Alices Champagne Palace is the site of a medical benefit for Aimee VanWagoner-Sulczynski on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The benefit includes a spaghetti dinner party for $10 a person, a dessert auction, and a silent and live auction. The is event is family friendly until 9 p.m. Stay late and dance to the band 907. This benefit is to help Aimee with medical bills from an unexpected hospital stay in May. Donations and desserts are still needed. All are welcome. For more information, call Ginger VanWagoner at 235-1424.
The R.E.C. Room (Resource and Enrichment Co-op) is a multipurpose space for youth ages 12-18 as a safe environment to hang out with friends. Hours are 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday in the lower level of the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic outreach building on Nielsen Circle. Visit www.recroom.kbfpc.org or call Anna at 235-OPEN (6736).
New winter hours are noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Mondays
The Ritz art preview exhibit opening reception is Friday, 5-7 p.m. in the Special Exhibits Gallery. This exhibit will be on display in the Pratts Special Exhibits Gallery through Oct. 30 and will give visitors the opportunity to preview the art that will be auctioned at the annual Ritz fundraiser event. Ritz tickets are now on sale. For more information, call the Pratt at 235-8635.
The Kenai Peninsula College Council meeting is 6 p.m. Oct. 11 in Pioneer Hall.
Teachers, register by Oct. 24 for the three- session Resources for Art Education class: Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10, 1 credit.
Registration is open for Using Humor in Writing creative writing workshop with Rich Chiappone: Oct. 22-Nov. 15.
Homer Senior Citizens lunch is open to seniors and their guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast turkey; Friday, halibut florentine; Monday, tofu and cheeses; Tuesday, chicken picatta; 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.
Friendship Center Adult Day Services is open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday with extended hours for special situations.
Booth space is available for the annual Rotary Health Fair, set for Nov. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Homer High School. The fair is sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital. The theme is Its Your Life Take a Day to Be Well. Exhibitors are invited to provide learning centers, screenings, information, demonstrations or interactive activities to promote their message or service related to health. No sales are permitted at the fair. Booth space is free, and the deadline to reserve a space is Wednesday, Oct. 10.
<p>Habitat for Humanity of South Kenai Peninsula is having a re-organization meeting today at 7 p.m. at Homer United Methodist Church. If you have ever had any interest in Habitat for Humanity, please come and share your ideas. For more information, call 235-3779. </p>
Sometimes the calendar confuses the Betster. It doesn't help that every year for Christmas the Betster always seems to get an international calendar with holidays listed like Oct. 8, Thanksgiving. Holy Maple Leaf! The Betster had to look twice at that one. It turns out it's Canadian Thanksgiving, which the Betster didn't even know our neighbors to the east have. Well, why shouldn't Canadians be thankful? It makes sense to celebrate a good harvest this time of year.