Announcements

The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee meets at 6 p.m. March 11 at the NERRS building on Kachemak Bay Drive. Agenda items include discussing proposals to submit for Board of Fisheries and election for one 1-year seat (term expires June 2015). For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

The yearly One Lord Sunday event will be observed March 16 with services beginning at 11 a.m. at the Homer High School gym. All are welcome.

The Friends of the Homer Public Library is sponsoring a commemorative event of the 1964 Earthquake at 6 p.m. March 27. They’re looking for people who would be willing to tell brief anecdotes of their experiences of the 1964 earthquake. Please contact Erin Hollowell at erin@friendshomerlibrary.org or leave a message at 907-435-3195.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. Special programs are offered daily, including story time, crafts and musical performances. For more information, call 235-4556.

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; Friday, pan fried trout; Monday, turkey meatloaf; Tuesday, chicken pot pie; Wednesday, baked pork chops.

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. 

The AARP Foundation offers free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. Tax assistance is offered 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays by appointment only at the Homer Senior Center. For an appointment, call 235-7655. Individuals also can visit www.aarp.org/findtaxhelp or call 1-888-AARPNOW (1-888-227-7669).

Kachemak Bay Campus

The winter/spring semester has started. Registration is now going on for these upcoming five-week classes: Biology of Sharks, Fly Fishing, Biology of Seals, Otters and Walruses, Boating Safety and Navigation, Writing the Outdoors creative writing, and Garden Design with Brenda Adams workshop. Register as soon as possible as space may be limited. Call 235-7743 for more information. 

The campus will be closed Friday, March 14, for spring break.

Pratt Museum

The museum galleries are open noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Wednesdays and Thursdays in March, Seldovia Village Tribe sponsors March Winter Wednesdays and Thursdays, complimentary admission days. 

A new special exhibit, “The Living Tertiary,” curated by Homer geophysicist Geoff Coble, compares fossil remains beneath our feet to very similar contemporary plants nearby and around the world. 

At 6 p.m. March 13, the Pratt Museum and the Prince William Sound Regional Citizens’ Advisory Council hold a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. This presentation will focus on the improvements in oil spill prevention and response in Prince William Sound since 1989. The Exxon Valdez oil spill is the subject of the Pratt’s Stewardship exhibit, Darkened Waters, which will be on display during this event and through May 11.

Pratt Play Date is 10 to 11 a.m.
 Saturday and is for babies, toddlers and caregivers.

The Pratt seeks summer high school interns. Local youth can earn money while learning interpretive work connected to Kachemak Bay’s natural history and cultural heritage. The internship is June 2-Aug. 1. For more information, call Ryjil Christianson, Director of Education, 235-8635, or email, education@prattmuseum.org. Apply by 5 p.m. March 28. 

 

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (a Youth Resource and Enrichment Co-Op) offers activities for the school year. Free programs include instruction on software installation and customization, digital music production, fresh and organic cooking, gardening and slam poetry. The R.E.C. 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 R.E.C. Room is always staffed by a program manager. 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 “Introduction to Living Well Alaska: Better Choices, Better Health,” with PeggyEllen Kleinleder, nurse educator, and Kelly Behen, peer advocate.

South Peninsula Hospital

Registration is now open for the Safe Sitter two-day babysitting class to be held on March 13 and 14. This course is designed for 11-13 year olds and teaches basic child care skills. The cost is $75. Pre-registration is required for all classes via the SPH Education Department, 235-0258.

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