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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!
Another full week coming up.
Homer Farmers Market celebrates the end of its 20th season with its Annual Harvest Party Potluck starting noon this Saturday. String Alongs will play, and Turkey Raffle tickets will be on sale. HFM expects 300+ for lunch, so bring a dish to share if you can. Although the market officially closes, some vendors will still be selling on Wednesdays and Saturdays through October, so check it out. And to learn how to store crops in Alaska without a root cellar, go to www.southernexposure.com/blog/2017/08/how-to-store-crops-without-a-root-cellar/.
Lots of other activities this week as well, like a free rabies clinic tomorrow, Sunday’s instruction on how to join COASST, and a special Walk with a Doc to celebrate 2 years of healthy talking and walking in Homer. Get out and enjoy the brisk weather by checking out the new trail starting from the ILC parking lot. And, finally, October 4 is First Friday, so enjoy strolling through Homer’s wonderful galleries! Here's the calendar: weekly events September 28-October 5.pdf
There’s really a lot going on this Equinox week! Farmers Market is winding down, so check out the end-of-season potluck NEXT Saturday, September 28, at noon. Also, it’s election season, so hear City Council candidates on Tuesday evening at the library. On Thursday, be sure to join the TRAILS’ Fall Pizza and Planning meeting at the library. And then at 7 pm, head over to the Pratt Museum to experience a PechaKucha for $5! Get details and check out MORE on the calendar right here: weekly events September 21-28.pdf
The ALASKA WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL continues through Thursday. This Saturday, enjoy performers from Australia and Northern Cyprus at the Farmers Market or “Fisher Poetry” at KBC. Click the link below for the full festival calendar—something fun and interesting happens daily: https://www.alaskaworldarts.org/uploads/1/1/0/0/110028995/5-2019_festival_guide-web.pdf. Lots of Festival events are free—like examples mentioned for Saturday.
Also, Homer's annual documentary film festival is in full swing as part of the Arts Festival, click here for the schedule. Get information on all sorts of other activities in the calendar right here:TRAILS highlighted calendar Sept 14-21.pdf
As you know, the first ever 2-week ALASKA WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL is now in full swing in Homer through September 19. Click the link below for the full festival calendar—something fun and interesting happens daily: https://www.alaskaworldarts.org/uploads/1/1/0/0/110028995/5-2019_festival_guide-web.pdf.
Lots of Festival events are free—like examples highlighted in this week’s calendar right here: weekly events September 7-14.pdf. Free highlights include performances at Saturday’s Farmers Market, The Salmon Way presented on Tuesday, a visit to Atz Kilcher’s studio on Thursday, writers’ readings and art demonstrations on Friday (Chinese brush painting, Asian Shyrdak rug making, painting Ukrainian Pysanka eggs). And that’s just a taste—check out the link above for more World Arts Festival action!
Oh boy oh boy. First off, celebrate Labor Day with friends and family on September 2, but THEN, start choosing the things you want to see and do at the first ever ALASKA WORLD ARTS FESTIVAL. Find out about all the events here: https://www.alaskaworldarts.org/uploads/1/1/0/0/ 110028995/5-2019_festival_guide-web.pdf. Lots of events are free—like working on and then experiencing the Burning Basket. Here’s how the festival is described on its website (click here): “100 events in 50 Homer locations from Sept. 6-19, 2-019 featuring dance, music, theater, film, literature, comedy and visual arts in the form of concerts, readings, exhibits, workshops, and misc. presentations. Featured artists/events include the Fab Four, Tom Bodett, and Quixotic…” And it’s First Friday, so have fun strolling through the galleries. Here's the calendar: weekly events August 31-September 7 (1).pdf
Each month, Grace Ridge Brewing donates tips to a charity or non-profit—this month, Grace Ridge tips benefit TRAILS! To celebrate, TRAILS has arranged for Jakolof Bay Oyster Company to sell oysters at Grace Ridge for $2 a shucked oyster (YUM!) starting at 5 pm this Saturday, August 24. Be sure to TIP!
Also this Saturday, try as many different yoga classes as you want for $10-12 during YogaStatica. Get details and more activities in the calendar right here: weekly events August 24-31.pdf
Hope to see you at the Fair this weekend; TRAILS heads up on Sunday with a van full of folks.
Other treats this week: Veterans, active military, and their families, head to the Veteran’s Appreciation Picnic this Sunday for BBQ, music, and fun! That PechaKucha thing Thursday evening at SPARC sounds pretty interesting too. And if you’ve ever wanted to try out a bunch of different yoga techniques, next Saturday’s 12-hour YogaStatica might be just the ticket ($10-12 for unlimited classes). As always, more information can be found in the calendar right here: weekly events August 17-24.pdf
Weird warm weather continues--so get outside and enjoy it!
Hope to see a lot of you tomorrow at the Disability Pride Celebration at Soldotna Creek Park in Soldotna. TRAILS will head up with a van load to enjoy all kinds of fun hoop-dee-doo that starts at noon and goes till 4. Join us!
Also NEXT Saturday and Sunday (July 27-28), Homer Garden Club hosts British guest speaker Fergus Garrett, renowned horticulturist, writer, and multiple award winner, at its 13th Annual Gardener's Weekend. Garrett is the head gardener at Great Dixter in Sussex, England. More details in the calendar, right here:weekly events July 20-27.pdf
TRAILS is up to some very fun things this week, so check out the calendar right here: weekly events July 13-20.pdf.
Here are some quick highlights: Wednesday, it’s time for another visit to Devony’s Bay Ridge Ranch for relaxing horsetime hanging out with the 5-horse herd. Then on Saturday July 20, TRAILS is off to celebrate Disability Pride at Soldotna Creek Park. For more information about these activities, just call TRAILS! Also, don’t forget the 40th anniversary celebration for South Peninsula Behavioral Health Center tomorrow —Hobo Jim will be playing! And finally, with Homer’s wonderful Farmers Market in full swing, check out their weekly newsletter by clicking here.