Town Crier Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Committee and Rudy Tsukada present a workshop on Water Safety and Tips While Fishing from your Kayak 6-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Land’s End Resort. Learn how to have fun and fish safely from a kayak or small boat. Sunday’s workshop includes an on-the-water presentation. For more information, call 235-6018.

The Exchange syringe exchanges will be held 5-7 p.m. on Sept. 20, Oct. 4 and Oct. 18 at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer Ave. The Exchange offers safe disposal of used syringes, safer injection kits, free HIV/Hepatitis C testing and treatment information. It is confidential and anonymous. For more information, email

The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) meet from 4:30–6 p.m. Tuesday at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Headquarters at 708 Smokey Bay Way. For more information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 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.

SPARC, the South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, holds a special ham radio event, “North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point,” starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, and ending Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25, in at the Halibut Campground in Anchor Point. SPARC will set up and operate portable radio stations. Stop by and learn and even participate in amateur radio operations.

There will be a Square and Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at West Homer Elementary School. Music is by Spit City Slickers. Beginners are welcome. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to dance in. Admission is $7 adult, free for children under age 16.


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 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 roast pork; Friday, coriander cod; Monday, sweet and sour pork; Tuesday, chicken pot pie; Wednesday, mustard and rosemary roasted pork chops; next Thursday, roast beef with mashed potatoes and 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 upcoming short credit and noncredit workshops is now being held. Courses include Intermediate Yoga, Digital Camera Use, Science and Nature Writing, Personal Essay Writing, First Aid/CPR, Grant Proposal Writing, Watercolor Painting, Fiberglass Gel Coat Repair, and Qaspeq-making. Register now for Marine Hydraulics, Sept. 20 and 27, with InDemand Marine; $75. Call 235-7743 or visit

Pratt Museum

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

Jeffrey and Ranja Dean’s “Heartfelt and Handmade: From Creative Homesteading to the Fine Arts” is on exhibit.

South Peninsula Hospital

Exhibitor space is available for the annual Rotary Health Fair, set for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Homer High School. No sales are permitted at the fair. Booth space is free, and the deadline to reserve a space is today. Email for information and application.

South Peninsula Hospital, in partnership with numerous local agencies, sponsors “A week of Mindfulness” community trainings by Dr. Jerry Braza, PhD, a leading voice in the field of health education and mindfulness, former university professor and author of two books on mindfulness. Events are “Stress Reduction and the Mindful Brain: Practical Tools for Providers and Caregivers,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at Homer Council on the Arts; “Mindful Families and Mindful Schools,” 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Public Library; “Mindful Paths to Wellness,” with introduction by Dr. Rob Downey, SPH Functional Medicine Clinic, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 23, Kachemak Bay Campus, and “Day of Mindfulness: Supporting a Mindful Self and Community,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24, Ageya Wilderness Education Center, Sliding Scale $20-$45 per person. Call SPH Education at 235-0285 or visit for additional information.