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Things sure don’t slow down around here just because it’s winter! Enjoy all kinds of activities this week, from dancing to rock painting to skating to chocolate tasting to learning more about foreign policy to touring the police station! Find all the details right here: weekly events January 11-18.pdf.
And don’t forget, you can always support TRAILS by buying TRAILS SWAG, check out http://peninsulailc.org/Merchandise.
I hope you're staying warm! (I've been blanketing my shivering ponies and fighting off a cold. Quite the storm we had!)
TRAILS on trails every-other-Wednesday walking Challenge is back on track as of January 8 with what should be a relatively easy walk on the Calvin and Coyle trail—see details in the calendar right here: weekly events January 4-11.pdf. If you still want to join the FIRST Walk/Ski/Snowshoe celebration at Eveline State Recreation Site out East End Road, it's been re-scheduled to tomorrow (Saturday, January 4), with guided snowshoeing scheduled for noon. Check the calendar for directions.
And here are a couple of things that didn’t quite fit on this week’s busy calendar: Starting this week, enjoy table top gaming every other Sunday at Homer High School—see the flyer attached to the calendar. Secondly, this Friday you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Homer Fire Station—just sign up at https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/citymanager/city-facility-tours-jan-feb-and-march-2020-sign-here, and for more information call Rachel Friedlander at 435-3102.
FINALLY, don’t forget you can always support TRAILS by buying TRAILS SWAG at: http://peninsulailc.org/Merchandise.
Happy New Year EveryBODY!
Join TRAILS on January 1, Wednesday, for the annual “FIRST SNOWSHOE (or ski)” get-together at Eveline State Recreation Area. Enjoy a toasty fire, hotdogs, hot drinks, and guided walks. This annual “get-outdoors-and-do-something-fun-to-start-the-year” event is hosted by Alaska State Parks and Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park. Once again, Coastal Studies will generously lend TRAILS their van, so we can take a bunch of folks for a beautiful drive and fun outing. Let TRAILS know if you’d like to join the trip—we can pick up folks along East End Road.
And check out other activities in the calendar right here: weekly events Dec 28-Jan 4.pdf
Warmest wishes to you all! And enjoy this week's activities; the calendar's right here: weekly events Dec 21-28.pdf
Lots of holiday festivities liven up the week, including concerts (check out Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) and a holiday cooking class at Thriving Thursday. And TRAILS hosts TWO fun activities this week—a discussion about creating a wheelchair-accessible garden (see the example below) and the fourth “TRAILS on trails” walking Challenge—both of these are on Wednesday, so check them out in the calendar right here: weekly events Dec 14-21.pdf
The PROCRASTINATORS FAIR takes place this weekend at Paul Banks Elementary—11 to 7 tomorrow and 12 to 6 Sunday. There will be 50 booths with holiday goodies, a free drawing every hour, face painting, and an area for kids to decorate cookies. So head over, all you procrastinators!
It’s that time of year—lots of Holiday festivities going on, including the NUTCRACKER! Find it all in this week's calendar right here: weekly events Dec 7-14.pdf. Nutcracker performances at the Mariner Theater are Dec. 7 @ 3:30 and 7:30, Dec. 8 @ 3:00, Dec. 13 @ 7:30, and Dec. 14 @ 3:00—get tickets at the Homer Bookstore—and remember, some shows tend to sell out. The wonderful Nutcracker Faire is this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8 (see times below).
Also, remember Share the Spirit puts together Christmas food and gift baskets; pick up applications at any human service agency that helps you or a household member (including ILC) OR from your church. Drop off completed applications BEFORE December 13 (this Friday) at Wells Fargo in the Share the Spirit gift-wrapped drop box. For information call 235-7466.
I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! This week's calendar has lots of ways to stay active and work off those extra holiday pounds. We couldn’t even fit Thriving Thursday’s visit to the beautiful Birth Center, hand-built by local artists (meet at SVT at 6 pm), or the Dec. 7 Walk with a Doc at SPARC at 9 am—a great chance to walk off some holiday eating! Check it out here: weekly events Nov 30-Dec 7.pdf.
The NUTCRACKER is coming!! Performances are Dec. 7 @ 3:30 and 7:30, Dec. 8 @ 3:00, Dec 13. @ 7:30, and Dec. 14 @ 3:00—get tickets at Homer Bookstore. Nutcracker Faire is Dec. 7 and 8. Thanks to Coastal Studies’ and Homer Council on the Arts’ generosity, TRAILS will take folks to the Nutcracker dress rehearsal on Friday, Dec. 6. Call ASAP if you want to join us!
Also, remember Share the Spirit puts together Christmas food and gift baskets; pick up applications till Dec. 13 at any human service agency that helps you or a household member OR from your church. You can pick applications up at ILC. Drop off completed applications BEFORE December 13 at Wells Fargo in the Share the Spirit gift-wrapped drop box. For info, call 235-7466.
This is a week where the town's lovingkindness is wonderfully manifested, so be sure to check out the calendar. And know that TRAILS is thankful to each and every one of you for making this community caring and welcoming to EveryBODY! Here are some highlights worth noting:
Tomorrow, join a candlelight vigil for Anesha (Duffy) Murnane to support her parents and ongoing efforts to bring her home. Show Ed and Sarah how much we care about them and their daughter.
Here’s another example of how this community cares: Share the Spirit puts together Christmas food and gift baskets; pick up applications from 11/25 to 12/13 at any human services agency that assists you or a household member OR from your church. Drop off completed applications BEFORE December 13 at Wells Fargo in the Share the Spirit gift-wrapped drop box. For more info, call 235-7466.
And Homer United Methodist Church once again offers a delicious, free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who’d like to join them!
It's all in the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 23-30.pdf.
Things worth a special notice this week: an introduction to the Fair Share Act and the season’s first two Christmas Bazaars—this Saturday at St. John’s and next Saturday at Faith Lutheran--find them on the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 16-23.pdf.
ALSO TRAILS on trails will have its second walk on Wednesday—this week we're walking the Bay Ridge Ranch fenceline loop: remember, we’re aiming to go for a walk, rain or shine, every other week for a whole year! Whoever walks with us the most times gets something totally cool--we just don't know what it'll be yet. Here's the TRAILS on trails flyer: TRAILS on Trails walking group-dl.pdf.
The wonderful image below is off the WallBusters Facebook page. Wallbusters will be in Homer on Tuesday, so join TRAILS at the Homer Library at 11 am to hear about their activities and learn new advocacy ideas!
Also, join TRAILS on Ice on Friday. Bring your friends—we’re using the Coastal Studies van to drive EveryBODY to the Kevin Bell ice rink for skating fun. Only $5 for the whole thing—including skate rentals.
And there’s lots more great activities this week on the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 9-16.pdf, from chatting informally with state Senator Gary Stevens to birding to painting rocks to moving and grooving to sewing upcycled boomerang bags to learning about how your neurobiology and wellbeing overlap! And if you have lab results from the Health Fair, go to the library at 6 pm on Thursday to “Know Your Numbers.