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Enjoy online viewing of Homer's first
Disability Art Show
Click HERE to enjoy scrolling-strolling through over 70 works by Homer artists responding to the theme of disability. This fundraiser benefits the ILC TRAILS program--which provides opportunities for inclusive recreation and leisure activities--as well as the Homer Council on the Arts. If one of the many unique works on display strikes your fancy, indulge yourself with
a purchase that you can enjoy while benefitting many local folks.
Submissions to the Disability Art Show for EveryBODY are due 5 pm this Monday, March 2. Remember that artwork should be ready to hang or otherwise display. Call us if you need the artists’ submission form to submit with artwork. Or you can download it by clicking here: http://peninsulailc.org/resources/Documents/2020_Disability_Submission%20Contract%20%20(1).pdf
Then Homer’s 1st annual Disability Art Show opens this Friday, March 6, 5-7 pm. It’s gonna be a fun opening—with artist talks, refreshments, live music, and more. Join us at Homer Council on the Arts!
Next Saturday, Walk with a Doc at SPARC (9-10 am) while your kids play in the free BOUNCE HOUSE!
Check out the calendar right here: weekly events February 29-March 7.pdf for MORE activities!
There's almost too much going on to fit it all on one page--but I did it (sort of). Here are some highlights that didn't quite fit in the calendar itself--but you'll find them in the "howdy paragraph" above calendar listings. And the calendar's full of so much more--get it right here: weekly events February 15-22 plus art class flyer.pdf
Sign up for 2 fun art classes this week to create art for the Disability Art Show. Classes will be at Skiff Chick Feb 21 and 22—a flyer with all the details follows the calendar. (Art submissions are due March 2, and the show will run from March 6 to 28 at Homer Council on the Arts.)
This Sunday join TRAILS’ Michael Gavillot for Table-Top game night at the high school
And join the TRAILS walking club at 1:30 on Wednesday, destination TBD.
Finally, celebrate Inspiration Ridge becoming part of Homer’s permanent wildlife open space—the FREE gathering is Friday at Alice’s from 5-8 pm.
Hope you enjoyed the WINTER CARNIVAL PARADE. And there's lots more happening this week--check out the calendar right here: weekly events February 8-15.pdf.
Valentine’s Day is this week, and if you want to share camaraderie with Veterans, their friends and families, join the VALENTINE’S for VETS potluck on February 14 at the College from 6-8.
You can also join Tibetan Buddhist meditation with Mingyu Chokyi Osel Rinpoche Tuesday evening at the college; text 435-1655 for more information.
Finally, Skiff Chicks is putting on art classes Feb 21 and 22 to help you create art to submit to the Disability Art Show. For information, check out the Skiff Chicks FB page.
Another busy week coming up, topped off by the Homer Winter Carnival Parade next Saturday (February 8); see the poster below.
And if you're a football fan, you can watch the Super Bowl for FREE at the Homer Theater this Sunday, starting at 2:30. (I'm such a huge 49er fan that I don't know if I can stand the stress of actually watching the game! Go 9ers!)
And you'll find a free concert, some interesting talks, a movie (Friday at I&O), and more this week, so check out the calendar right here: weekly events February 1-8 with DAS_flyer.pdf
Finally, page 2 of the calendar is the flyer for the Disability Art Show that TRAILS is organizing for March at Homer Council on the Arts. I want to see ALL of you submit something to this community art show fundraiser. AnyBODY can submit art that's related to the theme of disability. If you have a disability, ANYTHING goes; if you don't--then create art that shares thoughts or feelings about disability--maybe someone you know or love deals with a disability. (I'm tempted to do something honoring my blind horse--he's such a solid guy and the best trail horse I have! What a friend!) Submissions are due March 2 (along with a bit about yourself and your art piece), so you have a whole month to be creative! If you have questions about the art show, call me!
If you’re HOMELESS or might be—be sure to visit HOMELESS CONNECT this Wednesday—see the calendar—right here: weekly events January 25-February 1.pdf for details. Free busses will run from Ninilchik and from Fritz Creek General Store and lots of free services will be provided, including a hot lunch from 11am-3pm. (Note, only TRAINED Service Animals are OK on the free busses.) Call ILC for more information.
And don’t forget you’re invited to submit disability-related artwork to Homer’s first Disability Art Show, coming to Council on the Arts in March. Contact TRAILS for more information. The flyer is right here: Art show disability-portrait with logos.pdf.
Things sure don’t slow down around here just because it’s winter! Enjoy all kinds of activities this week, from dancing to rock painting to skating to chocolate tasting to learning more about foreign policy to touring the police station! Find all the details right here: weekly events January 11-18.pdf.
And don’t forget, you can always support TRAILS by buying TRAILS SWAG, check out http://peninsulailc.org/Merchandise.
I hope you're staying warm! (I've been blanketing my shivering ponies and fighting off a cold. Quite the storm we had!)
TRAILS on trails every-other-Wednesday walking Challenge is back on track as of January 8 with what should be a relatively easy walk on the Calvin and Coyle trail—see details in the calendar right here: weekly events January 4-11.pdf. If you still want to join the FIRST Walk/Ski/Snowshoe celebration at Eveline State Recreation Site out East End Road, it's been re-scheduled to tomorrow (Saturday, January 4), with guided snowshoeing scheduled for noon. Check the calendar for directions.
And here are a couple of things that didn’t quite fit on this week’s busy calendar: Starting this week, enjoy table top gaming every other Sunday at Homer High School—see the flyer attached to the calendar. Secondly, this Friday you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of the Homer Fire Station—just sign up at https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/citymanager/city-facility-tours-jan-feb-and-march-2020-sign-here, and for more information call Rachel Friedlander at 435-3102.
FINALLY, don’t forget you can always support TRAILS by buying TRAILS SWAG at: http://peninsulailc.org/Merchandise.
Happy New Year EveryBODY!
Join TRAILS on January 1, Wednesday, for the annual “FIRST SNOWSHOE (or ski)” get-together at Eveline State Recreation Area. Enjoy a toasty fire, hotdogs, hot drinks, and guided walks. This annual “get-outdoors-and-do-something-fun-to-start-the-year” event is hosted by Alaska State Parks and Friends of Kachemak Bay State Park. Once again, Coastal Studies will generously lend TRAILS their van, so we can take a bunch of folks for a beautiful drive and fun outing. Let TRAILS know if you’d like to join the trip—we can pick up folks along East End Road.
And check out other activities in the calendar right here: weekly events Dec 28-Jan 4.pdf