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A Conflict Resolution Skills/Alternatives to Violence basic workshop will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28 and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at 59835 Tern Court in Homer. The workshop is presented by the Alaska Training Cooperative and Alaska Hands of Peace. This workshop presents skills to help reduce conflicts in work and everyday settings. It costs $75 to attend all three days. For more information or to register, contact Karen Cauble at 907-235-3832 or klcauble@hotmail.com, or Lisa Cauble at 907-264-6276 or lisa@alaskachd.org.

Kachemak Crane Watch asks that residents report sandhill crane sightings to the organization at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. Date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes is helpful. Leave a name and number in case the group needs more details.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board will be holding its regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12. The meeting will be held at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Rd.). The public is welcome to attend. For more information call the station at 235-9811.

Scholarship opportunity: Friends of the Homer Public Library sponsors one applicant to attend the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference.

The scholarship will cover the $395 registration fee only. For complete guidelines go to: friendshomerlibrary.org/scholarship/ or stop by the library for an application. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. April 16.

The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday April 18 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

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 menu for this week is: Thursday, roast beef; Friday, seafood linguini; Monday, spinach lasagna; Tuesday, rosemary Cornish game hens; Wednesday, beef stroganoff; and next Thursday, roast pork.

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 Tuesday-Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

Curator’s Closet: 50 Years of Collecting at the Pratt Museum is on in the Special Exhibits Gallery through April 28.

Behind the Scenes Collections Tours are 2 p.m. Thursdays. The tours cost $5 per person.

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

Upcoming classes: Plein Air Painting taught by Jim Buncak (April 21 and 28, $90). Registration is open at https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com//

Maritime technology classes are USCG 100 Ton/OUPV 80 Hour License and Exam with Joe Talbot (April 6-29), and Outboard Engine Repair with Danny Cole (April 20-22, $95). For information and to register: https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/ or call 235-1622.

An Open House for high school students to learn about KBC dual credit classes is 4:30-6 p.m. April 12.

An Opening Reception of the Student Art Showcase will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. April 27. Work from this semester’s drawing and ceramic classes will be exhibited.

2018 KBC Commencement will be held at 7 p.m. May 9 at the Homer High School Mariner Theater.

Registration for all fall credit courses is now open at https://uaonline.alaska.edu/banprod/owa/bwck2sch.p_disp_dyn_sched . Sign-up now, pay latter.

Degree-seeking students: Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment.

KBC offers free GED, ESL, college preparation and life skills courses and individual assistance. Call 235-7743.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital is accepting applications for its Board of Directors. Call 235-0237 or visit www.sphosp.org and click on “About SPH” for more information.

South Peninsula Hospital will host an information session on making sense of medical decisions on Wednesday, April 18 from 6–7:30 p.m. at Kachemak Bay Campus. The featured presenter will be Dr. Giulia Tortora, ​board certified ​family practice physician at Homer Medical Center​. Professionals from the hospital’s social services department will be on hand to answer questions and recommend resources. Participants will learn about and discuss living will, advance directives, and important decisions around medical power of attorney, end of life care and dementia.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the SPH Health and Wellness Department at 235-0970.

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