The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 16, offers Christmas gift wrapping from noon-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 and from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Christmas Eve at Ulmer’s on Lake Street. There is no set fee for the service, but donations to support veterans programs are gratefully accepted.
George Hamm turns 75 this month. An open house for his birthday is all day Saturday at 3505 East End Road. Stop by to say hello, wish him well and enjoy cake and ice cream.
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 guests and is served 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. The lunch menu for this week is: today, roast turkey and mashed potatoes; Friday, shrimp scampi; Monday, baked ham; Tuesday, Swiss steak; Wednesday, closed for Christmas.
Strong Women classes are 2-3 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 members, $6 nonmembers.
Tai Chi classes are Thursday at 3 p.m. The cost per class is $3 members and $6 nonmembers. Call Daniel at 235-7655.
Caregiver Support Group meets 2-3:30 p.m. every other Thursday in the senior center dining room. Call Pam Hooker at 299-7198 or Mary Jo Gates at 235-7655.
Kachemak Bay Campus
Registration for the winter/spring semester has started. Class listings have been mailed and are posted online at kpc.alaska.edu/KBC/searchable_schedule. Many classes begin the week of Jan. 13. For information, call 235-7743. The campus is closed for the holiday break from Dec. 21-Jan. 2.
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.
“When Crab was King” is on display in the Special Exhibits Gallery.
The REC Room (a Youth Resource and 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 connect with positive resources, activities and programs available in our community. It offers computers and Wi-Fi for homework, guitars, XBox 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. Homer Middle School 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 “Hands-on Massage Class” with Melody Barrett, licensed massage therapist. For more information or to suggest topics for future classes, call Amy Rattenbury at 226-2228, ext. 660.
South Peninsula Hospital
SPH offers a Safe Sitter babysitting class 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Dec. 30 and 31. The class is designed for 11-13 year olds and teaches basic child care, infant and child CPR, first aid, safety for the sitter, behavior management and business etiquette. Students should bring their own lunch. Registration is required. The cost is $70 per person. Please call the hospital’s education department at 235-0258 for more information and to register.