Meetings – Oct. 7

Schools
Homer Middle school is currently seeking a girls’ basketball coach for the middle school basketball season. Season dates are from Oct. 5 – Dec. 12, 2009. Please call the school office at 235-5700, or visit the KPBSD Web site for more information on employment and openings.
Fireweed Academy announces ongoing open enrollment for the 2009/2010 school year wait list. For more information, please call Janet Bowen at 235-9728.
High School Graduation Qualifying Exams will take place at the Glacierview Church on Oct 7,8 at 7:45 a.m. for the Homer Connections students.
Inlet Winds Community Band will be meeting on Tuesday evenings in the Homer High School band room from 6:30-8.p.m.

UAA Kachemak Bay Campus-KPC
Professional Development workshop for teachers on strategies to teach art, Oct 10. Deadline to register is Oct 9.
Business workshop: Financing a Business, Oct 15, 6-9 p.m. Advanced registration required.
Art exhibit open in KBC Commons: work of KBC art faculty.
To enroll in literacy, adult basic, English as a second language or GED classes, call 235-1602.
How to Buy and Sell a Business workshop, Nov. 12, 6 p.m. $25.

Homer Council on the Arts
Booth space available for the Nutcracker Faire. Application deadline is Oct. 23. This year’s arts and crafts fair will run Dec. 5-6 at Homer High School. Pick up applications at the HCOA office, or download from www.homerart.org. For more information, email susannah@homerart.org or call 235-4288.

Pratt Museum
Winter Hours: Open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Fish Feedings every Tuesday and Friday, 4-5 p.m.
CURRENT EXHIBITS
Fabulous 50’s Ritz 2009 Art Preview Exhibit
Preview Art and Adventure Packages that will be up for auction at Pratt Museum’s annual Ritz fundraiser are available for viewing at the Pratt Museum through Nov. 5.
Sea bird carvings are on exhibit in the Marine Gallery. 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.
EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.
Statehood Show and Tell, Oct. 17, 1-4 p.m. Bring your statehood memories and memorabilia to share with others in celebration of Alaska Day.

Center For Alaskan Coastal Studies
Biota of Alaska: Cetaceans, each Wednesday through Oct. 21, 6:30-9:10 p.m.

Seniors
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.
Friendship Terrace is looking for donations of candy and other treats for their annual Halloween party for Homer’s children. Donations can be left at the Friendship Terrace office. For more information, contact Rita at 399-1335.

Ninilchik Seniors
Events: Monday, quilting, 12:30 – 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, scrap-booking, 12:30 – 4 p.m.; mens night, 6-9 p.m.; Friday, knitting, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Community
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 www.alzlalaska.org
Homer Animal Friends celebrate October as “Adopt a Dog” month. For more information, call the shelter at 235-3141.
Child check development screenings, Oct. 9, 9 – 2 p.m. at Ninilchik Tribal Clinic; Oct. 12, 9 – 2 p.m. at Chapman School, and Oct. 14, 9 – 2 p.m., at Nikolaevsk School. Call 567-3970 to make an appointment at the Ninilchik Tribal Clinic, 235-8671 for Chapman School and 235-8419 for Nikolaevsk School.

Meetings

South Peninsula Hospital Service area board meets Thursday, Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m. in the conference room, located in the lower level of South Peninsula Hospital. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 235-8948 or 235-5971.

Kachemak Bay Birders meet on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m., at the Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. For more information, call 235-9477 or 235-0631.

Homer Grange Meeting’s Induction Ceremony will be held on Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Bunnell St Gallery. Find out what a Grange can do for you and our community. For more information, call 235-3458.

Overeaters Anonymous meets Tuesdays at 5-6:30 p.m. (weekly), at the 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 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 at 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 from 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 Jun 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.

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