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The Parkinson’s Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Friday at the Homer Senior Center. This week’s topic is “Come be a part of our new beginnings.” For more information, call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

The Kachemak Ski Club holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Fat Olives Restaurant. Everyone is welcome.

Bear Creek Winery holds a holiday lights display with a fire pit, hot chocolate and music from 5-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dec. 9-10 and Dec. 16-17 at the winery at 60203 Bear Creek Drive. In partnership with Share the Spirit, during the events they will accept donations of hats, gloves , scarves and nonperishable food items. Donations also can be dropped off during regular business hours from noon-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 235-8484.

Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds it regular monthly board meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave. (Mile 12 East End Road). The public is welcome to attend. The agenda will be posted at the fire station and at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Building, 206 E. Pioneer Ave. Call 235-9811 for more information.

SPARC, the South Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, holds an FCC Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) License Test Session from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Homer Public Library Conference Room. All interested individuals are welcome to attend and test for a Ham “ticket” for technician, general and extra class licenses. Please bring photo identification and Social Security Number or FCC registration number to the test. For more information, call Patrick at 907-775-4638 or Shanley at 299-4233.

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.

 

Cooperative Extension Service

Sometimes we open up food products to find the surprise of uninvited guests wiggling in what we had hoped to consume. These insects and their larvae are grouped into what is called “pantry pests” and they inhabit flours, grains, pastas, nuts, pet foods, hides and much more. What do we do about these unwelcome visitors? How do we evict them after they have spread into the home? Your local Cooperative Extension Service can assist you with identification and control options. Start with its free publication titled “Pantry Pests.” The publication is available online at www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/kenai/. Print copies are available at the Cooperative Extension Office at 43961 Kalifornsky Beach Road, Suite A, Soldotna, open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information, call 907-262-5824.

 

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, pot roast with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, coriander cod; Monday, baked chicken; Tuesday, pork cutlets; Wednesday, beef tacos; next Thursday, baked hams.

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.

Homer Foundation

The Homer Foundation held its annual meeting on Nov. 22. This year also was the close of the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary year, and the annual report theme was “25 Years of Community Philanthropy.”

Highlights included music by the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club quartet, a remembrance of longtime Homer Foundation supporter and board member Mary Epperson, and the People’s Choice Awards. Three audience members’ names were drawn and they were invited to nominate their favorite nonprofit for one of the three $250 People’s Choice Awards. This year’s award winners were the Homer Community Food Pantry nominated by Doug Dodd, Cook Inletkeeper nominated by Nancy Lord, and Haven House nominated by Tina Seaton.

The Homer Foundation Annual Report is available to anyone interested by picking one up at the Homer Foundation offices at 3733 BenWalters Lane, Suite 4.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is going on now for Marine Electronic Navigation (Dec. 6). Advanced registration is required by Dec. 5. Call 235-7743 or visit kpc.alaska.edu.

Registration for classes that start in January has opened. See the winter schedule for campus-based classes at http://bit.ly/2f5v679.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery winter hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“Inspired by Diaries” features art works by different artists inspired by diaries to create art. It is on display through Dec. 30.

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