Announcements

The Exchange, a pilot syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges every other Tuesday at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m. The next Exchange is July 5. The Exchange is a program established and operated by a group of individuals and agency representatives in the Homer area that support the idea of harm-reduction and safer drug use as a means of making our community a safer place to live. The primary goal of The Exchange is to reduce the spread of Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS and bacterial infections among intravenous drug users by exchanging used needles for clean ones. For more information, email homerexchange@gmail.com.

South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club SPARC and Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL) hold their 3rd annual National Field Day Event from 9 a.m.-5 pm. Saturday at the Seafarer’s Memorial on the Homer Spit. The 2016 Field Day Event is an annual nationwide activity to display and demonstrate the value of Amateur Radio. Learn all about Amateur Radio, meet SPARC members, sign up for upcoming Amateur Radio License Classes and even participate by talking around the world. For more information visit kl7hom.org or Facebook.

The Homer Native Plant Society sponsors a field trip to the Ninilchik Fen at 1 p.m. Sunday. Shawn Jackinsky and Ed Berg will lead the hike to this remarkable fen north of Nilnilchik. It hosts berries, flowers and a wide variety of other native plants. The trip is limited to 15 people. It meets at 1 p.m. at the site three miles north of Ninilchik, at the pullout by the Heavenly Sights Charter sign. The trip returns to Homer before 5 p.m. For details, call 235-9344.

The Homer High School Class of 1996 holds its 20-year reunion on July 8 and 9. For more information, call Jessica at 299-2849.

Sandhill crane eggs have hatched. Report any observations of sandhill crane colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or email reports@cranewatch.org. 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.

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, country-style roast pork; Friday, battered cod; Monday, pork chow mein; Tuesday, chicken pot pie; Wednesday, mustard and rosemary roasted pork chops; next Thursday, roast beef and mashed potatoes.

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. Classes include welding, History of Alaska, Marine Biology, Painting, Introduction to Law, Music Fundamentals, Geology of Kachemak Bay, Environmental Economics and Policy, Computer Science, Poetry writing, Literature, American Government, Medical Terminology, Grant Proposal Writing, First Aid/CPR and much more. Sign up now, pay later. Advising appointments are available for degree-seeking students. Call 235-7743. For the fall schedule, visit kpc.alaska.edu.

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.

“Art and Science of Bears” is on exhibit through July 31. The Paula Dickey legacy exhibit is on exhibit through Friday and includes works from her personal collection as well as works for sale.

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.

 

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