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There will be a Kachemak Bay Birders Meeting and Presentation at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Following the meeting there will be a presentation by Betty Siegel on “Birding in Cambodia and Honduras.” Siegel will present her 2017 birding adventures in the diverse and delightful countries of Cambodia and Honduras.

Siegel is a local birder who travels the world looking for birds and culture. Anyone who is interested in birding, birds and their habitats, citizen science or would just like to know more about our organization is welcome to attend. All meetings are free and everyone is invited to attend. All birding events are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. If you have questions, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477.

East End Road will be under construction through October. Drivers should be alert to culvert work. Expect lane restrictions, flagging operations and delays of up to 20 minutes from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Please drive with caution and check back for more information as project continues.

The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) Teen Support and Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the REC Room, 3957 Neilsen Circle. The private group is for ages 12-18. For more information, contact Anna Meredith at the REC Room, 235-3436, or Irene Saxton-Opatz at the Center, 235-7701.

The Exchange, a syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m. Upcoming dates are Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19.

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 the rest of this month is: today, roast beef; Friday, fried halibut; Monday, three peppers tomato basil couscous; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket.

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

Register early for Nancy Lord’s Research-based Creative Writing class being held Nov. 6 through Dec. 11.

Teri Robl will teach a Thai cooking class, “Tastes of Thailand,” from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11. It costs $75.

Basics of DC Electricity for Vessels class will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14-28 taught by Dan Cole. It costs $75. Registration deadline: Nov. 10.

Marine Vessels Systems class will be held Dec. 1-3 taught by Pat Lane. Deadline to register: Nov. 29. Includes use of new vessel simulator trainer. For community education non-credit class registration for Maritime technology, Digital photography, Thai Cooking, etc. see: https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/ KBC is now enrolling students for GED, ESL, college preparation and life skills courses. Call 235-7743.

South Peninsula Hospital

The 34th annual Rotary Health Fair is 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at 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, comprehensive blood analysis is available for only $40. Appointments are offered through Friday in the hospital conference room.

Appointments can be made at www.sphosp.org.

Overdose Response Training Offered: A free training on how to respond to an opioid overdose is offered at the health fair on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. at the high school. Attendees will learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and receive a free Narcan (naloxone) response kit. The training will be conducted by Dr. Sarah Spencer, Addiction Medicine Specialist.

Six-Week Health self management program offered. South Peninsula Hospital will offer “Living Well Alaska,” a chronic disease self-management class from mid-October to mid-November. The workshop runs every Thursday through Nov. 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is only $10 for the entire six-week series.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 235-0258.

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