Martin Renner, a local seabird ecologist and lifelong birder, presents a program on Shorebird identification at 7:30 p.m. April 2 in the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center auditorium. Learn what to look for to identify the shorebirds likely to be found in Homer and around Kachemak Bay during the coming spring migration. For more information, call Lani Raymond at 399-9477.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Citizens Center Conference Room. The speaker is Bette Seaman, dietitian and nutritionist for South Peninsula Hospital. For more information, call Daniel Weiser at 235-4555.

The Kachemak Bay Equestrian Society holds its eighth annual Cowboy Cabaret at 5 p.m. Saturday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore, or you can pay at the door. The cost is $25 per family and $10 per individual. To make a reservation call Jackie at 299-1851, or, for more information, questions or to preregister to entertain call Tim at 299-2780.

The Homer Farmers Market holds a film night fundraiser of “Seeds of Time” at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Homer Theatre. There will be a door prize giveaway and theater concessions for purchase. Admission is by donation.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its next regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. April 9 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 at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. For more information, call 235-9811.

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council (CIRCAC) holds its board meeting at 9 a.m. April 17 at Cook Inlet Aquaculture, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Kenai. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda, call 1-800-652-7222 or 907-283-7222. Board materials will be available online just prior to the meeting.


Anchor Point Alcoholics Anonymous offers meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and at 2 p.m. Sundays above the Anchor River Inn Store. For more information, call 299-3317.

Sandhill cranes will begin arriving soon. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or The date, time, location and number of cranes seen is helpful. Leave a name and number in case more details are needed.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open between the hours of 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 turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, rockfish Milanese; Monday, baked chicken teriyaki; Tuesday, lasagna; Wednesday, curried lentil and vegetable stew; next Thursday, roast pork loin.

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 members, $6 nonmembers.

Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi classes are Thursday 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

Upcoming spring and summer classes include Watercolor Painting II workshop with Jan Peyton, April 9-11; Garden Design with Brenda Adams, April 18 and 25; Culinary Arts: Extraordinary Brunches with Kirsten Dixon, April 18 and 25; Culinary Arts: Desserts with Kirsten Dixon, May 2; Boating Safety/NASBLA with Capt. Chris Lopez, May 2-3; and Landscape Painting with Asia Freeman, May 18-19, June 8-9, July 3-14 and Aug. 3-4.

To earn your GED or improve basic reading, writing and math skills, call 235-1606.

Upcoming events are 5:30 p.m. April 17, closing photography exhibit and discussion by Joe Kashi on “Light Photography Techniques”; 6 p.m. April 20, public lecture with psychology professor Brian Partridge and others, “Heroin Hits Homer: The Science of Heroin”; 5-6:30 p.m. April 24, opening reception of student art showcase.

Pratt Museum

Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Faith Revell’s exhibit, “Bird Dance,” opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday. The annual Jubilee student art showcase also opens Friday in the lower museum gallery.

SVT Health & Wellness

SVT Health & Wellness offers classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “Know Your Garden, Know Your Pests,” with Janice Chumley, integrated pest management technician with the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Extension Service. Learn how to deal with pests that damage flowers and vegetables.