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The Kachemak Advocates of Recycling (KARe) group meets from 4:30-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies building at 708 Smoky Bay Way, Homer. Those who are interested in reducing solid waste, recycling and discussing similar issues, please attend to learn and contribute ideas. Contact Vivian Finlay with questions at 435-3903, or

Haven House will offer a women’s group from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday. For more information, call 907-235-7712 or email

The event Open Spaces and Wild Places! and fourth annual Land at Heart award presentation honoring Carmen and Conrad Field will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at Wasabi’s. Event tickets are just $60. You can buy tickets at The Homer Bookstore or at KHLT (907)235-5263. For information contact Denise at

The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer) Teen Support and Discussion Group meets at 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the REC Room, 3957 Neilsen Circle. The private group is for ages 12-18. For more information, contact Anna Meredith at the REC Room, 235-3436, or Irene Saxton-Opatz at the Center, 235-7701.

The Exchange, a syringe exchange program, offers free syringe exchanges the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the South Peninsula Hospital Training Center, 203 West Pioneer Avenue, in the southwest corner of the building. Exchanges are held 5-7 p.m. Upcoming dates are Oct. 17, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19.

Anchor Point Senior Citizens

The Anchor Point Senior Center on Milo Fritz Road is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-noon Friday.

The center serves Thursday night dinners starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Bingo is at 6:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. on Friday nights. The Helping Hands Thrift Store is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Exercise sessions are at 10 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. For information, call 235-7786.

Friendship Center

Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 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

The Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the senior center conference room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and guests and is served noon-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast turkey; Friday, rockfish Milanese; Monday, baked chicken teriyaki; Tuesday, beef lasagna; Wednesday, vegetable chow mien; next Thursday, arroz con pollo.

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 for members, $6 for nonmembers.

Duplicate Bridge meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Tai chi classes are Thursdays at 3 p.m. The cost per class is $3 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Call Daniel Weisser at 235-4555.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration is being held for State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes’ short week-end workshop Oct. 7-8: Writing a Container of Stories. Come tell the story of someone you once knew, someone you once heard of, someone whose voice would not otherwise be heard, or tell their own stories. Write, revise, and edit work. Advanced registration required. $75.

Navigating Kachemak Bay class runs from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 10-26. The cost is $95. Register at

Visiting artist workshop with UAA art instructor David Pettibone: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Explore value, proportion and perspective. The cost is $75. Registration deadline: Oct. 15.

Ed Berg’s “Global Climate Change” class starts at 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 12 and runs until Nov. 16. Advanced registration is required.

Oct. 18 is the deadline to register for Taz Talley’s Digital Photography workshop: Saturday, Oct., 21 and 28, and Nov. 4. The cost is $100.

The Kenai Peninsula College Council fall will be meeting held at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 at KBC.

Pratt Museum

The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

From 5-7 p.m. is a First Friday reception for Ritz Noir. Preview the art and other auction items to be sold to the highest bidder at the Ritz Noir fundraiser coming up at the Pratt Museum on Oct. 21.

South Peninsula Hospital

A retirement party will be held for Mary Lou Kelsey on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-9 p.m. in the upstairs restaurant at the Best Western Bidarka Inn. Refreshments will be provided. Come celebrate and reminisce Mary Lou’s 35 years of midwifery care, and hundreds of babies born into her arms, on the southern peninsula! Bring your photos, written memories or mementoes to add to her Keepsake Box.

The 34th annual Rotary Health Fair is 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Homer High School. “It’s Your Life … Take a Day to be Well” is the theme of the fair, sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital.

As part of the health fair, comprehensive blood analysis is available for only $40. Appointments are offered Oct. 9-27 in the hospital conference room. Appointments can be made at

Six-Week Health self management program offered. South Peninsula Hospital will offer “Living Well Alaska,” a chronic disease self-management class from mid-October to mid-November. The workshop runs every Thursday from Oct. 12 – Nov. 16, 2017, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is only $10 for the entire six-week series. Registration is required. For more information and to register, please call 235-0258.

Kid’s Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic: No appointment necessary. The clinic will be held fro, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Homer Medical Center. There will be face painting and fun activities for kids of all ages. This is for flu shots only. Appointments are necessary for other vaccinations and health concerns. A $27 administration fee will be billed to insurance providers, but nobody will be turned away. Call 235-8586 for more information.