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  • Thursday, April 14, 2022 9:34 AM | Anonymous

    Hey TRAILS community,

    I'm happy to announce that the TRAILS 2022 Summer One Hit Wonder Activity Calendar is finalized. Lots of great trips planned this summer!!!

    Let's have some fun this summer and see old friends and meet new faces too!!!

    Attached here & below is the Summer Calendar...come into ILC for a printed version for you and your friends/family.

    Make sure you pay attention to the payment deadlines! Sign-up and pay early if a trip interests you as some trips have limited participation and will fill up. Call if you have any questions or concerns. Some of these activities are more accessible than others. I'd be happy to discuss any of these trips in detail or visit a location with you ahead of time. Call to ask about possible scholarships assistance.

    Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be received at least forty (40) business hours, before the start of the TRAILS event. Cancellations can be received in writing, by email, or verbal. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that time, including scholarships. Refunds will be issued in the same form payment was made. Please allow two weeks for processing.

    Covid Protocols

    Masks will be optional except when carpooling to a location. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms please stay at home. Trips are subject to change or even cancellation in response to fluctuating Covid-19 case counts. Canceled trips due to Covid reasons will be refunded.


  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 2:03 PM | Anonymous


    Are you interested in a fun, highly rewarding experience this summer? Volunteers are needed to help folks go hiking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, berry picking, canoeing, cooking and special events while spreading the word about TRAILS!!! Volunteers need to go through a short training to be familiar with how we interact with people at TRAILS and ILC.  We'll work with you on what you're willing and able to do. Call us at 907-235-7911 for more details.

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    April is Autism Acceptance Month and National Limb Loss and Difference Awareness Month

    Check out these helpful articles:

    Autism Acceptance, Not Awareness , Autism Speaks & Asperger/Autism Network


    April is Kachemak Crane Watch

    Cranes are winging their way North. Watch for the first arrivals in the next few weeks and let Kachemak Crane Watch know by calling 907-235-6262 or emailing reports@cranewatch.org.  This is the most reliable way of making sure important sightings make it into our citizen science information for the year.  Date, time, location, behavior and number of cranes is helpful.  Happy crane watching! 

    Thursday 14th 9:30AM-3:15PM - Group Ride to Fred Meyer's in Soldotna using BUMPS Bus ($10 round trip)

    Have you heard about the BUMPS bus but would like to go as a group first? Let's discover this great service together. Thanks to the Ninilchik Traditional Council , BUMPS is a program offered to create an affordable transportation choice that serves the community.  ADA accessible transportation connecting our communities together!!!! We'll meet at 9:30AM in front of Homer's Safeway, hop aboard and travel to Soldotna's  Fred Meyer's at 11:00AM.  We'll have 2 1/2 hours to shop and eat lunch. Bus leaves Fred Meyer's at 1:30PM returning to Homer's Safeway at 3:15PM. Call to RSVP at 907-235-7911

    BUMPS Bus Schedule - HERE

    Saturday 16th 10:00AM - 12:00PM - Tech Help at the Homer Public Library

    Twice each month you can drop by the library and get help with whatever computer or e-reader questions you have. These sessions are FREE! 

    Saturday April 16th 1:00PM - 2:00PM Family Craft & Story Time at the Pratt Museum

    Join the Pratt every third Saturday of the month until Summer for crafts, treats and story time. Projects and stories available for all ages. This is a FREE, family-fun event. Each month will have a different theme. Check out @prattmuseum or the website for more details. Masks are required inside of the museum. Thank you!

    Friday 22nd 1:00PM - 2:00PM - Celebrate Earth Day with TRAILS and the Homer Seed Library

    Meet at the Homer Public Library and learn about a great program from garden guru, Saskia Esslinger. Saskia is: a lifelong gardener, permaculture designer, teacher, founding member and creator of the Seed Library. Being a member of the library, you can "check out" as many seed varieties as you like and choose a few to save seeds from to return to the library and lend out to the next gardener. All of this program is free to the community!! Let's chat about planning and sowing your garden this summer. Grab some seeds for your summer garden!!!


    https://www.teachgardening.com/homer-seed-library

    Friday 29th 2:00PM-4:00PM - TRAILS Disability in Films Group Screening - Free

    Once a month TRAILS will host a showing of a film or documentary that highlights and celebrates various disabilities. Join us in person or virtually from your home on Zoom.  Limited seating available for in person screening so call early to RSVP.  We'll pop some popcorn, watch the film and spend some time discussing.  Stay tuned for the movie choice and the virtual link.

    Saturday 30th 10:00AM - 6:00PM - Spring Book & Plant Sale at the Homer Public Library

    Find great deals on books and plants with prices starting at just 10 cents!  All proceeds go to Friends of Homer Public Library.  

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Halibut Fishing June 4th, Wildlife Tour to Seldovia on Rainbow Tours, June 30th. Horse time at Rayridge Ranch, July 9th. Canoe and Fish, Juley 23rd. You Pick Rasberries, August 6th. Berry Picking n Little Tutka Bay, August 2th

  • Monday, April 06, 2020 11:03 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Enjoy online viewing of Homer's first 

    Disability Art Show

    Click HERE to enjoy scrolling-strolling through over 70 works by Homer artists responding to the theme of disability.  This fundraiser benefits the ILC TRAILS program--which provides opportunities for inclusive recreation and leisure activities--as well as the Homer Council on the Arts.  If one of the many unique works on display strikes your fancy, indulge yourself with
    a purchase that you can enjoy while benefitting many local folks.


  • Friday, February 28, 2020 11:15 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)
    What a big, fun week is coming up!

    Submissions to the Disability Art Show for EveryBODY are due 5 pm this Monday, March 2. Remember that artwork should be ready to hang or otherwise display.  Call us if you need the artists’ submission form to submit with artwork.  Or you can download it by clicking here:   http://peninsulailc.org/resources/Documents/2020_Disability_Submission%20Contract%20%20(1).pdf 

    Then Homer’s 1st annual Disability Art Show opens this Friday, March 6, 5-7 pm.  It’s gonna be a fun opening—with artist talks, refreshments, live music, and more. Join us at Homer Council on the Arts! 

    Next Saturday, Walk with a Doc at SPARC (9-10 am) while your kids play in the free BOUNCE HOUSE!

    Check out the calendar right here: weekly events February 29-March 7.pdf for MORE activities!

  • Friday, February 14, 2020 1:32 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    There's almost too much going on to fit it all on one page--but I did it (sort of).  Here are some highlights that didn't quite fit in the calendar itself--but you'll find them in the "howdy paragraph" above calendar listings.  And the calendar's full of so much more--get it right here: weekly events February 15-22 plus art class flyer.pdf

    Sign up for 2 fun art classes this week to create art for the Disability Art Show. Classes will be at Skiff Chick Feb 21 and 22—a flyer with all the details follows the calendar. (Art submissions are due March 2, and the show will run from March 6 to 28 at Homer Council on the Arts.)

    This Sunday join TRAILS’ Michael Gavillot for Table-Top game night at the high school 

    And join the TRAILS walking club at 1:30 on Wednesday, destination TBD.  

    Finally, celebrate Inspiration Ridge becoming part of Homer’s permanent wildlife open space—the FREE gathering is Friday at Alice’s from 5-8 pm.


  • Monday, February 10, 2020 11:12 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Hope you enjoyed the WINTER CARNIVAL PARADE.  And there's lots more happening this week--check out the calendar right here: weekly events February 8-15.pdf.

    Valentine’s Day is this week, and if you want to share camaraderie with Veterans, their friends and families, join the VALENTINE’S for VETS potluck on February 14 at the College from 6-8.

    You can also join Tibetan Buddhist meditation with Mingyu Chokyi Osel Rinpoche Tuesday evening at the college; text 435-1655 for more information. 

    Finally, Skiff Chicks is putting on art classes Feb 21 and 22 to help you create art to submit to the Disability Art Show.  For information, check out the Skiff Chicks FB page.

  • Friday, January 31, 2020 2:05 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Another busy week coming up, topped off by the Homer Winter Carnival Parade next Saturday (February 8); see the poster below.

    And if you're a football fan, you can watch the Super Bowl for FREE at the Homer Theater this Sunday, starting at 2:30.  (I'm such a huge 49er fan that I don't know if I can stand the stress of actually watching the game!  Go 9ers!)  

    And you'll find a free concert, some interesting talks, a movie (Friday at I&O), and more this week, so check out the calendar right here: weekly events February 1-8 with DAS_flyer.pdf

    Finally, page 2 of the calendar is the flyer for the Disability Art Show that TRAILS is organizing for March at Homer Council on the Arts.  I want to see ALL of you submit something to this community art show fundraiser.  AnyBODY can submit art that's related to the theme of disability.  If you have a disability, ANYTHING goes; if you don't--then create art that shares thoughts or feelings about disability--maybe someone you know or love deals with a disability.  (I'm tempted to do something honoring my blind horse--he's such a solid guy and the best trail horse I have!  What a friend!)  Submissions are due March 2 (along with a bit about yourself and your art piece), so you have a whole month to be creative!   If you have questions about the art show, call me! 


  • Monday, January 27, 2020 9:05 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)


    If you’re HOMELESS or might be—be sure to visit HOMELESS CONNECT this Wednesday—see the calendar—right here: weekly events January 25-February 1.pdf for details.  Free busses will run from Ninilchik and from Fritz Creek General Store and lots of free services will be provided, including a hot lunch from 11am-3pm.  (Note, only TRAINED Service Animals are OK on the free busses.)  Call ILC for more information.

    And don’t forget you’re invited to submit disability-related artwork to Homer’s first Disability Art Show, coming to Council on the Arts in March.  Contact TRAILS for more information.  The flyer is right here: Art show disability-portrait with logos.pdf.


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