Martin Zeller holds an Improvisation Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Art Barn at 1060 East End Road. The 5-hour class introduces, explores and expands the skills of improv. Through exercises and games, participants will learn the elements of long- and short-form improvisational theater and comedy, including spontaneity, listening, trust, scene development and story building. The class also focuses on performance improvisation. The fee is $45. To register or for more information, call 235-6589 or 509-294-0451.
Zeller has been an improvisational performer and teacher since 1985. He was the founder and artistic director of Fresh Produce Productions, a Homer based improvisation troupe, and from 2000-2010 performed with and was the artistic director (2003 to 2007) of the Blue Door Theatre (BDT) in Spokane, Wash. He has directed and written numerous formats for improvised presentations. He has adapted improvisational techniques for consultative and therapeutic forums to work with traditional and alternative students of all ages, teachers, mental health clients and staff, businesses, performers and writers.
“Self Compassion for Women: Going Beyond Coffee, Chocolate and Wine” is held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Many Rivers on East End Road. Susie Amundson runs the workshop to help women connect with their basic goodness, uncover hidden identities and triggers, lean in gently to difficult experiences and emotions, and wisely offer self care. Register by Oct. 2. The fee is $45. For more information and to register, contact Amundson at 509-998-1009 or e-mail Susie@wiseatwork.net.
The Seldovia Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets 7 p.m. today at the Multi-Purpose room. On the agenda is preparing comments on Board of Fisheries and Joint Board proposals. For more information, contact Robert Purpura at 299-1806.
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, roast pork tenderloin; Friday, catfish fra diavolo; Monday, Italian meatloaf; Tuesday, chicken pot pie; Wednesday, pork adobo.
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 starting today. Today’s topic is “Meaningful Activities for Loved Ones.”
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.
Check out new programs in Fisheries Technology and AutoCAD Technology.
KBC will have a public advisory board meeting at 5 p.m. Sept. 23.
Novelist David Abrams, author of “Fobbitt,” will present as part of KBC’s Visiting Writers’ Series at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
The museum has returned to its winter hours and is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit downstairs in the Contemporary Art Gallery through December.
“Beneath the Surface,” featuring paintings by Rebecca Crowell that are inspired by archaeological maps of sediment layers beneath the earth, is on exhibit in the Special Exhibits Gallery through Sept. 29.
The Pratt seeks donations from artists and businesses for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge,” its 2013 Ritz Art and Experience Auction. Donations are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The Ritz is Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. Donated artwork will be exhibited in the Pratt’s Special Exhibits Gallery from Oct. 4 to Oct. 30. For more information, call Michele Miller at 435-3342 or e-mail email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit facebook.com/rec.room7 or HomerRECroom.org.
The REC Room is the location for this month’s Homer Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours (formerly the Chamber Mixer) from 5-7 p.m. today. This is an opportunity to mee REC Room staff and youth and mingle with other business owners.
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 a VA presentation with representatives from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Representatives will help veterans sign up for their health-care benefits, take photos for veteran ID cards and answer veterans’ questions. For information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.
South Peninsula Hospital
The public is invited to learn how to enjoy local garden fare in the wintertime, too. Bette Seaman, South Peninsula Hospital’s registered dietitian and nutritionist, will share unique and traditional ways to store your market fare to enjoy throughout the winter from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Farmers’ Market. The presentation is free and includes samples of local produce. For more information, contact Bette Seaman at 235-0320.
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.”