Town Crier

The Chariots of Fur 5K and Family Fun Run will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 14 in Mariner Park. This is the third annual event.

There will be a 1 mile walk/jog for smaller dogs and smaller runners.

Registration is free, but donations to support Homer Animal Friends will be accepted.

There will be an after party at Grace Ridge Brewing where prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded.

Call 907-435-7626 for more information.

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

Grief, Loss, and Ritual: Lessons from East Asia. This event will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at the United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

In this free public lecture Erin Cline, associate professor of comparative ethics and theology at Georgetown University, discusses traditional Chinese understandings of rituals, their importance in the grief process, and how they can help today.

The Homer Community Food Pantry is seeking volunteers who could provide 90 minutes a week to pick up donated grocery items.

Call 235-1968 to volunteer or for more information.

Central Peninsula Landfill and Transfer Facilities and Sites are open on Sundays. All facilities will be open seven days per week.

For more information, call the Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department at 907-262-9667.

Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts will be the featured Quilt Artist at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20 at Christ Lutheran Church, 128 North Soldotna Avenue, Soldotna.

Maggie’s “Trunk Show” of amazing quilts with traditional roots highlights her innovative techniques, which create patterns that appear complex and stunning.

This Trunk Show is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild and is open to the public free of charge.

Kachemak Crane Watch asks that residents report crane sightings. Sandhill Crane colts will be hatching in the next few weeks. These colts are small and very susceptible to predation by dogs and cats. If you see crane colts, please keep your pets under control.

Report observations of Sandhill Cranes colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at or by calling 235-6262.

Include date, time, location, number of colts, and your contact information so Crane Watch members can call for more information.

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. The menu for this week is: Thursday, roast pork; Friday, salmon; Monday, vegetable quiche; Tuesday, chicken parmesan; Wednesday, meatloaf; and next Thursday, turkey.

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 open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ongoing activities: Fish Feedings have resumed from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the Marine Gallery. Fish Feeding is fun and all are welcome.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is open for special July art workshops: “Crash Course in Oils” with David Pettibone for $85; July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and “Mug Making” with David Kaufmann, July 21, 22 and 28 for $125. Information and advanced registration at: Call 235-7743.

Registration for all fall credit courses is now open at and www.kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.comfor community education and marine technology. Sign-up now, pay later. Degree-seeking students: Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for fall classes and stop by the campus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital Education Department is offering these American Heart Association classes this summer:

Basic Life Support (CPR class) from 8 a.m. to noon at SPH Training Center on July 13 and Aug. 10 for $75 per person.

First Aid 1-4 p.m. at SPH Training Center on July 27 for $50 per person.

Heartsaver CPR/AED from 8 a.m. to noon at SPH Training Center on July 27 for $50 per person. This covers infant/child/adult CPR and use of an AED.

Please call SPH Education Department 235-0258 to register or for more information. The complete schedule of upcoming classes can be found at

Homer Medical Center is offering free sports physicals at a one-day clinic on Saturday, July 21 for high school students who need a physical for participation in school sanctioned activities. Appointments are not required, and exams are offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Homer Medical Center clinic on Bartlett Street. Exams are offered free of charge by providers from Homer Medical Center.

Parents are asked to complete page one and two of the exam form prior to presenting at the clinic which can be found on the hospital’s All students must bring or wear loose fitting shorts for the screening.

Students who are unable to attend can make an appointment at the clinic for an annual wellness exam and a sports physical form will be filled out as part of the exam. In most cases this would be at no cost to a patient with insurance. Those without insurance and who cannot attend the free sports physical day can make an appointment for just a sports physical on a regular clinic day at a cost of $52 less a 25 percent discount for a total of $39 to be paid at time of service.

Please contact Homer Medical Center at 235-8586 for additional information.