You’re invited to boat fest

The 22nd annual Wooden Boat Festival is almost here. The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society cordially invites you to its annual dinner-auction-dance with the Rogues and Wenches, upstairs at the Homer Elks Lodge, Friday, Sept. 5. Dinner is at 6 p.m., the auction at 7, followed by the dance at 8 with the Rogues and Wenches.

Dinner and band cover charge are included in the $30 ticket. Dinner will be a hearty Alaskan fish stew with local produce, fresh-baked bread and salad. 

Picture a great hall in a fishing kingdom. It is your role to throng this hall with maritime characters, in your costume of choice. Thus far, we have sea captains, pirates, lusty wenches in their bawdy bodices, a rum-runner widow, a musical troubadour from afar, the Rogues and Wenches troupe from Anchorage, a west coast Kokopelli and a lovely sea creature.  

Call Wooden Boat Headquarters, 235-2628, to reserve your tickets, donate an auction item or volunteer maritime stuff for decorations.