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The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) Teen Support and Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the REC Room, 3957 Neilsen Circle. The private group is for ages 12-18. For more information, contact Anna Meredith at the REC Room, 235-3436, or Irene Saxton-Opatz at the Center, 235-7701.

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The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip will be Saturday, Sept. 9 to Beluga Slough. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to walk down the trail to the boardwalk and Slough area. The group will also look for birds from the beach. The tide will be high to make it easier to view birds out over the water; bring binoculars, field guide and a spotting scope if you have one. All Kachemak Bay Birder trips are cosponsored by the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. All trips are free and everyone is welcome to attend. The leader for this trip is Jim Herbert. For more information contact him, 907-362-0020, or Lani Raymond, 907-399-9477.

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Kachemak Crane Watch needs participation during Kachemak Crane Watch’s annual Count Days. Kachemak Crane Watch would like to know of specific crane sightings on Sept. 2 and Sept. 9. Please report the number of adults, colts, or banded cranes seen by location, time, and day, and your name and contact information for each of the count days to reports@cranewatch.org or by calling 907-235-6262. For more information, contact Nina Faust at 235-6262.

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Kachemak Bay Birders’ next meeting will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center in the Seminar Room. Following the meeting, the group will feature its annual “Slides of Summer” photos presented by members and guests of birds and travels taken this summer. Bring a favorite “finger food” to share. This event is cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. It is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Lani Raymond at 399-9477.

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The Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project through the month of August. Help students start the new school year on a positive note by providing school supplies and backpacks. Contributions can be left in the brightly colored receptacle inside the front door of Ulmer’s Drug &Hardware. Shopping lists are on the donation counter. The project benefits more than 100 children who are clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry in the Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas.

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The Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project through the month of August. Help students start the new school year on a positive note by providing school supplies and backpacks. Contributions can be left in the brightly colored receptacle inside the front door of Ulmer’s Drug &Hardware. Shopping lists are on the donation counter. The project benefits more than 100 children who are clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry in the Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas.

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The Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma holds its annual Back to School Supplies Project through the month of August. Help students start the new school year on a positive note by providing school supplies and backpacks. Contributions can be left in the brightly colored receptacle inside the front door of Ulmer’s Drug &Hardware. Shopping lists are on the donation counter. The project benefits more than 100 children who are clients of the Homer Community Food Pantry in the Homer, Anchor Point and Ninilchik areas.

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The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next trip will be Saturday, July 29, to the Anchor River. Meet at 6:45 a.m. at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center parking lot to car pool or at 7 a.m. at the campground adjacent to the boat launch parking lot.

Comments sought for winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities proposed Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) schedule for fall, winter and spring 2017-2018 is now available for public review. Scheduled service is similar to last year’s service, and is designed to meet community service needs while staying within available funding and maintaining vessel regulatory and safety standards.

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The Homer Volunteer Fire Department reminds campers to extinguish camp fires when done and to thoroughly stir embers with water. Make sure the fire is all the way out and cool to the touch. As Smokey Bear says, “If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.” For more information on camp fire safety, visit smokeybear.com.

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The Homer Volunteer Fire Department reminds campers to extinguish camp fires when done and to thoroughly stir embers with water. Make sure the fire is all the way out and cool to the touch. As Smokey Bear says, “If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.” For more information on camp fire safety, visit smokeybear.com.

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The Homer Volunteer Fire Department reminds campers to extinguish camp fires when done and to thoroughly stir embers with water. Make sure the fire is all the way out and cool to the touch. As Smokey Bear says, “If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.” For more information on camp fire safety, visit smokeybear.com.

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The Homer Volunteer Fire Department reminds campers to extinguish camp fires when done and to thoroughly stir embers with water. Make sure the fire is all the way out and cool to the touch. As Smokey Bear says, “If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.” For more information on camp fire safety, visit smokeybear.com.

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The Homer Volunteer Fire Department reminds campers to extinguish camp fires when done and to thoroughly stir embers with water. Make sure the fire is all the way out and cool to the touch. As Smokey Bear says, “If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.” For more information on camp fire safety, visit smokeybear.com.

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Kachemak Bay Water Trail and Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park celebrate the completion of its new pavilion from noon- 3 p.m. Saturday in the lot next to the Nick Dudiak Fishing Lagoon. Enjoy food and music.

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Local fire departments remind everyone that a permit is required to burn anything more than a small campfire, and to remember to always attend your fires until they are out cold to the touch. Burn Permits are available at the Homer Volunteer Fire Station from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday for burn permits inside city of Homer limits. If you are outside city limits, burn permits are available at the McNeil Fire Station-Kachemak Emergency Services, the Fritz Creek Store, from the local Alaska Division of Forestry office on Kachemak Drive and online at forestry.alaska.gov/burn. Follow the directions on the permit and check in daily for burn conditions. For more information, call HVFD at 235-3155, KESA at 235-9811 and Division of Forestry at 235-7734.

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Local fire departments remind everyone that a permit is required to burn anything more than a small campfire, and to remember to always attend your fires until they are out cold to the touch. Burn Permits are available at the Homer Volunteer Fire Station from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday for burn permits inside city of Homer limits. If you are outside city limits, burn permits are available at the McNeil Fire Station-Kachemak Emergency Services, the Fritz Creek Store, from the local Alaska Division of Forestry office on Kachemak Drive and online at forestry.alaska.gov/burn. Follow the directions on the permit and check in daily for burn conditions. For more information, call HVFD at 235-3155, KESA at 235-9811 and Division of Forestry at 235-7734.

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