Town Crier

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 15 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 State of Alaska Department of Transportation is announcing a temporary road closure of the Old Sterling Highway between Anchor Point Road and the Borough Waste Transfer Sight, for repairs to the abutment of bridge #910. The closure will take place at approximately 8 a.m. Monday, July 30 and run through 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. For more information (during regular office hours), call 235-5218 and for District Headquarters call 262-2199.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 15 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 Homer Native Plant Society will host a field trip called “Geology, Plant Life, and Forest of the Diamond Creek Trail” at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at the Diamond Creek Trailhead with Dr. Ed Berg. On this 2-mile round-trip walk, Berg will show and discuss the geological and botanical highlights of the trail’s unique terrain. Wear sturdy shoes for a descent and ascent of a possibly slippery trail (from rain) and use walking sticks if you have them. Bring lunch, water, bug dope, and dress for the weather. Meet at the trail head off of the Sterling Highway at 10 a.m. for a return by 2 p.m. For details, email jwoodring50@gmail.com.

The Homer Community Food Pantry is seeking volunteers who could provide 90 minutes a week to pick up donated grocery items. Call 235-1968 to volunteer or for more information.

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 crane sightings. Sandhill Crane colts have hatched. These colts are small and very susceptible to predation by dogs and cats. If you see crane colts, please keep your pets under control. Report observations of Sandhill Cranes colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 235-6262. Include date, time, location, number of colts, and your contact information so Crane Watch members can call for more information.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 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

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m. to 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, baked ham; Friday, almond crusted salmon; Monday, baked ziti; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket. The schedule for the rest of the week is not yet available.

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.

Pratt Museum

Galleries are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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://www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule/ and www.kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com for community ed. and marine technology. Sign up now, pay later. Degree-seeking students: call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for fall classes and stop by the campus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information. Classes begin Aug. 27.

There will be a public reading by award-winning visiting writer Hannah Tinti at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6, co-sponsored by 49 Writers. Tinti is the author of three books of fiction. Her short story collection, “Animal Crackers,” was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, “The Good Thief,” is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her new novel, “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley” has been optioned to become a film. It has been nominated for an Edgar Award, and was named a Best Book of 2017 by NPR, The Washington Post and Paste Magazine.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital Education Department is offering these American Heart Association classes this summer:

Basic Life Support (CPR class) from 8 a.m. to noon at SPH Training Center on Aug. 10 for $75 per person.

First Aid 1-4 p.m. at SPH Training Center on July 27 for $50 per person.

Heartsaver CPR/AED from 8 a.m. to noon at SPH Training Center on July 27 for $50 per person. This covers infant/child/adult CPR and use of an AED.

Please call SPH Education Department 235-0258 to register or for more information. The complete schedule of upcoming classes can be found at sphosp.org.

Join South Peninsula Hospital for the monthly “Walk with a Doc” where Larry Lawson, MD, Medical Oncologist and Hematologist will talk on respiratory cancers, including prevention and new treatment options. Lung and tracheal cancers are the leading cause of cancer deaths on the Southern Kenai Peninsula. The event is at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at SPARC (600 Sterling Hwy. next to Homer Middle School). After the brief presentation by Dr. Lawson, the participants will spend the rest of the hour walking at your own pace and talking with the physician. This is a free event, open to all ages and abilities. There is parking both up at the SPARC and in the Homer Middle School Parking lot. Sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital Health and Wellness. Call 235-0285 for more information.

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