Homer Features

  • As part of its Big Read for Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds a panel discussion on technology and nature from 6-7 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Homer Public Library. Members of Nature Rocks! will examine questions like “Are our children more disconnected f...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:00pm
  • For Canadian percussion group TorQ, its name has a double meaning. “Tor” stands for “Toronto,” the Ontario city where the group lives, and “Q” for quartet. TorQ member Richard Burrows intended another meaning. Said like the word “torque,” it also means “the ability to overcome resi...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:58pm
  • The Alaska Marine Safety Education Association is bringing its safety drill conductor workshop back to Homer Feb. 21 at the Bidarka Inn. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and covers cold water survival skills, man overboard recovery, flooding control, firefighting, abandon ship ...

    Wed, 02/11/2015 - 9:56am
  • This week we had an important celestial event: Groundhog Day, or as we call it in Alaska, Marmot Day. Monday was the day when all America watched to see if groundhogs cast a shadow. In Sun Prairie, Wis., Jimmy, the groundhog mascot, bit Mayor Jonathan Freund on the ear. There have been some fierce c...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:11pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. On Hockey, sculpture and other works by Michael Conti 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:51pm
  • With some galleries on winter hiatus, only three of the regular art galleries have first Friday openings. Fireweed Gallery remains closed until Feb. 13, but a new venue picks up the slack: the Homer Public Library. In a reception, new Homer photographer Susan Johnson shows photographs from a residen...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:48pm
  • Canadian quartet TorQ performs on concert marimba and vibraphone in a concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mariner Theatre. Tamba Hadzi, Homer’s all-women African marimba group, opens for TorQ. Sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts, tickets are $10 youth, $20 HCOA members and $30 general admissio...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:45pm
  • In conjunction with “Marie Antoinette’s Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball,” ticket holders can attend free mask-making workshops from noon-4 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 15 at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The ball is 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Feb. 21 at Second Star Luxury Lodging on Kachemak Drive. Featuring food, a burl...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:44pm
  • Poems in Place, a collaboration between the Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks and a steering committee of poets and writers and residents of Alaska, will place a poem written by an Alaska writer in each of the seven regions of the Alaska State Park’s system. This year’s Poems in Pla...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:43pm
  • At Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Jazzline dance performance, choreographer and director Jocelyn Shiro puts together a show that challenges the abilities of dancers ages 9 to adults.  Shiro has been teaching and directing dance long enough that students who danced as children have now re...

    Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:40pm

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