Announcements

The American Legion Unit 16 Auxiliary offers Christmas gift wrapping from noon to 5 p.m. daily through Sunday at Ulmer’s. Wrapping is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve. There is no set charge for the service, but donations to support veterans program are appreciated.
K-Bay Caffe offers Soup at Seven on Sundays, communal soup and bread. It will be at 7 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, call 235-1551.
Ninilchik gets into the holiday season with its Community Christmas Village at the fairgrounds through Jan. 1. Families, individuals, businesses and organizations are invited to pick a building or open space around the fairgrounds and decorate it for the holiday season. There are nine small buildings, the outside of Carol Bock Hall and lots of open space. A trophy will be awarded for the people’s choice for best decorations. The lights will be on every weekend from dusk until 10 p.m. Call or email to reserve a building or commit to decorate a portion of the fairgrounds, (907) 567-3760 or kpsfair@acsalaska.net.
MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, the local collaborative for community health improvement, is conducting its second Community Health Needs Assessment through March 2013. The first part of the assessment includes a community perceptions survey that gives community members the opportunity to highlight the community’s strengths and needs. This survey was recently included in the Homer News. Completed surveys can be submitted at City Hall, Homer Public Library and Ulmer’s. The survey also can be filled out online at www.mappofskp.net. For more information, call MAPP coordinator Megan Murphy at 235-0570.
The Mindfulness Meeting is a group for cultivating wisdom, gratitude and serenity through skills and practice that takes place weekly on Fridays. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Room 104 Bayview Hall, Kachemak Bay Campus, through Friday, with a time and place to be announced after the college campus closes for the holiday on Monday. Everyone is welcome; there is no charge. For more information, call Rachel or Sharon at 235-7712. This group is sponsored by South Peninsula Haven House.
The Homer Legislative Information Office and the offices of Rep. Paul Seaton and Senator-elect Peter Micciche hold a Christmas open house from 2 to 6 p.m. today at its new location at 270 W. Pioneer Ave., at the northwest corner of Pioneer Avenue and Bartlett Street. Come tour the new offices and meet with legislators and staff.

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