The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is Saturday to Eagle Lake and the Jaeger Bog. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Homestead Restaurant to carpool, or at the trailhead to Eagle Lake at 9 a.m.

The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) meet from 4:30–6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Headquarters at 708 Smokey Bay Way. For information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or

Sandhill crane eggs are hatching. Please report sightings of colts. Report any observations of sandhill crane colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or email Leave a name and number so Crane Watch can call for more information.

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. There is a Senior Center garage sale on Saturday. Tables can be rented for $15. Call the center to rent tables. 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, fried shrimp; Monday, chicken cordon bleu; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket; Wednesday, chicken Parmesan; next Thursday, roast turkey with 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 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. Sign up now, pay later. Advising appointments are available for degree-seeking students. Call 235-7743. For the fall schedule, visit www.

Writers conference keynote speaker Natasha Tretheway holds a public reading at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. Other attending authors and poets read at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Alice’s Champagne Palace and 7:30 p.m. Monday at Land’s End Resort. 

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. 

“Art and Science of Bears” is on exhibit through July 31. 

The Historic Harbor Tour is 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Meet at the kiosk next to the Salty Dawg on the Spit. The fee is $10. Tours are offered through Sept. 1. The tour includes local history, stories about local characters and information about boats of all types.

A Woodard Creek work party is 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the Pratt parking lot. A new trail will be blazed through the Pratt’s recently acquired property, connecting the museum to Pioneer Avenue near the Legislative Information Office. Wear work clothes. Snacks will be provided. For more information, call the Pratt at 235-8635.

Road Closures

Expect delays (duration unknown), road closures and lane closures from 6 a.m.-6:30 p.m. through July 8 on the Old Sterling Highway. Maintenance crews are replacing culverts and there will be excavation on the road and ditches. Be alert to flaggers and prepared to stop. Expect narrow lanes, width restrictions, and workers and heavy equipment on the road. Motorcycle riders should use caution. Long combination vehicles are prohibited as well as oversize vehicles and vehicles with trailers. 

Student News

Mattea Peters has made the 2016 Spring Semester Dean’s List at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho, for earning at least a 3.5 grade-point average.