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It's National Estuaries Week September 15-22! Not everyone has estuaries out their door, but we do--Beluga Slough, Anchor River, Fox River Flats--to name a few! We love our estuaries—they produce so many of the fish we catch (especially salmon), the birds we watch, the food that feeds all kinds of marine and coastal critters! And they’re beautiful, to boot. Join Kachemak Bay Research Reserve to celebrate Estuary Week on Friday, September 21, at Bishop’s Beach—and before that, enjoy a Wednesday slideshow about local estuaries. This year is special because it’s the 20th anniversary of our own Kachemak Bay becoming part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve Program.
And there's lots more to do this week (including a chance to help count Beluga whales and LIVE opera in HOMER!) Check out more events in this week's calendar right here: weekly events Sept 15-22.pdf
It’s gonna be a great week! FIRST, the magical annual Burning Basket happens this Sunday at Mariner Park—see the flyer on the second page of the calendar, and the calendar's right here: weekly events Sept 8-15.pdf
SECONDLY, you’ll find a bunch of helpful, informative activities this week in addition to fun walks, talks, readings, etc. For example, there’s Monday’s presentation on NeedyMeds (a really helpful resource) and there’s Tuesday’s free giveaway of incontinence supplies. Learn a bit about Buddhist meditation from a special teacher at Many Rivers on Monday. Then help NOAA scientists count Belugas next Saturday from the Baycrest Overlook—kids are welcome.
Lots to do, so just do it! (Wait, isn't that a slogan for some company?)
Happy Here-Comes-September, EveryBODY!
There’s too much happening next week! The calendar is crammed with events from wooden boats to live music to a community garage sale. Take a look right here: weekly events Sept 1-8.pdf
And TRAILS will be leading Thriving Thursday at Bay Ridge Ranch on September 6, so come and see what the horses have to say! If the weather's too rainy, the presentation will be at SVT and you can see the horses some other time.
And since I'm sending the calendar out a day early because tomorrow will be too busy, I'll let you know a couple of things going on today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday).
Tonight (August 30), the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society is presenting a guest speaker at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. (This is a free event.) The speaker is Iris Nawiesniak, from the Office of Boating Safety at the Alaska Department of Natural Resources. Iris will talk about safety on the water and show a movie "Around Cape Horn" that includes exciting scenes during a wild storm as the ship rounds the feared Cape Horn!
Tomorrow night (August 31), TRAILS is holding a potluck weenie roast around the fire at Bishop's Beach pavilion starting around 5:00 pm. Come and celebrate a beautiful August evening--the last of the year--and say hi to folks visiting from Seward. Bring a dish to share and/or a friend!
Yep, next week, we enter SEPTEMBER! Did the summer go by fast or what?!!
TRAILS goes berry picking across the bay next Friday, August 31. That trip is full, but join us for a TRAILS potluck and toasty fire Friday evening, August 31, at the Bishop’s Beach pavilion starting around 4:30. You can visit with friends from Seward who’ve come for berry picking!
And look at all the other things you can do this week! Here's the calendar: weekly events Aug 25-Sept 1.pdf
School classes begin this coming week, so keep an eye out for kids heading to and from school. And for other things to catch your eye and spark your interest, check out this week’s calendar right here: weekly events Aug 18-25.pdf.
As the weather cools down, remember to check out activities held regularly in the toasty Homer library. They include knitting, storytelling, and getting feedback on your latest novel, short story, or poem. The library’s calendar can be found at: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/calendar/month/2018-08?field_microsite_tid=86.
And if you're signed up for the TRAILS berry picking trip to Little Tutka Bay, remember that trip is on Friday, August 31; it looks like there might still be an opening or two. If you're interested or have any questions, call Tela at 399-9854.
This week's highlight is Thursday's TRAILS annual summer picnic and potluck at Soldotna Creek Park. Be sure to let TRAILS know ASAP if you want a ride, we're organizing carpooling now.
School's approaching, and activities are winding down a bit. And these glorious sunny days won't last forever, so check out this week's calendar right here: weekly events August 11-18.pdf, there are still plenty of ways to get out and enjoy yourself.
Lots of fun stuff happening this week. Check out the calendar right here: weekly events Aug 4-11.pdf
A big highlight is Friday’s first annual Alaska Wild Salmon Day Holiday. Free music, free BBQ salmon, free games--all at Karen Hornaday Park.
And here’s a great activity THIS Saturday—August 4—that will repeat EVERY MONTH on the first Saturday: FREE TECH HELP at the library! Drop in from 10 to noon with your ailing Mac, PC, tablet, or whatever and get help with fixing it.
Other fun activities include this week’s events at Farmers Market (NEXT Saturday is the zucchini festival), and Tuesday’s free Navy Winds concert at the library. And if you’re out by McNeil Elementary, join Sunday’s hunt for the elephant lousewort!
There are so many outdoor activities this week. Check out the calendar right here: weekly events July 28-Aug 4.pdf and enjoy getting out and about as summer zips by!
And the goodies at the Farmers Market just keep getting more and more delightful, delicious, and diverse! Plus, don't forget it's First Friday this week!
Tomorrow (Saturday) TRAILS heads north for the Soldotna Disability Pride Celebration. Our van is full, but you can head to Soldotna Creek Park on your own for this fun and FREE celebration. See the flyer after the calendar for more info.
Sunday’s MUD Games will be hilarious fun. Head over to Cottonwood Horse Park for this free annual hoop-dee-doo. And if you love gardens and gardening, check out Homer Garden Club’s annual Gardeners’ Weekend next Saturday and Sunday—including interesting talks and self-guided tours. Information about tickets and schedules can be found at http://www.homeralaska.org/gardeners-weekend.html.
And those are just a couple of ideas for fun things to do, check out the calendar for more right here: weekly events July 21-28.pdf
As usual, there's plenty of fun stuff going on this week, including THIS Saturday’s garage sale at the Methodist Church. Here's the calendar: weekly events July 14-21.pdf
Join TRAILS for the Soldotna Disability Pride Celebration next Saturday, July 21. It’s FREE, and the van leaves the Homer ILC parking lot at 11:00. For more info, call ILC at 235-7911 or Devony at 299-3244. The flyer is the second page of this week's calendar.
Also, TRAILS is having a Bishop’s Beach Pizza Picnic and bonfire (well, really a nice campfire). It’s FREE, so head over to Bishop’s Beach at noon on Friday, July 20, to enjoy food, friends, and fireside warmth.
Lots more fun activities this week, so check out the calendar and try something NEW!