Announcements

Sandhill crane eggs have started to hatch. Please report any observations of sandhill crane colts (chicks) to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. 

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Board of Directors holds its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 24 at the Women’s Health Outreach Office at 3957 Nielsen Circle, next door to the clinic.

From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 27, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic will mark National HIV Testing Day with free HIV testing along with other affordable STD testing available on a sliding scale. Appointments are encouraged but not required. Testing for HIV and other STDs is quick, confidential, and affordable at KBFPC. Insurance is accepted, and low- or no-cost options are available on a sliding scale.  KBFPC is at located at 3959 Ben Walters Lane and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday–Friday. For more information, contact clinic staff at 235-3436 or clinic.kbfpc@ak.net.

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, roast turkey; Friday, baked salmon; Monday, chicken cacciatore; Tuesday, pork marsala; Wednesday, beef tacos. 

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 from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Homer Senior Center Friendship Terrace on these dates and about these subjects: June 27, “Taking Charge: Without Showing Disrespect”; July 11, to be announced; July 25, “Alzheimer’s,” with Lisa Wawrlorek; Aug. 8, “Questions and Answers on Dementia,” with Dr. Eneboe; Aug. 22, “Memory Book,” with Amy Lower, speech therapy, South Peninsula Hospital.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for all fall workshops and classes is now being held. Register now, pay later. Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for earning a degree. See schedule and course listing at www.kpc.alaska.edu/KBC.

Advance registration is required for the “Oil and Wax” art workshop with nationally recognized visiting artist Rebecca Crowell, to be held Aug. 9-11. Limited enrollment; register now.

Pratt Museum

Summer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. “Encounters: Whales in Our Waters” is on exhibit until July 21. “Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit through December. 

The fourth “Whale Tales” talk is “Insight Into the Social Life of Humpback Whales,” from 5-7 p.m. June 28, presented by local whale experts Shelly Gill and Olga von Ziegesar.

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (a youth Resource and Enrichment Co-Op) provides teens with a safe space to foster healthy relationships and make healthy choices. Teens 12-18 spend time with friends and access information about the resources, activities and programs available for youth in the community — all with the guidance of a youth development staff member. The R.E.C. Room offers guitars, wifi, X-Box Kinect, air hockey, ping pong, board games, darts, rave gloves, movies, computers, art and craft supplies, and a lending library. Staff can help youth connect with resources for a variety of concerns, such as GED preparation, finding a summer job or homelessness. The R.E.C. Room, a program of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, is located at 3957 Nielsen Circle. Summer hours are 2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friend the R.E.C. Room on Facebook at facebook.com/rec.room 7 to learn about new summer programs. 

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 “Is the Drinking Water from Your Well or Cistern Safe,” presented by Rachel Lord, outreach and monitoring coordinator for Cook Inletkeeper. Has your water been tested for arsenic, lead, bacteria and other contaminants? Learn about private drinking water quality and testing by participating in Cook Inletkeeper’s “Clean Water, Healthy Families Safe Drinking Water” class. The SVT Health & Wellness Center is located at 880 East End Road. The classes are open to the public. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.

South Peninsula Hospital

South Peninsula Hospital offers several upcoming American Heart Association classes: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers, 8 a.m. June 28, $75 fee; First Aid, 1 p.m. June 28, $50 fee. Preregistration and payment is required via the SPH Education Department at 235-0258.

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