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The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors holds its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church on the Sterling Highway. The meeting will be for the election of new officers and is open to the public. 

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The Kachemak Bay Birders hold a birding trip at 8:30 a.m. Saturday to the Wynn Nature Center, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Road. Meet at the parking lot there. For more information contact the trip leader, Michael Craig: 235-0631. All trips are cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Bring binoculars and be prepared for mud and possibly some mosquitoes. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge. Donations can be made to the Wynn Nature Center if you wish.

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The Office of Children’s Services is conducting a resource family orientation on Thursday, May 30, from 6-8 p.m. at the OCS office, 3670 Lake Street in Homer. This orientation is geared for individuals interested in becoming foster parents and resource families for children in the foster care system. There will be application packets and a licensing representative on hand to answer any questions you might have to inquire about or to begin the process of becoming a foster or resource family home.

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The Seldovia Chamber of Commerce holds its fifth annual Human Powered Fishing Derby on Memorial Day weekend. The derby runs from 8 a.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Sunday. All kayaks, rowboats and other human powered craft are welcome, with no motors and no fishing from the shore.

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The Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska and the Alaska Model A Club sponsor an Antique Auto and Classic Car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wells Fargo parking lot. More than 20 Ford Model A and other classic cars from Anchorage, Homer and elsewhere on the Kenai Peninsula will be featured. Admission is free.

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The Homer Police Department invites the public to  “Dunk the Fuzz,” a charity drive for the Homer Special Olympics. The fundraising event is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. May 11 at the Homer High School lower parking lot with a dunk tank and go-cart rides. State and city officials, police and troopers will be sitting over the dunk tank during the day. For a donation, people will have a chance to throw balls at the dunk tank and try to get volunteers wet. 

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Rep. Paul Seaton, R-Homer, and Sen. Peter Micciche, R- Soldotna, hold a joint Town Hall Meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Homer City Council chambers.  Residents are invited to discuss any issues with them. Both also will have open office hours from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Legislative Information Office on the corner of Pioneer and Bartlett.

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There will be a regular meeting of the Kachemak Bay Birders at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Everyone is welcome and it is free. For more information, call Lani Raymond at 235-9477 or George Matz at 235-9344.

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Kachemak Bay Birders hold a birding trip to Mossy Kilcher’s Seaside Farms on East End Road at 9 a.m. Saturday. Park at the top of the hill to walk down through bird habitat. There is limited parking below if necessary. All trips cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Michael Craig is the leader. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Bring binoculars and field guide if you have them.

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The Cook Inlet Regional Planning Team (CIRPT) will hold a regular meeting at 9:30 a.m. April 17 in the conference room of the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association Building at 40610 Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai. The topic to be discussed will be the hatchery annual management plans and Alaska Department of Fish and Game presentation on the Susitna Dam and northern pike. The meeting is open to public attendance and participation. For more information, call (907) 283-5761.

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As part of Tartan Days, the Kachemak Bay Celtic Club celebrates the 693th anniversary of the declaration of Scottish independence with a Scotch whisky tasting from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The event includes appetizers and a tasting of five Scotch whiskys. Admission is $35 a person with the Scotch whisky tasting or $20 without. The wearing of the tartan and kilts is encouraged.

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“Community Gardens as a Health Intervention” is at 7 p.m. today at Kachemak Bay Campus, Pioneer Hall room 212. Leif Albertson, Yukon-Kuskokwim Cooperative Extension Service educator, will discuss the viability of local gardens as a dietary intervention. With the recent resurgence in interest in gardens as a way to provide healthy food to rural communities, he will examine the possibilities and potential pitfalls of gardening efforts. He also will discuss reasonable expectations for local gardens as a tool for improving diets and health in Alaska.

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The Homer Foundation’s Youth Advisory Committee, or YAC, announces the availability of grant funds to support projects that will be used to promote fun, affordable, easily accessible and healthy activities for youth ages 10 through 18. Nonprofits providing programs and/or services for youth must submit a letter of intent to the Homer Foundation by March 29. Guidelines for the letter of intent are available from the Homer Foundation.

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Public testimony is taken starting at 9 a.m. today on Senate Bill 24, Marine Transportation Advisory Board, at the Homer Legislative Information Office, 270 W. Pioneer Ave. For more information, call 235-7878.

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome. For more information, call 235-9811.

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Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, invites District O constituents to a meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Homer City Hall, Cowles Council Chambers. The senator will also be available afterward to help with individual personal state issues.

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The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its board meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome. For more information, call 235-9811.

Seldovia Village Tribe Health & Wellness Center

The SVT Health & Wellness Center offers a series of classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today's class is "Effective Communication Skills," taught by Windy Russ. Participants will discover their communication style and how it affects what they hear. Russ will offer insights about other communication styles and participants will discover how to interact with each of them successfully. On Feb. 28 is "Fermented Foods," taught by Jenifer Dickson. Participants will learn how to create their own probiotic superfoods.

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) is a multipurpose space for youth ages 12-18 as a safe environment to hang out with friends. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday in the lower level of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic outreach building on Nielsen Circle. Visit www.recroom.kbfpc.org or call Anna at 235-OPEN (6736).

Pratt Museum

Regular hours for February are Tuesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Free Winter Wednesdays with free admission to the museum are held during February and March.
"Encounters: Whales in Our Waters" is on exhibit in the special exhibits gallery through July 21.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is being held for these upcoming classes: Alaska Winter Survival, taught by Libby Bushell Veasey, begins Feb. 26; Beginning Fly Fishing, begins March 22; and Creative Food Writing, begins March 28; birding workshop taught by George Matz, begins April 2; Garden Design with Brenda Adams, meets April 6 and 13; Botany of Kachemak Bay, begins April 11; Organic Gardening, meets April 19-20; Watercolor Workshop with artist Jan Peyton, meets May 31, June 1 and 3. Computer classes offered include Excel, MS Word and Quickbooks, all starting in April. Register now.

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