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There will be a free Rabies Vaccination Pet Clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Homer Veterinary Clinic at 326 Woodside Avenue.
On Friday, Sept. 20, Homer youth are joining students from 150 countries to lead the world in a global climate strike. Students plan to walk out of school before their last class of the day to strike and rally for climate action now. The students have organized a rally at WKFL park from 3-5 p.m. and are asking the Homer community to strike with them to demand our global leaders take bold action on climate. For questions or comments call 907-299-5765.
In response to the strike, Rep. Sarah Vance, R-Homer, said she will hold a “listening session” at the high school in the last hour of classes. “I want to encourage students to stay in school,” Vance said. ”We can have productive conversations about important issues without neglecting education. I intend to utilize this time to listen to students’ concerns and emphasize that meaningful conversation precedes meaningful change.”
The Kenai Peninsula Roads Department will have contractors performing routine brushing operations on or about Sunday, Sept. 15. The goal is to increase the ability for motorists to see pedestrians and animals on the side of the roads and to provide ample storage room for snow and ice during winter maintenance. The department thanks people for their patience and advises them to use caution where brushing is happening.
There will be a Tail Gate-Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.
The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 18 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700
The Kenai Peninsula Borough Homer Annex has moved to its new location at 638 East Pioneer Ave. in the Homer Borough Maintenance building east of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department. The annex door is to the right of the double garage doors. For more information call 235-9837.
Kenai Peninsula Votes tidbit:
Are you aware of these historical voting dates?
1920: All women get the right to vote nationwide.
1924: Indians gain right to vote.
1965: Voting rights Act suspends literacy tests and voting rights now federally protected.
1971: 18-year-old’s get the right to vote.
These are just a few of the landmark decisions that made it possible for all people to vote. If everyone knew the lengths and efforts it took for this to happen, then maybe they would feel the need to vote. In this upcoming election, Tuesday, Oct. 1, over 70% percent of all registered voters may not vote.
Many of these potential voters feel alienated or just don’t want to bother. We all need to talk to our friends and neighbors to encourage them that it is important. One thing you can do is go to the Homer Pubic Library at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 and attend a candidate’s forum to learn more about the candidates running for city council. If you can’t vote on Oct. 1, you can go to City Hall during normal business hours and with proper identification you can vote today. Don’t delay. Go out and vote and remember the sacrifices that so many have made so you can participate in our democracy.
Ultimate Frisbee group meets from 7-9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at the SPARC. Contact: Sunny at 441-0314.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities are open seven days a week through September. Hours are 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Monday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact the KPB Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667. Due to a change in its recycle market, Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste facilities will no longer accept D grade plastic film, including plastic shopping bags. Also, they are only accepting #1 PETE beverage bottles with twist tops for recycling. For more information, call the Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.
Anchor Point Senior Citizens
The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Avenue, 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 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 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.
The Pratt Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The special exhibits gallery is hosting the show All Alaska Biennial from now until Sept. 22.
The museum offers harbor walking tours weekly, from 3-4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. Meet at the Pratt kiosk in front of the Salty Dog Saloon. For tour rates and other information about what’s happening at the Pratt visit the website, www.prattmuseum.org
Kachemak Bay Campus
Marine Technology continues at KBC. Learn how to repair gill net web in a three session class with professional net builder, Jessica Marx in Gill Net Web Mending and Repair on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Sept. 23-27, from 6-9 p.m. for $75.
Coastal Navigation with Anna Borland Ivy will teach you the essential boating skills to safely navigate Kachemak Bay. This class runs from 5-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday for $95. Call 235-7743 or visit https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com to register for Marine Tech classes.
Head out into the field with Taz Tally (AKA Doc Roc) to explore the geology of Kachemak Bay and the Southern Kenai Peninsula and discover igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks you have learned to identify earlier in the week using the rock collection at Kachemak Bay Campus. This runs from 5:30-8:30 p.n. Sept. 24 and 26 with a field trip from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28. The cost is $89. Call 235-7743 to register.
The University of Fairbanks’ College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) weekly Wednesday seminar series is live video hosted in room 219 in Pioneer Hall at KBC. This week, Jay Ver Hoef presents Citizen Science in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska: Estimating Relative Density of Marine Mammals. This takes place at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept 25.
Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center
The Islands & Ocean Visitor Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Ranger-led talks and walks are Sundays at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. All programs are free of charge.