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Links to Homer activities and information you can enjoy while staying safe at home or socially distanced outside.

If you're on Facebook, check out the ILC TRAILS Community Connect Facebook page for LOTS of enjoyable things to do and ways to connect with your community.

Below, you'll find links for the following topics: websites with information about fun and interesting local activitiesinfo related to COVID-19, Taking care of yourself--body and mind, Outdoor things to do and ways to learn, Good places to go strolling or wheeling, Family time activities, Ways to be creative.

Also, enjoy the 2020 ALASKA Virtual DISABILITY PRIDE Celebrationincluding celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Download a pdf of the schedule and brief bios of presenters at this link: ADA schedule for 2020 Disability Pride-FINAL.pdf.  All videos from the 2020 celebration can be viewed at this link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/473583750008013/permalink/583806198985767/.  Scroll Look through the videos to see presentations day by day.

If you want to watch particular videos and learn more about the presenters and interviewers, download this pdf links to all presentations 2020 Alaska Virtual Disability Pride and ADA 30th anniversary presentations.pdf:  It has links for each interview and performance, as well as links to the websites or Facebook pages of the folks you meet in the videos.

SO, if you want to look around for activities that might be fun for you, here are a number of websites to check out:

Taking care of yourself--body and mind

    • South Peninsula Hospital "Healthy in Homer" website:   https://mailchi.mp/50ce486a1e8f/just-a-test-to-us-healthy-in-homer-covid-19-special-bulletin-4989549?e=b268f184d8
    • Experience Awareness Through Movement, free classes Monday through Thursday noon-1:00 pm on Zoom. Follow along as Anette Avant guides you through new ways to move and listen to your body.  In her words: "Take time to tune into yourself, calm your nervous system, make new friends while practicing physical distancing, improve your flexibility, and let go of old aches and pains.  Experience the Feldenkrais Method in the privacy of your own home."  Email kpt@kpthomer.com for more information.  (Meeting ID is 543 325 4008.)  
    • Enjoy Cathy Stingley's free Sustainable Movement class at 10:30 am on Wednesdays.  Cathy will lead stretches, do some HANDLE activities, share movements, and do exercises.  Each week is different.  There are lots of ways to join: from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android click: https://zoom.us/j/119334888; from your telephone, dial 1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833 and use the meeting ID: 119 334 888; if using iPhone one, tap 14086380968,,119334888#  or +16468769923,119334888#

    • Sign up to Sustainable Homer at http://eepurl.com/t2xJ1 for weekly updates and links for what's going on in Homer related to food, sustainability, and fun.  Sustainable Homer also identifies local farms that sell boxes of produce through CSA programs (CSA = community supported agriculture).

      Getting food delivered, using the Alaska Food Hub, or checking out the Homer Farmers Market:

      • Alice's "no contact grocery" will take orders until Wednesdays at 5pm for products that will be ready for pickup or delivery on Friday. Minimum order is $100. Check it out at Alice's No Contact Grocery Store website https://www.aliceschampagnepalace.com/.
      • The Salvation Army folks are delivering groceries for those unable to get groceries from the store. Please email your shopping list directly to Safeway at s1832c90@safeway.com and mention that you'd like your groceries delivered. Once they get confirmation from Safeway that your groceries are ready, they will text/call you that groceries are on the way.
      • The Food Hub is Open: Check out what you can already get at Homer’s online Farmers Market, which provides YOU with fresh, local food boxed and ready to pick up and, at the same time, supports local farmers and crafters. There is a sliding fee scale for membership, and what's available gets better and better as the season goes on, shifting just like the farmers market in variety and abundance. Check it out at: www.alaskafoodhub.org.  New to the process? Here are instructions and a helpful film explaining how it works.
      • Homer Farmers Market (HFM): The market is open Saturdays 10:00 am-3:00 pm and Wednesday afternoons 2:00-5:00 pm through early October.  HFM has put in place many protocols to ensure that vendors and customers can stay safe at the market.  For more information, and a look at the weekly "Fresh List," go to: 


    Peer-to-Peer support circle, Thursdays 2:30-4:00 pm. For a zoom invite to the weekly peer support circle, text or email eliza@ionia.org or paveloko@yahoo.com.


      Outdoor things to do and ways to learn

      • Social Distancing Work Party at the PRATT--your time and pace, their tools: How about getting some exercise and feeling REALLY GOOD about what you're doing?  The Pratt Museum is inviting folks help fix up sections of their beautiful trail system.  As they say: "Our Tools, Your Time and Pace."  If you're interested in having your own little section of trail to love into good health--yours and the trail's, leave a message for Art Koeninger at 435-3323 or email building@prattmuseum.org Once Art gets you lined out, you can work at your own pace and time and enjoy being part of this wonderful in-town trail system.  (Here's a map of it.)
      • The Homer Library is cooking up a variety of summer fun that all ages can enjoy remotely, including DIY Activities-to-Go, reading challenges, and more.  Register yourself or your family at 235-3180 or here: https://alaska.beanstack.org/reader365.




          Good places to go strolling or wheeling

          (If you need directions call or text Devony at 907.299.3244 or email dlehner@peninsulailc.org.)

          • Pratt Museum trails
          • Beluga Slough Trail from Islands and Ocean Visitor Center to Bishop's Beach
          • Old East End Road (there's very little traffic), turn right just past McNeil Canyon Elementary School
          • Spit Trail
          • Mud Bay Trail (off of Kachemak Drive)
          • The All-People's Trail starting in the ILC parking lot and connecting to Kachemak Heritage Land Trust and the Poopdeck Trail.

          Family time activities

          • Look at other topics for lots of ideas
          • Family Scavenger Hunts -- see nine fun ideas for scavenger hunts by clicking here
          • Homer Public Library backdoor "no-contact" book checkout -- call the library at 235-3180 to find out how to take advantage of their new "no-contact" check out process.  Here's the latest from the library: 

          1. The building is still closed to the public, but you can place holds and pick them up outside the library. Place holds in three ways: log into the online catalog, send an email to circ@ci.homer.ak.us, or call 907-235-3180. If you communicate with us by email, make sure you give us a good phone number. Need help finding something to check out? Use this form, and a staff member will send you a list of suggestions.

          2. Staff will bag your items and give you a call to schedule a pickup time. Pickup will be available Monday through Saturday, 10:00-11:45 and 1:00-4:45. At this time, please schedule only one pickup per week. Be sure to bring your library card number with you.

          3. Park in the employee parking lot, near the bookdrop, and call 907-435-3195. Staff will bring your items out to a table on the sidewalk.

          Ways to be creative (and enjoy the creativity of others)




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