Communtiy News – OCtober 2

Great Alaska ShakeOut
Schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will participate in the Great Alaska ShakeOut, “Drop, Cover and Hold On” earthquake drill on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m.
More than 44,000 Alaskans have already registered to participate in the state’s largest earthquake drill ever.
Dave Jones, KPBSD’s assistant superintendent of instructional support, said the schools need to “be prepared for incidents we hope never happen.”
The drill will help minimize the danger to students, staff and community.
Earthquake preparation and the proper “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” technique are both valuable safety education for students and employees. Each school will also practice a radio check-in to the district office following this earthquake drill.
Alaska schools, families, and businesses are encouraged to participate.
Resources, including audio clips for the drill, are available online at:

Zumbathon ‘Party in Pink’
Homer Zumba will host a Zumbathon party at the Bay Club on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The entrance fee is $10 per person, and all proceeds will go to benefit the Susan G. Koman Foundation for breast cancer research.

Youth on record event ahead
Cody Davidson Director of “Youth on Record Alaska” is hosting an Electronic Rave/Dance Party at K-Bay Caffe on Oct. 11 from 7-11 p.m. Davidson hopes to use the event as an opportunity to both Introduce and announce “Youth On Record Alaska” classes and to kick off the second year of the program.
“Youth On Record Alaska” offers free music production classes for Homer youth. Classes are held at the Rec-room on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. All production equipment is provided, including Macbooks, condenser mics, multiple input audio interfaces and more.
Davidson said he started the “Youth On Record” program four years ago in Denver, Colo. It originated as a service provided to residential treatment centers.

2013 Connie Boochever Fellows announced
Homer’s Erin Hollowell was selected by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation to receive one of five 2013 Connie Boochever Fellowships in the literary and performing arts. Hollowell – literary arts fellow — will receive a $2,500 fellowship designed for emerging artists.
Connie Boochever was an avid performer, director and producer of community theater and a lifelong patron and advocate of the arts. Her crusading efforts gave the arts a voice in Alaska government. She played a key role in advocating for passing legislation that created the Percent for Art in Public Places.
The Fellowship was established in 2001 by Boochever’s family after her death to honor and reflect her spirited passion of the arts.
For more information about the program, contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts at 1-888-278-7424 or 907-269-6610.

Governor re-appoints Homer’s Susan Cushing   
Gov. Sean Parnell reappointed Homer’s Susan Cushing to the Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The council provides planning and coordination of services to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their families, as well as to perpetrators, and provides crisis intervention and prevention programs.

Susan Cushing

Susan Cushing

Cushing previously worked as a behavior health aide for the Seldovia Village Tribe and as a child care development coordinator for Chugachmiut Head Start. Now retired, she is active in her community, previously serving on the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer Foundation City Grants Review, and South Peninsula Hospital boards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Claremont Colleges and the University of San Francisco.

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