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The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club’s (HYSOC) upcoming concert will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Homer Public Library. This is a wonderful group of young musicians who meet weekly to play music together which they then share in a free community concert.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will be holding their regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station. The public is welcome to attend. Please call 235-9811 for more information.

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.

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 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.

Friendship Center

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.

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

Register early for Nancy Lord’s Research-based Creative Writing class being held Nov. 6 through Dec. 12.

Teri Robl will teach a Thai cooking class, “Tastes of Thailand” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. It costs $75.

Basics of DC Electricity for Vessels class will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14-28 taught by Dan Cole. It costs $75. Registration deadline: Nov. 10. Marine Vessels Systems class will be held Dec. 1-3 taught by Pat Lane. Deadline to register: Nov. 29. Includes use of new vessel simulator trainer. To register for these community education non-credit classes go to: kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com.

KBC’s Winter/Spring course schedule is now online to review at kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule. General Public registration begins Nov. 27; degree-seeking student registration begins Nov. 13-20 depending on admitted year.

KBC offers free GED, ESL, college preparation and life skills courses and individual assistance. Call 235-7743.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital will offer “Living Well Alaska,” a six-week chronic disease self-management class from mid-October to mid-November. The workshop runs every Thursday through Nov. 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is only $10 for the entire six-week series. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 235-0258.

The Hospital will host the Great Candy Exchange from 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 at Homer Medical Center. Kids 10 and under can trade their Halloween candy for fabulous prizes. The candy collected will be sent in holiday care packages to U.S. troops overseas. While participants are there, they can make a personal greeting card to send with the candy. There will be a flu shot clinic for those 18 and younger held at the same time.

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