The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. holds a Town Hall Teleconference with Kenai Peninsula Legislators, including Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, at 6 p.m. today. Legislators will respond to any questions or concerns constituents may have. Comments will be limited to three minutes per person but may be less dependent upon the number of participants. Call 235-7878 for more information.
The Homer Seventh-day Adventist Church invites the public to a discussion of an in-depth study written by Don and Marjorie Gray on The book of Genesis. The discussion is 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the Homer Seventh-day Adventist Church, 210 E. Pioneer Ave. This is a free event; childcare will not be available.
Because You Are Special Bazaar is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Homer United Methodist Church. The bazaar is a benefit for Special Olympics Alaska-Homer. Vendors can rent booths at $40 a space. To rent booths, call Joyce Colbenson at 907-398-6712. A silent auction also will be held. To donate items, call Carol at 399-2500, 235-9264 or 299-1606.
Starting in February, the Homer Public Library is the host of a monthly “Lunch With a Council member.” This will be an opportunity for community members to bring their questions and ideas to their elected representatives. One or two council members will visit each month for informal conversation over brown bag lunches. In the first lunch from noon-1 p.m. Monday, the library invites citizens to meet with council members David G. Lewis and Catriona Reynolds.
The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) meet from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Headquarters at 708 Smokey Bay Way. Please join them if you have an interest in recycling and would like to help them out. For more information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday inthe NERRS building on Kachemak Drive. The agenda will include continued preparation of comments on Board of Game statewide proposals, items of interest to the general public and any other business that may properly come before the committee. For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.
The city of Homer holds a neighborhood meeting on the Hickerson Memorial Cemetery expansion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall. The city proposes to expand the cemetery on lots it owns adjacent to the existing cemetery on Diamond Ridge Road. Diamond Ridge residents and other interested people are invited to attend. City Manager Katie Koester and Public Works Director Carey Meyer will attend the meeting to answer questions and address concerns. For more information, call the City Manager’s Office, 235-8121, ext. 6.
KBBI Public Radio AM 890 holds Trivia Night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The talk starts promptly, so please arrive early. There is limited seating. Call 235-7721, ext. 224, or email email@example.com to reserve your seat. Tickets are $10 per person, cash or checks only (payable to KBBI) at the door. Teams will be from four to six people. There is a grand prize for the winning team and prizes for second and third place. For more information, visit www.kbbi.org or KBBI’s Facebook page.
The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Diamond Ridge Fire Station at 65705 Diamond Ridge Road. There also will be a work session at 7 p.m,. Feb. 25 at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station at 53048 Ashwood Ave. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the McNeil Fire Station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building on Pioneer Avenue. Call 235-9811 for more information.
The Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District holds a Public Budget Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Homer High School library. Everyone is encouraged to attend. If there are questions, please contact Lassie Nelson at 907-714-8838.
The Homer Foundation announces that application forms for the 2016 City of Homer Grants Program are now available. The grants program is funded through an annual allocation from the City of Homer in addition to the earnings from the City of Homer Fund and the Kachemak City Fund at the Homer Foundation. The intent of the City of Homer Grants Program is to support locally-based nonprofit organizations that provide services within the City of Homer. The applicants must be IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations, in existence in Homer a minimum of three years, with their primary facility and core programs, activities and services offered within the Homer City limits. 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. The funding is for general operating support. This is a competitive grants process. Application forms are available from the Homer Foundation. Contact Joy at 235-0541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchor Point Senior Citizens
The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open for winter hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 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. 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 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, almondine trout; 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 the following classes and workshops for community education, job training and recreation is now open. Upcoming classes include Biology of Sharks, Polar Bears, Birds of Kachemak Bay, Cyanotype Printmaking, MS Excel, Outboard Engine Repair, Deck Handling Job training, Boat DC Electrical Basics (Feb. 1-15), How To Handle a Skiff, Lines, Rigging and Gear, and more. Register in advance at uaonline.alaska.edu. Check out most of the KBC opportunities at www.kpc.alaska.edu/files/resources/spring-2016-kbc-schedule.pdf.
Lines, Rigging Gear: Net Repair Techniques by Bulletproof Nets is $45 and runs Feb. 26, March 2, March 9. Advanced registration is required. Outboard Engine Repair and Maintenance is $75 and runs Feb. 26-28. Intermediate Hatha Yoga class with Alayne Tetor starts Feb. 8.
Photographer Joe Kashi holds an opening reception, “Promises of Spring,” from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the commons, Pioneer Hall.
Marilyn Nelson, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Newbery and Coretta Scott King awards, does a public reading at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 and a poetry workshop Feb. 13-14. She is the author or translator of 15 poetry books for adults and children and five chapbooks. In 2014 Nelson published a memoir, “How I Discovered Poetry.” In her workshop, students will create several poems using as prompts imagery, language and poetic techniques from Lao-Tzu, Rumi, San Juan de la Cruz, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, Emily Dickinson, Gary Snyder, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shihab Nye, Joy Harjo, Pattianne Rogers and Jane Hirschfield.
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.
South Peninsula Hospital
South Peninsula Hospital, in conjunction with Homer Winter Carnival, offers “Keeping Your Sunny Side Up” from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 13 at the SPH Functional Medicine Clinic, 203 West Pioneer Ave. Visit with Dr. Rob Downey about how vitamin D and light therapy can keep you sunny side up this winter. Check out a SAD light and learn more about seasonal affective disorder. Enjoy coffee, cider and refreshments before and after the parade. Call 235-0285 for more information.