Citizen scientists are needed for Kachemak Crane Watch’s Sandhill Crane population survey in the Homer area (Anchor Point south). Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on Friday and Sept. 8. Please report the number of adults, colts or banded cranes seen by location and day for each of the count days to or by calling 235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. This week’s topic is new research into Parkinson’s Disease and will include a discussion on some promising new theories. For more information, call Jolee Ellis at 235-6349.

The Exchange announces dates for its next syringe exchanges. Syringe exchanges will be held on Sept. 6, Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer Ave. The Exchange offers safe disposal of used syringes, safer injection kits, free HIV/Hepatitis C testing and treatment information. It is confidential and anonymous. For more information, email

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s Board of Directors meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, in Seldovia at the Seldovia Conference Center. The public is welcome to attend. For an agenda, directions or more information call 907-283-7222 or 800-652-7222. Meeting materials also will be posted on before the meeting.

The Kachemak Bay State Park Advisory Board will be meeting on the second Tuesday of each month unless the meeting is cancelled. The next meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. The public is welcome.

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 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. on Friday nights. 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; Friday, baked tilapia; Monday, closed for Labor Day; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket; Wednesday, chicken parmesan.

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

Registration for fall classes is now being held. More than 100 classroom and distance-delivered courses are offered. Advising appointments are available for degree-seeking students. Call 235-7743. For the fall schedule, visit

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Jeffrey and Ranja Dean’s “Heartfelt and Handmade: From Creative Homesteading to the Fine Arts” is on exhibit.

The Historic Harbor Tour ends with its last tour at 3 p.m. today. Meet at the kiosk next to the Salty Dawg on the Spit. The fee is $10.


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