The American Legion Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s. There is no charge for this service, but donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department, Anchor Point Fire and Emergency Medical Services, and Kachemak Emergency Services offer chimney brushes for people to borrow and use to clean chimneys. Brushes can be picked up during normal business hours. HVFD also recommends an annual inspection of heating appliances, wood stoves and chimneys. 

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is closed from Dec. 21-Jan. 1 and reopens on Jan. 4. 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, pulled pork; Friday, closed for Christmas; Monday, chicken cordon bleu; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket; Wednesday, chicken parmesan; 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 Advocates
 of Recycling (KARe) 

Here are some tips about recycling or disposing of miscellaneous items. All can be recycled at the Homer Transfer Center on Baycrest Hill, also known as “the dump.”

• Tin cans and lids: They do not need not to be rinsed out. Labels are OK to leave on. Examples include cans as well as lids from glass jars, metal bottle caps, etc. 

• Batteries (recycled at the dump): household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, 12-volt) and rechargeable batteries.

• Fluorescent light bulbs (recycled at the dump). Regular and energy-efficient bulbs cannot be recycled; they go in the trash.

• Used oil (at the dump or at the Homer Harbor, Ramp 2): Motor or hydraulic oil. No cooking oil, no antifreeze in with any oil, no water in the oil.

• Hazardous waste (at the dump): Accepted only on designated collection days. 

• Electronics (at the dump): Accepted only on designated days. To be announced in the paper and on the borough website.

• There are also piles for specific items: Brush pile for brush and items from clearing land; construction material pile for lumber, sheet rock, etc.; scrap metal pile for appliances, and other metal. 

• Items you cannot recycle at the Homer dump: Styrofoam, no. 5 plastic; aluminum foil; plastic straws, and paper with plastic or foil coating

For more information, call Borough Solid Waste at 907-262-9667.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for winter and spring classes has now begun for community education, job training, recreation or degrees. Interested in a degree or training programs for jobs like certified nursing assistant? Make an appointment soon with an advisor at 235-7743. For GED, ESL and ABE classes, call 235-7743.

KBC will be closed Dec. 24-Jan. 4.

Pratt Museum

Winter gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday through December. Admission is free through December. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.