Town Crier

There will be a hazardous waste collection day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.,. Saturday, July 7 at the Homer Transfer Facility. This event is for households and small businesses. It will be free to households with fees charged to commercial disposers.

All businesses are required to pre-register with NRC Alaska. Only households with more than 55 gallons of waste must pre-register. NRC Alaska manages this event. The Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Department provides the location.

For more information, contact NRC Alaska at (877) 375-5040 or Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept at (907) 262-9667

Democratic Primary U.S. House of Representatives Debate will be held in Homer from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 10. CAN (Citizen’s AKtion Network) and The District 31 Democrats are sponsoring and hosting a debate at the Pioneer Hall at Kachemak Bay Campus between undeclared candidate Alyse Galvin and Democratic candidate Dimitri Shein, who are running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in the Democratic primary.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the formal moderated debate will be held at 6 p.m. and is to be followed by one hour of questions and answers with both candidates answering questions from both the on site and online audiences.

Use the following link to attend the debate online: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1228175770621236993

For more information contact Taz Tally (taztally@me.com; 907-435-7906) or Ron Keffer (central@citizensaktionnetwork.org; 907-299-0821).

The Eighth Annual Kachemak Bay Scottish Highland Games will be on Saturday, July 7 at Karen Hornaday Park. Organizers are looking for vendors, merchants, athletes, sponsors and volunteers. For more information, check out the Kachemak Bay Scottish Club website at www.kachemakbayscottishclub.org.

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

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next birding trip will be to Seldovia, taking the Seldovia Bay Ferry on Wednesday, July 11. The ferry leaves at 11 a.m. and returns at 4:30 p.m. For ferry cost and other necessary details, see http://seldoviabayferry.com.

This trip will be led by Cindy Mom, owner and operator of Seldovia Nature Tours. Be prepared with good walking shoes, layers of clothing for variable weather, and binoculars (and a scope if you want to pack it around all day). Expect mosquitoes and mud in some locations. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and water.

All Kachemak Bay Birder trips are open to the public, there is no fee for the tour itself in Seldovia, and all events cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For questions, contact Louise Ashmund at 907-299-6360.

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 crane sightings. Sandhill Crane colts will be hatching in the next few weeks. These colts are small and very susceptible to predation by dogs and cats. If you see crane colts, please keep your pets under control.

Report observations of Sandhill Cranes colts to Kachemak Crane Watch at reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 235-6262.

Include date, time, location, number of colts, and your contact information so Crane Watch members can call for more information.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m. to 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. to 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 stroganof; and next Thursday, salmon.

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

Registration is open for special July art workshops: “Crash Course in Oils” with David Pettibone for $85; July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and “Mug Making” with David Kaufmann, July 21, 22 and 28 for $125. 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/ and www.kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.comfor community ed. and marine technology. Sign-up now, pay latter. Degree-seeking students: Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for fall classes and stop by the campus, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for information.

South Peninsula Hospital

Join South Peninsula Hospital and Jill Rife, Adult Nurse Practitioner from Homer Medical Center at SPARC (600 Sterling Highway next to Homer Middle School) for the next “Walk with a Doc.” All are welcome Saturday, July 7 from 9-10 a.m. for Jill’s brief talk on shingles and the new shingles vaccine, Shingrix.

Spend the rest of the hour walking at your own pace, chatting and asking any questions. This is a free event, open to all ages and abilities. There is parking up at the SPARC and down below in the Homer Middle School Parking lot.

There will be free blood pressure screenings, prizes and refreshments.

Please bring clean indoor walking shoes.

Email wellness@sphosp.org, or call the Health &Wellness Department at 907-235-0970 with questions or for more information.

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