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  • Friday, November 02, 2018 12:26 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    There's plenty of fun and interesting stuff happening this week--not surprisingly as we close in on the holidays.  Tomorrow, of course, is the annual Rotary Health Fair at Homer High.  Other special highlights this week are the wonderful annual Empty Bowls fundraising lunch on Friday (November 9) at Homer United Methodist Church, and then the season's first Christmas Bazaar takes place the following Saturday at Faith Lutheran ChurchFind out what else is going on this week in the calendar right here:  weekly events November 3-10.pdf.

    Also, TRAILS has arranged for discounted tickets for our consumers for tomorrow night’s dance performance at the Mariner—which looks like it’s gonna be amazing.  Just call Homer Council on the Arts at 235-4288, and tell them you’re a participant in the TRAILS program at ILC and you’d like to purchase a discounted ticket.  You’ll be able to buy a ticket for the kids’ price of $11.  (And be sure to tell HCOA thank you!).  


  • Friday, October 26, 2018 1:09 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)
    Howdy EveryBODY,

    The Rotary Health Fair is next Saturday, November 3, at Homer High.  You can still get a blood test on weekdays from 8 to 10:30 am for only $40.  Schedule tests online: (here’s the direct scheduling link  

    And tomorrow, you can still make the Library’s twice-a-year book and plant sale and then have evening fun contra dancing at West Homer Elementary. Another highlight: Thursday, there’s an important movie at the Homer Theater: “The Mask You Live In.”  

    Check the calendar right here: weekly events Oct 27-November 3.pdf for details on these and other activities coming up this week.

  • Friday, October 19, 2018 10:27 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Howdy EveryBODY,

    It's another week of Homer-style fun, from sewing bees to author readings to contra dancing!  Check out the calendar for details on these and other activities: weekly events Oct 20-27.pdf

    With the Rotary Health Fair coming November 3 to Homer Highyou can get a blood test on weekdays from 8 to 10:30 am for only $40.  Schedule tests online: (here’s the direct scheduling link

    And check out City of Homer Parks and Recreation Fall-Winter activity guide:

    Finally, the end-of-season TRAILS visit to horses at Bay Ridge Ranch will be re-scheduled when we have a window of nice weather.

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 11:09 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Howdy TRAILS pony lovers,

    I had sure hoped it would stop raining enough for the driveway to dry out a bit, but no such luck.  There's standing water in much of the area I'd hoped to be able to use--and the footing is turning into pudding.

    So I'm gonna try again NEXT week to have the TRAILS end-of-season pony time--hoping to find a window of decent weather.

    My apologies for those who were hoping pony time would come together this week.  We'll try again next week.

  • Monday, October 15, 2018 9:23 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)
    Hi EveryBODY,

    I'm rolling the dice that Wednesday weather won't be TOO bad for an end-of-season visit to the ponies at Bay Ridge Ranch.  Unless you hear otherwise, we'll gather at ILC at 4 pm and carpool up to the ranch for an hour or so of enjoying the big, beautiful, friendly calmness, and warmth of a happy herd of horses. 

    I'll keep you posted, so check here if you want last-minute details. 

    Devony, Sweetheart, Ceilidh, Sophi, and Micki :-)

  • Friday, October 12, 2018 12:18 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Fun stuff is happening indoors this week—so who cares if it’s raining!  For example, there’s the Transportation Fair tomorrow, two school concerts this week, a virtual visit to Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, and Walk with a Doc—all inside, warm, and dry.  Your calendar has all the details right here: weekly events Oct 13-20.pdf

    In addition, Devony will see if she can dodge the rainstorms on Wednesday or Friday to hold an End-of-Season TRAILS visit with the ponies.  Check your TRAILS emails for updates or check this webpage.

  • Monday, October 08, 2018 11:31 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    I included incorrect information on this week's calendar; I've attached an updated calendar for your convenience: weekly events Oct 6-13-corrected.pdf.  Here's the correct listing: Thriving Thursday this week presents Amy Woodrush and Connor Schmidt. They will tell us about the Green Dot program, which focuses on helping create communities where spreading messages of nonviolence helps develop norms preventing violence.  You'll also learn crucial skills for intervening in difficult situations.  

    Also TRAILS has some FREE TICKETS for Friday's ALAXSXA I Alaska show  at the Mariner Theater.  It starts at 7 pm.  If you're interested, call Devony at 299-3244--tickets are limited.  I'll be at the Mariner at 6:40 pm to hand out tickets to those who've let me know they want to come.

    "ALAXSXA | ALASKA weaves puppetry, video, recorded interviews, and yuraq (Yup’ik drum and dance) in a collage of contemporary and historical encounters between Alaska Native communities and newcomers to the Great Land.

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  • Friday, October 05, 2018 11:44 AM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)


    It's another full week here in this crazy-busy hamlet by the sea—highlights include the Middle School October Fair this Saturday, an Open House to meet Rehab staff from South Peninsula Hospital, and a talk by Priscilla Russell on Native use of local plants for food and healing.  Find all the details in this week's calendar:  weekly events Oct 6-13.pdf

    And TRAILS is trying to arrange free tickets for Friday’s show at the Mariner—I’ll keep you posted.  

    If you already miss fresh produce from the Farmers Market, don’t forget that the Alaska Food Hub is your online farmers market until early November:

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  • Thursday, October 04, 2018 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Greetings! It is officially fall, which basically means winter is knocking on our door. Luckily, TRAILS is here to hopefully offer some brightness and fun to the colder months. 

    Our ceramics partnership with AVTEC will continue this year. TRAILS participants are taking first dibs on available slots so CALL ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (491-0481) to reserve your spot!! A maximum of 20 people will be able to sign up. Also, be sure to come to the ILC office to grab half-off vouchers -- which you are eligible for as a member of TRAILS. 

    Additionally, we will be focusing on indoor artsy endeavors during the winter months. Be sure to RSVP (491-0481) so I can prep supplies, then come by ILC on Thursday at 3pm to explore your creative side and socialize a bit! And of course, baby Roan will be on the clock offering up a "goo" and a smile.

    Seward TRAILS OCT2018 calendar.pdf  

    SEWARD TRAILS October Event Descriptions 2018.pdf

    Hope to see everyone soon!

    Jamie L. Barrett

  • Monday, October 01, 2018 2:55 PM | Devony Lehner (Administrator)

    Howdy EveryBODY,

    I'm just sharing a quick update from South Peninsula Hospital about next Saturday's Walk with a Doc.  Saturday's doctor for the activity will be Minda Morris, Physical Therapist, and she'll focus on Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.   Saturday's 10 am event is great chance to chat with a doctor while walking at the SPARC building.  And it's FREE, of course.

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