The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve has proposed an amendment to its Community Council Charter and seeks public review and comments. The proposed amendment may be viewed at kbaycouncil.wordpress.com or by contacting Stacey Buckelew at 226-4653. Public comments may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Stacey Buckelew, KBRR, 95 Sterling Highway, Suite 2, Homer, AK 99603, through Friday, Nov. 29. Comments will be reviewed and considered by the Council at its Dec. 4 quarterly meeting.
Kachemak Bay Birders hold an owling trip at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wynn Nature Center parking lot, Mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive. Gary Lyon leads the trip. Bring a flashlight. In the event of rain or wind, the event is postponed to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19. For more information, call Gary Lyon at 235-8767. All trips are cosponsored by the Kachemak Bay Birders and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. There is no charge and everyone is welcome. An optional donation can be made to the Wynn Nature Center for this walk.
The Alaska Housing Finance Corporation holds “How to Read an Energy Rating” from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 16 at Land’s End Resort. The presentation is free. For more information and to register, visit ahfc.us/workshops or call 800-478-4636.
The Christian Motorcyclists Association is forming a Kenai Peninsula chapter. A meeting is planned for 3 p.m. Nov. 2 at 350 West Endicott Street in Soldotna. For more information or directions, call Josh at 907-727-4839, or Jon at 907-688-3983.
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 pork loin; Friday, oven fried shrimp; Monday, beef stroganoff; Tuesday, baked chicken parmesan; Wednesday, seafood Newburgh.
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. every-other Thursday in the senior center dining room. Today a representative from the SVT Health Clinic presents “Wellness for Seniors.” On Oct. 24, Joyanna Geisler of the Independent Living Center speaks about ILC resources for seniors. For more information, call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Mary Jo Gates at 235-7655.
Kachemak Bay Campus
“Sound and Imagery in Contemporary Poetry” with poet Erin Coughlin Hollowell runs today through Nov. 7. The Kenai Peninsula College Council meets at 6 p.m. today. The meeting is open to the public. Call 235-7743 for an advising appointment for information on earning a degree and taking classes this year.
The museum is open noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; closed Mondays. “Inspired by Place,” selected art from the museum collection, is on exhibit downstairs in the Contemporary Art Gallery through December.
Art for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge” remains on display through Oct. 30. The Ritz Art and Experience Auction is the Pratt Museum’s annual gala fundraiser, to be held Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge” features French cuisine with music provided by the Moulin Rouge Diamond Dogs. The band, coming together just for the Ritz, is fronted by jazz trumpeter Yngvil Vatn Guttu and Anchorage Symphony violinist Lena Lukina. Tickets are now on sale for $100 at the Pratt Museum and Homer Bookstore. Businesses are invited to donate to the 2013 Ritz. The deadline for business donations is Friday. Please contact Michele Miller at 435-3343 or email@example.com for more information.
Play Dates led by Education Director Ryjil Christianson are held in the Marine Gallery from 10-11 a.m. Friday. Parents and caregivers can bring in babies and toddlers for an enjoyable hour of hands on activities.
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 through Friday, 3957 Nielsen Circle, off Ben Walters Lane. For more information, call 235-6736, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 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 “Medicare Coverage” with a Medicare respresentative. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.
South Peninsula Hospital
The annual Rotary Health Fair is 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.”
Appointments for reduced-rate wellness screenings are available now. 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 from Oct. 14-Nov. 1 at the hospital.
Make an appointment on line at www.sphosp.org. Payment must be made by cash or check at time of the test, and checks can be made to Rotary. Setting an appointment for your blood draw is required and offered at www.sphosp.org and at the following locations and times: Homer Senior Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17; Safeway, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22.
No food or drink, only water, should be consumed 10-12 hours prior to the test. In all cases prescription medication should be taken and diabetics should not fast. For more information and details on the Health Fair, visit the South Peninsula Hospital website at www.sphosp.org or call the Health Fair Hotline at 399-4030.