Community News – April 23

Saturday free fun keeps kids safe

The annual Safe Kids Fair is set for this Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Homer High School. This is a free, fun event for children of all ages to focus on safety, health and wellness. It offers numerous booths with hands-on activities and demonstrations. Door prizes given away throughout the fair include a grand prize of a tricycle and bicycle.
The Safe Kids bike rodeo will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the school parking lot. Kids can bring their bikes and gear up for safe, summer fun. Helmets are required, and are available for purchase on site. The drunk-driving go-cart is available for test drives in the parking lot from noon to 2 p.m.
This year, bring your gently used sleeping bags and pads to the fair to donate to fellow residents in need.
Highlights of the day include visits from Smokey the Bear and Safety Seal, a Zumba dance demo, face-painting, a presentation on dog-biting, a hand-washing station, a teddy bear clinic, hearing tests, giveaways and more. Presentations on boating and water safety, campfire safety and green dot violence prevention will also be offered. Numerous available youth summer programs will provide sign-up tables.  For more information, contact Haven House at 235-7712.

Pier One holds ‘Les Miserables’ auditions

Pier One Theatre will hold auditions for “Les Miserables,” directed by Lance Petersen and Mark Robinson, on Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 3 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.
Auditions will be held at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre, with performances scheduled for October. If you have any questions or conflicts with the schedule, contact Laura Norton at 299-2453 or email at

SPH brings new speech-language pathologist

Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell

South Peninsula Hospital Rehabilitation Department welcomes new speech-language pathologist Jessica Powell, MS, CCC-SLP.
Powell is available for appointments to evaluate, diagnose and individually treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in individuals of all ages. She provides individual therapy for patients with developmental delay, cognitive impairment, autism, stroke recovery, brain injury, dementia, aphasia, cleft palate, stuttering, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and more.
The public is invited to meet Jessica at the Safe Kids Fair on Saturday, April 26 or at the Pediatric Therapy Gym open house on Wednesday, April 30. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the hospital’s rehabilitation department at 235-0370.

Pediatric therapy services hosts art, open house

South Peninsula Hospital invites the public to an open house and art opening on Wednesday, April 30 at their new pediatric therapy gym. The event will run from 3 to 5 p.m. and include healthy snacks and kid friendly arts and crafts. 
On display will be an art exhibit from children of the Girassol Child Care and Art Center, the now completed kids gym and newly decorated surrounding areas. Clinic staff will be on hand to discuss the services offered at the Pediatric Therapy Clinic and answer questions about children’s developmental issues or concerns.
The event is free and open to the public, and guests are invited to use the rehabilitation department entrance of the lower level of the hospital located near the Bartlett Street access. For more information, call the rehab department at 235-0370.

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