Tsunami Potential of Grewingk Glacier Lake – A First Look. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. today at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Local geologist Ed Berg and colleagues have just completed the first water-depth (bathymetric) survey of the lake and are starting to evaluate the geologic risk of a future collapse and tsunami. This information can be used to design a monitoring program of the unstable mountainside that could provide a warning of incipient collapse and a tsunami in this popular hiking area. This is a free event and for all ages.
Homer Folk School is accepting instructor applications now until Sept. 29 for the fall session. More information and applications are available at www.homerfolkschool.org.
Fresh Produce 3.0 will be doing two theater improv comedy shows at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 at the Art Barn at 1060 East End Road. All proceeds will benefit the following community organizations: Sept. 29, Flex High School Healthy Foods Program; Spet. 30, Safe Families for Children. For information call 509-294-0451. Admission is $7.
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. 3, 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 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 the rest of the month is: today, country style roast pork; Friday, halibut.
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
Public Reading by visiting writer and Alaska State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes: Friday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Marine technology workshop on Net-Mending and Splicing: 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 for $30. Conducted by Josiah Campbell, BulletProofNets. Learn the basic techniques.
Registration for Upcoming classes is being held: Coastal Navigation, Research-based Creative Writing with Nancy Lord, Global Climate Change with Ed Berg, Sign-up early.
Visiting artist workshop: UAA art instructor David Pettibone: at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Explore value, proportion and perspective for $75. The registration deadline is Oct. 15.
For community education non-credit class registration for Maritime technology, Drawing, Digital photography, Thai Cooking, CPR, First Aid, etc. see; https://kbcnoncredit.asapconnected.com/
KBC is now enrolling students now for GED, ESL, college preparation and life skills courses. Call 235-7743.
At 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, the Kenai Peninsula College Council fall meeting will be held at KBC.
The museum gallery is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Business offices are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
cARTography: This exhibit explores maps, wayfinding, and related artworks from the Pratt Museum collections, along with recent geospatial and interactive products of Kachemak Bay, and is available through Sept. 30.
A pavement preservation project is now underway from Mile 5.5-12.6 East End Road from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Expect delays of about 10 minutes. The anticipated completion date is Oct. 31.
South Peninsula Hospital
South Peninsula Hospital Kicks Off “Walk with a Doc” Program Saturday, Oct. 7 . South Peninsula Hospital is encouraging residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Doc, a program that brings doctors and healthcare providers in step with their patients and members of the community to walk and talk. It’s free, and participants can walk their own pace and distance. The kickoff event is Saturday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., when Dr. Rob Downey, functional medicine provider and hospital chief of staff, will lead a brief discussion on high blood pressure, followed by a healthy indoor walk at SPARC (South Peninsula Athletic and Recreation Center) behind Homer Middle School. Homer joins a growing list of communities nationwide that have started local Walk with a Doc programs. Learn more at www.sphosp.org.
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. 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. Appointments are offered Oct. 9-27 in the hospital conference room. Appointments can be made at www.sphosp.org.
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. Developed by Stanford University, this six-week group workshop is for people dealing with ongoing health conditions or the family members who support them. At a Living Well Alaska workshop, you will learn the skills to set goals, problem solve understand and handle symptoms, eat well and be active, deal with difficult emotions and work with your health care team.
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.