Hospice of Homer and Friends of Homer Public Library will present a panel 
discussion on “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” the 
bestselling book by Atul Gawande, at 6 p.m. today in the 
Homer Public Library. Panel facilitator Kathy Carssow will be joined by panel members 
Nancy Lander, Brad Hughes and Rob Downey. A question-and-answer session will follow the 
presentation. Books are available for loan from the Homer Public Library and the Hospice of 
Homer or books can be purchased at the Homer Bookstore.

The Homeless Action Committee meets from 5-7 p.m. today at the Salvation Army on the Sterling Highway. Please bring a dish to share. Tents, sleeping bags, clothes, backpacks and shoes also can be donated.

“Where do we go from here?” is the topic of this month’s Parkinson’s Support Group meeting. Bring ideas to share. The group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) meets 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way. For more information,  contact CACS at 235-6667. Anyone interested in recycling and/or advocating for recycling is welcome to attend.

Kachemak Crane Watch holds sand-
hill crane count day from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday. Observers can report number of cranes, how many of each (adults, colts and cranes marked with transmitters), date, location and time. Submit data to or by calling Nina Faust at 235-6262.

Ninilchik Emergency Services holds its 13th Annual 911 Benefit at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Ninilchik Fair Grounds, Carol Bock Hall. The spaghetti dinner will be by donation and there will be auctions as well. Come meet the volunteer emergency services.

Trust Training Cooperative in cooperation with Hands of Peace/AVP Alaska presents a Conflict Resolution / Alternatives to Violence Basic Workshop 6-9 p.m. Sept. 25, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 26 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 27 at 63540 Skyline Drive. The beginning workshop presents conflict resolution skills through experiential learning exercise and practice, with the goal of helping direct service providers and community members think about and make choices to reduce conflict at work and in everyday settings. The fee is $60 for the entire 18-hour workshop, with reduced fees available. Register by Sept. 23 online at For more information, contact Karen Cauble at 235-3832 or or Lisa Cauble at 907-264-6276 or

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; Friday, oven fried shrimp; Monday, closed for Labor Day; Tuesday, chicken pot pie; Wednesday, mustard and rosemary roasted pork chops; next Thursday, roast beef 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 members, $6 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

Register now for these upcoming classes: Using Quickbooks,  Saturdays, Sept. 14-Nov.14;  Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Sept. 15-Dec. 10; Beginning Tai Chi, Thursdays, Sept. 15-Dec. 8; Beginning Hatha Yoga, Thursdays, Sept. 23-Dec. 12; Intermediate Kundalini Yoga, Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Dec. 9, and Form in Contemporary Poetry with Erin Hollowell, Mondays, Oct. 5-Nov. 2. English as a Second Language and Adult Basic Education classes start soon. For more information, call 235-7743.

Visiting writers Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes hold a public reading with an evening of poetry and fiction at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. 

Pratt Museum

Summer gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

In celebration of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies’ 30th Annual Kachemak Bay CoastWalk, the Pratt Museum presents “Ocean Treasure, Ocean Trash,” a hands-on exhibit that shows how we fit in this watery world, how we impact the life within it and how we can be the solution to ocean pollution. 

Road Construction

Expect delays on this lower Kenai Peninsula road project:

• Sterling Highway Mile 135 to 137 improvements: Road construction continues through September. Expect single-lane traffic, 10-minute delays, flagging and pilot car operations on the Sterling Highway from 10 p.m. Sundays through noon Fridays, through September. For more information, visit