Announcements

The Kachemak Bay Birders hold a “leader’s choice” birding trip on Saturday. The trip will be to the Anchor River or the Spit depending on weather and other conditions. Meet at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center at noon to car pool. All trips are cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Michael Craig leads the trip. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. Bring binoculars and a scope if you have one.

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee holds an election meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the NERRS building on Kachemak Drive. Also on the agenda will be a report on the Board of Fish and Lower Cook Inlet meeting and continue preparation of comments on Board of Fish Upper Cook Inlet proposals. For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

The Kachemak Bay Conservation Society holds its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Homer writer Nancy Lord presents the evening’s program. “Glaciers and Otters: A Century of Change in Harriman Fjord and Beyond,” a slideshow talk from a week-long kayaking trip in Prince William Sound’s Harriman Fjord. As part of the U.S. Forest Service 2013 Voices of the Wilderness program, Lord and photographer Irene Owsley retraced John Muir’s 1899 exploration of the fjord, with particular attention to landscape and climate change and the stewardship of wilderness lands.

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 guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast pork loin; Friday, oven fried shrimp; Monday, beef stroganoff; Tuesday, chicken picatta; Wednesday, seafood creole with dirty rice. 

Strong Women classes are 2-3 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 members, $6 nonmembers.

Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. The cost per class is $3 members and $6 nonmembers. Call Daniel at 235-7655.

Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. every other Thursday in the senior center dining room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Mary Jo Gates at 235-7655. 

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for the winter/spring semester has started. Class listings have been mailed and are posted online at kpc.alaska.edu/KBC/searchable_schedule. Many classes begin the week of Jan. 13. For information, call 235-7743. The campus is closed for the holiday break until Jan. 2.

Pratt Museum

The museum galleries are closed all of the month of January. Business offices will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday in January.

The Pratt Museum is now accepting exhibition proposals for the 2015 calendar year. Whether a solo, group, or multimedia art installation, or an exhibit that takes a scientific, historical, or interdisciplinary look at the Kachemak Bay area, the museum wants to hear proposals and ideas. Proposals should fit within the museum’s mission and values, and explore the culture, science and art of the Kachemak Bay region and its place in the world. Please download and complete the Exhibition Proposal Form found at www.prattmuseum.org. The deadline is Jan. 15.

R.E.C. Room

The REC Room (a Youth Resource and Enrichment Co-Op) offers 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 connect with positive resources, activities and programs available in our community. It offers computers and Wi-Fi for homework, guitars, XBox 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. Homer Middle School 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 class is “Breaking Free: Are You Thinking About Quitting Tobacco?” with Amy Rattenbury, licensed acupuncturist, and Hillery Daily, naturopathic doctor. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.

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