Community Events

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2003

NAMI to host educational meeting

The Kenai-Soldotna chapter of Nation's Voice on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host an educational meeting and support group at 7 p.m. today at Fort Kenay. Karlene Muller, of Karlene's Acupuncture and Day Spa, will speak. A support group for consumers will follow. For more information, call Scharlott Thomas at 335-0025.

Moose leader to speak at enrollment

Supreme Governor of the Loyal Order of Moose Thomas C. Hatcher of Connecticut will speak at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 at the Peninsula Moose Lodge No. 1942 for an enrollment of new members.

For more information on the enrollment, call the Moose Lodge office at 283-9181.

Scottish Games planned in Homer

Homer will host its first Scottish Highland Games on Saturday. Sponsored by the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust and the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club, in association with the Anchorage Scottish Club and the Homer Chamber of Commerce, the day will feature classic Scottish games such as the hammer throw, the caber toss and the kilted mile, as well as Homer's own version of the classics: the X-tra tuff boot kick and the fish float distance toss.

Gates will open at 8 a.m. for registration, followed by opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. Highland Games competitors from all over the state will participate in traditional events from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and several events, such as the tug o' war, boot kick, mad golfers club toss, kilted mile footrace and fish float distance toss will be open to all athletes.

Other events for the day will include Celtic dance demonstrations, bagpipe demonstrations and a historical talk by the Highland Recrudescence Guild.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 15, $30 for a family of three or more and free for children under 5. The event is a fund-raiser to help purchase 160 acres of the Baycrest trail "highlands" for trails and recreation in the Diamond Creek Watershed. For more information or a complete schedule of activities, call the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust at (907) 235-5263 or e-mail khltkbr@xyz.net.

Seafair Safety Rodeo slated in Homer

The Seafair Safety Rodeo will be held Sept. 1 in Homer starting with a Coast Guard helicopter rescue demonstration at 1 p.m. Boat crew competitions will follow the demonstration, including an immersion suit relay and damage control trainer operations. The entry fee is $100 per boat for a crew of four people who are or who have been employed on a boat. There also will be an oyster slurp, heaving line and fish fillet contest. There is no fee for individual entries. Prizes will be awarded in each category, as well as a grand prize of all the entry fees. Childrens' games, a boat and gear swap meet, vendor booths, complimentary EPIRB testing and a variety of safety equipment and flare demonstrations and displays will take place as well. For more information, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740.



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