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Happy Winter Carnival Week! The Carnival runs Feb. 7 through 10 and closes with the big Parade on Feb. 9. Carnival events are held all around town—so check out the schedule accompanying this week’s calendar (which you'll find right here: weekly events February 2-9.pdf)—you don’t want to miss events like Thursday’s “MR HOMER PAGEANT,” Friday’s free family skating party on Beluga Lake, a pancake breakfast before the parade, or any fun Carnival activities. And that’s on top of all the other great things to do this week!
It’s almost February—no wonder the days seem so much longer! And there are lots of ways to enjoy this last week of January—for one thing, you can hear TRAILS talk about ways we can make this town more accessible for EveryBODY (see Tuesday Night Lights). (And don’t forget TRAILS qi gong and Tai Chi Thursdays at 3 at the Senior Center.) You can also learn to tell your story in cartoons, experience new ways to move, find out about shorebirds or effects on humans of colonization (and ways to decolonize), or improve your thyroid health. Or enjoy a FREE showing of the animated movie “UP” at the Homer Theatre. AND it’s First Friday—so check out the many galleries in town come Friday. So here's the calendar: weekly events January 26-February 2.pdf. Phew!
From walking with a Doc to marching with Women to skating (call 235-2647 for times) to square dancing (Jan 19, 7:30 at Homer Middle School) to snowshoeing with a naturalist to learning scrimshaw or cartooning—what a week of possibilities! Check it all out on this week's calendar right here: weekly events January 19-26.pdf
And BIG READ events continue—check out Tuesday for discussions and next Saturday for learning to tell your story in comics or cartoons. (For all BIG READ info, go to www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/big-read-2019.)
I'll see you tonight at the Big Read Kick-Off! (Check out this link for more on that: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/big-read-2019.)
This town's got LOTS of fun stuff to do! Here's the calendar to prove it: weekly events January 12-19.pdf
And speaking of the BIG READ, this year's book is Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? which is a "graphic novel" memoir by Roz Chast focusing on her parents' aging. As we all know, aging is for EveryBODY, so it DOES make sense to talk about it. If you'd like to join TRAILS at the BIG READ kick off and could use a little help making that happen, give me a buzz.
Maybe the best way to bring in the New Year is to go outside and say “YAY” for our beautiful snow, then grab your skis or snowshoes and head out on one of the many trails around town, from the Baycrest Ski Trails in the Homer Demonstration Forest and Diamond Creek Recreation Area to the Eveline Trails out East End Road. And if you want to skate or dance or do crafts or learn to move more freely or even fix your PC or Mac, check out this week's calendar right here: weekly events December 29-January 5.pdf and go for it!
Join TRAILS on Christmas Eve afternoon (Monday) for free skating (including skate rentals) at the Kevin Bell Arena. All it costs is a canned food item to donate to the Food Pantry. We will leave the ILC parking lot at 1:30. Let Devony know at 299-3244 if you’re interested in getting a ride between ILC and the arena. (Also, I'm trying to confirm with the arena that they'll make available the ice hockey sledge and sticks that TRAILS loaned them so folks in wheelchairs or with other mobility issues could skate too!)
Check out the calendar here: weekly events December 22-29.pdf for plenty more fun more activities to fill you with holiday cheer.
Lots of fun stuff this week! This and next Friday and Saturday, you can enjoy the beautiful holiday Garden of Lights at Bear Creek Winery. Stroll among the brightly lighted displays and finish up with a hot cup of cocoa around a fire. TRAILS will shuttle a couple of car fulls to Bear Creek Winery next Friday—December 21. Call or text Devony at 299-3244 to sign up, and then meet at ILC. Or you guys might want to share a cab ride over using one of your vouchers.
Check out the calendar right here: weekly events December 15-22.pdf. Other highlights include tomorrow’s outdoor scavenger hunt at I&O and Monday’s concert by Homer High students. There are also book signings and sewing bees and author readings and more. And notice that SVT’s Thriving Thursday is an hour earlier this week to accommodate the busy schedule of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
Check out ALL the other stuff to do this week too!
(And the beautiful Garden of Lights begins Friday at Bear Creek Winery. Hopefully it will fit on NEXT week’s calendar!)
Maybe a little outing will help to settle your nerves--you’ll find lots of things in this week’s calendar to help you feel holiday happy—like how about decorating a tree for wildlife or using bees wax to wrap gifts! Check out ALL the activities on this week's calendar right here: weekly events December 1-8.pdf
And, of course, the Nutcracker Faire and Ballet is a BIG highlight December 1-2.