Town Crier

The Anchor Point Fire &Emergency Medical Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 20 at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

Hospice of Homer is holding its annual “Holes Fore Hospice” fund-raising event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 9 at Tips Golf Course on East End Road.

Individuals or teams are welcome to register now at the Hospice website: HospiceofHomer.org or register at Tips at 9 a.m. the day of the event. There will be food for everyone and awards for winners.

All proceeds go to help hospice carry out its mission of “Compassion in Action” for the community. For more information, call Mike Hawfield at 299-0290 with any questions.

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.

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.

Homer Native Plant Society Field Trip: “Lichens and Moss” with Ed Berg from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at the Calvin and Coyle Trail.

Ed leads this botany walk each year because of the amazing plant life found on this short 1.5-mile walk.

You’ll pass through a spruce and alder forest and wetlands with interesting lichens and mosses. A hand lens or magnifying glass is useful and as are waterproof boots.

Take East End Road out to Marine Dr. (about 1.5 miles), and turn left on Mariner Dr. Sign post on East End Road points to the trail. Limited parking. For details, contact: jwoodring50@gmail.com;

There’s still room for 5 more people on the Microalgae Field Trip to Seldovia with the Homer Native Plant Society from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 16. With Tania Spurkland, participants will explore the biodiversity of Seldovia’s macroalgae on a minus 5.1-foot tide. the group will depart Homer at 8:30 a.m. aboard Red Mountain Marine’s Beowulf for Jakolof Bay, explore other beaches, and leave Jakolof Bay at 4:30 p.m. for a 5 p.m. arrival in Homer. Dress in layers and wear rain pants over your highest rubber boots. Bring water, a sack lunch, scissors, ziplock bags, a permanent marker, heavy duty rubber gloves, and a bucket. The cost is $59.50 plus $5 to support gas for our road transport in Seldovia. There is room for 15 people. For reservations by today, May 31, email jwoodring50@gmail.com.

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 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 pork; Friday, salmon; Monday, vegetable quiche; Tuesday, chicken parmesan; Wednesday, meatloaf; next Thursday, turkey.

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 daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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

The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference Festival of Literary Readings will take place at 8 p.m. June 9 with Anthony Doerr at the Homer High School Mariner Theater; June 10 at Alice’s and June 11 at Lands’ End, both at 7 p.m. This will include visiting poets, essayists and novelists. See schedule at: http://writersconf.kpc.alaska.edu/about/public-readings/

General Registration is open until June 6 for the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference (June 8-12). Go to http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu to see program schedule and registration information.

Registration is open for special July art workshops: “Crash Course in Oils” with David Pettibone for $85 (July 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), and “Mug Making” with David Kaufmann for $125 (July 21,22 and 28). Information and advanced registration at: www.kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com. Call 235-7743.

Registration for all fall credit courses is now open at https://www.kpc.alaska.edu/academics/schedule/. Sign-up now, pay latter. Degree-seeking students: Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for fall classes.

South Peninsula Hospital

The Homer Steps Up community steps challenge ends Thursday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m. All steps must be logged in to individual participant accounts on the event’s website by Friday, June 1 at 11:59 p.m. If you need assistance logging your steps contact the SPH Wellness Department at 235-0970.

The total steps goal for this first annual community-wide event was 100 million steps in the month of May. More than 300 individuals are actively participating, vying for weekly and challenge-long prizes. The grand prize of $500 is donated by the SPH Foundation, and numerous other sponsors are contributing to other cash and merchandise prizes. The final number of steps will be announced at the End-Of-Challenge Party on Saturday, June 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Homer Farmers Market. Everyone is encouraged to walk, bike or carpool as parking is limited at the event. High steppers and individual winners within categories will be announced then, and the winning team will be awarded the Homer Steps Up Trophy. There will be door prize giveaways.

The event is free and open to the public. More information at www.sphosp.org or on Facebook.

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