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The ALASKA WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL continues through Thursday. This Saturday, enjoy performers from Australia and Northern Cyprus at the Farmers Market or “Fisher Poetry” at KBC. Click the link below for the full festival calendar—something fun and interesting happens daily: https://www.alaskaworldarts.org/uploads/1/1/0/0/110028995/5-2019_festival_guide-web.pdf. Lots of Festival events are free—like examples mentioned for Saturday.
Also, Homer's annual documentary film festival is in full swing as part of the Arts Festival, click here for the schedule. Get information on all sorts of other activities in the calendar right here:TRAILS highlighted calendar Sept 14-21.pdf
As you know, the first ever 2-week ALASKA WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL is now in full swing in Homer through September 19. Click the link below for the full festival calendar—something fun and interesting happens daily: https://www.alaskaworldarts.org/uploads/1/1/0/0/110028995/5-2019_festival_guide-web.pdf.
Lots of Festival events are free—like examples highlighted in this week’s calendar right here: weekly events September 7-14.pdf. Free highlights include performances at Saturday’s Farmers Market, The Salmon Way presented on Tuesday, a visit to Atz Kilcher’s studio on Thursday, writers’ readings and art demonstrations on Friday (Chinese brush painting, Asian Shyrdak rug making, painting Ukrainian Pysanka eggs). And that’s just a taste—check out the link above for more World Arts Festival action!
Oh boy oh boy. First off, celebrate Labor Day with friends and family on September 2, but THEN, start choosing the things you want to see and do at the first ever ALASKA WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL. Find out about all the events here: https://www.alaskaworldarts.org/uploads/1/1/0/0/ 110028995/5-2019_festival_guide-web.pdf. Lots of events are free—like working on and then experiencing the Burning Basket. Here’s how the festival is described on its website (click here): “100 events in 50 Homer locations from Sept. 6-19, 2-019 featuring dance, music, theater, film, literature, comedy and visual arts in the form of concerts, readings, exhibits, workshops, and misc. presentations. Featured artists/events include the Fab Four, Tom Bodett, and Quixotic…” And it’s First Friday, so have fun strolling through the galleries. Here's the calendar: weekly events August 31-September 7 (1).pdf
Each month, Grace Ridge Brewing donates tips to a charity or non-profit—this month, Grace Ridge tips benefit TRAILS! To celebrate, TRAILS has arranged for Jakolof Bay Oyster Company to sell oysters at Grace Ridge for $2 a shucked oyster (YUM!) starting at 5 pm this Saturday, August 24. Be sure to TIP!
Also this Saturday, try as many different yoga classes as you want for $10-12 during YogaStatica. Get details and more activities in the calendar right here: weekly events August 24-31.pdf
Hope to see you at the Fair this weekend; TRAILS heads up on Sunday with a van full of folks.
Other treats this week: Veterans, active military, and their families, head to the Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic this Sunday for BBQ, music, and fun! That PechaKucha thing Thursday evening at SPARC sounds pretty interesting too. And if you’ve ever wanted to try out a bunch of different yoga techniques, next Saturday’s 12-hour YogaStatica might be just the ticket ($10-12 for unlimited classes). As always, more information can be found in the calendar right here: weekly events August 17-24.pdf
Weird warm weather continues--so get outside and enjoy it!
Hope to see a lot of you tomorrow at the Disability Pride Celebration at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna. TRAILS will head up with a van load to enjoy all kinds of fun hoop-dee-doo that starts at noon and goes till 4. Join us!
Also NEXT Saturday and Sunday (July 27-28), Homer Garden Club hosts British guest speaker Fergus Garrett, renowned horticulturist, writer, and multiple award winner, at its 13th Annual Gardener's Weekend. Garrett is the head gardener at Great Dixter in Sussex, England. More details in the calendar, right here:weekly events July 20-27.pdf
TRAILS is up to some very fun things this week, so check out the calendar right here: weekly events July 13-20.pdf.
Here are some quick highlights: Wednesday, it’s time for another visit to Devony’s Bay Ridge Ranch for relaxing horsetime hanging out with the 5-horse herd. Then on Saturday July 20, TRAILS is off to celebrate Disability Pride at Soldotna Creek Park. For more information about these activities, just call TRAILS! Also, don’t forget the 40th anniversary celebration for South Peninsula Behavioral Health Center tomorrow —Hobo Jim will be playing! And finally, with Homer’s wonderful Farmers Market in full swing, check out their weekly newsletter by clicking here.
Come DipNetting with TRAILS and PRIDE
On the Kasilof River
When: July 12
Meet at ILC in Homer at 8:30
Arrive at Kasilof Beach Access at 10:30
Back in Homer at 4:00
· Dipnets and waders are available
· Bring your own garbage bags for your fish
· Snacks will be provided
· We can assist in gutting but will not provide any extra fish processing
· Proxy Fishing available. Call for details
Call Mike at TRAILS/ILC to reserve your spot by July 8th. Space is limited
Want some halibut for winter? Join us for a half day Halibut Charter!
Cost: TRAILS gets a deal! $150 includes trip, equipment and fish fileting
$10 suggested tip
Fish processing available for additional cost
When: Saturday, June 29th, 12:00 – 6:00ish
Sign up and pay by June 7th
Where: Homer Boat Harbor, At the top of Ramp 1 (The Ramp by Salty Dawg)
Questions about accessibility?
Let us know what accommodations you need. We are striving to make our activities and our community accessible to everyone.
What a week! It starts with the annual 10K Homer Spit Run this Saturday and the New Old Time Chautauqua Be Mary Tour from Tuesday on (see flyer attached to the calendar). Then we gather for the Independence Day Parade, and finally end the week with the Scottish Highland Games at Karen Hornaday Park followed by a good old fashioned Ceilidh at the Elks Lodge. It’s gonna be a BLAST! And, OMG—on top of it all, July 5 is First Friday! Check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events June 29-July 6.pdf
To see all the community events related to a week of Scottish celebrations—including music performances, a Scotch tasting, and Scottish Fiddle and Guitar work-shops, click on https://www.homeralaska.org/uploads/7/9/2/2/79228874/2019-highland-games-flyer-final_orig.png.