Community news – June 4

Weird animal invite

Faith Lutheran Church in Homer invites children to a week of “Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind.” Running from 9 a.m.-noon, June 16-21, the event is open to children ages 3 and older.
Kids will learn about some of God’s most creative creations and participate in memorable Bible-learning activities. They will sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience cool Bible adventures and test out sciency-fun gizmos they can take home and play with all summer.
They will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them through “God Sightings.”
Kids join an international mission to share God’s love by providing water for school children in India.
Call the church office at 235-7600 or Gretchen at 399-2129 to find out how you can register. The event is free.

Local families needed for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls.
These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are headed to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester. The students are personable, academically selected and conversant in English.
Exchange students arrive shortly before the school year begins, and return at the end of the school year or semester. Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings personal spending money and expects to have household responsibilities. In turn, the will be included in normal family activities and lifestyles.
Students are well-screened and families can choose from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests.
If you would like more information, call: (800)733-2773 or go to

Mountain biking kickoff
Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a mountain biking season kickoff at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.
Celebrate off-road riding with a screening of the film “Arrival,” by Second Base Films, from the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival: “Step into our world as we bring you a raw look at the talents of the next wave of riders and photographers. Come face to face with our diverse styles as we take on new lines and new places!”
Admission is $20 and includes one free beer ticket. (Additional beer available for purchase.) Admission is $10 for those under 21, as well as for Tsalteshi Trails Association members. Register for membership at the event and get in free!)
For more information, visit, “like” Tsalteshi Trails on Facebook or call Jenny at 394-6397.

Kachemak Bay Water Trail dedication

After three years of planning, community support and lots of brain power, the Kachemak Bay Water Trail is ready to open to the world!
Join fellow paddlers and boaters from Homer, the Kenai Peninsula and around the state for the Friday, June 6 inauguration of the water trail in Seldovia and Homer. Food, fun, music and water frolicking will be part of the celebrations in both communities. 
The celebration in Seldovia runs from noon to 2 p.m. at the top of the harbor and the community center. The dedication party then moves to Homer from 5-8 p.m. located between the fishing hole and Pier One Theatre.
For more information on either event, contact Dave Brann:

Time for Trails Day

Trails Day happens this Saturday, June 7, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sign-up for this year’s event will take place at HoWL Headquarters, located at 1554 Homer Spit Rd., (at the base of the Spit.) Sign-up closes about noon on Friday, June 6.
Then join the (work) party at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Seafarers Memorial on the Spit. Bring lunch, water and plenty of good cheer and help maintain the trails in Kachemak Bay State Park.
Water taxis will be only $20, so it’s a great deal. For questions, call Melisse at 235-6688 or Roger McCampbell at 235-7024.
HoWL office hours are Sunday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed Saturdays).

Mary Epperson Day

Friday June 6 is Mary Epperson Day, as well as Homer Council on the Arts’ Volunteer Recognition Celebration.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at HCOA, and includes a community art project: What do the arts mean to you? Mary’s former studio, “Etude” is the canvas, and art supplies will be provided. Cake and open mic start at 7 p.m., following First Friday gallery openings.
Mary Epperson is one of HCOA’s founders and served as Board president. A gifted performer and music teacher, she has inspired hundreds of children (and their children) to love the arts. 

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