Homer TRAILS November 2022
Calendar & Newsletter
Woah, hey there's cold wind and snow!!! These first few days of cold are a hard adjustment and are having us reach for our big coats and hats. Looks like we will have some cold temperatures staying with us for a little while. Be careful out there with the ice and snow.
There is a lot happening this month in Homer. The town is buzzing with fun and exciting activities. Check out below what's coming up. The first events listed are TRAILS led activities followed by other events happening in town that you should know about. If anyone needs printed copies of any of the attachments, please come into our office and ask us for one or, call us and we'd be happy to read it to you.
Community Driven Art Group @ Homer Art and Frame on Friday 4th & Friday 18th from 10:30-12:30 for cost TBD for supplies
New TRAILS activity for Homer!!! Join us 1st and 3rd Fridays of every month at the Homer Art and Frame where we will create art together (4001 Lake St #3)
This is a group led activity, which means you have a say on what we do. Do you have a special skill you'd like to share with others? Would you like some guidance with water colors and perspective? Have zero experience with a paintbrush but would like to try something new? This is the place for you. We can offer all levels of support. Come for the first ever meet up on the 4th to see what we can create together. Projects and mediums will change monthly. Prices TBD depending on projects and supplies needed. First project will be watercolors.
Homer TRAILS Inclusive Community Curling @ Kevin Bell Arena on Wednesday 9th & 30th from 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM for $5 to members & $10 to non members
Community Curling is back this year!!!
TRAILS Inclusive Curling scheduled for the 9th is postponed due to scheduling conflicts. We apologize but, please stay tuned for our next scheduled date on Wednesday the 30th from 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM.
Homer TRAILS Group Ride to Fred Meyers @ Safeway on Monday November 21st from 9:30 AM - 3:15 PM for $10
Do you know about BUMPS Community Bussing offered by the Ninilchik Traditional Council? The BUMPS program is to create an affordable transportation choice that serves the community, non-drivers, senior citizens, and people with disabilities. Busses are wheelchair ready and ADA compatible.
For anyone who is interested but would benefit from going with a group to become comfortable with this service. Join us this month and let's go shopping!!! Get your last minute Thanksgiving items or simply get out of Homer for a change of scenery.
Please call ahead to RSVP at 907-235-7911
Community Yoga @ SPARC on Wednesdays from 6 PM - 7 PM for FREE
South Peninsula Hospital will again offer free community yoga every Wednesday November at SPARC. The classes are open to all skill levels. Please bring a yoga mat, layers, water bottle and blanket. SPARC is located at 600 Sterling Highway next to the Middle School.
Rotary Health Fair @ Homer High School Commons
on Saturday, November 5th from 9 AM - 1 PM for FREE
Join the Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary Club in cooperation with South Peninsula Hospital for free health screenings, performances, instructional demos, and Halloween candy exchange. There will be circus acts, high school swing choir, blood pressure and vision screenings, narcan training, CPR training and more!
200 Free flu shots provided by SVT Health and Wellness and Door prizes including $1,000 worth of utility, grocery, and fuel cards.
Ski Swap & Telluride Mountains Film Festival @ Homer High School Commons on Wednesday, November 9th from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM for $10 a ticket
Stay for dinner as HOWL will be selling four different delicious soups and bread as a fundraiser to support their outdoor adventure programs. Dessert selections will also be available for purchase and enjoyment provided by the Homer Middle School "AK to DC Annual Trip" fundraising group. Plan to stay the rest of the evening in the Mariner Theater to watch a night of amazing documentary films from the Telluride Mountain film ON TOUR Show #1 sponsored by Homer Community Recreation starting at 7pm. Tickets are available for purchase at the door for only $10. See the attached playlist of films below.
For more information please call the Recreation office at 235-6090.
Homer Community Fridge @ Homer Methodist Church on
Everyday except for Mondays (8 AM - 4 PM) from 24/7 for FREE
Do you need to find some food storage options? The Homer Free Fridge aims to provide free food to those who need it. It is located beside the Homer Community Food Pantry donation bin, at the Homer Methodist Church. The fridge is open to donations from the community, as long as the food is marked with the date the item was made and basic ingredients. The guidelines are simple: only donate what you would eat and take what you need. The fridge is open 24/7, (with exception of Mondays 8am-4pm, during regular food pantry hours) providing options to anyone in need of food. The concept was explored in a food preservation project made for the Homer Drawdown and is now supported in cooperation with the Homer Food Pantry and the United Methodist Church.
Thanksgiving Baskets 2022 is here!
Get your application and turn it in! Applications will be available at The Salvation Army Thrift Store and Church, the First National Bank Alaska, The Homer Food Pantry, and Anchor Point Food Pantry. If you have any questions, Please Call or leave a message at 310-990-3455.
Advocate Now!!! Opportunity of the Month
Election Day Tuesday, November 8th
Any Alaskan can vote by mail. The deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot is Saturday, Oct. 29. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 8. Early voting has begun at the Homer City Clerk’s Office!!! Polls open 7am -8pm. Every precinct polling place will have an electronic voting tablet to help make voting more accessible!!! Get out and vote!!!
The City of Homer Transportation Plan
wants to hear from you!!!
What is it?
The Homer Area Transportation Plan, developed in 2001 and adopted in 2005, was intended to be a 20-year transportation planning tool for the City to "identify needs, Guide planning and aid funding efforts for roads and trails capital improvement projects." It is time for an update for the next 20 years.
What does the Transportation Plan examine?
- Identify network deficiencies
- Evaluate options for improvement
- Review needs of Central Business District (CBD)
- Review needs of seniors and people with disabilities
- Address Non-Motorized transportation
- Review traffic calming issues
- Incorporate public involvement
How can I participate?
Take the 2022 Homer Transportation Plan Update Survey!
- Click on the link below and fill it out online OR,
- Call the ILC office at 907-235-7911 and speak with Brad who can answer any questions and fill this out with you OR,
- Come in to ILC and ask for a printed out copy OR,
- Speak to someone at the Rotary Health Fair on November 5th 9-1 OR,
- Join a Community Meeting at Kachemak Bay Campus, November 9th time TBD
Learn more about this opportunity on the city website below.
City of Homer
Transportation Plan Link
SPH and MAPP Community Health Needs Assessment Survey
SPH and MAPP are conducting a survey to get a pulse of the community's perceived health needs, responses are anonymous and the info we receive back will help direct the health improvement priorities of our community for the coming years. It is fairly short, and everyone who participates is entered to win a gift certificate to local businesses.
Folks can click below to take it online. Paper copies can be supplied at our office if needed.
SPH & MAPP Perception
of Health 2022 Survey Link
Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!!