The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip will be Saturday, Sept. 9 to Beluga Slough. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to walk down the trail to the boardwalk and Slough area. The group will also look for birds from the beach. The tide will be high to make it easier to view birds out over the water; bring binoculars, field guide and a spotting scope if you have one. All Kachemak Bay Birder trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All trips are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The leader for this trip is Jim Herbert. For more information contact him, 907-362-0020, or Lani Raymond, 907-399-9477.
Kachemak Crane Watch needs participation during Kachemak Crane Watch’s annual Count Days. Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on Sept. 9. Please report the number of adults, colts, or banded cranes seen by location, time, and day, and your name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 907-235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.
The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) Teen Support and Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the REC Room, 3957 Neilsen Circle. The private group is for ages 12-18. For more information, contact Anna Meredith at the REC Room, 235-3436, or Irene Saxton-Opatz at the Center, 235-7701.
There will be a Homer Community Meeting for the Keep Cannabis Legal Campaign from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 at the Stowaway Cafe at 3585 East End Road No. 14. Buy a coffee and support a new Homer business while learning about the cannabis industry. Call Amy at 907-398-4326 for more information.
The Exchange, a syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m. Upcoming dates are Sept. 19, Oct. 3, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19.
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. 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 information, call 235-7786.
“Harvest of Green Tomatoes” is available from the Cooperative Extension Service or online as well as a handout on kid-friendly snack ideas and tips. Visit today at www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/kenai. Or, stop by the extension office from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in the Doors and Windows Building, 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Soldotna.
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
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. The lunch menu for this week is: today, baked ham; Friday, stir fry shrimp; Monday, ravioli; Tuesday, chicken piccata; Wednesday, beef tamale; next Thursday, roast beef with mushroom sauce.
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.
Kachemak Bay Campus
Registration for fall classes is open for general public and degree-seeking students. Upcoming and open classes include Drawing, Outboard Engine Repair and Maintenance, Geology, Calculus, Research-based Creative Writing, Yoga, Conservation Biology and Global Climate Change. Sign-up early. Advising Appointments are available with an advisor for degree students. See the schedule for most classes at: http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule/
For community education non-credit class registration for maritime technology, drawing, Thai Cooking, CPR, First Aid, etc. see; https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/
There will be a public reading with award-winning novelist Louise Erdrich at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7.
KBC is now enrolling students now for GED, ESL, college preparation and life skills courses. Classes begin Sept. 11. Call 235-7743.
The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
cARTography: This exhibit explores maps, wayfinding, and related artworks from the Pratt Museum collections, along with recent geospatial and interactive products of Kachemak Bay, and is available through Sept. 30.
A pavement preservation project is now underway from Mile 5.5-12.6 East End Road from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Expect delays of about 10 minutes. The anticipated completion date is Oct. 31.
South Peninsula Hospital
The South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book and gift sale on Thursday, Sept. 7, in the hospital’s conference rooms 1 and 2 from 4–8 p.m. Proceeds benefit the hospital Auxiliary. Please park in Bartlett Street lots and use the Bartlett Street entrance to attend the sale.
Booth applications are now accepted for the annual Rotary Health Fair. The Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital invites exhibitors to apply for booth space at the 33nd annual Rotary Health Fair. The purpose of the fair is to promote individual wellness, share health information and to encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The Rotary Health Fair invites exhibitors to provide learning centers to educate and encourage active involvement in learning about health and wellness.
The fair is 7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Oct. 28 at Homer High School, and the deadline to apply for booth space is Sept. 9. To get an application or more information, please send an email to email@example.com or call the Health Fair Hotline at 399-3158.