Town Crier

Homer Community Food Pantry holds its annual Empty Bowls Soup Luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Homer United Methodist Church. Local restaurants will donate soup and the Homer potters have made bowls for the event. To-go orders may be placed the morning of the event by calling 399-4574 and then picked up.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. The topic is “Where Do We Go From Here?”, a discussion of how to continue the group and who will lead it.

The Cook Inlet RCAC’s PROPS Committee (Prevention, Operations, Response & Safety) meeting is 10 a.m. Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road. The public is welcome to attend. For an agenda, directions or more information call 907-283-7222 or 800-652-7222. Meeting materials will also be posted on the website ( before the meeting.

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the NERRS building on Kachemak Bay Drive. The agenda includes preparing comments on Lower Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries saltwater salmon sport fishing proposals and any other business that may properly come before the committee. For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

The Homer Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. Wetland specialist Mike Gracz presents “Fen Indicator Plants.” The program is free with light refreshments. For more information, email, call 235-9344 or visit the Homer Native Plant Society on Facebook.

Blood Bank of Alaska holds a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the LIFEmobile at Homer High School. Make an appointment to donate by calling Paloma at 299-4838 or emailing Mary Hana at For questions about donating, call the Blood Bank of Alaska at 907-222-5630.

The Warren Miller ski adventure film, “Here There and Everywhere,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Nov, 10 at the Homer Theater. The event is a fundraiser for the Kachemak Ski Club and the Homer Rope Tow. Door prizes will be given out, including a free bear viewing trip courtesy of Sasquatch Air, a free ticket Homer-to-Anchorage on Ravn Air and also passes for the Homer Rope Tow. Pictures and video of the ski hill will be shown before the show. The ski club holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Fat Olives Restaurant. For more information on the Homer Rope Tow, visit or call 235-SNOW. Also, like and visit the Facebook page “Homer Rope Tow.”

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds it regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Service Area Board seeks applications from those who are interested in appointment to the service area board. Any qualified voter who has resided within the service area for 180 days may apply for appointment to Seat C. Questions regarding eligibility may be directed to the Kenai Peninsula Borough Clerk at 907-714-2160 or 1-800-478- 4441, extension 2160.

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. The senior center sponsors its annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Chapman School. Vendors in about 45 booths will be selling quilts, clothing, jewelry, baby clothes, woodwork, purses, art, books, wreathes, socks, baked goods and more. There also is a food court. 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, country style pork; Friday, rockfish; Monday, plum glazed Cornish game hens; Tuesday, hamburgers and French fries; Wednesday, Cuban pork; next Thursday, roast beef and mashed potatoes with gravy.

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

Registration for community education and marine technology workshops and classes is going on now: Science and Nature Writing with Nancy Lord (Nov. 3), Aluminum Fabrication (Nov. 4-5 and Nov. 11-12) and Marine Electronic Navigation (Dec. 6). Call 235-7743 or visit

Degree-seeking student early registration for classes that start in January opens on Nov. 14. General public registration begins Nov. 28. See the winter schedule for campus-based classes at

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery winter hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The 31st annual Ritz gala fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Wasabi’s, with the theme, “A Black and White Cabaret Ball.” For more information, call 435-3334.