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 activities, info 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 Celebration, including 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:
- The Homer News calendar has been reformatted and is really easy to look through now: https://events.homernews.com/cal
- KBBI has the mother of all local calendars: https://www.kbbi.org/community-calendar#stream/0. (And don't forget to check out "Sound Collections," a wonderful way to learn a bit about how others in our community collect experiences, objects, and memories.)
- Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies leads lots of outings, and they have a wonderful webpage of online educational resources, just click HERE.
- Islands and Ocean Visitor Center will again start maintaining a calendar of events as soon as they've re-opened for activities.
- The Pratt Museum maintains a calendar of very interesting activities.
- If you like knowing about farming, ranching, and food production in town, or about all things related to making our lives in Homer more sustainable, sign up for the weekly Sustainable Homer e-newsletter. Click https://sustainablehomer.org/, fill in your email on the left side of the page, then hit the SIGN UP button.
- South Peninsula Hospital has several webpages providing healthy information and activities for the community to enjoy. There's the "Community Education and Events" page at https://www.sphosp.org/resources/community-education-events/. And there's also a page focused on "healthy in Homer." https://www.sphosp.org/resources/prevention-lifestyle/healthy-in-homer-articles/.
- Once you're on Facebook, you can find interesting activities on the Homer Community Events FB page and other FB groups addressing Homer. (For example, I love Kachemak Bay Nature Watch and Homer High Tunnel Growers.)