Community News – September 4

R.E.C. Room has new activities
The Youth Resource and Enrichment Co-Op room is offering new activities for the 2013-2014 school year. Free programs include instruction on software installation/customization, digital music production, fresh and organic cooking, gardening and slam poetry.
Computers and wi-fi for homework, guitars, X-Box Kinect, games, darts, rave gloves, movies, art supplies and more is also offered.
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 235-6736 for details.
The REC Room is open Monday – Friday, 3- 6 p.m. It is located at 3957 Nielsen Circle, off Ben Walters Lane. Find more information at, or check out

KBFPC gets grant  
Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic recently received a $65,000 Health Information Technology Grant from the Office of Population Affairs and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The grant will be used for the purchase, implementation, staff training and integration support of a software system for Electronic Health Records.
The new system will improve the quality of care as well as the efficacy of care coordination with other medical providers.  KBFPC expects the system to be in place by the spring of 2014.
To learn more, call 235-3436 or walk in Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Instruction in talking with young adults
KBFPC Health Educator Jamie Cloud will share age-appropriate ways to talk to children of different developmental stages (young children/preschool, older children age 5-12, adolescent and young adult) about issues related to safety, relationships, and sexuality.
Thursday, Sept 5th for “Planting Seeds for a Healthy Future: Talking with your Kids about Relationships, Safety, Sexuality and Themselves.”
This “Thriving Thursday” community discussion, offered through SVT Health and Wellness, will provide tools and techniques to increase positive, healthy futures and to decrease the impact of bullying, interpersonal violence, sexual assault and discrimination.
6 – 8 pm
SVT Health and Wellness Building
880 East End Road in Homer

Wooden Boat Festival begins Thursday
The 21st Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival, the Year of the Kayak is Sept. 5-8.  Events include the  Boat Show at Pier One Theatre.  Kevin Dee is bringing several kayaks and the Umiak Corey Freedman built this summer with Native youth.  Vendors offer reindeer sausage and salmon patties all weekend. In addition to boat activities, the Festival hosts a driftwood song circle with acoustic music, all ages welcome.
Take part in a historic toy boat building as Wooden Boat Society thanks and honors maritime educator John Miles.  This year is the last year Miles will cut hundreds of toy wooden boat hulls.  Long has Homer benefited from John’s annual week of service to children.  If you built a really great toy boat at a previous toy boat building, bring it to the boat show.
Home from tendering on the F/V Rolfy, Tricia Caron rounded up auction donations this week and returned with wondrous gifts.
The Wooden Boat Society seeks to purchase or receive as a donation an historic kayak to auction.  It needn’t be a skin boat, could be a modern kayak that has seen epic action and is ready for its next owner.  Kindly contact Lindianne 235-2952 or Tricia 235-5553 if your kayak is the one, the historic kayak.

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