Meetings – Sept. 23

Homer Garden Club meeting 6 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Homer Methodist Church. Presenting Homer gardener Dave Schroer who will be speaking on “What Happened Last Year? Keeping records and analysing results.”
The grand opening and ribbon cutting of South Peninsula Hospital’s new patient wing and rooftop helistop will be Oct.4 from 1-4 p.m. The event is an open house that will include tours, refreshments, children’s activities and giveaways throughout the afternoon.  The ribbon cutting and remarks will occur at 2 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.

Advanced registration is going on now for these upcoming classes:
Whales of KBay, Plankton Ecology, Screenwriting, MS Word, Introduction to Windows, Excel and MORE. Registration required prior to class.
Art Exhibit has opened in KBC Commons: work from KRC Art Faculty.
Deadline to register is Sept. 29 for SBDC’s Small Business Development workshop: How to Develop a Business Plan: Oct. 1; $25.
To enroll in literacy, adult basic, English as a second language or GED classes, call 235-1602.

State Chamber Conference (September 21-23). To register and for more information:
Chamber Mixer at the Friendship Center, Sept 24, 5-7 p.m. Five-star menu of hors d’oeuvres and refreshments entertainment, comedy, arts and quilts on display. Open to the public at 39355 Svedlund St. in the Homer Senior Center complex. For more information contact the Chamber 235-7740, Friendship Center: 235-2295
Homer Assembly Candidates forum luncheon Sept. 29 at the Bidarka, 12-1 p.m. Lunch available. Open to the public. Link to candidate list: Election/Borough Candidates.htm
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Public Workshop Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in City Council Chambers. CEDS is a new plan that will serve as an action plan for economic development in the City of Homer.
Open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., closed Mondays
Cyrano’s Theatre Company, live theatre performance Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Pratt Museum lower level.
Biota of Alaska: Cetaceans, Sept. 23 – Oct. 21 each Wednesday, 6:30-9:10 p.m., with field trip Sept. 26.
National Estuaries Day 2009, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

National Estuaries Day Clean-Up, Sep 26, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Lab Classroom Join Islands & Ocean staff to pick up litter around Beluga Slough and the Bishops Beach berm. Hot drinks and snacks provided.

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.

Reach for the Stars, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 25. Free, all ages welcome.

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

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.

O.A. Meeting (Overeaters Anonymous), Tuesdays at 5 – 6:30 p.m. (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.
The Haven House, located on Lake St., holds a meeting every second Thursday of the month at 5:15 p.m. For more information call 235-7712
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.
Homer WeightWatchers said farwell to longtime leader Sue Moore and welcomed new leader Janet Bowen to the Monday night meetings (weigh-in at 5pm, meeting at 5:30pm). Nancy Vait continues to lead the Saturday meetings (weigh-in at 9:30AM, meeting at 10AM). Weight Watcher meetings are held at the Homer Christian Community Church located at 3838 Bartlett Street.
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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