Community News – March 19

‘Pretty Slick’ film screening

Oil spill activist Dr. Riki Ott will introduce a James Fox film that investigates dispersant use after the 2010 BP Gulf disaster on 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 26 at the Pratt Museum.
Scientists speak candidly, fishermen reveal sick wildlife, water 
samples confirm toxic exposures and government officials are caught mid-sentence in false assurances of environmental benefits. A must-see for those working to protect Alaska’s waters, wildlife, workers and way of life. A 30-minute discussion with Riki and Cook Inletkeeper’s Bob Shavelson follows this 70-minute film.

A ready Homer starts with you

Head over to Kachemak Bay Campus at 6 p.m. today and invest two hours to learn about emergency preparedness. You will learn how to make a plan, make a kit and stay informed.
Michael Hawfield will talk about how the 1964 Earthquake affected Homer, and you will hear brief presentations about the state, borough and City of Homer’s emergency preparedness.
Homer’s Community Emergency Response Team members will show emergency kits and explain how to be prepared. There will also be a display of alternative cooking methods that can be used during emergencies to prepare food. This program is free, and door prizes will be given out. Call (907) 262-5824 for more information. 

Growing food from the ground up

Sign up now and head over to the Kachemak Bay Campus on Fridays from 6-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon for four weekends, March 21 to April 19. Participants may attend one or all of the workshop weekends.
Join Lydia Clayton, agriculture and horticulture extension agent, to take workshops that will cover soils, fertilizers and composting (March 21-22); seed-starting, transplanting, irrigation and rainwater catchment (March 28-29); small fruits and pest management (April 4-5); and season extension and food preservation (April 18-19).
Register at the Kachemak Bay Campus or by calling 235-7743. The fee is $25 per weekend. For more information, contact the Extension district office at (907) 262-5824 or at 43961 K-Beach Road, Suite A in Soldotna.

Summer interns wanted

Local youth can earn money while learning interpretive work connected to our natural history and cultural heritage. The salary is $10/hour with at least 20 hours of work per week.
The positions start June 2 and run through Aug. 1. For more information, call Ryjil Christianson, director of educa­tion, 235-8635 or email, Application deadline is 5 p.m. March 28.

Fair seeks 2014 scholarship applicants

The Alaska State Fair is currently accepting applications for its 2014 scholarships. All Alaska junior and senior high school students who plan to attend college or vocational school are eligible to apply. Applications should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Alaska State Fair, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, Alaska, 99645, and must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 15.
This year, the Fair will award a total of $6,500 in scholarships, including $2,000 for first place, $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third place. They may also award up to four $500 honorable mention scholarships or increase the award amounts for the first, second or third-place recipients. Recipients will be announced on or before May 9.
Students interested in applying for a scholarship must submit only the following items:
• Cover letter including student name, address, phone and email, school name and phone, counselor’s name, and the name of the college or vocational school the student plans to attend;
• Extracurricular resume including interests, clubs, community service and/or employment;
• One letter of recommendation;
• A photo that may be used for publicity purposes;
• A written essay (1,000 words or less) or creative project (audio, video, performance or visual arts, business plan, social media campaign, arts and crafts, photography, etc.)
For more information, visit or contact Kelly Larson, Fair community relations, at ( 907) 746.7164 or

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