Announcements

Dee Dahman, a sleep specialist, is this month’s speaker for the Parkinson’s Support Group. The group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is Saturday to Eagle Lake and the Jaeger Bog. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to carpool or 9 a.m. at the Eagle Lake Trailhead. Expect some bad roads, wet walking conditions and mosquitoes. Bring binoculars, field guides and scope if you have them. Possible birds are Pacific loon and ring-necked duck at the lake, songbirds, parasitic jaeger at the bog and raptors. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. All trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The trip leader is Michael Craig; contact him at 235-0631.

The KARe recycling group will be meeting on Tuesday, June 9th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way. For more information contact CACS at 235-6667. Anyone interested in recycling and/or advocating for recycling is welcome to attend.

The South Peninsula Haven House board of directors holds its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. June 11 at 3939 Lake Street, suite 1. The meeting is open to the public.

A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. June 11 at the Homer Theatre. The film was made by local teen group Lead On! in partnership with White Stag Productions, South Peninsula Haven House, the R.E.C. Room, Homer Prevention Project and The Center. The film also is the launch for YRG, the Youth Resource Guide, www.homeryrg.org, an online resource guide. A pane discussion and community conversation follows the film. For more information, call the R.E.C. Room at 235-3436, ext. 102.

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 from the Alaska Division of Forestry at www.forestry.alaska.gov/burn.

The Sandhill Crane colts should soon be appearing. If you spot crane chicks, please report the sighting to Kachemak Crane Watch at235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. =Include the number of colts, date and location of your sighting, as well as your name and number if more information is 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 turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, grilled rockfish; Monday, roasted chicken; Tuesday, pork paprika; Wednesday beef tacos; next Thursday, country style roast pork.

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

To earn a GED or improve basic reading, writing and math skills, call 235-1606.

The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is June 12-16 at Land’s End Resort. Register online at writersconference.homer.alaska.edu. June 11 is the deadline to register. VFor more information or call 235-7743.

Public readings include a reading by keynote speaker Andre Dubus III at 8 p.m. June 13 at the Mariner Theatre, readings by conference faculty at 7:30 p.m. June 14 at Alice’s Champagne Palace and at 7:30 p.m. June 15 at Land’s End Resort.

Registration for fall classes and workshops for general public and degree-seeking students is now open online at www.kpc.alaska.edu. Degree-seeking students can call for advising appointments at 235-7743.

Pratt Museum

Summer gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Watermark,” a dual exhibit by Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh, opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. today. Freeman, who works in oil paints, and Walsh,who works in digital video, have shared a studio for several years and also share a sensual language of mark making with a focus on water as media and muse. “Watermark” reamins on exhibit through Aug. 2.

The Pratt is showing 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.”

The Pratt holds its Historic Harbor Tours from 3 to 4:30 p.m. every Thursday and Friday, June 4 through September. Meet at the wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg Saloon. on the Homer Spit. Walk along the historic Homer harbor docks and learn about the boats, fishing and some of the characters that shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime history. The tour is $10 per person.

Road Construction

Expect delays on these lower Kenai Peninsula road projects:

• Sterling Highway Mile 135 to 137 improvements: Road construction continues through mid-September. Expect single-lane traffic, 10-minute delays, flagging and pilot car operations on the Sterling Highway 24 hours a day, Monday through Saturday through August.

• Homer rehabilitation, East End Road from Kachemak Drive to Waterman Road: Road construction continues through July. Expect heavy equipment and construction workers on the shoulder from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

For more information, visit AlaskaNavigator.org.

SVT Health & Wellness

SVT Health & Wellness offers classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “Wild Medicinal Plant Walk” with Alix Chartier, Seldovia Village Tribe ethnobotanist. Would you like to learn more about the plants living right outside your front door? Join Alix Chartier for a fun beach walk identifying plants and learning about their edible, nutritional and medicinal values. Please RSVP at 435-3280 for this walk. It’s free ,but limited to the first 15 people. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet at the Bishop’s Beach parking lot by 6 p.m., rain or shine. The walk is repeated on June 11.

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