Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve has proposed an amendment to it Community Council Charter and seeks public review and comments. The proposed amendment may be viewed at kbaycouncil.wordpress.com or by contacting Stacey Buckelew at 226-4653. Public comments may be emailed to stacey.buckelew@alaska.gov or mailed to Stacey Buckelew, KBRR, 95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2, Homer, AK  99603, through Friday, Nov. 29. Comments will be reviewed and considered by the Council at its Dec. 4 quarterly meeting.

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 in the NERRS building on Kachemak Drive. Agenda items include a report on the fall hunting season, an update on current programs underway and discussion of Board of Fish Lower Cook Inlet proposals.  For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. 

Homer Senior Citizens

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and their guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy; Friday, rockfish Rockefeller with broccoli and orzo; Monday, baked chicken teriyaki with stir fry vegetables and fried rice; Tuesday, lasagna with honey glazed carrots; Wednesday, Swiss steak with roasted carrots and onions.

Strong Women classes at Homer Senior Citizens Recreation Room are 2-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class.

Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. Cost is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers per class. For more information, call Daniel at 235-7655.

The Caregiver Support Group meets at 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays. 

Kachemak Bay Campus

Starting soon are classes in Beginning Kundalini, intermediate Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi. Registration is now being held for these special five-week October workshops: poetry-writing with poet Erin Hollowell and global climate change with ecologist Ed Berg. Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for information on earning a degree and taking classes this year.

Pratt Museum

The museum is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Mondays. “Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit downstairs in the Contemporary Art Gallery through December. 

An opening reception of art for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge” is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Special Exhibits Gallery. The Exhibit remains on display through Oct. 30. 

The Ritz Art and Experience Auction is the Pratt Museum’s annual gala fundraiser, to be held Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. Tickets are now on sale at the Pratt Museum and Homer Bookstore. Businesses are invited to donate to the 2013 Ritz. The deadline for business donations is Oct. 11. Please contact Michele Miller at 435-3343 or mmiller@prattmuseum.org for more information.

Play Dates led by Education Director Ryjil Christianson are held in the Marine Gallery from 10-11 a.m. Friday. Parents and caregivers can bring in babies and toddlers for an enjoyable hour of hands on activities. 

Facing the Elements, the Pratt’s outdoor exhibit, closed Monday. 

R.E.C. Room

The REC Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-Op) offers new activities for the 2013-2014 School Year. Free programs include instruction on software installation and customization, digital music production, fresh and organic cooking, gardening and slam poetry. The REC Room provides teens ages 12-18 with a safe space to hang out after school and get connected with positive resources, activities and programs available for youth in our community. It offers computers and Wi-Fi for homework, guitars, X Box Kinect, games, darts, rave gloves, movies, art supplies and more.

A program of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, the REC Room is always staffed by a program manager. HMS students can now ride Bus 65 for drop off at the REC Room. Call for details. Hours are 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3957 Nielsen Circle, off Ben Walters Lane. For more information, call 235-6736, e-mail recroom@kbfpc.org or visit facebook.com/rec.room7 or HomerRECroom.org.

Seldovia Village Tribe Health & Wellness Center

The SVT Health & Wellness Center offers a series of classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. Today’s program is “All About Bone Health” with Hillery Daily, N.D. For information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.

South Peninsula Hospital

Applications are being accepted to exhibit at the annual Rotary Health Fair, set for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Homer High School. The fair is sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club, in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital. The purpose of the fair is to promote individual wellness and provide free and inexpensive information and screenings related to health. The theme is “It’s Your Life … Take a Day to Be Well.” 

Appointments for reduced-rate wellness screenings are available now. As part of the health fair, comprehensive blood analysis is available for only $40. In addition to the basic wellness test, additional tests available for purchase include prostate, thyroid, cardiac, vitamin D and hemoglobin A1C. These tests are offered by appointment at the fair, or before the fair at the hospital with the results available for pickup at the fair. Appointments are offered from Oct. 14 – Nov. 1 at the hospital. 

Make an appointment on line at www.sphosp.org. Payment must be made by cash or check at time of the test, and checks can be made to Rotary. Setting an appointment for your blood draw is required and offered at www.sphosp.org and at the following locations and times: Anchor Point Senior Center, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 5; Homer Senior Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17; Safeway, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22. 

No food or drink, only water, should be consumed 10-12 hours prior to the test. In all cases prescription medication should be taken and diabetics should not fast. For more information and details on the Health Fair, visit the South Peninsula Hospital website at www.sphosp.org or call the Health Fair Hotline at 399-4030.

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