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Lots of holiday festivities liven up the week, including concerts (check out Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday) and a holiday cooking class at Thriving Thursday. And TRAILS hosts TWO fun activities this week—a discussion about creating a wheelchair-accessible garden (see the example below) and the fourth “TRAILS on trails” walking Challenge—both of these are on Wednesday, so check them out in the calendar right here: weekly events Dec 14-21.pdf
The PROCRASTINATORS FAIR takes place this weekend at Paul Banks Elementary—11 to 7 tomorrow and 12 to 6 Sunday. There will be 50 booths with holiday goodies, a free drawing every hour, face painting, and an area for kids to decorate cookies. So head over, all you procrastinators!
It’s that time of year—lots of Holiday festivities going on, including the NUTCRACKER! Find it all in this week's calendar right here: weekly events Dec 7-14.pdf. Nutcracker performances at the Mariner Theater are Dec. 7 @ 3:30 and 7:30, Dec. 8 @ 3:00, Dec. 13 @ 7:30, and Dec. 14 @ 3:00—get tickets at the Homer Bookstore—and remember, some shows tend to sell out. The wonderful Nutcracker Faire is this weekend, Dec. 7 and 8 (see times below).
Also, remember Share the Spirit puts together Christmas food and gift baskets; pick up applications at any human service agency that helps you or a household member (including ILC) OR from your church. Drop off completed applications BEFORE December 13 (this Friday) at Wells Fargo in the Share the Spirit gift-wrapped drop box. For information call 235-7466.
I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! This week's calendar has lots of ways to stay active and work off those extra holiday pounds. We couldn’t even fit Thriving Thursday’s visit to the beautiful Birth Center, hand-built by local artists (meet at SVT at 6 pm), or the Dec. 7 Walk with a Doc at SPARC at 9 am—a great chance to walk off some holiday eating! Check it out here: weekly events Nov 30-Dec 7.pdf.
The NUTCRACKER is coming!! Performances are Dec. 7 @ 3:30 and 7:30, Dec. 8 @ 3:00, Dec 13. @ 7:30, and Dec. 14 @ 3:00—get tickets at Homer Bookstore. Nutcracker Faire is Dec. 7 and 8. Thanks to Coastal Studies’ and Homer Council on the Arts’ generosity, TRAILS will take folks to the Nutcracker dress rehearsal on Friday, Dec. 6. Call ASAP if you want to join us!
Also, remember Share the Spirit puts together Christmas food and gift baskets; pick up applications till Dec. 13 at any human service agency that helps you or a household member OR from your church. You can pick applications up at ILC. Drop off completed applications BEFORE December 13 at Wells Fargo in the Share the Spirit gift-wrapped drop box. For info, call 235-7466.
This is a week where the town's lovingkindness is wonderfully manifested, so be sure to check out the calendar. And know that TRAILS is thankful to each and every one of you for making this community caring and welcoming to EveryBODY! Here are some highlights worth noting:
Tomorrow, join a candlelight vigil for Anesha (Duffy) Murnane to support her parents and ongoing efforts to bring her home. Show Ed and Sarah how much we care about them and their daughter.
Here’s another example of how this community cares: Share the Spirit puts together Christmas food and gift baskets; pick up applications from 11/25 to 12/13 at any human services agency that assists you or a household member OR from your church. Drop off completed applications BEFORE December 13 at Wells Fargo in the Share the Spirit gift-wrapped drop box. For more info, call 235-7466.
And Homer United Methodist Church once again offers a delicious, free Thanksgiving dinner to anyone who’d like to join them!
It's all in the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 23-30.pdf.
Things worth a special notice this week: an introduction to the Fair Share Act and the season’s first two Christmas Bazaars—this Saturday at St. John’s and next Saturday at Faith Lutheran--find them on the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 16-23.pdf.
ALSO TRAILS on trails will have its second walk on Wednesday—this week we're walking the Bay Ridge Ranch fenceline loop: remember, we’re aiming to go for a walk, rain or shine, every other week for a whole year! Whoever walks with us the most times gets something totally cool--we just don't know what it'll be yet. Here's the TRAILS on trails flyer: TRAILS on Trails walking group-dl.pdf.
The wonderful image below is off the WallBusters Facebook page. Wallbusters will be in Homer on Tuesday, so join TRAILS at the Homer Library at 11 am to hear about their activities and learn new advocacy ideas!
Also, join TRAILS on Ice on Friday. Bring your friends—we’re using the Coastal Studies van to drive EveryBODY to the Kevin Bell ice rink for skating fun. Only $5 for the whole thing—including skate rentals.
And there’s lots more great activities this week on the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 9-16.pdf, from chatting informally with state Senator Gary Stevens to birding to painting rocks to moving and grooving to sewing upcycled boomerang bags to learning about how your neurobiology and wellbeing overlap! And if you have lab results from the Health Fair, go to the library at 6 pm on Thursday to “Know Your Numbers.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to EveryBODY! For a fun Halloween outing, check out Thursday’s Tricking or Treating at the Pratt Museum. November 1 is First Friday, so what a great evening to bundle up and visit the galleries, including a student art show at Kachemak Bay Campus. And don’t miss the annual Rotary Health Fair at Homer High on November 2. Plus you can still find local fresh produce on the alaskafoodhub.org.
For all the information you need, check out the calendar, right here: weekly events October 26-Nov 2.pdf.
Lots of cool events this week—check out this Saturday’s open house at Homer Medical Clinic’s West Wing and get a FREE 5-minute professional photo shoot! (See www.homermedical.org/west-wing-open-house/.) Sunday’s speaker at the Garden Club will talk about green communities. And look at all the things going on this Thursday—I couldn’t even fit in Thursday’s benefit show of The Public—at 6 pm (see trailer) at Homer Theater: A group of homeless folks try to stay safe and warm in the public library—the showing will be followed by a community conversation about homelessness. And finally, you can still get local fresh produce through the alaskafoodhub.org. Check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events October 19-26.pdf. Phew!
It’s that time of year—both Homer High School and Middle School present their fall concerts this week. Also fall classes are starting at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, UAA. If you’re over 65, you get a great discount on college classes.
Those events are just the tip of the iceberg—check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events October 12-19.pdf. And this event didn’t even fit: Open House NEXT Saturday at Homer Medical Clinic’s West Wing (see https://www.homermedical.org/west-wing-open-house/); they’ll offer FREE 5-minute professional photo shoots for you and your family! What a great gift idea!
Homer has been enjoying the chance to walk and talk with local doctors and other health care professionals for 2 active years, thanks to South Peninsula Hospital—enjoy the 2-year Walk-aversary this Saturday for a fun and healthy good time.
Also, as we slide from fall --> winter, check out the City of Homer Community Recreation Guide, Fall-Winter 2019-2020; download the guide at https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/2019-2020-fall-winter-activity-and-recreation-guide, or ILC has a printed copy you can thumb through. And to explore city parks and trails now that they’re less crowded, check out the downloadable map at: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation/homer-trails-park-map.
Finally ice is in at Kevin Bell Arena. The rink calendar is at https://www.kevinbellarena.org/calendar, public skating is only $5, or how about learning to curl at Drop-in Curling for $10 on Saturdays from 8-10 pm.
Check out the calendar right here weekly events October 5-October 12.pdf: for more ways to STAY ACTIVE!