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It must be GROWING SEASON, because Homers Fabulous Farmers Market opens NEXT Saturday, May 26. Stroll in for fresh produce, tasty food, varied crafts, and fun entertainment—including the Kenai Peninsula Brass Band at 1 pm. And since plants are budding out and greening up, this week you can buy plants (THIS Saturday) and learn how to make nettle tea and fruit leathers later in the week. Something for everyBODY!
Also this is a great week for listening to (and even telling) stories—check out events at the Homer Public Library on Saturday and Monday.
Check out ALL of the activities highlighted in this week's calendar: weekly events May 19-26.pdf
Yes, this is the weekend when the town is alive with migrating birds and folks who've come to see them—it's the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival. To see ALL the great festival activities, pick up a schedule at the Homer Chamber of Commerce or check it out online: http://kachemakshorebird.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/SB18_Full.pdf. Some fun Shorebird events are highlighted in this week's calendar, but there are too many to highlight here, so grab a schedule and mark your calendar. Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is a great place to check out what's happening this weekend.
There are other fun activities too--so check them all out right here: weekly events May 12-19.pdf and get out and enjoy!
I apologize for sending such a big file for next week's calendar. I think it's because I included an image from the Shorebird Festival, which starts next week. (Be sure to check out all the Shorebird Festival events at the link on the calendar!) Anyway, I'm off to Anchorage with a group of folks to catch the train to Fairbanks for our big train adventure--so this is a bit of a rush to send out. But here's your calendar, full of things to do! weekly events May 5-12.pdf
Happiest weekend to all o f you!!!
Spring must be here, because the City of Homer 2018 Spring-Summer Community Recreation Guide is out. You can pick up a copy at the Community Recreation office at Homer High School or check it out online: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/parks_amp_recreation/page/31631/2018_spring-summer_2018_color.pdf. And if you want to help with the town's annual pre-Shorebird clean up May 5, see the flyer that follows this week's calendar. And here's the calendar: weekly events April 28-May 5.pdf
But here's something really exciting, join TRAILS and sign up for the Independent Living Center TEAM in the “Step Up” challenge. Come to WKFL Park from 3 to 5 pm on Monday to sign up and receive a free pedometer that will count your steps; or sign up online: https://www.sphosp.org/homerstepsup2018/. Then start stepping! At the end of May, individuals and teams who've taken the most steps can win prizes. So join the ILC TEAM—the more who join, the more steps our team will collect. Devony will be at WKFL Park on Monday to sign up for the ILC team and to cheer on others signing up. So STEP UP EveryBODY! (Hey Dean and Tela, I challenge YOU for ILC bragging rights! Do you think I can also get a pedometer for my dog?)
A great week is coming up, including this Saturday's FREE Earth Day Celebration at Islands & Ocean starting at 6 (or 5 for more time for food and friends, see poster at the end of the calendar).
Other highlights this week include this Saturday's annual book and plant sale at the library, the FREE movie on Thursday, and the Healthy Kids Fair NEXT Saturday. And there's lots more on the calendar. Check it all out here: weekly events April 21-28.pdf. WOW!
I had to do some real squishing to keep the calendar to 1 page this week! (Couldn't quite fit EVERYTHING--that's why I mention the April 21 Walk with a Doc below and not on the calendar.) So here's your calendar: weekly events April 14-21.pdf.
And here are just a FEW fun possibilities coming up--get all the details from the calendar:
Finally, anyone and everyone signed up for the TRAILS train trip on May 4-6, be sure to join the pre-trip meeting Friday, April 20, at 11 am at ILC. We’ll go over schedules, lodging, food, what to bring, and anything else to make this the best trip EVER! All of us on this trip will be TRAILS BLAZERS pioneering a new adventure!
Watercolor painting and propagating plants are just two of the intriguing activities you can learn about this week. And SVT’s Thriving Thursdays offers a look at a unique and effective new method of identifying and treating pain. Check out these activities and more on this week's calendar, right here: weekly events April 7-14.pdf
Also, it’s time to start collecting small rocks that you’d like to paint. TRAILS’s next Crafts at Captains—probably May 17—will offer the fun of painting rocks. (And then, if you want, you can hide them around town to surprise and delight other folks in the community.) (Yes, there are a lot of folks around town who think "Homer Rocks!" the Homer Folk School among them.)