Community News – September 25

Saturday last Farmers Market for season

Homer Farmers Market is ending on Saturday with festivities such as the Annual Harvest Party at 10 a.m. with a musical guest. Gardening in the Community’s People’s Garden at 11 a.m., kids activities at noon and the Thanksgiving Turkey Raffle Drawing at 2 p.m. will also be offered. Manager Robbi  Mixon said that this year was one of the most successful in recent years. Although the Market is officially closing, some farmers may still be there to sell their produce.

Birders meet at Island and Oceans
Kachemak Bay Birders will meet from 4:30 p.m. to  5:30 p.m. Monday, in the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center Seminar Room. The public is welcome to come hear about the season’s birding events.

Recycled clothing fashion show Oct. 12
At 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on the Kenai Peninsula Fair Grounds, Ninilchik, the Kenai Peninsula Fair will be hosting a Recycled Fashion Show/Dinner/Dance at the fair grounds. Fashion Show model applications are available at or call 567-3670. Dinner tickets are available at $15 single or $25 a couple. There will be recycled accessory, dessert and item auctions. Proceeds from this benefit will be split between five nonprofits in the Ninilchik area. This is a fun family event and all are welcome.

Annual meeting Thursday
Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park is holding an annual meeting and board election at 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at  Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Desserts and a special presentation and book signing by Hig and Erin of Ground Truth Trekking will be presented.

Celebrate National Senior Center Month
As a new generation of older adults looks to redefine retirement, there is a growing focus on wellness, work, and volunteerism. When it comes to finding tools for staying healthy and involved or information about benefits, senior centers are the place to start. This September, Homer Senior Center invites the community to learn more about its programs and services during National Senior Center Month.
Join us for lunch as we celebrate this year’s theme Homer Senior Center: Experts at Living Well. This is your opportunity to learn about the  40 bed Assisted Living; 45 Independent Housing, Meals and Transportation Program, Adult Day Services, Strong Women Exercise Program, TaiChi, Fun N Fitness, Bridge, Dinner N Dance, Pinochle, Educational Programs and so much more.
“Today’s senior centers are evolving to reflect a new view of aging that empowers the people they serve,” said James Firman, president and CEO of the national council on Aging. “They’re connecting older adults with meaningful career and volunteer opportunities and increasing their access to valuable benefits and resources to stay healthy and independent.”
“The people coming into our center have deep ties to the community and are excited about sharing their diverse skills and talents,” said Keren Kelley, director of HSC. “Our goal is to provide the tools, resources and opportunities to help them manage their healthy and finances and find new ways to contribute to the community and stay independent.”
To learn more about HSC call 235-7688 or visit is located at 3935 Svedlund.

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