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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.

The Kachemak Bay Birders will hold their next meeting on Monday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. (Please note the later start time than it has been in the last eight years.) All meetings are held at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center; this meeting will be in the Auditorium. Following the meeting, Betty Siegel will present “Birding in Colombia” about her adventures in March 2018 where she saw 475 species of birds in 15 days.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this meeting and presentation. If you are a new birder or have any interest in birding or want to learn what Kachemak Bay Birders do, please attend. All meetings are free and open to the public, and all our events are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For questions call Lani Raymond, 399-9477.

The South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (SPARC), based in Homer, offers free classes to assist in passing the FCC examination to become a licensed Technician class operator. Classes will meet all four Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 and 29. Testing for all three licenses, Technician, General and Amateur Extra, will be held Thursday, Oct. 4. Both the classes and the testing will be held at the Homer Library. For more information, contact Ken Adams, ae7es.sparc@gmail.com, or Dennis Weidler, JD@weidcomm.com or 304-1057 (text or phone).

Wearable Arts returns this year for a show on Nov. 17 at Land’s End Resort. Sponsored by the Homer fiber Arts Collective in collaboration with Bunnell Street Arts Center, fiber artists near and far are invited to submit works. This year’s theme is “Time Travel.” Entries are due the weekend of Nov. 10 and 11. Anchorage fiber artist Keren Lowell will be doing sewing workshops in October at a time and place to be announced. For more information, contact Kari Multz at 299-6915 or Lynne Burt at 235-5380.

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. Lunch costs $7 for seniors age 60 and older, and $15 for those under 60. The menu for this week is: Thursday, walnut crusted pork; Friday, shrimp scampi; Monday, chikcen marsala; Tuesday, beef tacos; Wednesday, vegetable curry; and next Thursday, roast beef.

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 closed for renovations until May 2019. The business office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Kachemak Bay Campus

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, Alvaro Pérez Abrahantes will conduct a presentation on Titón one of the most important Cuban filmmakers. Throughout his work he explored different genres while always including essays within the films that questioned issues within Cuban society. Pérez Abrahantes will screen archival footage and film excerpts in addition to his discussion contextualizing Titón’s work through the lens of Cuban history. A question and answer session will follow.

USCG Able Seaman certification training begins Sept. 27 and runs until Oct. 13 on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays. It costs $500. Call KBC Maritime Technology Coordinator at 235-1622.

Registration for Oct. 5-7 Basics of Ground Source Heat Pump class with visiting presenter is Oct.1. Sign up on easy community education website at www.kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com for an MS Windows workshop on Sept. 28 and Oct. 6 for $60. Advanced registration required by Sept. 24; Netmending and Splicing runs Oct. 9-10, from 6-9 p.m.; MS Word class is on Oct. 12 and 19, for $65; MS Excel workshop on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, for $65; Oct. 4 is Chinese Painting; Oct. 16 is Fruit Trees; Watercolor is Oct. 29; and QGIS is at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and Nov. 8.

Taz Tally’s Photography workshop: Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, from noon to 3 p.m. for $100.

Visiting writer, UAA MFA Director David Stevenson will conduct a public reading Friday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 and on Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a creative short story writing workshop with reading discussions of other writers’ work. Registration deadline is Oct. 10.

KBC invites the public to open forums with the three candidates for Campus Director position from 3-4 p.m. on Sept. 21, 27 and 28 at Pioneer Hall. Each finalist will give a short presentation and then field questions from the audience.

South Peninsula Hospital

The 35th annual Rotary Health Fair is set for Saturday, November 2 from 7:30 am-1:00 pm at the Homer High School. “It’s Your Life…Take a Day to be Well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.

As part of the health fair, a comprehensive panel of blood tests is available for only $40, a sizable discount from the regular cost. In addition to the basic wellness panel, additional tests available for purchase include prostate, thyroid, cardiac CRP, vitamin D and hemoglobin A1C.

These tests are offered by appointment in advance of the fair from Oct. 15-Nov. 2 in the hospital conference room on the hospital’s lower level or at the fair on November 3. Appointments for either option can be made at sphosp.org.

Over 50 exhibitors will be at the fair offering various health screenings, information, demonstrations and services, including blood pressure tests, vision tests, hearing tests, flu shots, fitness tests and more.

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