Town Crier

The Homer Legislative Information Office at 270 W. Pioneer Ave. is open from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1-4:30 pm. Monday-Friday, with special hours to accommodate Legislative hearings and teleconferences outside of normal hours. For more information, call 235-7878.

Kenai Peninsula Borough Mayor Mike Navarre holds two Town Hall meetings today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. At 3 p.m. is a meeting on property assessments. At 5:30 p.m. the mayor leads a discussion on economic development, the Alaska Permanent Fund, state finances and broad based taxes. Listen and learn and discuss the state’s fiscal problems, how it affects the borough and some possible solutions.

The Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s Board of Directors meeting starts at 9 a.m. Friday at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association building, 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Kenai. A continental breakfast is available at 8:30 a.m., and lunch also will be served at noon. The council’s annual meeting will be called to order immediately following the board meeting. The public packets for both of these meetings will be posted on its website at www.circac.org. For more information, call 907-283-7222 or toll free at 800-652-7222.

The Homer United Methodist Church holds a rummage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Donations can be dropped off today and Friday at the church.

Morgan Stewart presents “Galley Cook: Cooking Well at Sea” at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Classic Cook. A cook on the R/V Tiglax, Stewart offers boat cooking tips through four dishes. The presentation is part of the Young Fisherman’s Network. For more information and to register, call Hannah Heimbuch at 299-4018.

The Homer Fish &Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the KBRR’s building on Kachemak Drive. The agenda includes a continued discussion of formation of subcommittees and possible Board of Game statewide proposals to submit. For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

Burn permits are now required and may be picked up at the Homer Volunteer Fire Department of the Kachemak Emergency Services fire stations or online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/burn.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

HoWL’s (Homer Wilderness Leaders) DiRtBaG Clean-up week is April 17-21, just in time for Earth Day on April 22. Youth ages 8-18 are invited to meet after school in the Duncan House parking lot where they will be assigned teams and dispatched around town to clean up local beaches, streams and roadways. Participants will get free pizza and a chance to win fun raffle prizes at the conclusion of each day.

From 5:30-8 p.m. April 21 at Alice’s Champagne Palace is the DiRtBaG Ball. The event includes door prizes, a handful of live auction items, the top secret DiRtBaG awards, great live music fresh from the Devils Club Trio and an all you can eat Sundae Bar. Volunteers also are need to drive clean-up crews, tally trash, run auction items and serve ice cream. For more information, visit HoWL’s website at http://www.howlalaska.org or call HoWL at 399-HOWL (4695).

The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board holds its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

Registration is now open for “150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference.” The first local history conference since 1974 is 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. April 21-22 at the Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. Register online at www.prattmuseum.org/kenai-peninsula-history-conference-registration. The base cost is $50, with discounts for early registration, volunteers and seniors aged 80 or older; students get in free. For more information, visit www.kenaipeninsulahistory.org, the Facebook page “150 Years: Kenai Peninsula History Conference,” email kenaipeninsulahistory@gmail.com or phone (907) 460-7554.

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the Salvation Army is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Salvation Army Church, 1468 Sterling Highway. Dinner includes spaghetti with a choice of mushroom, meat sauce or marinara and a dinner roll for $10. Eat in or take out. “Pizza Nick” Bairamis is cooking. For deliveries in town call 907-756-3155.

Sandhill cranes should begin arriving soon. 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 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, baked salmon; Monday, baked chicken; Tuesday, pork cutlets; Wednesday, chicken pot pie; next Thursday, roast turkey 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.

Homer Folk School

Homer Folk School offers thes upcoming classes, held at Ageya Wilderness Center above Skyline Drive at the top of East Hill Road. To register or for more information, visit homerfolkschool.org or call 299-9117.

• April 8, 1-3 p.m., Advanced Beekeeeping, $35. Expand on skills learned in Beginning Bookkeeping, including swarm behavior, bee yard and harvest efficiency, processing honey and overwintering hives.

• April 22, 5-7:30 p.m., Fireside Chat about Folk School Facilities and Permaculture, $5 suggested donation. Join an Earth Day discussion and learn about Ageya’s permaculture plan.

• April 23, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., Carpentry Basics for Women, $40. An overview and introduction to the basics of carpentry, this class is for women who want to learn about tools and completion of household projects with practice in designing and building a small project.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Upcoming community classes are Deck-hand Skill Training on April 8, 9 and 15 and Tree Planting and Care on April 19. For information on community education classes, visit kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com.

Registration for the 2017 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, June 9-13, is being held. Early bird registration at reduced rates ends May. For more information, visit http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.

A Student Art Showcase opening featuring work from painting class is 5-6:30 p.m. April 28.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and closed Sundays and Mondays. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Artist Argent Kvasnikoff’s exhibit, Qena Sint’isis, opens with a First Friday reception and artist talk from 5-7 p.m. April 7. Qena Sint’isis is on exhibit through May 29. Qena Sint’isis presents a unique form of cultural expression that describes a new take on the indigenous culture of the southern Kenai Peninsula using the universal experience of language. This visual representation of the Dena’ina language conveys the importance of people’s relationships with all language, and how cultural information can be found within visual language.

Also opening on First Friday is “Jubilee! Festival of Student Art,” on display through May 7. Jubilee showcases art created by local students in the Kachemak Bay region.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers a free training for responding to opioid overdose from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the SPH training center. Attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and receive a free Narcan (naloxone) response kit. Dr. Sarah Spencer, addiction medicine specialist, does the training. Please register in advance at 235-0258.

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