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  • The 14th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival is held June 19-22 in Seldovia. The four-day event starts with a musical jam on the M/V Tustumena. Headline acts include Okaidja & Shokoto, a dance and drumming ensemble from Ghana, and saxophone player Ashu. Also appearing are bands One Ta...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:17pm
  • Explore traditional and contemporary music styles, instruments, and fine arts in a fun environment for the Homer Council on the Arts HomerARTS Camp, to be held June 16-20 at West Homer Elementary School. Classes include bluegrass, folk, old-time, rock, pop, jazz and blues music plus improvisational ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:16pm
  • Homer artist Peter Lind has been awarded a research grant to study Alaska Native art work at the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Art, Seattle. The grant pays for travel and hotel expense and allows Lind to visit Seattle and the museum for five days and examine its collection. Lind said h...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:16pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference annual Festival of Readings, with readings by 15 poets, novelists and essayists, is June 14-16. Keynote speaker Alice Sebold reads at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:14pm
  • No doubt, southern Kenai Peninsula writers have been hard at work. The list of recently published books includes everything from children’s books to biographies, inspiring to mysterious, new installations for familiar series to the launch of brand new series. Now all readers have to do is sit back...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:13pm
  • The current residents of Kachemak City — all 472 of them according to the 2010 census — weren’t the first ones interested in this small stretch of land east of Homer. Russians took a liking to the area more than 200 years ago and set up house near a settlement of Dena’ina. No physical eviden...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 1:28pm
  • Heat. Frost. An earthquake. Wildfires. Smoke. High winds. Snow. Aren’t you glad to see the end of May? While the weather has been dang nice at times, we sure have been through the wringer as far as what Ma Nature gives. The Betster is afraid to imagine what else could happen, or at least write it ...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:26pm
  • I was recently asked a very simple question: What is the best thing happening in your garden right now? Without missing a beat I replied: My husband. There is never a simple answer ... . * * *...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:10am
  • For June’s First Friday, a landmark Pioneer Avenue building becomes a canvas when art lovers are invited to celebrate Mary Epperson Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. by writing and painting on the wall’s of Epperson’s Etude Studio next to the Homer Council on the Arts. Visitors are asked to explore t...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:38am
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Avenue Throw a Little Party, new pottery by Libby Berezin 5-7:30 p.m., Reception Libby Berezin shows new pottery designs in serving pieces, vases and tea pot sets. She also shows her new glaze, “Beach.”   Bun...

    Thu, 06/05/2014 - 10:37am

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