Meetings – Sept. 2

The Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska offers The Savvy Caregiver, a six-week, intensive course beginning in mid-September. Join us and learn care giving and coping skills. Classes are free, registration is required. Call Julie at 235-3720
Voices for the Ocean, Sept. 6.  A flotilla of boats and kayaks will form a message about climate change and ocean acidification, and aerial photographs will help spread this message to decisionmakers worldwide.  If you want to participate in the flotilla, contact Alan Parks (399.3096) and meet at Mako’s Water Taxi at 2:00 PM.  After-party and rally 5-7 p.m. on the boardwalk behind Mako’s Water Taxi, with featured speakers, great food and live music.  This is a free event. See  

The Friendship Center Adult Day Services is located in the Homer Senior campus from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., five days a week. Hours may be extended to meet needs. Days are filled with a variety of music, crafts, outings, games and socializing. Call 235-2295 for more information.
Anchor Point Senior dinners are 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Anchor Point Senior Center. Bingo is Friday at 7 p.m.
“Keep it Moving” exercise classes are offered on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Friendship Terrace.
Homer Senior Citizens has a community Medicare volunteer to assist Medicare clients and answer questions. Call 235-7655 to make an appointment. Medicare recipients needing wheelchairs may be eligible for an electric wheelchair through Angels on Wheels at (800) 810-2877.
Senior Center lunches are served to seniors, their guests and families, Monday-Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. All lunches include full salad bar and dessert, 235-7655.

Events: Monday, quilting, 12:30-4 p.m.; Tuesday, scrap-booking, 12:30-4 p.m.; men’s night, 6-9 p.m.; Friday, knitting, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Fireweed Academy announces ongoing open enrollment for the 2009/2010 school year wait list. For more information, please call Janet Bowen at 235-9728.
Homer Middle School is currently seeking a girls’ soccer coach for the middle school soccer season. The season dates are from Aug. 25 through Oct. 3. Please call the school office at 235-5700 or visit the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Web site for more information on employment openings and applications.

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2010 board of directors. There are four open seats, each being a three-year term. For details, or to pick up a candidate form, stop by the Chamber of Commerce located at 201 Sterling Highway, or call the chamber at 235-7740. You can also email us at The deadline for nominations is Nov. 9 at 5 p.m.
State Chamber Conference (Sept. 21-23) 
Homer is hosting the Alaska Statewide Chamber of Commerce Conference.  The 50th Fall Conference and Business Trade Show being held Sept. 21-23 at Land’s End Resort will feature timely topics important to the future of Alaska business, and provide participants with the opportunity to learn and contribute to the most important issues facing Alaskan business leaders, including local and regional concerns and developments. The Homer Chamber will be hosting the welcome reception at the Pratt Museum on Sept. 21, registration required.  To register and for more information:
Close out sale on remaining stock of bulk Homer City Maps at the Chamber.  Maps are $2 each for 10 or more.  To purchase, contact Jenny 235-7740 or stop by the Chamber.
 Celebrating the Homer Chamber of Commerce’s 60th Anniversary with the second edition of Kachemak Kitchens cookbook. New recipes from local chefs and former chamber directors. Historical photos. Cookbooks now available online on the Homer Chamber website: Cookbooks can also be purchased at the  Homer Chamber and Visitor Center and many other local businesses! Businesses can purchase cases of the cookbook at a reduced price to sell at their own store. Contact NOMAR: 235-8363.

Summer Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fish Feedings every Tuesday and Friday, 4-5 p.m.
Current exhibits
In and Through, New Works by Kat Tomka
Kat Tomka’s abstract and metaphorical works explore the space where life collides between/in/through the water, air, and land. On exhibit August 21-September 28.
Facing the Elements ─ This exhibition is completely open to the elements and offers artists the natural surroundings as a unique backdrop. Artists of all mediums have been invited to participate in this exhibit, which can be viewed by the public through September.
Sea Bird Carvings are on exhibit in the Marine Gallery through August. These wooden carvings by Alan Bennett feature a unique representation of the tribe Mergini (sea ducks). Heavily impacted by the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, some have not yet fully recovered.
Kachemak Bay: An Exploration of People and Place – This innovative exhibit is a complete redesign of the Pratt’s main galleries, with Phase I completed in 2004. Community-based videos, photo essays, computer interactives, and visitor-controlled remote video technology take visitors beyond the museum walls to historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay, providing an intimate means of understanding people and place.
Education programs
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our website for more details at and click on our calendar of events.
LIVE Remote Wildlife Cameras: View the seabird rookery at Gull Island LIVE via remote camera. The SeeBird Cam is visitor-controlled, always on and can be streamed from our website
Historic Harbor Walking Tours Back by popular demand, we will have a special Labor Day Weekend Harbor Tour on Saturday Sept. 5 beginning at 3 pm. This walking tour features local history, a memorable array of local characters and boats of all types. Meet at the Pratt Museum wheelhouse booth (next to the Salty Dawg) Tickets are $5.00 per person and are available at the Museum or from your guide at the wheelhouse booth. Special group tours are also available by appointment – call the Pratt. This year’s Harbor Tour is sponsored by the Salty Dawg Saloon.

Preschool Story Hour, 10:30 a.m. Featuring a story, hike and a craft. This hands-on exploratory program is geared to spark curiosity in the little ones.

The Alaska Meth Education Project is offering free drug prevention and awareness presentations to businesses and organizations. If you would like to request a free presentation for your staff or organization, go to, or contact Project Coordinator Allison Biastock via email at For more information, call Eric Fry at (907) 465-2851.

New Fall class added: Introduction to Computer basics workshop: Sept. 19 and 26.
Advanced registration is going on NOW for these upcoming classes: Mushrooms of Kachemak Bay; Opera Appreciation; Whales of Kbay; Geology of Kbay; Yoga; Tai Chi; Karate; Plankton Ecology; Screenwriting; MS Word, Financing a Business, and more. Registration required prior to class.
To enroll in literacy, adult basic, English as a second language or GED classes, call 235-1602.
“TED” video presentations by some of the world’s leading thinkers, speakers and performers. Open to the public, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

South Peninsula Hospital Auxiliary invites volunteers to serve the hospital in its gift shop. The hospital board and interested membership meets the second Monday of the month to share reports financial statements and hospital news. For more information call 235-8101 Ext. 1167 or members at 235-8235 or 235-7250.
USDA Rural Development can assist very low-income homeowners with making home improvements, including completion of weatherization projects. Call 283-6640 for more information.
Homer Public Health Center now offers appointments-only for all services; on Tuesday and Thursday 9-11 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Please call to schedule your appointment for immunization or other public health nursing services 235-8857
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska has mini-grants up to $2,500. available. Call 235-3720, or download application at

The Friends of the Homer Library needs people interested in monthly or one-time volunteer opportunities at the library. If you are interested in helping, contact Carey at 235-3180, ext. 4217 or

Homer City Council: Regular meetings are the second and fourth Mondays of every month, begin 7 p.m. in the conference room.
Parks/Recreation Advisory Commission: Regular meetings are held the third Thursday of every month and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Advisory Planning Commission: Regular meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month and begin at 7 p.m.
Port/Harbor Advisory Commission: Regular meetings are held the fourth Wednesday of every month and begin at 6 p.m.
Library Advisory Board: Regular meetings are the first Tuesday of every month and begin at 6 p.m.

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council will be holding its quarterly meeting in Kodiak at the Best Western Hotel on Sept. 4. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda please check our website at Or you can all 283-7222 or (800) 652-7222
O.A. Meeting (Overeaters Anonymous), Tuesdays at 5 – 6:30 PM (weekly), Homer United Methodist Church, 770 East End Road (Upstairs), 235-3718.
Quaker/Homer Friends Meeting for Worship Sundays from 4 p.m.- 5 p.m. call 235-4226 for location.
NAMI Circle of Wings meets Mondays from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Refuge Chapel. Dinner is included. Call 299-3373 for more information.
The South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services Board of Directors holds a meeting every third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at 3948 Ben Walters Lane. The public is invited to attend. For more information call 235-7701.
Haven House monthly board meeting is 5:15 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Haven House on Lake Street. If you have any questions call 235-7712.
The Kachemak Bay Research Reserve will be holding their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Sept 15, 12:30 – 3:45 p.m. in Soldovia. The agenda features updates from the Reserve’s Graduate Research Fellows and will provide an opportunity for public interaction. For more information contact Amy Alderfer, 226-4650.
The Homer Family Caregiver’s Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month at 5 p.m. in the Friendship Center on 3935 Svedlund. For more information, call 235-0045.
Kachemacs Macintosh users group meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Homer Public Library in the meeting room 6-8 p.m. For more information, call Diane at 235-0714.
Mental Fitness group highlights brain function and benefits of mental exercise. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at Homer Senior Citizens, Inc. For more information, call Julie at 235-3720.
Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society meets the first Saturday of every month from noon-4 p.m. at the Homer Council of the Arts on Pioneer Ave. For more information, call Michael at 235-0120.
Jin Shin Jyutsu self-help group meets first Tuesday of each month at 7–8 p.m. at Jin Shin Jyutsu office. Call 235-2943 or 235-4333.
The Rotary Club of Homer Downtown meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Homer Senior Center dining room. Visitors are welcome.
The Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon upstairs at the Bidarka Inn. Members and guests are welcome.
Closed women’s AA meeting every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Homer Christian Church, 865 East End Road.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance meets every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at SVT Clinic in Conference Room 2. Call 235-2541 for more info.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Fridays at 7 p.m. at CCC, 3838 Bartlett, Room 8.
Haven House Women’s Support Group meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at the Haven House. For more information, call 235-7712.
South Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board meets the second Thursday of the month at the Conference Room of South Peninsula Hospital, at 6:30 p.m. 4300 Bartlett Street.
The South Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Inc. monthly meeting is on the second Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
The MS Support Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month in the South Peninsula Hospital conference room.
Hospice of Homer will host a monthly Bereavement Support Group on the third Wednesday of every month.
Floating Leaf Sangha invites all to sitting meditation 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Anahata, 1044 East End Rd. For more information, call 235-6076 or 235-6266.
Kachemak Bay Lions meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month at the Friendship Center at the Homer Senior Center complex. Call 235-8761 for more information.
Brain Injury Support Group, a group for those with injury from trauma, stroke, aneurysm, illness or toxic insult, will meet each Tuesday at 1 p.m. at 1044 East End Road. Call 235-6226.
Al-Anon, a group for friends and families of alcoholics, meets each Monday at 6:15p.m. at 126 Pioneer Avenue, Suite 1, Hillas Building. Call 235-6413.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. each Wednesday at the Methodist Church.
Expectant Parents discussion group meets each Tuesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Birth2Three, 3691 Ben Walters Lane, Suite 4. Call 235-6044.
Alcoholic Anonymous meets at noon and 8 p.m. daily at 126 West Pioneer Ave., Room 1, Hillas Building. Call 235-6822 for information.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Advisory Council meets at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month with the focus on recruiting Big Brothers and Big Sisters to mentor youth. For more information please call 235-8391 or e-mail

Brown bag support group for anyone touched by cancer meets the third Tuesday of every month at the Seldovia Tribal Health Center from 12-1p.m.

Birth2Three has an ongoing Daddy Boot Camp first Saturday of month from 10 a.m.- noon at 3691 Ben Walters Lane Suite No. 4. This is daddy and baby time only. NO adult females are allowed. This is a chance to meet other dads, share ideas and give mom a break. Please call 235-6044 for more information.
Homer Animal Friends meets second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Homer Public Library.

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