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PICKLEBALL Friday 24th at SPARC is for folks who've never played pickleball and wanna try it with no pressure. As far as we're concerned, if you can sorta swing a racket--you're golden--and we'll have wheelchairs there that you can borrow. Drop by SPARC on Fridays at 2:30 for an hour of fun for only $3.00.
If you have questions, give TRAILS a call at 235-7911.
Check out the new online poster that Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies uses to promote "Accessible Adventure." They are a great outfit and will go the extra mile to help visitors have wonderful experiences.
And they have two mobi mats that can be borrowed if you need to lay down a surface over sand or gravel to make it possible for a wheelchair to get to a location. (You can "hopscotch" the two mobi mats to cross longer distances.)
Talk about a week full of things that grow! And the growing-est of all is Homer’s wonderful Farmers Market, which opens Saturday, May 25, 10 am!
If you want to shop for locally grown food in the quiet of your home, check out the Alaska Food Hub. There's a really short video on how it works at https://youtu.be/kTtT3SHliDs. The main website is at https://alaskafoodhub.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index. Right now, the Alaska Food Hub Facebook page offers a discount code good through Monday.
There are other spring-plant-themed activities to check out on this week's calendar, right here: weekly events May 18-25.pdf. There's a Bonsai presentation on Sunday, the Homer Garden Club’s annual plant sale next Saturday, and strolling through the Pratt Museum’s beautiful outdoor and wheelchair-friendly trail system during the Pratt’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration, also next Saturday.
And on a different note, Tess Dally leads a wonderful FREE, fun, and no-stress movement and dance activity at Homer Council on the Arts every Thursday at 10:30 am until July 18. Whatever your age and ability, an hour of stretching and movement to music will make you glow!
Another week of fun and interesting things to do. Check out the calendar right here: weekly events May 11-18.pdf
Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival will be in full swing this weekend. With over 100 events, there’s something for everyone! See the list of events at https://kachemakshorebird.org/2019-program-of-events-and-registration/.
Also, join citizen scientists tracking Homer's sandhill cranes. Nesting starts soon, so watch for pairs appearing one at a time, which indicates one is on the nest. An accurate count of nesting cranes helps track local populations. Report nesting cranes to Kachemak Crane Watch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 235-6262. Leave name and contact information, including pair location and date when nesting started.
And finally, stress-free pickleball for EveryBODY MIGHT be happening this coming Friday 2:30-3:30, so call TRAILS (235-7911) if you'd like more information about that.
The Shorebird Festival comes to town May 9-12. With over 100 events to choose from, there’s something for everyone! And some of the offerings look magically wonderful! See a list of all events by clicking here, and you can get full instructions on signing up for things by going to: https://kachemakshorebird.org/. Some activities are “drop in”—no registration needed, like Thursday’s 5:30 & 7:00 pm showings of the movie Bird of Prey ($5 at Islands and Ocean). There’s a wonderful wealth of activities, so check out the schedule!
And check out this week's calendar right here: weekly events May 4-11.pdf
Also, this Saturday, May 4, is the 21st annual Homer Clean-up Day; you can pick up yellow trash bags all over town, so call Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740 for more information. And this Saturday evening, HoWL hosts its family-friendly annual DiRtBaG Ball to celebrate the end of its DiRtBaG clean-up week! The free event is 5-7:30 at Alice's, and offers door prizes, live music by the String Alongs, and an ice cream sundae bar!
Have a wonderful week!
I'm looking forward to seeing some of you tomorrow for the TRAILS spring bike ride from ILC to Cottonwood Horse Park for a picnic. It’s gonna be a BEAUTIFUL day for a ride!! And all this week, HoWL will be cleaning the town up after school, so thanks to this great group of kids! If your Middle School or High School kid wants to join the effort, call HoWL at 399-4695. The town’s spring cleaning gets a big boost next Saturday, May 4, with the 21st annual Homer Clean-up Day; you can pick up yellow trash bags all over town, so call Homer Chamber of Commerce at 235-7740 for more information.
So check out the calendar right here: weekly events April 27-May 4.pdf , and then get out and ENJOY the SUN (you never know when it might snow again!).
Happy Earth Day! And Happy Week of the Child, which ends with the Safe and Healthy Kids Fair at the High School on Saturday, April 27! It even includes a bicycle rodeo!
On the bicycle theme, next Saturday at noon join the easy TRAILS bike ride from Cycle Logical to Jack Gist Park for a picnic. Let TRAILS know if you need help sorting out a bike (Cycle Logical will rent them for this outing for $20), and also if you’re planning to join the ride so we can buy the right amount of food fixins’. We'll have great rider support, so it's a great time to get back on a bike if it's been a while.
It looks like a great week, so check it all out on the calendar right here: weekly events April 20-27.pdf
Cowboy Cabaret is tomorrow evening—quite a hoop-dee-doo for $10. And Monday, learn how YOU CAN HELP IN A DISASTER. What a great thing for us all to know!! And note--if you want to use an adaptive cycle on the easy TRAILS bike ride April 27, call TRAILS BEFORE April 20 so we can line up what you need. That’ll be the last day to arrange to use a bike from Challenge Alaska’s amazing bike fleet. (Call Michael at TRAILS to learn more about what's available.) Also let TRAILS know (235-7911) as soon as you know that you’re joining the bike ride so we can buy the right amount of food fixins’. Finally, remember to report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch, 235-6262 or email@example.com (note date, time, place, behavior, and crane number). I haven't seen any cranes yet--have you?
Now, on to the calendar and all the other things going on this coming week: weekly events April 13-20.pdf
TRAILS has arranged a super fun activity for Friday—“easy-going-fun-for-EveryBODY-low-stress” pickleball at SPARC. Other highlighted activities this week include the super goofy Slush Cup Fun-raiser (yes, it’s $10, but what entertainment!), a body awareness class, a Pebble Mine public hearing, a talk remembering the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a vendor fair at Paul Banks, and the 12th annual Cowboy Cabaret (also $10) at Alice’s. Here's the calendar with all the details: weekly events April 6-13.pdf
Finally—if you want to use an adaptive cycle of some kind for the easy TRAILS bike ride April 27 (see flyer at the end of the calendar), CALL TRAILS before April 20 so we can identify and line up what you need. That’ll be the last day to arrange to use a bike from Challenge Alaska’s amazing bike fleet.
And remember to report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or firstname.lastname@example.org (note date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes if possible).
Two very fun but quite different events highlight this week. Saturday March 30, join a fun run/walk along the “Blue Line” marking the tsunami-safe zone through town. Tuesday evening, enjoy a lovely free concert at I&O performed by the Homer Youth String Orchestra. Details are in the calendar right here: weekly events March 30-April 6.pdf.
Also, birds are returning, so brush up on shorebird identification on Monday, and report sandhill crane sightings to Kachemak Crane Watch at 235-6262 or email@example.com; note date, time, location, behavior, and number of cranes if possible. And of course, Friday April 5 is First Friday. Busy week!
And don't forget to check out this summer's "One Hit Wonder" special TRAILS outings. You can find the OHW calendar here: http://peninsulailc.org/resources/Documents/2019%20OHWs.pdf