Community News – Feb. 26

Seniors can apply for intern opportunity

The application process for the 2014 High School Intern Program is now available. This internship offers an opportunity to learn about the United States Senate, while gaining experience in a professional office. It is a great opportunity to meet other graduating seniors from across the state of Alaska, and live in Washington D.C. for a month. The deadline for all applications is March 13, 2014. Please contact Homer High School for application directions.

Trivia Night will be a blast

Get your friends together, laugh, test your knowledge and have fun — all while benefiting Homer Animal Friends. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, and the trivia tourney runs from 6-8 p.m. Talk it up with your friends and start forming your team.
Tables/teams of six compete against each other in five categories: music, movies, animals, Homer and general knowledge during five timed rounds of 10 questions each. Prizes will be awarded to each member of the winning team. The event will also offer a silent auction featuring a Hallo Bay Bear-Viewing trip, Don Henry art, Fred Machetanz  art, as well as other great items and door prizes. 
The cost is $20 per person or $120 for a table/team of six. Come by yourself and we can build a team for you. The cost for non-trivia players is $10, and food from local restaurants is included in price. A no-host bar will also be available.
Team registration forms can be picked up at Homer Bookstore, Barb’s Video and Tangles Hair Salon.  Or download a form from the Homer Animal Friends website:
For more information, contact Lynn at 756-1760 or via e-mail at

Homer Electric offers youth opportunities

Homer Electric Association academic/vocational scholarships are available to high school seniors from each of HEA’s three districts, as well as adults wishing to continue their education.
The deadline for submitting scholarship applications is 5 p.m., this Friday, Feb. 28. Applications are available at HEA offices in Homer and Kenai, as well as at Kenai Peninsula schools and online at
Scholarships will be presented at the HEA annual meeting on May 1 at Soldotna High School.
HEA also offers scholarships to the annual Youth Rally in Idaho. High school sophomores and juniors are eligible for this all-expense-paid week in Caldwell, Idaho from July 7–12. The purpose of the rally is to enhance leadership skills, learn about cooperatives and participate in trust and team-building exercises. Applications are available at Deadline for entries is Friday, April 4.
HEA sponsors an electric safety poster contest for third and fourth grade students. Prizes include $50-$100 VISA gift cards. The deadline for entries is Friday, April 4. See for contest rules.

Marine Debris lecture, Art Day at the Library

“Unsought Catch”

“Unsought Catch”

In March, the Homer Public Library fireplace reading area will host a community art piece created for the library. The Alutiiq styled mask entitled “Unsought Catch” is made entirely from marine debris collected from Kachemak Bay.
“Unsought Catch” draws a circle, connecting our lives to the ocean and connecting our personal decisions as consumers and inhabitants and visitors of a coastal community to the trash that is littering our oceans.
Marine Debris Program Coordinator for the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, Loretta Brown, will present an overview the Marine Debris cleanups and coastal monitoring conducted annually by CACS in Kachemak Bay on March 6 at 6 p.m. Learn more about the marine debris collected from Alaska shorelines from the Tohoku Tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011 and the impact it has had on Alaskan ecosystems.
A two-hour Marine Debris art day program for kids 7 and up will be held 2 p.m. March 22. Loretta Brown will teach techniques for using marine debris to create fun and beautiful art pieces. Material and tools to be part of the a CACS large-scale art sculpture and some small take-home art pieces will be provided. Parents and kids can drop in and stay as long as you want.

Advisory committee meets

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, March 11 at the NERRS building in Kachemak Bay Drive at 6 p.m. Agenda will include discussing proposals to submit for Board of Fisheries and election for one, 18 month seat (term expires June 2015). For more information contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

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