The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The Agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

The Pratt Museum and the Woodard Creek Coalition hold a work party to complete the Woodard Creek Trail to Pioneer Avenue from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Bring work gloves, shovels and extra wheelbarrows for carrying sand and wood chips. To help with preparation work before Saturday or for more information, call the Pratt at 435-3323.

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next birding trip is 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the Homer Spit. Meet at the parking lot at the base of the Spit on Kachemak Drive. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. All trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge.

The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) meet from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Headquarters, 708 Smokey Bay Way. Please join them if you have an interest in recycling and would like to help out or would like to learn more about what the group does. For more information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 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 Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project this month. Help local children in need start their school year on a positive note by purchasing school supplies and backpacks for them. Contributions can be left in the brightly colored receptacle inside Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware. Shopping lists are on the donation container. The program benefits more than 100 children.

The Boat House Committee seeks to raise $33,000 before the end of August. By reaching that goal, the committee can leverage an additional $25,000 from the Rasmuson Foundation and reaching it $210,000 project total. Donations can be made through the Homer Foundation at its secure online donation site at Donations also can be made by check to Boat House/Homer Foundation, P.O. Box 1498, Homer, AK 99603.

Sandhill crane colts should start fledging soon. Report any observations of sandhill crane colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or email Leave a name and number so Crane Watch can call for more information.

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.

Cooperative Extension Center

Do you have a high tunnel? Sell the extras at a Farmers Market? Raise sheep, goats or cows for food? Have a peony or hay field? The Alaska Crop Protection Pest Management Program offers free site visits to assist with your pest problems and offer Integrated Pest Management solutions. Call Cooperative Extension Service at 907-262-5824 to schedule a visit this season or email to have your farm/ranch/hightunnel/field/etc. put on the Kenai Peninsula visit list.

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 beef with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, battered cod; Monday, plum glazed Cornish game hens; Tuesday, beef stroganoff; Wednesday, Cuban pork; 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 fall classes is now being held. Sign up now, pay later. Scholarship applications are available for the Kachemak Bay Rotary Club and Mary Epperson Endowment Scholarships.

Advising appointments are available for degree-seeking students. Call 235-7743. For the fall schedule, visit

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Jeffrey and Ranja Dean’s “Heartfelt and Handmade: From Creative Homesteading to the Fine Arts” is on exhibit.

The Historic Harbor Tour is 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Meet at the kiosk next to the Salty Dawg on the Spit. The fee is $10. Tours are offered through Sept. 1.