Announcements

Homer Electric Association holds its Annual Meeting today at Homer High School. Registration for the meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. in the high school commons. The business meeting starts in the Mariner Theatre at 6 p.m. HEA members are reminded to please bring a form of identification for registration purposes. The Annual Meeting features food, refreshments, informational booths, election results and an update from the General Manager on HEA issues. There also will be attendance door prize drawings for energy credits, including a grand prize drawing for a free year of electricity (up to 10,000 kilowatt hours). Additional information about the 2015 Annual Meeting is available at www.homerelectric.com.

Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, host a town hall meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center. They will address Alaska’s current fiscal situation and are interested in hearing comments and concerns from constituents regarding state government issues. At the Homer City Council meeting from about 6-6:30 p.m. Seaton and Stevens also address the council, but will not have the opportunity to take questions from the audience at that time. The city council meeting will be broadcast on KBBI Public Radio, AM 890 as well.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular meeting at 6 p.m. May 14 at the new Diamond Ridge Fire Station, 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the McNeil Fire Station and the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building. For more information, call 235-9811.

SPARC (South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club) is providing no cost amateur radio license testing from noon-2 p.m. Saturday and 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 16 at the Homer Library Conference Room. You may take your technician, general or extra license exams. For more information, call 907-7754638 or Pat at KL3DB or Shan at KL5ALK for more information.

Kachemak Bay Celtfest holds a volunteer information and sign-up session at 5:30 p.m. May 15 at Homer City Hall. Learn about volunteer opportunities for the festival to be held June 19-20 at Karen Hornaday Park. The event kicks off with a performance by Celtic music group Tempest at 7 p.m. June 19 and continues with Scottish Highland games starting at 9:30 a.m. June 20. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and other duties. There also are openings for vendors of all kinds. Vendors do not have to be selling Scottish or Irish related items. To volunteer or for more information, visit www.kachemakbaycelticclub.com or contact Robert Archibald at 299-0852 and Renee Krause at 907-953-6546, renee@kachemakbaycelticclub.com.

Burn permits are required year round inside Homer city limits and can be picked up at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Burn permits are required from April 1-Sept. 1 anywhere outside Homer city limits and can be acquired by the Alaska Division of Forestry at www.forestry.alaska.gov/burn.

Sandhill cranes have arrived. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org or visit www.cranewatch.org. The date, time, location and number of cranes seen is helpful. Leave a name and number in case more details are needed.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. Programs are offered daily, including story time, crafts and musical performances. Call 235-4556.

Homer Senior Citizens

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served noon-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, shrimp scampi; Monday, plum glazed Cornish game hens; Tuesday, spaghetti and meatballs; Wednesday, Cubn pork; next Thursday, roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy.

Strong Women classes are 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Homer Senior Center. The cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class.

Zumba Gold classes with Maria are 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Homer Senior Center. The cost per class is $4 members, $6 nonmembers.

Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. The cost per class is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Jacquie Thaute at 299-2924 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Kachemak Bay Campus

The deadline is May 13 to register for Landscape Painting with Asia Freeman, held May 18-19, June 8-9, July 3-14 and Aug. 3-4.

To earn your GED or improve basic reading, writing and math skills, call 2351606.

The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is June 12-16 at Land’s End Resort.

The Student Art Showcase is on exhibit in the Pioneer Hall Commons through May.

Pratt Museum

Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Pratt Museum's design team conducts a workshop from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday. The workshop focuses on the proposed new building's energy usage and features, with an overview of the anticipated energy conserving elements planned for the new museum. Additionally, the designers facilitate an open discussion with the community to address potential renewable energy features that may be incorporated into the building, now or in the future.

Faith Revell’s exhibit, “Bird Dance,” is now on exhibit. The annual Jubilee student art showcase is on exhibit in the lower museum gallery.

The Pratt shows a series of prototype exhibits in the lower galleries. These are works in progress and opportunities to collect feedback on text, design and interactive components. There are questionnaires available to provide direct input. Currently, visitors can see a small prototype, “Community Connectors — Radios, Telephones and Pathways.”

SVT Health & Wellness

SVT Health & Wellness offers classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “To the Core of Your Experience, Part Two.” Robert Bornt, licensed marriage and family therapist, speaks about the internal regulating systems of the body and mind which organize ongoing emotional experience. Practice using mindfulness to track the sequences of experiences and begin the process of change. There will be an opportunity to volunteer in demonstration of deep emotional process.

Student News

Jenna Lamendola Sitenga graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science degree in biology from the honors program at the University of Portland. Post graduation she will pursue her doctor of medicine degree at Creighton University School of Medicine.

Mackenzie Wood of Anchor Point graduated cum laude with a bachelor of business administration degree in economics with a minor in justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage. His parents are Dan and Amy Wood.

 

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