The Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting a 5K fun run beginning and ending at Alice’s Champagne Palace, starting at 5:30 p.m. today. Come run or walk with friends in this non-timed event, followed by the club’s membership meeting. It’s the perfect time to renew your membership, learn about upcoming club events, vote for new board members, win door prizes and enjoy some tasty Alice’s food. For more information, visit the Kachemak Bay Running Club on Facebook or the web.
Emily Bailey, daughter of Wally and Teri Bailey, has been accepted into Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology at Southwestern Assembly of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Emily is in her senior year, receiving her bachelor’s degree in psychology, a minor in intercultural studies, and an associate’s degree in biblical studies. Emily is also on the dean’s list. Emily is a 2009 graduate of Nikolaevsk School.
The U.S. Coast Guard holds Commercial Fishing Industry Day from 12:20-4 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus. Coast Guard examiners will be available to answer questions and concerns about mandatory commercial fishing requirements and also to make sure vessels meet new requirements. For more information, contact the USCG Marine Safety Detachment, Homer at 235-3291.
The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station at 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. The public is welcome. For more information, call 235-9811.
A fundraiser for Don Malcolm and his family is at noon Sunday at the Down East Saloon, 3125 East End Road. Don Malcolm died unexpectedly of cancer on Feb. 28, 2015. The event starts with a potluck followed by an auction and 50-50 split the pot. Potluck food and donations can be dropped off at the Down East Saloon.
The Woodard Creek Coalition holds a Woodard Creek Watershed Plan Open House from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Learn about the Woodard Creek watershed planning process that is just getting started.
Application forms are available for the Homer Foundation’s 2015 City of Homer Grants Program. The grants program is funded through an annual allocation from the city of Homer with earnings from the City of Homer Fund and the Kachemak City Fund at the Homer Foundation. Apply by 5 p.m. Friday. Funding is for general operating support. Application forms are available online at www.homerfoundation.org or from the Homer Foundation office.
The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds a budget workshop meeting at 4 p.m. today followed by the regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Both meetings are at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station at 53048 Ashwood Ave., Mile 12 East End Road. The agenda will be posted at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave., and at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station. Call 235-8444 for more information.
An organizational meeting for a Parkinson’s Support Group is 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. For more information, call Daniel Weiser at 235-4555.
An organizational meeting for a Parkinson’s Support Group is 2:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. For more information, call Daniel Weiser at 235-4555.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Homer Flotilla, offers Sailing and Boating Skills and Seamanship classes 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 27-March 26, at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment offices in the Homer Mercantile Building next to NOMAR on Pioneer Avenue. The fee is $45. To register, call 299-0232.
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The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) offers a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday at Best Western Bidarka Inn. Instructor Chris Lopez will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs, and emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts and abandon ship procedures. The workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line.
Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its next regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The agenda will be posted at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. and at the McNeil Fire Station. The public is welcome to attend. For information, call 235-9811.
The Seldovia Fish and Game Advisory Committee holds an election meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Susan B. English School Multi-Purpose room. The agenda also will include preparation of comments on the Southcentral Region Board of Game proposals and any other business that may properly come before the committee. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Michael Opheim at 399-7509.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16, offers Christmas gift wrapping from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s. Donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.
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The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16, offers Christmas gift wrapping from 1-5 p.m. daily Dec. 15 through Dec. 23 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s. Donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.
The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. The agenda is posted at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station and at the KPB Annex Building. Call 235-9811 for information.
The Kenai Peninsula Fair holds its 10th annual Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik. The event includes a Christmas Village. A professional photographer will take pictures with Santa.
The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council invites the public to its regular quarterly meeting from noon-3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. For more information, contact Stacey Buckelew at 226-4653.
The Kachemak Bay State Parks Citizens Advisory Board meets from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Alaska State Parks Office, Mile 168.5 Sterling Highway. For more information, call the Homer State Parks Office, 235-7024.
The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies holds activities at its headquarters on early school release days. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. Nov. 26, the program will be “Birdfeeders and Garlands.” Participants will create natural garlands and feeders for our friends with feathers. For more information, call 235-6667.
Susie Amundson teaches Self Compassion for Women: Going Beyond Coffee, Chocolate and Wine from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Many Rivers. Learn about caring for yourself in the circle of care and kindness and how self compassion can reduce anxiety and rumination. For more information, call Amundson at 509-998-1009 or email email@example.com. The fee is $60 for the one-day class.