The Small Business Administration offers low-interest federal disaster loans for residents and businesses affected by the storm that caused high winds and flooding Sept. 15-30. A Disaster Loan Outreach Center is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Road, Anchor Point. No appointment is necessary. Loans are available to home-owners, renters, businesses of all sizes and nonprofit organizations. Representatives will be at the Disaster Loan Outreach Center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the program, explain the application process and help people complete applications. Applicants also can apply online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Information and loan application forms are available at www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance or call (800) 659-2955.
The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee holds an election meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at the NERRS building on Kachemak Drive. The agenda will include comments on the draft memorandum of understanding and prepare comments on Board of Game proposals. For more information contact Marvin Peters at 235-2468 or 235-8612.
K-Bay Caffe offers Soup at Seven on Sundays, communal soup and bread. It will be at 7 p.m. every Sunday. For more information, call 235-1551.
MAPP of the Southern Kenai Peninsula, the local collaborative for community health improvement, is conducting its second Community Health Needs Assessment through March 2013. The first part of the assessment includes a community perceptions survey that gives community members the opportunity to highlight the community's strengths and needs. Completed surveys can be submitted at City Hall, Homer Public Library and Ulmer's. The survey also can be filled out online at www.mappofskp.net. For more information, call MAPP coordinator Megan Murphy at 235-0570.
The Mindfulness Meeting is a group for cultivating wisdom, gratitude and serenity through skills and practice that takes place weekly on Fridays. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the conference room of the Beluga Professional Building, 3691 Ben Walters Lane. Everyone is welcome; there is no charge. For more information, call Rachel or Sharon at 235-7712. This group is sponsored by South Peninsula Haven House.
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