Community News – March 26

Tales of the Good Friday Earthquake

On March 27, it will be 50 years since Alaska experienced the most powerful recorded earthquake in U.S. and North American history with a moment magnitude of 9.2. Where were you when the earthquake triggered tsunamis, great fissures opened in the ground, and buildings toppled? The Friends of the Homer Public Library is hosting a commemoration of the 1964 earthquake on March 27 at 6 p.m. Stories and recollections of that dramatic day will be shared. There will be light refreshments and copies of Alaska Earthquake 1964: Where Were You? the collection of earthquake stories compiled by the Friends of the Homer Library in 1996 will be given away.
If you like to share a story about what it was like to live through the earthquake and its aftermath please contact Erin at or (907) 491-1001 to be part of the event.

The 7th Annual Cowboy Cabaret

Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association is holding its 7th Annual Cowboy Cabaret April 12 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Homer Elks Lodge. The event benefits The Cottonwood Horse Park at mile 1.5 East Road. Tickets are $25 for Adults & $10 for Children, on sale at Homer Bookstore or you can pay at the door.
• 5-6 p.m. Doors Open – Come place your bid on silent auction items;
• 6-7 p.m. Music, dinner and sign-up for entertainment;
• 7 p.m.-? Presentation of poetry, stories and songs.
Master of Ceremonies is Mark Marette with special musical guest and the Homer Ukulele Society.
Bring the whole family and your favorite cowboy poem, story or song to join us for a fun evening of music, entertainment, silent auction and chuckwagon dinner by Homer Elks Lodge. Call Jackie at 299-1851 to make your reservation. For information, questions or to pre-register to entertain call Tim at 299-2780.

Christ in the passover

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. Rob Wertheim of Jews for Jesus will re-create the traditional Passover service and explain how it foreshadowed Jesus’ death and resurrection in a presentatiocalled “Christ in the Passover” at Faith Lutheran Church March 31 at 6 p.m.
Wertheim will set a table with items traditionally used at the Passover meal and detail their spiritual significance. He will also explain the connection between the events of the first Passover in Egypt and the redemption that Jesus accomplished, as well as the deep bond between the ancient Passover feast and the Christian communion celebration today.
Rob Wertheim will be happy to answer questions after the presentation. Call (907) 235-7600 or visit for more information. There is no admission charge.

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