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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.
Come DipNetting with TRAILS and PRIDE
On the Kasilof River
When: July 12
Meet at ILC in Homer at 8:30
Arrive at Kasilof Beach Access at 10:30
Back in Homer at 4:00
· Dipnets and waders are available
· Bring your own garbage bags for your fish
· Snacks will be provided
· We can assist in gutting but will not provide any extra fish processing
· Proxy Fishing available. Call for details
Call Mike at TRAILS/ILC to reserve your spot by July 8th. Space is limited
Want some halibut for winter? Join us for a half day Halibut Charter!
Cost: TRAILS gets a deal! $150 includes trip, equipment and fish fileting
$10 suggested tip
Fish processing available for additional cost
When: Saturday, June 29th, 12:00 – 6:00ish
Sign up and pay by June 7th
Where: Homer Boat Harbor, At the top of Ramp 1 (The Ramp by Salty Dawg)
Questions about accessibility?
Let us know what accommodations you need. We are striving to make our activities and our community accessible to everyone.
What a week! It starts with the annual 10K Homer Spit Run this Saturday and the New Old Time Chautauqua Be Mary Tour from Tuesday on (see flyer attached to the calendar). Then we gather for the Independence Day Parade, and finally end the week with the Scottish Highland Games at Karen Hornaday Park followed by a good old fashioned Ceilidh at the Elks Lodge. It’s gonna be a BLAST! And, OMG—on top of it all, July 5 is First Friday! Check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events June 29-July 6.pdf
To see all the community events related to a week of Scottish celebrations—including music performances, a Scotch tasting, and Scottish Fiddle and Guitar work-shops, click on https://www.homeralaska.org/uploads/7/9/2/2/79228874/2019-highland-games-flyer-final_orig.png.
There's excitement here at the TRAILS parking lot as we load up for our weekend at Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures in Cooper Landing! But you can find all sorts of other things to do on this week's calendar, right here: weekly events June 15-22.pdf.
The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference is here! If you love hearing stories, poems, memoirs—basically, words shared with understanding and feeling, enjoy “Festival of Readings” taking place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday—find details in the calendar. Also, on Thursday, 6-7 pm at the library, local author Sandy Mazen shares his memoirs: Kiyonuk – An Arctic Alaska boyhood. THAT should be INTERESTING.
On Friday, join TRAILS, Pride, and Journeys for a potluck picnic at Karen Hornaday Park picnic pavilion. And if you’re really adventurous, you can head to Seldovia for their 20th annual Summer Solstice Music Festival, June 20-23. You can find information at 313-9330 or http://seldoviaartscouncil.net/.
Lots going on! Check out the calendar right here: weekly events June 8-15.pdf
Additional ongoing summer activities are popping up this week, including Islands and Ocean Visitor Center’s daily 15-minute “Maritime Map Talks” at 1 and 3 pm, followed Sundays through Wednesdays at 3 pm with 1⁄2-hour Natural History talks. The Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge has so many stories to tell, come hear a few.
Sandhill cranes are hatching. Be sure to keep your critters away from the baby “colts,” which are super vulnerable at this age. And report crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 235-6262. Include date, time, location, number of colts, and your contact information so we can call for more information.
We'll see a bunch of you Friday at 11 am at ILC to load up for the annual trip to Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures. Giddyup!
You can tell summer’s gearing up by all the activities starting this week and running through summer—from the Farmers Market to Harbor Walking Tours to Bishop’s Beach explorations—there’s always lots to do to enjoy summer outdoors in Homer.
This week’s outdoor highlights include a celebration and mural painting on June 7, hosted by Homer Council on the Arts, and a Birding by Ear walk on June 8. And, of course June 7 is First Friday—so get out your strolling shoes and check out new exhibits in galleries all over town. Get the details on these and lots of other activities in the calendar right here: weekly events June 1-June 8.pdf
Check out all the other activities in this week's calendar right here: weekly events May 25-June 1.pdf