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The Spring-Summer schedule is available for all the activities you can do through City of Homer's Parks and Recreation department and Community Schools. Check it out here: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation.
Meet Homer’s new Congresswoman, Sarah Vance, this Saturday and let her know what you need from state government. And if you want to be a better advocate for yourself, check out advocacy classes every Monday through March.
There are lots of other ways to meet your needs this week in Homer, from needle felting your very own owl (see the picture below) to adjusting your body for improved function and health. Here's the calendar to give you ideas: weekly events March 2-March 9.pdf. Check out a 6-week class on living with chronic health issues—it starts on Wednesday and all 6 sessions are only $10.
If you’re a TRAILS consumer and see an activity anywhere in Homer that’s not within your budget, call TRAILS about the possibility of a scholarship to help you participate. Some ideas include a class to help you improve your balance (Body Moves--Balance), one of the workshops offered by Homer Folk School, or one of the many classes offered by City of Homer Parks and Rec through Community Schools. (The community schools Spring-Summer schedule is available at this website: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/recreation. If the link doesn't work, just copy it and paste it in your browser.)
FREE Dinner and a Movie with TRAILS!
At 5:45, we’ll head over to the Homer Family Theater for the 6 pm free showing of the movie Half Nelson, which is part of the DeStig film festival. What fun!
(You can also choose JUST dinner or JUST the movie--but come on out!) And here's the map for you to print out if you want: dinner and a movie invite.pdf
What a great start to the week: this Saturday (Feb 23), come see TRAILS folks among the performers in the “Tiny Dances” Salon Series at Homer Council on the Arts. The suggested donation is $20. Tess’s dance is a highlight. And you can even join a dance from your seat!
The final BIG READ events are also this Saturday (Feb. 23); the biggest is the keynote talk by Roz Chast—author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?—at Islands and Ocean Saturday night.
Check the calendar right here weekly events February 23-March 2.pdf for other highlights this week; they include: Sunday, learn to build a fire; Tuesday hear Sally O’s tales of adventures; Thursday, enjoy FREE dinner and then go to a FREE movie! And there’s more to do, so no excuses not to get out and about this week!
Another busy week, with a special event next Friday and Saturday (Feb. 22 & 23)--enjoy an unusual evening of dance in the “Tiny Dances” Salon Series at Homer Council on the Arts. This event is more costly ($20) than what you typically find in these highlights, but it’s extra special because you’ll see a number of TRAILS folks among the performers. Tess’s dance is sure to be a highlight. A few comp tickets may be available, so call if you're interested.
A number of BIG READ events also happen this week (click that BIG READ button for more info). The biggest is next Saturday, (Feb. 23) when Roz Chast—author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?—will give a talk at Islands and Ocean.
There’re lots more to do this week—including enjoying ultimate frisbee, experiencing having dementia (yes, tomorrow, call to register), or learning how to help your soil. So check it all out in the calendar right here. weekly events February 16-23.pdf
It's weekly calendar time, so here you go: weekly events February 9-16.pdf Winter Carnival Parade is tomorrow. And Sunday, enjoy free skating at the Kevin Bell Arena.
THIS week’s calendar is full full full, but just a heads up that NEXT Saturday, there’ll be a great "Walk with a Doc" where you can learn about anti-inflammatory "Golden Milk" made with turmeric, and at the library, get a taste of what Alzheimer’s feels like. In the meantime, there's LOTS to do this week, so get out and enjoy the long days!
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.)