Join the Homer Storytellers from 3-5 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Share and listen to stories about overcoming a setback, difficult situation, or adversity. You’ll laugh, feel emotions, be entertained, and have a good time. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (907) 235-3180.
The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday May 23 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.
There will be a Homer Native Plant Society Field Trip at 1 p.m. May 20. With local ethnobatanists, learn how to harvest nettles, where to look for them, and how to use this amazing wild plant for food and medicine.
Wear rubber boots and bring light plastic gloves. Meet at Kachemak Bay Research Reserve Parking lot, across from Homer Air on Kachemak Drive. For details, contact: email@example.com.
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.
Kachemak Crane Watch asks that residents report sandhill crane sightings to the organization at 235-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a name and number in case the group needs more details.
The Central Peninsula Garden Club is hosting a variety of gardening workshops in May.
Workshops registration is available online through the CPGC website at www.cenpengardenclub.org (May Workshops Registration page). All workshops have a nominal fee of $5; some workshops have additional supply fees. Attendance limits apply, so please register early. May workshops offered are:
May 19 – The Wonderful World of Worm Poo; Yard Art from Salvaged Items; Demystifying Bees, Bees as Pollinators; Brewing Tea for Your Farm &Garden; Raising Chickens for Eggs and Meat, Including Pest Control
May 26 – Growing in a High Tunnel; The Basics of Root Cellars; Composting &Local Amendments Equals Healthy Growing Soil; Basics of Landscape Design: From Plan to Planting; Building High Tunnels, Low Tunnels, Cold Frames and Installing Drip Irrigation
Questions? Contact Donna (907) 420-0480, email@example.com.
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 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 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. The menu for this week is: Thursday, turkey; Friday, shrimp; Monday, stuffed shells with meat; Tuesday, teriyaki chicken; Wednesday, spaghetti with Italian sausage; next Thursday, walnut crusted pork.
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.
Galleries are open Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
Behind the Scenes Collections Tours are 2 p.m. Thursdays. The tours cost $5 per person.
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 for all fall credit courses is now open at https://uaonline.alaska.edu/banprod/owa/bwck2sch.p_disp_dyn_sched. Sign-up now, pay later.
Degree-seeking students: Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment.
KBC offers free GED, ESL, college preparation and life skills courses and individual assistance. Call 235-7743.
General registration for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference is open until June 7. Go to http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu to see program schedule and registration information.
KBay Writers’ Conference Festival of Literary Readings: June 9 at 8 p.m. with Anthony Doerr at the Homer High School Mariner Theater; June 10 at Alice’s and June 11 at Lands’ End, 7 p.m.: visiting poets, essayists, novelists
South Peninsula Hospital
South Peninsula Hospital announces Homer Steps Up 2018, a steps-based community challenge to promote wellness and fun by motivating participants to walk. Cosponsored by SPARC, SVT Health and Wellness, City of Homer, South Peninsula Hospital and South Peninsula Behavioral Health, the goal is to reach 100 million steps as the southern Kenai Peninsula in the month of May.
Participants must enroll in the event online at www.sphosp.org or at upcoming enrollment sessions later in April.
Steps can be tracked by pedometer or other step trackers and entered into the challenge website, or automatically through smartphone and android applications.
Various Homer organizations and businesses will be participating as Teams, competing against each other for the traveling trophy and “bragging rights.” In its second year, the challenge awarded the trophy to the City of Homer, and the trophy remains on display there through the end of May.
New this year is the addition of an individual category, which allows everyone to participate in the challenge which runs through May 31.
Great prizes include: Grand Prize Winner: $500
Second Place Winner: $250
Third Place Winner: $100
Highest Stepper Winner: $500
Weekly prize drawings include: Individuals with a weekly step total of 35,000 – 69,999 steps
Individuals with a weekly step total of 70,000 – 99,999 steps
Individuals with a weekly step total of 100,000 – 139,999 steps
Individuals with a weekly step total of 140,000 or more.