Announcements and Military News


A garage sale fundraiser for the Homer Hockey Association is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Kevin Bell Ice Arena on the Homer Spit. Donations also are being accepted.

The Kachemak Bay Birders’ next monthly meeting is 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Seminar Room at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Following the meeting there will be a short video about the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta National Wildlife Refuge. Anyone who is interested in birding, birds and their habitats, and citizen science, or who would just like to know more about the organization is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Lani Raymond at or 399-9477.

Upcoming speakers for the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown are Sept. 4, Paul Dauphinais, executive director Alaska Public Offices Commission, Introduction into what APOC does and how the public can access the data that the agency gathers; Sept.12, Noko Yoshida and Jane Little: Rotary travels and interactions; Sept. 19, Jessica Lawmaster, executive director, South Peninsula Haven House Green Dot Program. All talks are at 6 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts building, 355 W. Pioneer Ave.

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, turkey; Friday, baked red salmon; Monday, chicken teriyaki; Tuesday, lasagna; Wednesday, curried beef.

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. today at the Homer Senior Center Friendship Terrace. Amy Lower, speech therapy, South Peninsula Hospital,  presents “Memory Book.”

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for all fall workshops and classes is now being held. Register now, pay later. Classes start Monday. Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for earning a degree. See schedule and course listing at New classes and programs are offered in Fisheries Technology and AutoCADD Technology. Classes offered include oceanography, Spanish, karate, yoga, marine biology, Natives of Alaska, drawing, global climate change, poetry-writing, ceramics, welding, Tai Chi, MS Excel, Access, Quickbooks, introduction to writing nonfiction, Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) training, art appreciation, history, psychology and introduction to literature.

Pratt Museum

Summer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. “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 upstairs in the Special Exhibits Gallery through Sept. 29.

Tamamta Katurlluta, a Gathering of Native Traditions, is Aug. 30 and 31. It brings together hundreds of Native elders, as well as other Native and non-Native participants. Artists, dancers, drummers and story tellers come to experience a weekend of culture sharing and community building. Events include a welcome reception, traditional landing ceremony of kayaks, storytelling, Native Youth Olympic demonstrations plus an evening of culture and dance at the Mariner Theater.

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 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 program is “Berries: Phytonutrient Superstars!” with Jenifer Dickson, certified nutritional therapist. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.


Military News

Air Force Airman Jefferson D. Klapak graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Klapak is the son of Joseph and Tina Klapak of Anchorage and a 2010 graduate of Ninilchik High School.