The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, call 235-7878.
The Kenai Peninsula Borough reminds homeowners and snow removal crews that it is illegal to push snow from private property into the roads, ditches and rights-of-way. Snow berms create an obstruction hazard and sight problems to snow removal equipment and drivers. Plowing snow into rights-of-way creates additional costs and delays to crew having to move the snow back. Please refrain from putting snow in rights-of-way. The borough also reminds parents to warn children of the danger of playing in snow piles and berms near roadways. Equipment operators may have difficulty seeing children.
Key Campaign 2017 holds a rally at noon Friday at WKFL Park to promote dignity and equality for all Alaskans who experience disabilities as valued, contributing participants in a shared community. A lunch follows at 1 p.m. at Parkside. For more information, call Meg at 235-9284.
The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board holds its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 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 Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies is ready to enroll local businesses in a local Green Star program, a satellite of the Alaska Forum Green Star Program operated in the Anchorage/MatSu area. CACS presents a program from 5-7 p.m. March 16 at Grace Ridge Brewery to discuss the Green Star and its marine debris, CoastWalk and Zero Waste Schools programs. Green Star is an organization committed to helping businesses lower their ecological impact and recognizes those who take steps to increase their environmental sustainability. As an expansion of its marine debris program and efforts to support the reduction of single use plastics and other waste that can enter the marine environment, CACS will be taking the lead on expanding the program to the peninsula with a goal of 20 new business enrollees. Thanks to a grant from the NOAA Marine Debris Outreach and Education program, CACS is able to offer the first 20 businesses to enroll a $100 scholarship to reduce the cost of membership. After enrollment, the Green Star team will work with your business to evaluate current practices and make recommendations for improvements. Any businesses interested in enrolling or wanting more information can reach CACS through email at Henry@akcoastalstudies.org, phone at 235-6741 or by stopping at the CACS office at 708 Smokey Bay Way, next to Ullmer’s.
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 more information, call the senior center at 235-7786.
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 Folk School
Homer Folk School offers these upcoming classes. All classes are held at Ageya Wilderness Center above Skyline Drive at the top of East Hill Road. To register or for more information, visit homerfolkschool.org or call 299-9117.
• 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 11, Indian Vegetarian Cooking. Learn the fundamentals of Indian cooking. $30.
• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 25, Build Your Own Limberjack. Limberjacks are a simple dancing wooden puppet that can be used as a percussion instrument. For children and adults; children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult. $15.
• 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 30, Canning Fish and Low Acid Foods. Learn how to can low-acid foods using a pressure canner. $25.
Homer Senior Citizens
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, country style roast pork; Friday, battered cod; Monday, sweet and sour pork; Tuesday, beef tacos; Wednesday, mustard and rosemary roasted pork chops; next Thursday, fish of the day.
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.
Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Jacquie Thaute at 299-2924 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.
Kachemak Bay Campus
Upcoming community classes include Outboard Engines Garden Design on March 25 and April 1, Birding in Kachemak Bay March 21-April 18, Thai Cooking on March 11, Fly-Fishing at 5:30 p.m. Fridays, March 24-April 28, Deck-hand Skill Training on April 1 and 8, Net-mending on March 29, and Tree Planting and Care and April 19. For information on community education classes, visit kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com.
Visiting writer Daryl Farmer, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Creative Writing program director, teaches a special multi-genre writing workshop, “Writing Interior and Exterior Landscapes,” from March 3-5. He also holds a public reading at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Register early for the workshop. For more information, call 235-7743.
Register now for these short classes: See kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/ for community education/non-credit classes such as Marine Technology, Thai Cooking andGardening.
The Kenai Peninsula College Council meets at 6 p.m. March 9.
The museum gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and closed Sundays and Mondays . Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
“Bikes By the Bay,” a new show by Homer artist Don Henry, is now on exhibit. The show features five full-size art bikes.
South Peninsula Hospital
South Peninsula Hospital will offer a safe sitter class during school spring break on Thursday and Friday, March 16 and 17. The class is designed for students in sixth-eighth grades and teaches basic child care, infant and child CPR, first aid, safety for the sitter, behavior management and business etiquette. The class is filled with fun games and role-playing exercises to prepare students for when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students even get to use manikins to practice rescue skills like choking rescue and CPR. The class will run from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. both days. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $75 per person; scholarships are available based on need. Space is limited. Call the hospital’s education department at 235-0258 for information and to register.