Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip is 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Mossy Kilcher’s Seaside Farm, East End Road. Meet and park at the top of the hill at 9:30 a.m. to begin with the walk down through the fantastic birding habitat she has developed on her farm. Expectations are for songbirds, but also raptors, woodpeckers and others. Bring binoculars, field guide and scope if you have one. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. All trips cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. The leader is Michael Craig, 235-0631.

The District 31 Democratic Party holds a meeting from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday  at Kachemak City Community Center, 59906 Bear Creek Drive, Mile 4 East End Road. For more information, email Tally at taztally@me.com or Carrie Henson at courageoustiger@gmail.com.

The Kenai Peninsula Farm Bureau has its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, Ninilchik. A potluck is at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and the meeting is free. For more information, call Rita Jo at 299-0261.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center holds its annual Clean-Up Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 in the chamber parking lot. For any questions, call the Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740 or stop in at 201 Sterling Highway.

Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, to be held May 12-15. You can register on-line at kachemakshorebird.org. Volunteers also are needed to help with registration and other tasks at the festival. To volunteer, email festival coordinator Robbi Mixon at kachemakshorebird@gmail.com.

Sandhill cranes have arrived on the lower Kenai Peninsula, including nesting pairs. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or email reports@cranewatch.org. Please 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. There is a Senior Center garage sale on June 4. Tables can be rented for $15. Call the center to rent tables. 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, sauerbraten with roasted potatoes and gravy roast pork loin; Friday, smoked trout; Monday, chicken cordon bleu; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket; Wednesday, chicken parmesan; next Thursday, roast turkey.

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)

The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies present Recycling 100  at 6 p.m. May 5 at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, with information about how and what to recycle in the Homer area. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Lani, 399-9477. 

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for fall classes has begun. Advising appointments are available for degree-seeking students. Call 235-7743. For the fall schedule, visit www.kpc.alaska.edu.

May 2 is the last day to register early for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, to be held June 10-14. Visit writersconf.kpc.alaska.edu.

A retirement open house and reception for Beth Graber and Michael Hawfield is 6-8:30 p.m. May 6 at  Land’s End Resort Quarterdeck.

Commencement is 7 p.m. May 4 at the Mariner Theatre. Retiring professor Beth Graber is the keynote speaker. The KBC 2016 commencement student speaker is Shannon Reid. 

Pratt Museum

Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The museum gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sundays and Mondays.

“Living Alaska: A Decade of Collecting Contemporary Arts for Alaska Museums” is on exhibit. 

The museum seeks a high school intern for the summer. The intern will help interpret exhibits and develop programs. For more information, contact education director Chessie MacRae at 435-3322.

The museum also seeks volunteers for a variety of jobs, including front desk greeter, aquarium assistant, collections assistant, audio transcriber and Harrington Cabin interpreter. For more information, call the Pratt at 235-8635.

South Peninsula Hospital

The annual Safe and Healthy Kids Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School. This is a free, fun event for children of all ages to focus on safety, health and wellness. For more information, visit www.sphosp.org or Haven House at 235-7712.

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