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Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20 at Islands &Ocean Visitor Center. “Wolves of Togiak National Wildlife Refuge; Stories and Studies” will be presented by Togiak biologist Patrick Walsh. Join for this special program or if you can’t get to the meeting download the program at https://alaskarefugefriends.org/category/meetings/ and call in to (866) 556-2149, code :8169747# to teleconference into the meeting. All are welcome.

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The 2018 Homer Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 12. It is hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Parade line-up will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Homer High School with the parade beginning at noon down Pioneer Avenue. Parade applications are online at homeralaska.org/winter-carnival and are due Monday, Feb. 5.

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The 2018 Homer Winter Carnival will take place from Thursday, Feb. 8 through Monday, Feb. 12. It is hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce. Parade line-up will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 at Homer High School with the parade beginning at noon down Pioneer Avenue. Parade applications are online at homeralaska.org/winter-carnival and are due Monday, Feb. 5.

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The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Child Find Program will be offering free screenings for preschoolers (3 to 5 years old). The screening will include your child’s motor skills, speech, early learning concepts, vision and hearing. There are two screening dates to choose from:

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The Homer Foundation announces that application forms for the 2018 City of Homer Grants Program are now available. The applicants must be IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations, in existence in Homer a minimum of threeears, with their primary facility and core programs, activities and services offered within the Homer City limits. This is a competitive grants process. The organization must be administered locally with a local policy-making board of directors. The organization may have no other financial or in-kind support from the City of Homer in the prior calendar year. The funding is for general operating support. Application forms are available from the Homer Foundation’s website: www.homerfoundation.org/grant-programs/ or contact 235-0541 or jsteward@homerfoundation.org. Application deadline is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 16.

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Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will be holding their regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today, Jan. 11. The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Rd.). The public is welcome to attend. Call 235-9811 for more information.

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The Carmen Field family ice fishing day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 at Johnson Lake. All bait and tackle will be provided, and there will be plenty of holes for everyone. This is sponsored by the Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee and the Department of Fish and Game. For more information, call Dave at 907-399-2340.

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Tsalteshi Trails Association will hold a 20- and 40-kilometer Tour of Tsalteshi freestyle ski race Feb. 18 at the trailhead behind Skyview Middle School, the day after Frozen River Fest craft beer festival. The 40-kilometer race — two laps around the trails — starts at 11:30 a.m. The 20-kilometer race — one lap around the trails — starts at noon.

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The American Legion Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping from noon-5 p.m. today-Saturday and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Christmas Eve, at Ulmer’s. There is no set charge for this service, but donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.

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The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14.

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The Dec. 7 world premiere at the Homer Theatre of Tom Irons’ and Jean Aspen’s “Desert Glass: A Love Story” will be a fundraiser to help with Sherry Bess’s medical expenses. Bess, former manager of the Homer Animal Shelter, is in an Anchorage hospital after recently suffering a stroke. The movie begins at 7 p.m. It focuses on Irons’ and Aspen’s years crafting stained glass art in the Tucson, Arizona, area. Also being shown is a reprise of “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” filmed in Homer and inspired by Bess and the “shelter with a heart.” Donations to help Bess also can be mailed to Bess, c/o Brian Smith, P.O. Box 3541, Homer, AK 99603.

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The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Center for Alaska Coastal Studies building in Homer, from 4:30-6 p.m. All those interested in promoting recycling, reusing products, and reducing waste are invited to attend and discuss current efforts to achieve those goals. Contact karealaska@gmail.com or Vivian Finlay at 907-435-3903 for more information or questions.

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Reggae band Uplift! performs at a fundraiser for Yvonne and Russ Morse on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Yvonne Morse became paralyzed in a fall at their home in July, and funds will help pay for medical expenses and for the couple to remodel the home and make it more accessible. A silent auction and raffle also will be held starting at 8 p.m. Uplift! performs starting at 9 p.m. People interested in donating items can drop them off at Alice’s or contact Jeannine Armour at jeannine@salmonfestalaska.org.

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A Chili Cook-off and Chow Down is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Grace Ridge Brewery. Admission is $10 a person, with proceeds benefitting South Peninsula Haven House. Voting also will be held for the best chili.

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Hospice of Homer’s annual gala and fundraiser event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11 at Wasabi’s Restaurant. It will include dinner, wine, a live auction and a silent auction. It costs $80 per ticket and tickets are available at Hospice and the Homer Bookstore. Call 235-6899 or visit hospiceofhomer.org for more information.

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The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club’s (HYSOC) upcoming concert will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Homer Public Library. This is a wonderful group of young musicians who meet weekly to play music together which they then share in a free community concert.

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There will be a Kachemak Bay Birders Meeting and Presentation at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting there will be a presentation by Betty Siegel on “Birding in Cambodia and Honduras.” Siegel will present her 2017 birding adventures in the diverse and delightful countries of Cambodia and Honduras.

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Homer Storytellers will meet Saturday, Oct. 21 for people who love to tell and listen to stories gather monthly in the library conference room. Folktales, history stories, personal stories, and stories from literature are welcome. Everyone has a story to tell. The group meets from 3- 5 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Sponsored by Friends of Homer Library. For more information call 907-229-0187.

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The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) group meets from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies building at 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer. Those who are interested in reducing solid waste, recycling and discussing similar issues, please attend to learn and contribute ideas. Contact Vivian Finlay with questions at 435-3903, or karealaska@gmail.com.

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The Homer Birth and Wellness Center will host a free movie night on Monday, Oct. 9. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the film, “Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health,” starts at 6:30 p.m. An optional discussion will follow. For more information call the center at 907-299-7133.

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