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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.
There's excitement here at the TRAILS parking lot as we load up for our weekend at Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures in Cooper Landing! But you can find all sorts of other things to do on this week's calendar, right here: weekly events June 15-22.pdf.
The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is here! If you love hearing stories, poems, memoirs—basically, words shared with understanding and feeling, enjoy “Festival of Readings” taking place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—find details in the calendar. Also, on Thursday, 6-7 pm at the library, local author Sandy Mazen shares his memoirs: Kiyonuk – An Arctic Alaska boyhood. THAT should be INTERESTING.
On Friday, join TRAILS, Pride, and Journeys for a potluck picnic at Karen Hornaday Park picnic pavilion. And if you’re really adventurous, you can head to Seldovia for their 20th annual Summer Solstice Music Festival, June 20-23. You can find information at 313-9330 or http://seldoviaartscouncil.net/.
Lots going on! Check out the calendar right here: weekly events June 8-15.pdf
Additional ongoing summer activities are popping up this week, including Islands and Ocean Visitor Center’s daily 15-minute “Maritime Map Talks” at 1 and 3 pm, followed Sundays through Wednesdays at 3 pm with 1⁄2-hour Natural History talks. The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has so many stories to tell, come hear a few.
Sandhill cranes are hatching. Be sure to keep your critters away from the baby “colts,” which are super vulnerable at this age. And report crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at email@example.com or by calling 235-6262. Include date, time, location, number of colts, and your contact information so we can call for more information.
We'll see a bunch of you Friday at 11 am at ILC to load up for the annual trip to Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures. Giddyup!
You can tell summer’s gearing up by all the activities starting this week and running through summer—from the Farmers Market to Harbor Walking Tours to Bishop’s Beach explorations—there’s always lots to do to enjoy summer outdoors in Homer.
This week’s outdoor highlights include a celebration and mural painting on June 7, hosted by Homer Council on the Arts, and a Birding by Ear walk on June 8. And, of course June 7 is First Friday—so get out your strolling shoes and check out new exhibits in galleries all over town. Get the details on these and lots of other activities in the calendar right here: weekly events June 1-June 8.pdf
Check out all the other activities in this week's calendar right here: weekly events May 25-June 1.pdf
PICKLEBALL Friday 24th at SPARC is for folks who've never played pickleball and wanna try it with no pressure. As far as we're concerned, if you can sorta swing a racket--you're golden--and we'll have wheelchairs there that you can borrow. Drop by SPARC on Fridays at 2:30 for an hour of fun for only $3.00.
If you have questions, give TRAILS a call at 235-7911.
Check out the new online poster that Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies uses to promote "Accessible Adventure." They are a great outfit and will go the extra mile to help visitors have wonderful experiences.
And they have two mobi mats that can be borrowed if you need to lay down a surface over sand or gravel to make it possible for a wheelchair to get to a location. (You can "hopscotch" the two mobi mats to cross longer distances.)
Talk about a week full of things that grow! And the growing-est of all is Homer’s wonderful Farmers Market, which opens Saturday, May 25, 10 am!
If you want to shop for locally grown food in the quiet of your home, check out the Alaska Food Hub. There's a really short video on how it works at https://youtu.be/kTtT3SHliDs. The main website is at https://alaskafoodhub.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index. Right now, the Alaska Food Hub Facebook page offers a discount code good through Monday.
There are other spring-plant-themed activities to check out on this week's calendar, right here: weekly events May 18-25.pdf. There's a Bonsai presentation on Sunday, the Homer Garden Club’s annual plant sale next Saturday, and strolling through the Pratt Museum’s beautiful outdoor and wheelchair-friendly trail system during the Pratt’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration, also next Saturday.
And on a different note, Tess Dally leads a wonderful FREE, fun, and no-stress movement and dance activity at Homer Council on the Arts every Thursday at 10:30 am until July 18. Whatever your age and ability, an hour of stretching and movement to music will make you glow!
Another week of fun and interesting things to do. Check out the calendar right here: weekly events May 11-18.pdf
Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival will be in full swing this weekend. With over 100 events, there’s something for everyone! See the list of events at https://kachemakshorebird.org/2019-program-of-events-and-registration/.
Also, join citizen scientists tracking Homer's sandhill cranes. Nesting starts soon, so watch for pairs appearing one at a time, which indicates one is on the nest. An accurate count of nesting cranes helps track local populations. Report nesting cranes to Kachemak Crane Watch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 235-6262. Leave name and contact information, including pair location and date when nesting started.
And finally, stress-free pickleball for EveryBODY MIGHT be happening this coming Friday 2:30-3:30, so call TRAILS (235-7911) if you'd like more information about that.