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Posted: February 4, 2013 - 2:26pm

The 10th annual Kachemak Ski for Women is at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Lookout Mountain ski trails on Ohlson Mountain Road. Registration begins at noon. A short, fun women s cross-country ski race, proceeds benefit South Peninsula Haven House. The registration fee is a $15 donation. There are prizes for costumes and new games galore. A four-week Complete Health Improvement Project, or CHIP, class starts Feb. 11. People interested in taking the classes are invited to attend a free information and registration session at 2 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 210 East Pioneer Ave. (next to Salvation Army Thrift store). CHIP has improved lives of nearly 100 graduates in Homer, and you are invited to join them on the journey toward optimal health. Participants experience a drop in total cholesterol, reduction in blood pressure, a normalizing of high glucose levels and loss of excess weight. Information sessions are relaxed and informal with time for questions and discussion. The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in the NERRS building. The main agenda item is preparing comments on the state Board of Fiash proposals. For more information contact Dave Lyon at 235-9408. A raffle for a 2000 Triumph Dual Tiger Sport 900 cc motorcycle is being held to help with medical bills for volunteer firefighter John Cox. Tickets are $50 each or three for $125. The raffle ends Feb. 28. The motorcycle is on display at Carquest. Tickets are available by calling Charmaine Collins at 435-7126 or Greg Collins at 299 2625. Donations also are welcome. The Anchor Point Snow Rondi is Feb. 21-24 in Anchor Point. This year s theme is Up to Snow Good. The Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park seeks a logo for the organization. The winning design receives a free two-day state park cabin rental and round-trip water taxi ride with Mako s Water Taxi. The design should include the image of a devil s club plant and should be a black-and-white, 2-inch-by-3-inch image. The deadline is 8 p.m. March 1. Send images to Brad Kloeckl at bkloeckl@yahoo.com. The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center seeks volunteers to help with everything from helping visitors to helping plan and execute community programs like Cleanup Day and the Fourth of July Parade. Call Nyla at 235-7740 to figure out where the chamber can best use your talents and local knowledge. The Kachemak Bay Celtic Club is calling for artists, musicians, poets, dancers, vendors and community members interested in helping celebrate the Celtic culture. Upcoming events include St. Patrick s Day, Tartan Day, Highland Games and more. For more information, call Shelly at 299-1557 or Nancy at (907) 748-4844. The Homer Foundation announces that application forms for the City of Homer Grants Program are now available. The funding is for general operating support. This is a competitive grants process. Application forms are available online at www.homerfund.org or from the Homer Foundation office. For more information, call Joy Steward at 235-0541. The Mindfulness Meeting is a group for cultivating wisdom, gratitude and serenity through skills and practice that meets 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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