Town Crier

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-4:30 pm. Monday-Friday, with special hours to accommodate Legislative hearings and teleconferences outside of normal hours. For more information, call 235-7878.

Alaska Mindful Paws, the nonprofit managing the Homer Animal Shelter, offers a special fee for cat adoptions in March. Thanks to the support of local Homer businesses, the shelter offers adoptions at $40 for adult cats and $75 for kittens. The Animal Shelter is located across from the Public Works Department off the Sterling Highway and is open from noon-7 p.m. Tuesday, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and 11 a.m.-4 pm. Saturday-Sunday. Closed Mondays. For more information, call 235-3141.

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. today at Grace Ridge Brewery to discuss the Green Star and its marine debris, CoastWalk and Zero Waste Schools programs. For more information, contact or at 235-6741.

Local religious and spiritual leaders present Practicing Compassiom in Challenging Times from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday at Homer United Methodist Church. The interfaith event offers perspectives in compassion from many faith traditions. For more information, call 235-8528.

The Homer Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Conrad Field presents “The Plants of An Alaskan Salt Marsh.” The program is free. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 235-9344 or email

Tulku Yeshi Rinpoche, internationally known teacher of Tibetan Buddhist wisdom and practice, visits Homer later this month. He offers a free teaching, Ten Ways Meditation Can Improve Your Life, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Kachemak Bay Campus, Room P202. From Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, he presents five Tibetan Buddhist teachings at Many Rivers on East End Road: Tantric Yoga, 5:30-7 p.m. March 24; Commentary on Green Tara Practice, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 25; How to Make Incense for Medicine Buddha Practice, 2-5 p.m. March 25; Buddhism’s Four Seals, 10 a.m.-noon March 26, and Buddhist Practices in Challenging Times, 3-6 p.m. March 26.

To register for the Many Rivers teachings or for more information, call 907-229-0187.

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

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

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, roast turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, corned beef and cabbage; Monday, baked chicken teriyaki; Tuesday, lasagna; Wednesday, spanakopita; next Thursday, baked ham and scalloped potatoes.

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, 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 on April 19. For information on community education classes, visit

Pratt Museum

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. For March, Seldovia Village Tribe sponsors free admission on Tuesdays and Fridays.

“Bikes By the Bay,” a new show by Homer artist Don Henry, is now on exhibit. The show features five full-size art bikes.

Michael Dunham presents “Seward and the Tsar: Emancipation and Alaska” at 6 p.m. today, a slideshow and talk based on his books, “The Man Who Sold Alaska” and the “Man Who Bought Alaska,” Books will be available for purchase and signing.