Annououncements

An account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank for the Afonasiev family, the family who lost their home in a fire in Nikolaevsk on Oct. 3. The family had no insurance on the house. Set up through Bridges Community Resource, a nonprofit organization, donations are tax deductible. The account number at Wells Fargo is 6402637687.

The Christian Motorcyclists Association is forming a Kenai Peninsula chapter. A meeting is planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at 350 West Endicott Street in Soldotna. For more information or directions, call Josh at 907-727-4839, or Jon at 907-688-3983.

The Seldovia Fish & Game Advisory Committee holds an election meeting at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Community Multi-Purpose Room. The agenda will include preparation of comments on Lower Cook Inlet Board of Fish proposals. For more information, contact Robert Purpurra at 299-1806.

The Kenai Watershed Forum holds its Spirit of Our Rivers gala fundraiser at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, Kenai. Tickets are $150 a person or $250 a couple and includes live music, dancing, wine and cocktails and the presentation of the Watershed Champion Awards. Kenai Watershed Forum supports watershed education, restoration and research programs. For tickets, call or email Josselyn O’Connor at 907-260-5449, ext. 1201, josselyn@kenaiwatershed.org.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula holds its annual gala and auction at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the old Carrs Mall, Kenai. Tickets are $40 each, $600 for a table of eight and $1,000 for an executive table of eight with dinner service and wine. To purchase tickets, call 907-283-2682.

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, breaded cod; Monday, chicken and dumplings; 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. every-other Thursday in the senior center dining room. Today, Joyanna Geisler of the Independent Living Center speaks about ILC resources for seniors. For more information, call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Mary Jo Gates at 235-7655. 

Kachemak Bay Campus

 Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for information on earning a degree and taking classes this year or to earn a GED. Check out KBC new programs in Fisheries Technology and AutoCAD Technology. Registration for winter/spring semester begins in November. As part of the visiting writers’ series, novelist David Abrams, author of “Fobbitt,” speaks at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7.

Pratt Museum

The museum is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Mondays. “Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit downstairs in the Contemporary Art Gallery through December. 

Trick or treat at the Homestead Cabin from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31. All ages are welcome, especially children in grades kindergarten through sixth.

Art for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge” remains on display through Tuesday. The Ritz Art and Experience Auction is the Pratt Museum’s annual gala fundraiser, to be held Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge” features French cuisine with music provided by the Moulin Rouge Diamond Dogs. The band, coming together just for the Ritz, is fronted by jazz trumpeter Yngvil Vatn Guttu and Anchorage Symphony violinist Lena Lukina. Tickets are $100 and  on sale at the Pratt Museum and Homer Bookstore.

R.E.C. Room

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, XBox 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. Homer Middle School 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 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 program is “Gluten: Friend or Foe?” with Jenifer Dickson, certified nutritional therapist. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.

South Peninsula Hospital

The 30th annual Rotary Health Fair is 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.” Free child care is offered, and the Lions Club will be collecting used eye glasses. A special offering this year will be the inclusion of the Early Childhood Wellness Fair, which has numerous booths and presentations which focus on early childhood development. There will be numerous door prize drawings, and the grand prize giveaway is a $250 energy certificate.

Appointments for reduced-rate wellness screenings are available now until Nov. 1 at the hospital. As part of the health fair, comprehensive blood analysis is available for only $40. In addition to the basic wellness test, additional tests available for purchase include prostate, thyroid, cardiac, vitamin D and hemoglobin A1C. These tests are offered by appointment at the fair, or before the fair at the hospital with the results available for pickup at the fair. 

Make an appointment on line at www.sphosp.org. Payment must be made by cash or check at time of the test, and checks can be made to Rotary. Setting an appointment for your blood draw is required and offered at www.sphosp.org. 

No food or drink, only water, should be consumed 10-12 hours prior to the test. In all cases prescription medication should be taken and diabetics should not fast. For more information and details on the Health Fair, visit the South Peninsula Hospital website at www.sphosp.org or call the Health Fair Hotline at 399-4030.

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