Technological treasure hunt slated
A technological treasure hunt will be held in Homer on Friday and Saturday as part of Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's summer program. On Saturday, participants will learn how to use the Internet www.geocaching.com. There will be a review on latitude and longitude and graphing of some points on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Then the group will head outside to learn how to use a Garmin Etrex GPS. The group will split into teams and try to find the multicache sites on KHLT's Calvin and Coyle Trail.
On Saturday, meet at Fireweed Academy at 1 p.m. The class will end at 4 p.m. On Sunday, participants will try some more dispersed sites. The expertise and mobility of the group will determine which sites are explored. On Sunday the group will meet at Bishops Beach at 9 a.m. The class will probably go until 5 or 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per person, $50 per family. Class size is limited to 20. Preregistration is required with Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at (907) 235-5263 by today.
Kids' art workshops offered
The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will host art workshops for kids Saturday taught by arts educator Stephanie Cox. She will teach watercolor painting for ages 5 to 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and printmaking for ages 9 to 13 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
There is a $15 fee and space is limited. Call the center at 283-1991 for more information.
Poetry contest offers $1,000
A $1,000 grand prize is offered in a poetry contest sponsored by the Friendly Poets Society.
To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less to Lavender Augulis, Poetry Contest, 2255 N. University Parkway, Suite 15, No. 196, Provo, Utah 84604. Or enter online at www.friendlypoets.com.
The deadline for entering is Monday. A winners' list will be sent to all entrants of the contests. Winning poems may be posted online.
Funny stories wanted
The Soldotna Public Library is sponsoring a "Funniest Story" writing contest for children and young adults, in conjunction with the summer reading program. A prize will be awarded in each of three age categories. The deadline for submission is Wednesday. For more information about contest guidelines, stop by the library or call 262-4227.
Artists in Schools solicits interest
The Artists in Schools program is accepting applications for professional performing artists to be an artist in residence for the program. The program is accepting applications from performing artists including actors, puppeteers, singers, dancers, mimes, musicians, circus artists as well as Alaska Native drummers, dancers and storytellers. Applications are due Nov. 1.
For more information or for an application, call (907) 269-6682, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or write Artists in Schools, P.O. Box 113413, Anchorage, AK 99511.
Museum seeks volunteers
The Pratt Museum in Homer is in need of volunteer gallery hosts and tour docents for the summer. Flexible hours let volunteers suit busy schedules. For more information, call Pam Kocer or Virginia Marks at (907) 235-8635 ext. 26.
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