Annoumcements

Girl Scout troops will be selling cookies in Homer from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Redden Marine-Kachemak Gear Shed.

The Alaska Democratic Party holds its Presidential candidate caucuses at 10 a.m. Saturday statewide. The House District 31 caucus will be held in Homer at the Homer High School Commons. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call Liz Diament at 914-588-0332. 

South Peninsula Haven House’s annual Women of Distinction Awards banquet is 5 p.m. April 1 at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are $50 for the dinner and auction and on sale at the Homer Bookstore. This year’s awards recipients are Carmen Field, Woman of Distinction; Caroline Venuti, Woman of Wisdom; Lillian Johnson, Young Woman of Distinction, and Chris Fontaine, Hero of the Heart.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday. The center serves Thursday night dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bingo is at 6 p.m. with play starting at 7 p.m. on Friday nights. There will be a special $1,000 three-day bingo event at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday. The Helping Hands Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exercise sessions are at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, call the senior center at 235-7786.

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, roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, coriander cod; Monday, closed for Seward’s Day; Tuesday, pork schnitzel; 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 for members, $6 for nonmembers.

Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Tai chi classes are Thursdays 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

“Deckhand on Fishing Vessels” is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 9-10, with a fee of $60. Biology of Polar Bear meets Mondays, March 28-April 25. “Pollinators in Your Garden” workshop with Brenda Adams is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 2. Aluminum Fabrication is April 8-9 and April 15-16. MS Excel class is 10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturdays, April 9-30. U.S. Coast Guard Onboard Drill Conductor Training is 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 20; Vessel Stability Training is 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, and Ergonomics for Fishermen is 3-4:30 p.m. April 21. Register in advance at uaonline.alaska.edu. 

A closing reception and artist’s talk for Joe Kashi’s show is at 6 p.m. April 14.

Pratt Museum

Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The museum gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays. Admission is free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March.

“Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Arts for Alaska Museums” is on exhibit. 

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers training for opioid overdose response at 10 a.m. April 9 at the SPH Training Center at 203 W. Pioneer Ave. Dr. Sarah Spencer, board certified in addiction medicine, offers a one-hour training on how to recognize signs of an opioid overdose and what you can do to help. This training will include instruction on administering Naloxone, a drug to treat overdoses which is safe and has no potential for abuse. All attendees will leave with the knowledge, a training certificate and a complete Naloxone rescue kit, and be prepared to respond to an overdose. The cost is $90 which covers the cost of a complete Naloxone Kit (two doses). Preregistration is required and space is limited. Call South Peninsula Hospital’s education department at 235-0285 to register.

A representative from Stroudwater Associates, the consultant hired by the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s Healthcare Task Force to conduct a healthcare study for the borough, will discuss some preliminary options identified in its work from 12:30-2 p.m. Tuesday in the Cowles Council Chambers. Homer City Hall. After a short presentation, the consultant will lead a discussion and collect feedback from stakeholders and community members. Take-aways from the community feedback forums will be incorporated into the Healthcare Task Force work session on Wednesday. Food will not be provided.

For more information on the event and the work of the Task Force, visit www.kpb.us/assembly-clerk/task-force/healthcare-meetings or contact Angela Ramponi, Special Assistant to the Mayor for Healthcare at 907-714-2157.

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