A group meets from noon-1 p.m. every Sunday at WKFL Park on Pioneer Avenue to stand together to promote awareness of upcoming important issues facing our country. Signs are provided or bring your own.

Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Service Area Board is seeking applications from those who are interested in appointment to the service area board. Any qualified voter who has resided within the service area for 180 days may apply for appointment to Seat C. Questions regarding eligibility may be directed to the Office of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk at 907-714-2160 or 1-800-478- 4441, extension 2160.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

Love the Food Pantry? Compassionate about serving others? The Homer Community Food Pantry is looking for new board members to continue all the good work being done in the Homer community caring for those in need. No experience is necessary — only a big heart. Call 235-1968 and leave your name and number, or email

Get safe taxi cab rides home the night of New Year’s Eve and Day from 8 p.m. Dec. 31-6 a.m. Jan. 1 courtesy of Kostas Taxi, Ryder Transport and Kachecab. For rides, call 399-8008, 399-8115, 399-8888 or 235-1950.

The Homer Animal Shelter is closed for cleaning and maintenance from Jan. 1-Jan. 5.

Norwegian citizens living in Alaska can renew their passports in Anchorage on Jan. 19, 2017. Due to biometric data requirements, all Norwegian passports for citizens older than the age of 12 normally need to be renewed where a biometric machine is located, in San Francisco, Houston, New York, Washington, D.C., or Norway. For one day only on Jan. 19, the biometric machine will be in Anchorage. Please call the Norwegian Honorary Consul, Lise Kristiansen Falskow, to schedule an appointment if you are interested in renewing your passport during this special opportunity. All citizens younger than 12 do not require biometric screening and can therefore have their passports issued or renewed with Falskow at anytime. For more information, contact her at Lise Kristiansen Falskow, Royal Norwegian Honorary Consul, Alaska, 907-440-5473, email

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. 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 turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, battered cod; Monday, closed for Christmas; Tuesday, lasagna; Wednesday, vegetarian stir fry; 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 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 classes that start in January has opened. See the winter schedule for campus-based classes at Community classes include Fly-Fishing, Pilot Ground School, Tai Chi, Yoga, Gardening, Biology of Bears, Birding, Art, Marine Technology and French Cooking.

The campus is closed Dec. 24-Jan 3.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery winter hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Admission is free during December. The museum is closed Dec. 23-26 and Dec. 30-31. The galleries are closed for the month of January for maintenance.

“Inspired by Diaries” features art works by different artists inspired by diaries to create art. It is on display through Dec. 29.

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