Community News – March 5

Applications being accepted

The Seldovia Arts Council is currently (through March 31) accepting applications for performers for the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival (June 19-22, 2014). Applications are available at or by calling 907-399-7379.


Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is currently accepting applications for three scholarships of $500 each. The scholarships are available to all 2014 graduates of the Kenai Peninsula Borough (including public schools, private schools and home-schooled).
Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough High School counselors’ web site at
Applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 28. They can be mailed or dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Borough, KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 North Binkley Street, Soldotna, Alaska 99669.

Author Brendan Jones at the Library

“Being an Alaskan Writer in a New York Industry”
Homer, Alaska, March 3, 2014: On March 18 at 6pm, Sitka author Brendan Jones will
deliver the craft talk “Being an Alaskan Writer in a New York Industry” and read from his
forthcoming novel The Alaskan Laundry. Jones commercial fishes and works on restoring his home, a World War II tugboat. He is currently at Stanford University, where he teaches creative writing, and has Stegner Fellowship. He received a graduate and undergraduate degree from Oxford University in Modern Languages. He has written commentaries for NPR, blogs regularly for the Huffington Post, and has published in Ploughshares, Narrative Magazine, and elsewhere. His novel, The Alaskan Laundry, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2015.
At the Homer Public Library Conference Room 6 p.m. March 18.
Friends of the Homer Public Library is a member-supported, non-profit organization that raises funds, advocates, and provides financial support for the Homer Public Library and its programs.

Kenai Peninsula Fair

This year’s Kenai Peninsula Fair in Ninilchik is excited to announce that for the first time in many, many years, there will be carnival rides.
A-1 Midway has signed a contract that is making it all possible along with the support of Deltana Fair and the Tanana Valley State Fair.

Member Shred Event: March 12

Shred Alaska will be at the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center on March 12 from 3-6 p.m. Each Chamber Member can bring up to five banker boxes or 150 lbs of items to shred. This is a free service donated by Shred Alaska. No items to be shredded will be taken before 3 p.m.

Pratt Museum

Winter hours
Galleries open noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, galleries closed Mondays, Business offices open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Current events and exhibits free February
Through Feb. 28, Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Pratt Museum offers complimentary admission to the Museum for the month of February.

The living tertiary: Kachemak Bay today and 3-9 million years ago
Special Exhibits Gallery through March 29. Curated by Homer geophysicist Geoff Coble. What was the Kachemak Bay region like 7 million years ago? Explore the prehistoric Tertiary Period through plant and sea life fossils set alongside their modern-day examples. Paleontology shows just how drastically our local environment has changed — and hints at the importance of understanding our fossil history.

New acquisitions and winter carnival
Lower Level Art Gallery through March 29. The Pratt’s Art Gallery currently features new works, as well as a small exhibit of historical memorabilia from Homer’s Winter Carnivals of years past.
Upcoming events
March winter wednesdays and thursdays
Wednesdays & Thursdays in March, noon to 5 p.m. Thank you to Seldovia Village Tribe (SVT) for sponsoring March Winter Wednesdays and Thursdays this year. Winter Wednesdays and Thursdays are complimentary admission days at the Pratt during the month of March.

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