Community News – November 27

Hospital gift shop relocated
The Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop has relocated and expanded in the South Peninsula Hospital main entrance, just outside registration. The shop is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is staffed by volunteers from the hospital Auxiliary. All proceeds from the shop support the hospital.

Gifts galore  Photo provided by Derotha Ferraro- Volunteers Donna McKibben, Karen Spilsbury and Billie Swisher at the recently relocated South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. The shop  has relocated and expanded in the hospital’s main entrance outside of registration.

Gifts galore
Photo provided by Derotha Ferraro-
Volunteers Donna McKibben, Karen Spilsbury and Billie Swisher at the recently relocated South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. The shop has relocated and expanded in the hospital’s main entrance outside of registration.

Open year-round, shoppers will find many low-priced unique items. Special inventory is in stock now for the holiday shopping season.
The new shop was designed by manager Linda Partridge and Jan Goehringer, Auxiliary members.
It takes the place of space designated for vending and waiting room, all of which has been redistributed throughout the hospital. Additional space will better meet the needs of shoppers and allow for increased fundraising.

Wells Fargo builds donation structures
Due to the generosity and hard work of volunteers from Wells Fargo, Homer Thrift can now receive donations at all hours of the day and night, and even on holidays.
In an effort made possible through the United Way Days of Caring initiative, Wells Fargo staff members worked through rain and shine to build two structures behind Homer Thrift to accommodate after-hours donations. The structures will be available to receive items even when Homer Thrift is closed and will protect donations from the elements.
Due to increased community support, Homer Thrift will open from 2-6 p.m. on Fridays, beginning on Nov. 29 (Black Friday). On Black Friday, the entire store will be 50 percent off.
The structures were necessary because of the outpouring of generosity in the form of donations from the community. After passing along essential items to individuals and families with an immediate need, Homer Thrift offers these high-quality secondhand items to the public at an affordable price. Proceeds benefit programs at Haven House.
For additional information, please contact Jessica Lawmaster at South Peninsula Haven House, 235-7712 or jessica@havenhousealaska.org.
South Peninsula Haven House is a non-profit agency supporting and empowering people impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault and promoting healthy families. The Haven House Child Advocacy Center unites agencies to protect and promote our children’s wellbeing.

It’s stocking-stuffer party time!
Children of all ages are invited to join the Pratt Museum for the annual Stocking Stuffer Party on Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1-4 p.m. Kids can participate in activities like building graham cracker houses, exploring seasonal art activities, decorating cookies and visiting Santa Claus in the Homestead Cabin.

Kurva Choir comes to Homer
The intimate, improvised chamber orchestra will play Dec. 8, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Bunnell Street Art Center.
Formerly known as Kirtan Choir, and The C.J. Boyd Sextet, Kurva Choir is based on the principle of intense listening and radical intimacy through music. Though each recording and each tour tend to vary in the particular constellation of players, the group’s dedication to exploring closeness through sounds and a strong ethic of spontaneous collective creativity are constant.

KBC to show off students’ art
The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College and the Kachemak Bay Student Association, invites the public to the opening reception of its fall Student Art Show Monday, Dec. 2 from 5-6:30 p.m at the Kachemak Bay Campus’ Commons gallery.
The show will feature work from this semester’s Art Appreciation and Drawing classes taught by Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh.

Join the ‘Lovefeast’
“Lovefeast” is a Moravian-inspired candlelight service and a time to get together, sing Christmas carols and share in a simple, but spiritual meal of sweet bun and coffee. The event will be held at St. Augustine’s Church, Sunday Dec. 1, at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Christmas-tree cutting available
The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge announced that the Refuge will open for cutting Christmas trees from Thanksgiving Day through Christmas Day.
Trees are free for personal use, with a limit of one per household. Trees may be taken anywhere on the Refuge with hand tools, except within 150 feet of a road, lake, stream, trail, campground, or picnic area.
No tree-cutting is permitted in the Refuge Headquarters/Visitor Center area, or along Ski Hill Road. The public is requested to trim the stumps as close to the ground as possible for aesthetic reasons.
For additional information, please contact the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge office during regular business hours at (907) 262-7021.

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