Announcements

A 5-minute film, “Homeless in Homer,” shows at 6 p.m. today 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 panel discussion and community conversation follows the film. For more information, call the R.E.C. Room at 235-3436, ext. 102.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave.

Explore the Pratt Museum’s outdoor collection of Alaska plants with the Homer Native Plant Society at 1 p.m. Sunday. Local botanist Jane Middleton will lead this trip. Dress for the weather. For details, call 235-9344 or email jwoodring@alaska.net

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is June 13 to the North Fork Road in search of warblers. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to carpool or at the bridge at the south end (Homer end) of the North Fork Road at 8:30 a.m. Expect some mosquitoes. Bring binoculars, field guides and scope if you have them. Expect to see warblers and other songbirds, ducks, possibly raptors as well as other interesting birds. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. All trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader is Lori Paulsrud, 299-3724.

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) has cancelled its Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor workshop scheduled in Homer for June 20. The next workshop in Homer is scheduled for July 11. Those interested in registering for the July 11 workshop may do so online at www.amsea.org or call AMSEA at 907-747-3287.

Sandhill crane colts should soon be appearing. If you spot crane chicks, please report the sighting to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 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 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, country style pork; Friday, battered cod; Monday, chicken chow mein; Tuesday, chicken pot pie; Wednesday, mustard and rosemary roasted pork chops; next Thursday, roast beef and 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 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. For more information call 235-7743.

Public readings include a reading by keynote speaker Andre Dubus III at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre, readings by conference faculty at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace and at 7:30 p.m. Monday 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, is on exhibit through Aug. 2. 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.

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.”

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 a repeat of “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.

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