Town Crier

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. this Friday, Nov. 9. All are welcome.

The Kachemak Bay Advisory Board will have a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. This month’s agenda will include the discussion about the Kachemak Bay State Park and State Wilderness Park Management Plan Public Review Draft.

Thanksgiving Basket applications are now available. Applications can be picked up at the Homer Community Food Pantry on Monday, Nov. 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 Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s Environmental Monitoring Committee (EMC) teleconference meeting will be hosted in Kenai at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Cook Inlet RCAC Office, 8195 Kenai Spur Hwy, Kenai, AK 99611. The public is welcome to attend. For directions or more information call 907-283-7222 or 800-652-7222.

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the KBRR building located at 2181 Kachemak Drive. The agenda will include Bristol Bay finfish proposals 18 – 62 (if there is any interest), Southcentral game proposals 54 – 145, and any other business that may properly come before the committee. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

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. The menu for this week is: Today, roast beef; Friday, seafood linguini; Monday, Closed for Veterans Day; Tuesday, rosemary Cornish game hens; Wednesday, been stroganoff; next Thursday, roast pork.

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. Intermediate MS Access takes place Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.

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

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