Town Crier Announcements

Posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 2:30pm  |  Updated: Aug 25 2016 - 12:14pm

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next meeting is 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the auditorium. Jason Sodergren will demonstrate the new website. Birders also are invited to share slides of summer birds; bring images on a thumb drive. This event is cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. For information, contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477 or lani67@alaska.net.

The Boat House Committee seeks to raise $33,000 before the end of August. Donations can be made through the Homer Foundation at its secure online donation site at http://bit.ly/2b0R8ov or by check to Boat House/Homer Foundation, P.O. Box 1498, Homer, AK 99603.

Citizen Scientists are needed for Kachemak Crane Watch’s Sandhill Crane population survey in the Homer area (Anchor Point South). Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on Aug. 27, Sept. 2, and Sept. 8. Please report the number of adults, colts or banded cranes seen by location and day for each of the count days to reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.

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 more information, call the senior center at 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

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served noon-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast pork loin; Friday, oven fried shrimp; Monday, spaghetti and meatballs; Tuesday, chicken piccatta; Wednesday, seafood enchiladas.

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.

Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Jacquie Thaute at 299-2924 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for fall classes is now being held. More than 100 classroom and distance-delivered courses are offered. Advising appointments are available for degree-seeking students. Call 235-7743. For the fall schedule, visit kpc.alaska.edu.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Jeffrey and Ranja Dean’s “Heartfelt and Handmade: From Creative Homesteading to the Fine Arts” is on exhibit.

The Historic Harbor Tour is 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Meet at the kiosk next to the Salty Dawg on the Spit. The fee is $10. Tours are offered through Sept. 1.

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