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Things worth a special notice this week: an introduction to the Fair Share Act and the season’s first two Christmas Bazaars—this Saturday at St. John’s and next Saturday at Faith Lutheran--find them on the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 16-23.pdf.
ALSO TRAILS on trails will have its second walk on Wednesday—this week we're walking the Bay Ridge Ranch fenceline loop: remember, we’re aiming to go for a walk, rain or shine, every other week for a whole year! Whoever walks with us the most times gets something totally cool--we just don't know what it'll be yet. Here's the TRAILS on trails flyer: TRAILS on Trails walking group-dl.pdf.
The wonderful image below is off the WallBusters Facebook page. Wallbusters will be in Homer on Tuesday, so join TRAILS at the Homer Library at 11 am to hear about their activities and learn new advocacy ideas!
Also, join TRAILS on Ice on Friday. Bring your friends—we’re using the Coastal Studies van to drive EveryBODY to the Kevin Bell ice rink for skating fun. Only $5 for the whole thing—including skate rentals.
And there’s lots more great activities this week on the calendar right here: weekly events Nov 9-16.pdf, from chatting informally with state Senator Gary Stevens to birding to painting rocks to moving and grooving to sewing upcycled boomerang bags to learning about how your neurobiology and wellbeing overlap! And if you have lab results from the Health Fair, go to the library at 6 pm on Thursday to “Know Your Numbers.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN to EveryBODY! For a fun Halloween outing, check out Thursday’s Tricking or Treating at the Pratt Museum. November 1 is First Friday, so what a great evening to bundle up and visit the galleries, including a student art show at Kachemak Bay Campus. And don’t miss the annual Rotary Health Fair at Homer High on November 2. Plus you can still find local fresh produce on the alaskafoodhub.org.
For all the information you need, check out the calendar, right here: weekly events October 26-Nov 2.pdf.
Lots of cool events this week—check out this Saturday’s open house at Homer Medical Clinic’s West Wing and get a FREE 5-minute professional photo shoot! (See www.homermedical.org/west-wing-open-house/.) Sunday’s speaker at the Garden Club will talk about green communities. And look at all the things going on this Thursday—I couldn’t even fit in Thursday’s benefit show of The Public—at 6 pm (see trailer) at Homer Theater: A group of homeless folks try to stay safe and warm in the public library—the showing will be followed by a community conversation about homelessness. And finally, you can still get local fresh produce through the alaskafoodhub.org. Check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events October 19-26.pdf. Phew!
It’s that time of year—both Homer High School and Middle School present their fall concerts this week. Also fall classes are starting at Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College, UAA. If you’re over 65, you get a great discount on college classes.
Those events are just the tip of the iceberg—check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events October 12-19.pdf. And this event didn’t even fit: Open House NEXT Saturday at Homer Medical Clinic’s West Wing (see https://www.homermedical.org/west-wing-open-house/); they’ll offer FREE 5-minute professional photo shoots for you and your family! What a great gift idea!
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!