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TRAILS participant smiling while fishing over the side of a boat.
TRAILS participant getting their photo taken with large fish.
TRAILS participants taking photo together on train.
TRAILS participants taking group photo at picnic table at Disability Pride 2022.
TRAILS participants bundled together on ferry.
TRAILS participants smiling big together for photo.
TRAILS participants on Rainbow Connection boat.
TRAILS participants taking group photo at picnic table in the woods.
TRAILS participant smiling big while gold panning.
TRAILS participant smiling with glasses while gold panning.
TRAILS participants working a communal garden with a seeing-eye dog laying down.
TRAILS participant holding their trophy fish with mountain range back drop.
TRAILS participants masked up taking a photo together.
TRAILS participants doing a group photo in the woods.
TRAILS participants cooking hotdogs around a fire place out camping.
TRAILS participants masked up and doing arts & crafts.
TRAILS participants and horses gathered for a group photo.
TRAILS participants admiring art pieces at the disability art show.
TRAILS participant brushing a horse.
TRAILS participant smiling big with a handful of fresh halibut.
TRAILS participant fishing on a boat from their wheelchair.
TRAILS participants doing ice curling with a stability aid.
TRAILS participants pushing a beach accessible wheelchair on a sunny day.
TRAILS participants riding in a canoe and paddle boarding on a sunny day.
TRAILS participants getting ready in a boat.
TRAILS participants happily holding hands up at TRAILS booth.
TRAILS participants masked up on the ferry.
TRAILS participant skiing with an accessibility ski chair on Alyeska.
TRAILS participant riding an accessibility pedal bike while walking their dog on Homer Spit.
TRAILS participants sitting together in the sunshine.
A photo with a horse being pet by a TRAILS participant currently sitting in a wheelchair.
TRAILS Disability Art Show 2022 being admired by a pair of participants.
Close up of TRAILS riders in cart being pulled by dog mushing team.
8 TRAILS participants riding in a cart being pulled by dog mushing team.
TRAILS participant standing at TRAILS booth giving a hand peace sign and thumbs up.
7 TRAILS participants standing at gold panning table before beginning.
TRAILS participant on a sunny day holding a potted flower.
TRAILS participant with big smile and skyline back drop.
TRAILS participant kayaking on a river.
TRAILS participant dancing with a hula hoop.
TRAILS participants and Joyanna with a sunny Glacier back drop.
7 TRAILS Horsemen on the beach with a sunny mountain range backdrop.

Homer TRAILS February 2023

Calendar & Newsletter

Hey February Header Photo with hand drawn animals & plants

Happy Groundhog's Day!!!  Well Punxsutawney Phil came out of his hole and proclaimed that we are in store for 6 more weeks of winter!!! Though he is only 60% accurate so I wouldn't put too much weight on his fear of shadows. Congratulations!!! We just made it through the 10 darkest weeks of the year!!!  It sure feels like spring out there!!!  Check out all the fun things happening this month.  As always, if you would like a printed copy of our activities, come and see us at our office and we would be happy to answer any questions.  Or call at 907-235 7911.  Happy TRAILS!!!

Homer TRAILS February 2023 Calendar

Please note ILC offices will be closed on the 2oth for president's day. Artability group is unaffected.


Artability Group @ Homer Art & Frame co. on Friday the 3rd & 17th and Monday the 6th & 20th from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

New TRAILS activity for Homer!!! Join us at the Homer Art and Frame where we will create art  together (4001 Lake St #3)  

This is a group lead 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.  Projects and mediums will change monthly. 

TRAILS Artability Group Flyer

Homer Art & Frame Co. Photo

Midtown-midweek-midday Walk on the poopdeck trail behind the ilc on Wednesday the 8th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Meet behind the ILC building.  Bring ice cleats and walking sticks if you have them. We have a few loaners. Dress for the weather.  The Poopdeck Platt Trail connects Pioneer all the way to Bishop's Beach and is mostly wheelchair friendly. Call us if you have any mobility needs we can assist with. Join us for a walk to Two Sisters Bakery and have a coffee and chat.

Group Walk on the Poopdeck Trail Photo

Inclusive Community Curling @ sparc on Wednesday the 15th from 1:45 pm t0 2:45 pm for $5 for TRAILS members & $10 for Non-members

Curling is back this year!!!  First and third Wednesdays starting December 21st.  Everybody can play, sitting, standing or kneeling.  Drop in, learn the basics and play a game. Curling is a mix of bocce, shuffleboard and bowling. No experience needed.  Come dressed for playing on the ice (it's cold!!) and bring a clean pair of indoor shoes.

 Inclusive Community Curling Flyer

TRAILS 2023 Local Planning Meeting @ Homer Public Library on THursday the 16th from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm for free

Let's plan 2023 together!!! Local Planning Meetings are the forum for community driven activities to be planned and organized. Its An opportunity for participants to socialize and plan activities of their interests in a group setting. Do you have a special talent or skill you'd like to share with the group? Are you a seasoned TRIALS participant and would like to do a trip we've done in the past? We need your input for TRAILS to grow. Food will be provided. Come chat and get excited about summer plans!! Come fill our scholarship applications for 2023.

Two people fishing in a cove during sunset Photo

BUMPS Group shopping to friday @ Homer safeway on Wednesday the 22nd from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm for $10 round  trip

Were going shopping again!!! 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. Buses are wheelchair ready and ADA compatible. For anyone who is interested but would benefit from going as a group to become comfortable with this service.  This month we will shop at Fred Meyers, $10 round trip to pay the driver.

BUMPS Group Ride February '23 Flyer

ILC & SAIL presents Disability art & craft group @ Central ILC's A.T./Conference room on thursday the 23rd from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm for free

Please join us on the last Thursday of every month at the Independent Living Center for group art and crafting.  Materials provided!  Meet new folks from around the state as this group will meet on Zoom.  Come for some snacks and crafts!!!

Disability Art & Craft Group Flyer

Community Events

Parkinsons Support Group @ Homer Senior center on tbd from tbd

The Parkinson’s journey can sometimes feel isolating for those living with PD, their loved ones, and those caring for someone with Parkinson's. This support group is a space to create community, build meaningful relationships, connect with others, learn about resources available in the community and help with the challenges of Parkinson's Disease.
Meeting Days & Times: TBD

Do you have experience leading community groups or other support groups? We are looking for someone like YOU to be the Support Group Leader. If interested, contact Keren Kelly at 907-235-7655 or email at:

Parkinsons Support Group Flyer

Wynnter Sunday Fundays @ the wynn nature center every sunday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Get outdoors and enjoy the winter weather at Wynnter Sunday Fundays! Join us every Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm starting January 8 until March 26 at the Wynn Nature Center for games, s'mores, hotdogs, science and family fun! This event is free and perfect for the whole family! For more information call 907-235-6667 or email at:

Wynnter Sundays Flyer

Buti YOga Tuesdays @ Homer high school green room on tuesdays, the 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm for $10

Buti Yoga is a mix of traditional yoga and tribal dance created by trainer Bizzie Gold. This workout is based on the traditions of African, Native American and Middle Eastern dance, combining them to create a cardio-dance yoga workout.
Buti is a music-driven movement methodology that incorporates dynamic yoga asana with primal movement, cardio-dance bursts and deep core conditioning. Please bring a yoga mat, towel and water. For all ages, participants 15 and under are with guardian. Class is limited to 15 participants.  For information/registration contact Erin at 907.299.4919 or email at:

Buti Yoga Flyer

Strong Seniors Fitness Class @ homer senior Center on tuesdays, wednesdays & fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm for those with a physician authorization to participate

Join instructor Evelyn Harden for Strong Seniors- a slow-motion weight lifting and stretching class that promotes strength and mobility training. Classes are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am. Call 907-235-4555 or email to register at:

*Need physician authorization to participate*

Strong Seniors Fitness Class Flyer

Tai chi (taiji) & qigong @ herc on thursday the 9th from 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm for $60 (All classes)

These related health and longevity arts originated in China and are excellent for mind and body health. They are effective for managing stress, enhancing resilience, improving balance, musculoskeletal strength, heart health and mental focus. Classes are open to both beginning students and those with experience. These movement classes are done standing and stepping and designed to build skills through repetition. For more information contact Dean Sundmark at 399-4508.

Tai Chi 'n Qigong Class Flyer

Jam Sessions @ HCOA on thursdays, the 9th, 16th & 23rd from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm for free!

Facilitated by Cathy Stingley (fiddle), Community Jam Sessions are open to all instruments and abilities. Join us on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30pm, bring your instrument, your music, and an open mind! Sessions will explore a range of genres based on attendees' interest. Light refreshments available.

Jam Session Group Photo

Mental Health Crafting Saturdays @ Kenai Peninsula College on Saturdays February 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm for free!

Join  the Mental Health and Crafting Group, a free program designed to help folks learn skills for navigating stress while crafting and making friends. For the first fifteen minutes of the group meetings, participants learn a new craft, such as wire-wrapping rocks or beading. Then, while folks have a craft to keep their hands busy, a therapist facilitates a conversation around calming feelings of stress, and she helps participants identify tough decisions in their lives and find tools to navigate them.
The program is open to anyone 18+. To register, email at:

Mental Health & Crafting Group Flyer

Lunch with a council member @ homer public library on tuesday, the 14th (Valentines Day) from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for free!

Friends of the Homer Public Library invite you to Lunch with Council Member, Caroline Venuti, at the Homer Public Library on February 14, 2023 from 12-1PM.
Bring a lunch for yourself, along with your questions and ideas for Council Member Venuti. To learn more or to attend via Zoom go to:

Lunch With
Council Member Venuti

Photo of Council Member, Caroline Venuti

The 3.5th Annual Destig Cinema Series Returns @ homer theatre on thursday, the 23th from 6:00 pm until end for free!

Movies series that look at wellness through the eyes of pop culture.  Start the evening with a short presentation, followed by a screening of the movie.  This month's screening will be Disney's the Muppets.

The 3.5th Annual DeStig Cinema Series Returns Flyer

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