Letters – Jan. 8

Gearing up for another FORK Club class

Young people ages 12-18 years old are encouraged to join R.E.C. Room staff and Chef Megan Palma, owner of the Alibi A’la Carte, for a hands-on lesson in preparing healthy and tasty dishes with local ingredients.
The class will be held at the Alibi kitchen from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14. Teens will learn to make multiple dishes, including the best fish taco in town from Megan in her commercial kitchen. The selected dishes are simple, they taste good and are good for you.
This unique FORK Club opportunity allows youth to explore culinary arts as a career. Learning from a chef how to maneuver around a busy commercial kitchen is a hands-on skill that is very hirable in our community where tourism brings in business. Local restaurants are supportive of hiring young people on their crews and any hands-on experience in a commercial setting is helpful.
All teens/guardians have to do is sign up this week at the R.E.C. Room by emailing recroom@kbfpc.org, calling 235-6736, or by stopping in Mon- Fri, 3-6 p.m. The class is free.
Since Megan is hosting FORK at her restaurant to give youth the experience of working in a true culinary setting, we are asking youth and families to set up rides for drop off at the Alibi at 3:30 p.m. and be picked up there at 6:30 p.m. Class limited to the first 13 teenagers to sign up.
Anna Meredith
Youth Program Manager, R.E.C. Room

Time to gear up

Feeling itchy to get out and get active? Do your kids have cabin fever? Get inspired by the Telluride Film Festival, coming Jan. 23-25, at 7 p.m.
Take note that a ski swap will also take place at 5:30 p.m., Jan 23 at Homer High School. A bonus, free introductory snowboarding lessons is also offered for youth at the rope tow. The instructor will be Homer High School volunteer Jake Worsfold.
Lessons will be one hour long, with two separate sessions of four lessons each: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16, and 23. The only requirement is a daily lift ticket, which is $5 for students.
Advance registration is recommended. Please contact George at 399-6255 to register, and call 235-SNOW anytime for updates. Thank you, and we hope to see you and your kids up on the hill soon.
Nell Gustafson

Homer is awesome

Thank you Best Beginnings Homer for offering Quality Enhancement mini grants to local childcare providers.
The money awarded Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center will help offset expenses to send three teachers and the executive director to the annual conference in Anchorage, presented by the Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children in February.
The four-day conference is a valuable resource and an opportunity for our staff to continue their professional training in early childhood education. Returning with new knowledge and putting new ideas into practice with children in the classroom is what it’s all about.
Best Beginnings Homer is a vital resource in our community. Not only do they offer support to local child care providers, but they have also held free conscious discipline courses for families, organized the “Children’s Court” at this year’s Rotary Health Fair, and collaborate with other nonprofit organizations such as the Homer Public Library and Sprout, and network at local and state levels; all to support and promote early childhood education.
Patty Forquer, executive administrator
Kachemak Kids Early Learning Center

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