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Posted: June 12, 2013 - 1:22pm

The South Peninsula Haven House Board of Directors holds its annual meeting at 5:15 p.m. today at St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church on the Sterling Highway. The meeting will be for the election of new officers and is open to the public. 

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10221, Anchor Point, holds its Steak Night from 6 to 8 p.m. June 15 with a dessert auction and karaoke at 9 p.m. Taco nights are 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays; chili dogs and hot dogs are served 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; and burgers and fries are served 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays.

Faith Lutheran Church holds Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m.-noon June 17-21 at the church. Vacation Bible School is for children ages 3 (and potty trained) and older. Preregister at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/homer. Call 235-7600 for more information.

Hannah and Rachael Tipperman, twin 16-year-old girls who live near Philadelphia, Pa., hold a one-week robotics camp at the Alaska Center for Coastal Studies from June 17-21. The course is open to children ages 9 to 14. The Tipperman sisters started a nonprofit organization last year to help teach other kids about robotics and computers. For more information and to apply, visit www.robotspringboard.org. 

The sandhill cranes have arrived. Please report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or reports@cranewatch.org. 

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic Board of Directors holds its annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. June 24 at the Women’s Health Outreach Office at 3957 Nielsen Circle, next door to the clinic.  The meeting is open to the public. Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic also seeks interested community members to serve on its board. The KBFPC, now celebrating its 30th year, offers a range of confidential clinical services for men and women such as annual well-woman exams, birth control consultation and supplies, and sexually-transmitted-diseases testing and treatment. Community members with experience in event planning, teaching, health care, business, or other board experience are urged to apply. For questions or to send a letter of interest, please contact Morgan Sicilia, board president, at msicilia33@gmail.com.

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 beef; Friday, breaded cod; Monday, chicken cordon bleu; Tuesday, hamburger; Wednesday, chicken picatta. 

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. at the Homer Senior Center Friendship Terrace on these dates and about these subjects: today, “Diet and Nutrition,” with Betty Seaman; June 27, “Taking Charge: Without Showing Disrespect”; July 11, to be announced; July 25, “Alzheimer’s,” with Lisa Wawrlorek; Aug. 8, “Questions and Answers on Dementia,” with Dr. Eneboe; Aug. 22, “Memory Book,” with Amy Lower, speech therapy, South Peninsula Hospital.

Kachemak Bay Campus

Registration for all fall workshops and classes is now being held. Register now, pay later. Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for earning a degree. See schedule and course listing at www.kpc.alaska.edu/KBC.

Advance registration is required for the “Oil and Wax” art workshop with nationally recognized visiting artist Rebecca Crowell, to be held Aug. 9-11. Limited enrollment; register now.

Pratt Museum

Summer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. “Encounters: Whales in Our Waters” is on exhibit until July 21. 

“Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit through December.

A reception for Facing the Elements, the Pratt Museum’s outdoor art exhibit that started in 1994, is 5-6 p.m. Friday.

R.E.C. Room

The R.E.C. Room (a youth Resource and Enrichment Co-Op) provides teens with a safe space to foster healthy relationships and make healthy choices. Teens 12-18 spend time with friends and access information about the resources, activities and programs available for youth in the community — all with the guidance of a youth development staff member. The R.E.C. Room offers guitars, wifi, X-Box Kinect, air hockey, ping pong, board games, darts, rave gloves, movies, computers, art and craft supplies, and a lending library. Staff can help youth connect with resources for a variety of concerns, such as GED preparation, finding a summer job or homelessness. The R.E.C. Room, a program of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, is located at 3957 Nielsen Circle. Summer hours are 2-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friend the R.E.C. Room on Facebook at facebook.com/rec.room 7 to learn about new summer programs. 

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 class is “Nutrient Dense Whole Foods,” taught by Jenifer Dickson, certified nutritional therapist. She will discuss nutrient-dense whole foods and demonstrate what they are, why they’re important and how to prepare them. The SVT Health & Wellness Center is located at 880 East End Road. The classes are open to the public. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.

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