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Kachemak Bay Equestrian Association will have its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Homer City Hall Council chambers. Officers for 2020 will be voted in and there will be presentations by Kachemak Pony Club and the Mud Wallow. Come win the door prize of an exciting excursion on the Danny J. There will be visiting and snacks and you can renew your membership for 2020.

The Homer Area Beekeepers Association Kick Off Meeting will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 in the ground-level atrium of Homer United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road. Bring your ideas for topics of discussion at future meetings, and any questions or thoughts you might have on keeping bees on the southern Kenai Peninsula. Membership in the club is open to all — past, current, and possible future beekeepers — so don’t hesitate to invite friends who are interested in the topic but don’t yet have firm plans to get their first bees.

The South Kenai Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board will hold its regular monthly board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 at South Peninsula Hospital, conference rooms 1 and 2. The SKPHSAB meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will be holding its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. 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 and call the office at 235-9811 for more information.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 20 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:

Kenai Peninsula Votes says: thank you to the 29% of Homer residents who voted in this past election. The close race for city council was decided by only seven votes, which illustrates the importance of each vote. Why do the majority of voters choose not to vote? Next year, the borough will try to increase voter turnout by sending ballots through the mail. Research shows that mail-in voting is gaining momentum and is increasing turnout. As we get closer to the next election for 2020, we need to continue to encourage people about the importance of their vote to make their voices heard.

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 will be closed on Sundays for the winter through April 26, 2020. 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.

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

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 Robbie Fuller 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 lunch menu for this week is: Today, turkey; Friday, cod with lemon and capers; Monday, closed for Veterans Day; Tuesday, beef tacos; Wednesday, shredded pork sandwiches; and next Thursday, roast beef.

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 Robbie Fuller 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.

Hospice of Homer

A Widows Support Group meets the second and fourth Saturdays of every month at 10:30 a.m. at Hospice of Homer. The group is for women who have lost husbands or partners and seek support in everything from practical matters like insurance to emotional support. For more information, call Marsha Graham at 235-5925.

Living with Loss, a weekly walk-in conversation about loss and bereavement, is on Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m.

Pratt Museum

The special exhibits gallery is hosting Kathy Smith’s “Rivers of Ice” exhibit through Dec. 28.

The Pratt Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For information about what’s happening at the Pratt, visit www.prattmuseum.org or call 235-8635.

Kachemak Bay Campus

On Friday, Nov. 8, John Eiler of NOAA, presents: “Marine Research at Little Port Walter — Past, Present, and Future;” and on Nov. 13, Stephanie Quinn Davidson presents a topic to be annoucned. Both lectures will be live-video shared to the Homer campus from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room P219. This is part of the University of Fairbanks College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences weekly Wednesday and Friday seminar series.

“Painting the Northern Lights: Holiday Cards with Jen DePesa” takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10. Create beautiful, individual holiday cards to send to your friends. All you need is a spray bottle and a hair dryer. Jen will supply the rest. Call 235-7743 to register or visit. kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com

“More Marine Technology: Marine Vessel Systems” starts Nov. 11 and focuses on what is underneath the deck and examines major vessel systems, including diesel, electrical and hydraulics. Includes hands on use of a vessel systems trainer. The class runs from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Nov. 11-18 and costs $45.

Photographing Your 3D artwork with Taz Tally is coming up from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 and 14 and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. Learn how to capture good quality images of your 3D artwork and other items you would like to offer for sale or promotion. The cost is $95.

Basics of DC Electricity for Vessels is a class that runs from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 12, 19, 21 and 21 and costs $175. Learn troubleshooting and theory of direct current systems on vessels. Topics include electrical terms and definitions, safety codes, fundamental diagrams, battery types and application, marine wiring and more. Includes use of vessel simulator.

Master 100 Ton/OUPV begins Nov. 15. This USCG-approved course is for those with enough sea time to get a 100 ton USCG license or an Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessel license. The exam will be administered upon completion of the course. Full attendance is mandatory. It is advised that you verify your eligibility before enrolling. Contact KBC Marine Technology Coordinator at 235-1622. Classes are from 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. The class runs Nov. 15 – Dec. 8 and costs $700.

Create Your Own Modern or Traditional Qaspeq. This class will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Come learn to make a traditional qaspeq or a modern qaspeq or both in one weekend. The class is taught by Sew Yup’ik owner Nikki Corbett (Nick) of Bethel. Students must provide their own material, sewing machine and sewing notions. The cost is $100. Call 235-7743 for details and to register.

Alaska Islands and Oceans Visitor Center

The Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center is open Tuesday – Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

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