Community News – April 30

‘On the Wing’ 2014

“On the Wing” celebrates birds and spring through original bird-related poetry and music of various cultures. This 11th-annual event hosted by Sunrise Sjoeberg, supports the Shorebird Conservation and Education Fund, and benefits the junior birders and the building of trails.
The event features homegrown talent, including the Seaside Singers, Homer Ukulele group, eight poets and guest musicians at the Homer Theatre, May 8 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available at the door and at the Homer Chamber of Commerce.

Chef at the Market

The Homer Farmers Market is looking for people to do “Chef at the Market” demonstrations this summer. Contact Market Manager Robbi Mixon with questions. This mini grant can pay for your time and input. Please only apply for the 1-4 hour demos. 
In the past, they’ve had a 2-3 hour window during Saturday market, where chefs demonstrate their recipes and answer questions as people come and go. Deadline is today, April 30.

More ‘Memories of Meth’

Josh Hornaday, author of “The Meth Conspiracy” has published a sequel entitled, “Memories of Meth.”
In the sequel, under the pen name, J.E. Horn, Hornaday continues the journey of Jonathan Champion, who struggles to make sense out of his strange world.
Both books can be found in hard copy and e-book on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and most other book-selling sites. Please email any comments or questions for the author to

High tunnels and the Farm Bureau  

The Kenai Peninsula chapter of the Farm Bureau offers a 6:30 p.m. potluck meeting at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 1. Guest presenters, including the owner of Oregon Valley Greenhouses, will discuss technical aspects of high tunnels and the new rules of the NRCS high tunnel grant.
For more information, call 235-8116.

KBC hosts community forum on kids 

The All-Alaska Pediatric Partnership will host an upcoming community forum for all who care about kids in the community. This is an opportunity to learn more about four areas of focus: breastfeeding, immunization, child abuse and neglect, and patient-centered medical homes. There will also be opportunity to share about the ongoing efforts in our area. The forum runs from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight, April 30 at KBC. For more information, contact Stephanie Monahan at 907-903-6770.

Sustainable foods for future generations

The Pratt Museum will host a 5-7 p.m. talk on Thursday, May 1 about acclimated heirloom seeds and food security. Ember Jackinsky from Local Organic Vegetables and Edibles will discuss her family’s homesteading food systems, as well as efforts to acclimate and make available heirloom seeds in the southern Kenai Peninsula.
The presentation will be held in the Pratt Pioneer Garden (adjacent to Harrington Cabin), contingent upon weather. For more information, call 235-8635.

Make your own sausage

Head over to Kachemak Bay Campus from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday for a hands-on sausage-making workshop. The cost is $15, and each participant will go home with a sample of sausage made during the class. The workshop will offer information about fat/lean ratios, fresh ingredients, food safety and mixing and casing methods.
For more information, or to register for the class, contact the Cooperative Extension Service at 800-478-5824.

Second Annual Almost Spring Fling Bazaar

On Saturday, May 3 a bazaar benefiting Special Olympics-Homer Area will be held at the Homer United Methodist Church on East End Road in the lower part from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors are still needed and can contact Joyce Shuler at (907) 398-6712 or e-mail at for more information. A massage therapist will be doing massages, as well as other vendors such as home-based businesses and handmade items and baked goods.

Helping the DiRtBaGs clean up  

Maroon-shirted HoWL DiRtBaGs (Discount Rates to Boys and Girls) will be picking up litter on roads around Homer this week. They are looking to raise money for HoWL wilderness summer camp scholarships. You can support DiRtBaG efforts by pledging a lump sum or a per-bag donation. The youth will be stationed outside of Safeway from 5-7 p.m. all week.

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