District 30 Democrats meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Homer Real Estate office, 1529 Ocean Drive. Call Liz Diament at 914-588-0332 for more information.
Kachemak Emergency Service Area Board holds its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the McNeil Canyon Fire Station, 53048 Ashwood Ave., Mile 12 East End Road. The public is welcome to attend. For further information, call 235-9811.
Upcoming speakers for the Rotary Club of Homer Downtown are Wednesday, Jessica Lawmaster, executive director, South Peninsula Haven House Green Dot Program. All talks are at 6 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts building, 355 W. Pioneer Ave.
Martin Zeller holds an Improvisation Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Art Barn at 1060 East End Road. The 5-hour class introduces, explores and expands the skills of improv. Through exercises and games, participants will learn the elements of long- and short-form improvisational theater and comedy, including spontaneity, listening, trust, scene development and story building. In addition to general life applications, the class also focuses on performance improvisation. The fee is $45. To register or for more information, call 907-235-6589 or 509-294-0451.
Zeller has been an improvisational performer and teacher since 1985. He was the founder and artistic director of Fresh Produce Productions (a Homer based improvisation troupe), and from 2000 -2010 performed with and was the artistic director (2003 to 2007) of the Blue Door Theatre (BDT) in Spokane, Wash. He has directed and written numerous formats for improvised presentations. He has also adapted improvisational techniques for consultative and therapeutic forums to work with traditional and alternative students of all ages, teachers, mental health clients and staff, businesses, performers and writers.
“Self Compassion for Women: Going Beyond Coffee, Chocolate and Wine” is held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at Many Rivers on East End Road. Susie Amundson runs the workshop to help women connect with their basic goodness, uncover hidden identities and triggers, lean in gently to difficult experiences and emotions, and wisely offer self care. Register by Oct. 2. The fee is $45. For more information and to register, contact Amundson at 509-998-1009 or e-mail Susie@wiseatwork.net.
The Seldovia Fish and Game Advisory Committee meets 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Multi-Purpose room. On the agenda is preparing comments on Board of Fisheries and Joint Board proposals. For more information, contact Robert Purpura at 299-1806.
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 turkey; Friday, rockfish with Rockefeller sauce; Monday, chicken cacciatore; Tuesday, pork marsala; Wednesday, beef tacos.
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 at 2-3:30 p.m. Thursdays starting today. Today’s topic is “Meaningful Activities for Loved Ones.”
Kachemak Bay Campus
“How to Use Quickbooks,” a five-week class, starts at 1 p.m. Friday.
Registration is being held for these upcoming classes: Poetry with Erin Hollowell, Global Climate Change with ecologist Ed Berg, Karate, Beginning Kundalini Yoga and Intermediate Yoga. Advanced sign-up is required. For more information, call 235-7743 or visit www.kpc.alaska.edu/KBC.
Dr. Gary Laursen, a mycologist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Arctic Biology, teaches “Mushrooms of Kachemak Bay - Introduction to Fungi of Alaska workshop with field studies” from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The deadline to register is Friday. At 7 p.m. Saturday, Laursen does a public lecture, “Mushrooms and other Fungi of the Sub Antarctic Archipelago.”
Summer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Saturday. Starting Sunday, the museum is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. “Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit downstairs in the Contemporary Art Gallery through December.
“Beneath the Surface,” featuring paintings by Rebecca Crowell that are inspired by archaeological maps of sediment layers beneath the earth, is on exhibit upstairs in the Special Exhibits Gallery through Sept. 29.
The Pratt seeks donations from artists and businesses for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge,” its 2013 Ritz Art and Experience Auction. Donations are due 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The Ritz is Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. Donated artwork will be exhibited in the Pratt’s Special Exhibits Gallery from Oct. 4 to Oct. 30. For more information, call Michele Miller at 435-3342 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The REC Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-Op) offers new activities for the 2013-2014 School Year. Free programs include instruction on software installation and customization, digital music production, fresh and organic cooking, gardening. and slam poetry. The REC Room provides teens ages 12-18 with a safe space to hang out after school and get connected with positive resources, activities and programs available for youth in our community. It offers computers and Wi-Fi for homework, guitars, X Box Kinect, games, darts, rave gloves, movies, art supplies and more.
A program of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic, the REC Room is always staffed by a program manager. HMS students can now ride Bus 65 for drop off at the REC Room. Call for details. Hours are 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday – Friday, 3957 Nielsen Circle, off Ben Walters Lane. For more information, call 235-6736, e-mail email@example.com or visit facebook.com/rec.room7 or HomerRECroom.org.
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 program is “Healthy Back-to-School Lunches” with Jenifer Dickson, certified nutritionist. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.
South Peninsula Hospital
Applications are now being accepted to exhibit at the annual Rotary Health Fair, set for 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 2 at Homer High School. The fair is sponsored by Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in partnership with South Peninsula Hospital. The purpose of the fair is to promote individual wellness and provide free and inexpensive information and screenings related to health. The theme is “It’s Your Life … Take a Day to Be Well.”