Town Crier

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will be holding their regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8.

The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. Call 235-9811 for more information.

The Homer Volunteer Fire Department wants to remind the public as the temperature drops and they start to turn the heat on, make sure you properly have your chimney cleaned and inspected.

The department offers chimney brushes at the station for your convenience. Give them a call if you have any questions at 907-235-3155 ext. 0.

Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association will be holding its annual meeting at the Homer City Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 9.

All are welcome.

Thanksgiving Basket applications are now available. Applications can be picked up at the Homer Community Food Pantry on Mondays, Nov. 5 and 12, with program volunteers available from 1-3 p.m.

The cut off for submitting applications is Nov. 14.

Forms can also be found at First National Bank of Alaska and Anchor Point Food Pantry.

Ninilchik will find theirs with Jane Smith at the Ninilchik Senior Center.

If you have any questions, please call and leave a message at 235-8761 and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Donations also are welcome. Send checks to Kachemak Bay Lions, P.O. Box 1824 Homer, AK 99603.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 19, at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave.

The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

Ultimate Frisbee groups meets Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the SPARC.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities are closed on Sundays through April 28, 2019.

For more information contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Exercise sessions are at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call 235-7786.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m. to 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

The Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served noon-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Lunch costs $7 for seniors age 60 and older, and $15 for those under 60.

Strong Women classes are 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Homer Senior Center. Zumba Gold classes with Maria are 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Homer Senior Center.

Tai chi classes are Thursdays at 3 p.m. Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Duplicate Bridge is $3 for members and $5 for non-members.

Strong Women, Zumba and Tai Chi are $5 for members and $7 for non-members.

Pratt Museum

Galleries are closed for renovations until May 2019.

The business office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Cooperative Extension Agent Casey Matney will conduct a workshop on Creating Custom Fertilizer Mixes on Nov. 12, 6-8:30 p.m. ($25).

Painting the Northern Lights Watercolor workshop with Jen DePesa takes place Saturday, Nov. 10, for $100. How to Use QuickBooks takes place Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for $30.

Upcoming Maritime Technology classes include Marine Hydraulics with AVTEC on Dec. 1-2. Call 235-7743 for information. Sign up on easy community education website at www.kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com

At 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16, the Public Lecture Series presents Alexander James, UAA Associate Professor of Economics, speaking on “Natural Resources & Economic Development: At Home and Abroad.”

South Peninsula Hospital

The 35th annual Rotary Health Fair will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Homer High School. “It’s Your Life … Take a Day to be Well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.

As part of the health fair, a comprehensive panel of blood tests is available for only $40, a sizable discount from the regular cost.

These tests are offered by appointment in advance of the fair through Nov. 2 in the hospital conference room on the hospital’s lower level or at the fair on Nov. 3. Appointments for either option can be made at sphosp.org.

Over 50 exhibitors will be at the fair offering various health screenings, information, demonstrations and services, including blood pressure tests, vision tests, hearing tests, flu shots, fitness tests and more.

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