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Local fire departments remind everyone that a permit is required to burn anything more than a small campfire, and to remember to always attend your fires until they are out cold to the touch. Burn Permits are available at the Homer Volunteer Fire Station from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday for burn permits inside city of Homer limits. If you are outside city limits, burn permits are available at the McNeil Fire Station-Kachemak Emergency Services, the Fritz Creek Store, from the local Alaska Division of Forestry office on Kachemak Drive and online at forestry.alaska.gov/burn. Follow the directions on the permit and check in daily for burn conditions. For more information, call HVFD at 235-3155, KESA at 235-9811 and Division of Forestry at 235-7734.

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. For more information, call Jolee Ellis at 235-6349.

National Trails Day is Saturday. More than 50 volunteers of all ages from within and outside of the community will gather to work and play on both sides of Kachemak Bay State Park. Across the bay, volunteers will clear and re-route trails, replace trail signs, build an outhouse and dismantle an old tent platform. On the north side of the bay, they will help extend the Homer Cycling Club’s bike path at Diamond Creek. Trails Day is a collaborative effort of Alaska State Parks and Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park and all volunteer efforts are greatly appreciated. Can’t help on Trails Day? Alaska State Parks will be holding Saturday work parties as well as Second and Last Saturday guided hikes on both sides of the bay. It’s all about celebrating our local state park. For more information, call 435-7969, kbayvolunteer@gmail.com, 2nd Floor, Islands &Ocean building.

The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 21, 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 Kenai Peninsula Borough Road Service Area has made the following weight restriction changes for borough-maintained roads within the service area as of May 19. North of Mile 150 Sterling Highway (near Tall Tree Avenue in Starisky) is now normal summertime use. South of Mile 150 Sterling Highway, weight restrictions remain in effect. On paved roads, the restriction is 75 percent of the legal axle load and on gravel roads it is 50 percent of the legal axle load. For more information, call 907-262-4427.

Sandhill cranes have arrived. Report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Provide date, time, location and number of cranes. Leave a name and number in case they need more details.

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. The lunch menu for this week is: today to Wednesday, to be announced.

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

Registration for the 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, June 9-13, is being held. For more information, visit http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.

A Student Art Showcase opening featuring work from painting class is on display in Pioneer Hall.

Registration for fall classes has begun for general public and degree-seeking students. See the schedule for most classes at www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Historic Harbor Walking Tours begin today at the Pratt wheelhouse at the Salty Dawg on the Spit. From 3-4:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday from June 1-Sept. 4, a museum docent leads a tour of the historic Homer Harbor docks, with information about boats, fishing and some of the characters who shaped Homer’s maritime history. Admission is $10 a person or $8 when purchased with museum admission.

Artist David Rosenthal’s show, “Art and Science on the Katmai Coast,” opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m Friday, June 2. In July of 2015, Rosenthal was artist-in-residence for Katmai National Park. The exhibit is on display through July 30.

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