Announcements

The Seldovia Fish and Game Advisory Committee holds an election meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 12 in the Susan B. English School Multi-Purpose room. The agenda also will include preparation of comments on the Southcentral Region Board of Game proposals and any other business that may properly come before the committee. The public is encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Michael Opheim at 399-7509.  

The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee holds an election meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at the NERRS building on Kachemak Drive. The agenda will include preparation of comments on the Region II and IV Board of Game proposals and also may have presentations on recent moose surveys and the experimental pollack seine fishery.  The public is encouraged to attend.  For more information, contact Dave Lyon at 399-2340.

The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) offers a Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan.17 at Best Western Bidarka Inn, 575 Sterling Highway. Instructor Chris Lopez will cover cold-water survival skills; EPIRBs, flares, and maydays; man-overboard recovery and firefighting; immersion suits and PFDs; emergency drills, helicopter rescue, life rafts and abandon ship procedures. The workshop meets the training requirements for documented commercial fishing vessels operating beyond the federal boundary line. It is offered to commercial fishermen at no cost, thanks to support from the U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (DCCED) and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). To register or get more information, contact AMSEA in Sitka at 907-747-3287 or www.amsea.org.

Friendship Center: Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations. Programs are offered daily, including story time, crafts and musical performances. 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: Wednesday, beef tacos, Thursday, closed for New Year’s Day; Friday Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, to be announced.

Strong Women classes are 1:30-2:30 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 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Call Daniel Weisser at 235-7655.

Duplicate Bridge meets Thursdays at 1 p.m.

Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center dining room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Kathy Hedges at 235-4556.

Kachemak Bay Campus: The upcoming Winter/Spring Class and workshop schedule is now online at kpc.alaska.edu/KBC/searchable_schedule. Stop by the campus to sign-up or register online. If interested in earning a degree or returning to college, call 235-7743 for advising information for winter/spring semester classes. To earn your GED or improve basic reading, writing and math skills, call 235-1606. The campus is closed through Jan. 5.

Pratt Museum: The museum  is closed for the month of January. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

South Peninsula Hospital: South Peninsula Hospital offers free help with certified application counselors for people wanting to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Appointments are on select Saturdays through February. Dates for assistance are Jan. 10, Jan. 24, Feb. 7 and Feb. 14. Call 235-8101 to make an appointment.

SVT Health & Wellness: SVT Health & Wellness offers classes covering all aspects of wellness every Thursday at 6 p.m. There are no classes today for New Year’s day. The next class is Jan. 8, “Introduction to Tai Chi & Qigong” with Amy Rattenbury, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.
Join Amy for a brief overview on Tai Chi and Qigong and learn several gentle movements for relaxation and rejuvenation. Wear loose comfortable clothing, all ages and abilities are welcome.

The Jan. 15 class is “Congo: Land of Plenty, Land of Paradox,” with Patty Delate, family nurse practitioner.
Join her for a slideshow and discussion of her journey to the heart of Africa and to the heart of the people living in a land torn by war and insecurity.

On Jan. 22 is “Kick Those Sugar Blues, Part One” and on Jan. 29 is “Kick Those Sugar Blues, Part Two,” with Hillery Daily, naturopathic doctor, and Amy Rattenbury, licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. 

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