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  • Friday, November 17, 2017 10:02 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Greetings EveryBODY,

    Holiday get-togethers begin in earnest this coming week, and Tela and I wish every one of you a Thanksgiving filled with people and activities to be grateful for.  I know I'm always grateful that every day I get to experience this beautiful place and amazing community!

    And no one need miss out on a great Thanksgiving meal.  Wednesday,  TRAILS and Journeys host THANKSGIVING at 11:30 at Islands and Ocean.  We’ll enjoy delicious dishes served with a helping of thankfulness.  After the main meal, we’ll stroll down to Bishop’s Beach to enjoy the beauty of a wintry afternoon on Beluga Slough, followed by dessert at the picnic pavilion around a big, toasty fire.  And on Thursday, Homer United Methodist Church offers THANKSGIVING food and fellowship at its monthly 4th-Thursday community dinner.

    As always, this town is full of activities we can enjoy; here's the calendar of next week's highlighted events: weekly events November 18-November 25.pdf


  • Thursday, November 09, 2017 10:43 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)
    Greetings to EveryBODY,

    Tomorrow's a holiday, so I'm sending next week's calendar out a bit early.   Here's the calendar link: weekly events November 11-November 18.pdf

    You'll notice that holiday bazaars and celebrations are starting to pop up to spread holiday cheer (and chances to buy locally made gifts and goodies).  Here are some highlights from this week's calendar:

    • Saturday, November 11, check out over two dozen booths at the Holiday Bazaar at Faith Lutheran Church.  
    • Sunday, head over to Homer High School at 2 pm to join a very special event: the worldwide “Dance for Kindness."  I'll be there representing TRAILS and Homer and Alaska and helping spread the message "...to look beyond ourselves… beyond our countries, cultures, races and religions and recognize that we are all citizens of the world and that kindness is the common thread that unites us all."  It'd be great to have other TRAILERS there too.  For more information, check out this link: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/dance-kindness-sunday-november-12th
    • Tuesday evening at Homer Library, enjoy a free performance by the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club.  You'll also see a beautiful video called Blue Ice, which shows HYSOC hiking to Glacier Lake with their instruments and playing on the lakeshore to an audience of icebergs.  If you can't make the performance, here's a link to the wonderful video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIM8mt8VChM
    • This Saturday and next Saturday are the last two free movies at I&O about WWII in the Aleutians--the Aleutians were the only part of the US to be invaded during WWII.
    • Finally, you could finish off the week with a story-telling “Tellabration,” a global celebration of STORIES!  A couple of great storytellers will entertain you and your family at the Homer Library.

    Happy TRAILS EveryBODY!


  • Friday, November 03, 2017 10:24 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    As usual, LOTS and LOTS of fun stuff to do this week!  Here's the link to this week's calendar: weekly events November 4-November 11.pdf

    And here are a few highlights: Tomorrow morning, enjoy another Walk with a DOC at SPARC, this time with Dr. Sarah Roberts.  Other highlights this week include the Winter Gear Swap on Wednesday, the Empty Bowl Food Pantry fundraiser on Friday, talks on Thursday evening at the library and at SVT that provide information for better health, and a couple of great evening lectures on Thursday and Friday, one on Viet Nam and one on Tides.  ENJOY!

    And by the way, Friday's TRAILS Halloween potluck and bonfire were a HOOT--even with the wind whipping, we had FUN...

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:58 AM | Anonymous

    Jamie will be away but the TRAILS program in Seward will remain active with lots of activities to choose from.  Check out the links to our schedule and activities.

    Nov and Dec Event Descriptions.pdf

    Thanksgiving flyer.pdf

    November 2017.pdf

  • Friday, October 20, 2017 10:54 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Greetings, Everyone!

    What a lot of fun stuff is happening this coming week!  On the uploaded weekly calendar, weekly events October 21-28.pdf, I barely had room to make comments, but I did manage to mention:

    • Tomorrow’s Ritz at the Pratt Museum and contra dancing at West Homer Elementary,
    • Thursday’s lectures--one on Homer's bluff erosion and coastal hazards and the other on 10 aspects of wellness,
    • Friday's TRAILS Halloween Bonfire and Potluck--at noon at Bishop's Beach (that will be a great place to try out your costume so you're all set for Halloween)    and
    • next Saturday’s Rotary Health Fair early in the day and Wearable Arts Show in the evening.

    And those are just SOME of the activities!  So have fun looking at the calendar, and I hope to see you Friday the 27th at the TRAILS bonfire and potluck.


  • Monday, October 16, 2017 10:32 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Howdy folks,

    Just want to let everyone know that the TRAILS bonfire and potluck has been rescheduled to NEXT Friday (October 27) instead of this Friday.  If you want to try out your Halloween costume in preparation for Halloween (the following Tuesday), feel free!

    Greetings to everyone interested in getting out and enjoying Homer's fall season!  Here are some highlights from this week's calendar, October 16 to 21 weekly events October 14-21.pdf:

    • Say howdy to friends at TRAILS’ New Moon Bonfire and Potluck at Bishop’s Beach on Friday at noon.  FREE!
    • Be part of the annual Wearable Arts Runway Show (coming up October 28) by joining fiber artist Sheila Wyne Monday and Tuesday in creating a collaborative entry for the show.  What creative, stimulating fun!  FREE!  (If you want to volunteer to help at Wearable Arts to earn a free pass to the show, call Bunnell at 235-2662.)
    • Join in reading, discussing, and enjoying Shakespeare’s Hamlet over the next three Thursday evenings at the lib.  FREE!
    • Ritz Noir gala dress-up art auction fundraiser at the Pratt Museum on Saturday—yes, compared to most TRAILS highlighted events, it’s pricey, but for an evening of Homer-style glamour and fun, it’s PRICELESS!
  • Tuesday, October 10, 2017 9:07 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Another amazing variety of activities going on this week, October 9 to 14, from knitting circles and melting ice curtains to bowling, reflexology, and commemorating the Battle of Attu, so check out the calendar and ignore the gray, rainy weather: weekly events October 7-14.pdf  

    And if you want to volunteer and earn a free pass to the Wearable Arts show at Lands End on October 28, call Bunnell Street Arts Center at 235-2662 to find out more!  



  • Friday, September 29, 2017 12:15 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Wow, folks!  Check out all the things coming up in the busy first week of October!

    First off, be sure to VOTE on Tuesday, October 3.  On Wednesday at the Homer Theater, Kilchers are holding a fundraiser for John Coila’s family.  

    Throughout the week, you can enjoy skating, knitting, improv, bowling, qi gong, art shows, readings, and informative talks, to name a few.  For example, check out Steve Baird’s Tuesday 7 pm talk at Islands and Ocean about Homer’s eroding bluffs, which he's been tracking for years and years.  Or check out Thursday's and Friday’s authors' readings and artist’s presentation to help your brain feel happy and creative.

    And if you want to stay active all fall/winter, don’t forget to download the City of Homer recreation guide for 2017-2018 at this link: Homer Rec Guide.

    Happy TRAILS to everyBODY! Enjoy: weekly events October 1-7.pdf


  • Sunday, September 24, 2017 1:20 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Yes, it's already Tuesday, but there are still LOTS of activities left to do this week.  (And pretty soon, I'll have this website calendar posting thing licked.)  So, a little belatedly, here's the September 24 to 30 calendar of selected activities.

    weekly events September 24-30.pdf



  • Monday, September 18, 2017 9:39 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    You can see the changing seasons reflected in September activities.  For one thing, TRAILS Wednesday bowling is back, along with more indoor activities and after-school options, like E.C.O. Kids on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies.  Check out this week's calendar for details:  weekly events September 18-24.pdf

    A couple of fun OUTDOOR events are scheduled soon: TRAILS monthly bonfire and potluck at Bishops Beach, noon on Friday, September 22, and the grand opening of the Karen Hornaday Park trail, 2 pm on Sunday, September 24.  Also this Thursday, September 21, Homer’s wonderful annual documentary film festival kicks off with a gala presentation of An Inconvenient Sequel.  Check out the great film line up: https://www.homerdocfest.com/2016-festival (don’t worry that the link says 2016-festival, it goes to this year’s films).  Festival passes are $60 (which equals $6.67 per movie if you see all nine).

    And don’t forget to download and look through the City of Homer recreation guide for fall/winter 2017-2018 at this link: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/2017-2018-fall-winter-activity-and-recreation-guide.


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