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Posted: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 12:32pm  |  Updated: Feb 25 2015 - 12:32pm

The Woodard Creek Coalition holds a Woodard Creek Watershed Plan Open House from 6:30-8:30 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Learn about the Woodard Creek watershed planning process that is just getting started. 

The Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave., Mile 12 East End Road. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building at 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open between the hours of 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 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast pork loin; Friday, trout almondine; Monday, beef strogonoff; Tuesday, chicken piccatta; Wednesday, seafood enchilada; next Thursday, roast beef.

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 members, $6 nonmembers.

Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Tai Chi classes are Thursday 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 Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for upcoming classes is now going on. Marine Trades training workshops include How Steel and Aluminum Boats are Built, 6:30 p.m. March 4; How Wood and Composite boats are Built, 6:30 p.m. March 18, and Marine Mechanical Systems, 6:30 p.m. March 25. All classes are $25. Other upcoming spring classes include gourmet cooking/culinary arts, seaweeds of Kachemak Bay, watercolor painting, garden design, boating safety and fly fishing. To earn your GED or improve basic reading, writing and math skills, call 235-1606.

At 6:30 p.m. Friday is a reading, talk and book signing with writer Dave Atcheson.

Pratt Museum

Admission to the museum is free for February. Gallery hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Free admission continues Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. New works are in the Art Gallery through March 28. “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Brooks Fish: 30 Years of Counting Fish at Brooks Lake, Katmai National Park and Preserve” is now on exhibit. 

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers a safe sitter class on Thursday and Friday, March 12 and 13, during the school district’s spring break. The class is designed for 11-13 year olds to teach basic child care, infant and child CPR, first aid, safety for the sitter, behavior management and business etiquette. 

The class will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Students should bring their own lunch. Registration is required. The cost is $70 per person, and scholarships are available. Please call the hospital’s education department at 235-0258 for more information and to register.

South Peninsula Hospital will do an emergency disaster preparedness drill on March 19, 20 and 21 in Homer. The scenario will be a disaster which causes increased patient surge and a damaged facility. The three-day event will exercise the hospital’s emergency management plan, evacuation plan and employee/community readiness. The exercise will include a mass casualty, mass fatality, partial evacuation, and the creation of an alternate care site. 

Volunteers will be used as mock patients, patient’s families, affected neighbors, inquiring media and inquiring public. Volunteer shifts range from four to 12 hours and include orientation and refreshments. To volunteer, please contact Derotha Ferraro at South Peninsula Hospital at 235-0397.

SVT Health & Wellness

SVT Health & Wellness offers classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s class is “Nurturing Your Introverted Self” with Michelle Waclawski.

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