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The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday May 23 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

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Homer Wilderness Leaders (HoWL) will host the annual DiRtBaG Ball from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Alice’s Champagne Palace, as the culmination of clean-up week. It is free to attend and family friendly, including live music by the Stringalongs, an all-you-can-eat sundae bar, DiRtBaG awards and door prizes.

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A Conflict Resolution Skills/Alternatives to Violence basic workshop will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at 59835 Tern Court in Homer. The workshop is presented by the Alaska Training Cooperative and Alaska Hands of Peace. This workshop presents skills to help reduce conflicts in work and everyday settings. It costs $75 to attend all three days. For more information or to register, contact Karen Cauble at 907-235-3832 or klcauble@hotmail.com, or Lisa Cauble at 907-264-6276 or lisa@alaskachd.org.

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Homer Area Nonprofit Directors will present an Advocacy, Economics and Innovation Seminar Sunday and Monday, April 8-9 at the Pratt Museum, Kachemak Bay Campus and Homer City Hall.

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The Kachemak Bay Birders will meet on Monday, April 2 at 4:30 p.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting, Aaron Lang will present “Shorebird Identification.” Shorebirds are on their way and it’s always fun to learn a little more how to tell them apart. Aaron has excellent photos showing what we should look for and contrasts with confusable species. This is an excellent way to learn more and enjoy the beauty of these amazing birds. All meetings are free and everyone is invited to attend. All events are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. If you have questions, contact Lani Raymond, 399-9477.

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Guitar legend Dennis Agajanian plays at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Refuge Chapel. All are welcome. This is a musician who travelled extensively with the Billy Graham ministry.

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The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is to Seaside Farms, Mile 5 East End Road on Sunday, March 18. Meet at 2 p.m. in the parking area at the top of the hill to walk down the hill to birding habitat at Seaside Farms. Bring binoculars, field guide and a spotting scope if you have one. All Kachemak Bay Birding trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All trips are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The leader for this trip is Jim Herbert, 907-362-0020.

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The Homer Fish &Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 13 at the KBRR building located at 2181 Kachemak Drive. Agenda will include discussion of BOF and BOG proposals (further discussion on moose, black bear and small game) to submit and any other business that may properly come before the committee. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

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Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) will meet from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer.

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The Kachemak Bay Birders will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting, Arthur Kettle, a Biological Science Technician with the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, will present a slide presentation: Barren Islands Seabird Monitoring. Each year the Refuge studies breeding success of murres, kittiwakes, puffins, and storm-petrels on East Amatuli Island. All meetings are free and everyone is invited to attend. All events are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. If you have questions, contact Lani Raymond, 399-9477.

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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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