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Parkinson’s Connection meets at 1 p.m. the first Friday of every month at the Homer Senior Center Conference Room. January’s meeting includes food, music and resources. For more information, contact Jolee Ellis at 235-6349.

A group meets from noon-1 p.m. every Sunday at WKFL Park on Pioneer Avenue to stand together to promote awareness of upcoming important issues facing our country. Signs are provided or bring your own.

The Homer Animal Shelter is closed for cleaning and maintenance through today.

The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee meets 6 p.m. Tuesday at the NERRS building, located on Kachemak Bay Road. Agenda items include discussion of Board of Fish Upper Cook Inlet proposals and other topics as may be properly brought before the committee. For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

The Anchor Point Fire & Emergency Service Area Board will hold its next board meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Anchor Point Fire Station, 72440 Milo Fritz Ave. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, call 235-6700.

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 beef; Friday, coriander cod; Monday, chicken cordon bleu; Tuesday, barbecue beef brisket; Wednesday, chicken parmesan; next Thursday, baked ham and scalloped potatoes.

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 classes that start in January has opened. See the winter schedule for campus-based classes at Community classes include Fly-Fishing, Pilot Ground School, Tai Chi, Yoga, Gardening, Biology of Bears, Birding, Art, Marine Technology and French Cooking.

A Civil Rights Day Public Commemoration and Community Conversation, “Celebrating the Fundamental Ideals of Democracy,” is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16. The event includes a reading of classic texts and original responses that honor our democratic heritage and precious rights as Americans. Readers and writers include Michael Hawfield, Tom Kizzia, Erin Hollowell, Teresa Sundmark, Nancy Lord, Lia Calhoun, Jeff Meyers and others.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is closed for the month of January for maintenance. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Homer Flotilla, offers Boating Skills and Seamanship classes from 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Jan. 10 through March 9 in Room A 104 Homer High School. The course covers introduction to boating, navigation, boat handling, rules of the road, aids to navigation, lines and knots, legal requirements, weather, radio, seamanship, sailing, and more. The fee is $55, with all materials provided. For information or to register, contact Craig Forrest at 907-299-0232 or email


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