct. 26, its Tony Valentines Girls Nite Out.  Live on stage at the Salty Dawg.  The Men of Chippendales are coming back to Alaska, and their last show will be in Homer.

This is a Las Vegas theater production not a night club strip show. The tour started last week with two shows in Fairbanks followed by one show each in Delta Junction and Wasilla, then two shows in Anchorage and a single show in Soldotna.  The last show will be right here in Homer.
Call the Salty Dawg right now for the show this Saturday night Oct. 26.

Health Fair set for Nov. 2
The 30th annual Rotary Health Fair is set for Saturday, November 2 from 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Homer High School.   “It’s Your Life … Take a Day to be Well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.
The purpose of the fair is to set aside just one day of your life to take advantage of free and inexpensive health screenings and up-to-date information on relevant health topics.  Comprehensive blood analysis is available at the fair for only $40, a sizeable discount from the average cost of a comparable test.  In addition to the basic wellness test, additional tests this year include prostate, thyroid, cardiac, vitamin D and hemoglobin A1C.
Blood tests are also offered at the hospital lab in advance of the fair, with the results available for pickup at the fair.  Appointments are offered through Nov. 1.  Additional PSA, TSH, CRP, Vitamin D and blood type tests are available for additional costs.
Free child care is offered, and the Lions Club will be collecting used eye glasses.  A special offering this year will be the inclusion of the Early Childhood Wellness Fair, which has numerous booths and presentations which focus on early childhood development.  There will be numerous door prize drawings, and the grand prize giveaway is a $250 energy certificate.

For more information and details on the Health Fair, visit the South Peninsula Hospital website at or call the Health Fair Hotline at 399-4030.

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