Sandhill crane colts are starting to fly. Please report sightings of fledged colts to Kachemak Crane Watch. Include location, date, time and number of colts when first seen to or 235-6262.

Fencing instruction and training for ages 13 to adult is 5:45-8 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in the Homer High School commons; Homer Community Recreation sponsors the class. A liability waiver signature is required. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged. Come fence a few times for free before registering. Equipment is provided for beginners, but wear sneakers. For more information, contact Scott Meyer at 399-8731.

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Community Council holds its regular quarterly meeting from noon-3 p.m. Wednesday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.  For more information, call Stacey Buckelew at 226-4653.

The U.S. Navy holds a public meeting Wednesday at the Best Western Bidarka Inn to discuss a draft Environmental Impact Statement/Overseas Environmental Impact Statement on potential impacts from military training activities in the Gulf of Alaska Temporary Maritime Activities Area. An open house information session is 5-8 p.m. with a Navy presentation at 6:30 p.m. An oral comment session follows the Navy presentation. Written and oral comments will be accepted at the meeting. Copies of the draft EIS are available at the Homer Public Library or at the project website, The Navy accepts comments until Oct. 20. Written comments may be submitted through the website, in person at the meeting or by mail to Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, Attention Ms. Amy Burt, GOA Supplemental EIS/OEIS Project Manager, 1101 Tautog Circle, Suite 203, Silverdale, WA 98315-1101.

The Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council will hold its regular fall board meeting in Homer this year. The council will meet at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25 and 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 26. The public is invited to attend. For more information, including requesting a draft board meeting agenda, contact Outreach Coordinator Lisa Matlock at or 907-273-6235.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. Special programs are offered daily, including story time, crafts and musical performances. For more information, call 235-4556.

Homer Senior Citizens

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, baked ham; Friday, sockeye salmon; Monday, baked chicken teriyaki; Tuesday, lasagna; Wednesday, curried chicken.

Strong Women classes are 1-2 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.

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 235-7655.

Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center dining room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Kathy Hedges at 235-4556. 

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is still going on for these upcoming classes: Geology of Kachemak Bay, Seaweeds of Kachemak Bay, Introduction to the Personal Essay, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Kundalini Yoga, Quickbooks, MS Excel and Grant Proposal Writing, Digital Camera, Drawing, Ceramics, Sign Language and more classes. For a schedule, visit Call 235-7743 for information.

Award-winning poet Carolyn Forche does a reading at 6:30 p.m. today for the KBC Visiting Writers Series. 

Pratt Museum

The museum galleries are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Homer artist Jo Going’s presents “Reliquary,” a solo exhibit that is a mixed media installation featuring found animal bones collected by the artist from the Arctic tundra over 29 years. “Reliquary” is on view through Sept. 21. 

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers an American Heart Association First Aid Class from 1-5 p.m. Sept. 12. The course is $50 and preregistration is required via the SPH Education Department at 235-0258.

SVT Health & Wellness

SVT Health & Wellness offers a series of classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “Functional Medicine and Detoxification,” by Dr. Hillery Daily and Dr. Rob Downey. They explain why functional medicine is a key to balanced health and how to start an effective detoxification program. For more information, call 226-2228 ext. 660.