The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve has proposed an amendment to it Community Council Charter and seeks public review and comments. The proposed amendment may be viewed at kbaycouncil.wordpress.com or by contacting Stacey Buckelew at 226-4653. Public comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Stacey Buckelew, KBRR, 95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2, Homer, AK 99603, through Friday, Nov. 29. Comments will be reviewed and considered by the Council at its Dec. 4 quarterly meeting.
The community is invited to Homer High School homecoming events on Friday and Saturday. A parade begins at 6 p.m. Friday, with floats leaving the school’s west entrance, turning left on Pioneer Avenue and returning to the school at the east entrance. This year’s theme is “Jazz in the 1920s.” There will be awards for most enthusiastic, i.e. loudest; most colorful; jazziest, i.e. best theme; best pride and pep, and a blue-gold award for best display of Mariner spirit.
Martin Zeller holds an Improvisation Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Art Barn at 1060 East End Road. The 5-hour class introduces, explores and expands the skills of improv. Through exercises and games, participants will learn the elements of long- and short-form improvisational theater and comedy, including spontaneity, listening, trust, scene development and story building. The class also focuses on performance improvisation. The fee is $45. To register or for more information, call 235-6589 or 509-294-0451.
District 30 Democrats meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Homer Real Estate office, 1529 Ocean Drive. Call Liz Diament at 914-588-0332 for more information.
Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave., Mile 12 East End Road. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, call 235-9811.
Kachemak Bay Birders holds a birding trip at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Homer Spit. Meet at the parking lot on Kachemak Drive at the base of the Spit. They will be looking for returning migrants and seabirds out on the water with the incoming tide. Bring binoculars, field guide and scope if you have them. Michael Craig is the leader. For more information, call him at 235-0631.
Kachemak Crane Watch seeks citizen scientists for sandhill crane surveys. Observers are asked to report adults, colts, or banded cranes seen by location and day for each count day on Aug. 29, Sept. 4 and Sept. 9. Please report observations to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.
A garage sale fundraiser for the Homer Hockey Association is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena on the Homer Spit. Donations also are being accepted.
Kachemak Emergency Services Board holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave., Mile 12 East End Road. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough annex building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. The public is welcome. For more information call 235-9811.
Central Peninsula BirthNetwork will host The Big Latch On 2013 in Homer from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. The Latch On occurs at 10:30 a.m, so please arrive 30 minutes before so to register. The event seeks to have the most women breastfeeding simultaneously. For more information call Niki Parrish at 907-394-9166.
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra holds a Garden Party fundraiser and Summer Music Festival starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the former Fritz Creek Gardens, Mile 8.5 East End Road. Hors d’oeuvres and champagne will be served, with music by The Areté Trio. Tickets are $30 and available at the Homer Bookstore and River City Books, Soldotna.
District 30 Democrats meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Homer Real Estate office, 1529 Ocean Drive. For more information, call Liz Diament at 914-588-0332.
The Homer High School class of 1988 holds its 25th alumni reunion July 19-20. The reunion starts with a meet-and-greet at AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse at 7 p.m. Friday. A family picnic and pig roast is noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Karen Hornaday Park. For more information, call Lara at 299-6688 or Marta at 206-372-2459.
Sandhill crane eggs have started to hatch. Please report any observations of sandhill crane colts (chicks) to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or email@example.com.
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Board of Directors holds its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 24 at the Women’s Health Outreach Office at 3957 Nielsen Circle, next door to the clinic.
The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors holds its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church on the Sterling Highway. The meeting will be for the election of new officers and is open to the public.
The Kachemak Bay Birders hold a birding trip at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to the Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Road. Meet at the parking lot there. For more information contact the trip leader, Michael Craig: 235-0631. All trips are cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Bring binoculars and be prepared for mud and possibly some mosquitoes. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. Donations can be made to the Wynn Nature Center if you wish.
The Office of Children’s Services is conducting a resource family orientation on Thursday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the OCS office, 3670 Lake Street in Homer. This orientation is geared for individuals interested in becoming foster parents and resource families for children in the foster care system. There will be application packets and a licensing representative on hand to answer any questions you might have to inquire about or to begin the process of becoming a foster or resource family home.
The Seldovia Chamber of Commerce holds its fifth annual Human Powered Fishing Derby on Memorial Day weekend. The derby runs from 8 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday. All kayaks, rowboats and other human powered craft are welcome, with no motors and no fishing from the shore.