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The Homer Birth and Wellness Center will host a free movie night on Monday, Oct. 9. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the film, “Mother-Daughter Wisdom: Understanding the Crucial Link Between Mothers, Daughters, and Health,” starts at 6:30 p.m. An optional discussion will follow. For more information call the center at 907-299-7133.

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 beef; Friday, catch of the day; Monday, plum glazed Cornish game hens; Tuesday, beef stroganoff; Wednesday, Cuban pork; next Thursday, roast turkey.

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: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6.

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

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. Learn more at

A retirement party will be held for Mary Lou Kelsey on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-9pm 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.

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