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  • Retired U.S. Army military journalist and Butte, Mont., novelist David Abrams reads from his work and holds a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Kachemak Bay Campus. Author of “Fobbit,” a novel about the Iraq War, Abrams’ book was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a Best Book of 2...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:09am
  • Ben Firth Studio Mile 161 Sterling Highway Learning Experience, art by Emily Coble, Ben Coble and Anna Firth 5-8 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Emily Coble, Ben Coble and Anna Firth, students of artist Aurora Firth, show their work in pencil, pen-and-...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:08am
  • Work in Progress, the ever-changing Homer musical group, performs ecletic bluegrass rock in a gallery concert 8 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Homer Council on the Arts. The group consists of Jenny Martin, Mindy Parks, Glen Caldwell, Bobby Creamer, Randy Creamer and Johnny B. Tickets are $5 youth and HCOA membe...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:07am
  • For November’s First Friday exhibits, a wide variety of artists creating in diverse media dominate exhibits from East End Road to Black Water Bend. Except for Melissa Daubert’s “String Calendar” installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, all shows this month feature groups of artists. Two s...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 10:04am
  • If you’re one of those grumpy Homer curmudgeons who don’t like kids and live downtown, you might want to turn out your lights, lock your doors and hide in the basement tonight. Not only will your neighbors’ little darlings come knocking for Halloween, but so will children from as far away as D...

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:57pm
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER In the fall of 2012 when contractors cleared dead spruce trees from the Diamond Creek State Recreation Area, they not only provided firewood for local residents and mitigated fire danger, they also opened up land for possible future trails....

    Wed, 10/30/2013 - 1:45pm
  • After decades of living in Alaska, the years and seasons blur together. The Betster’s memories might have gotten mixed up, but yours truly dimly remembers the progress of summer to fall goes something like this: August, rain; September, more rain and colder; October, colder, lots of frost and some...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:05am
  • ArtQuest, a six-week series of visual art classes for youth with Katy Countiss, starts Oct. 28 at the Homer Council on the Arts.  The classes are for youth ages 10 and older. Two-dimensional art is taught 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Mondays and three-dimensional art is taught 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays a...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:43am
  • In Melissa Daubert’s art installation in progress, “String Calendar,” a cord circling the room around her small sculptures started out as the rope that bound bales of coir, coconut straw mats she uses to make her whimsical figures of birds, fish, rabbits and trucks. That cord also has another ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 10:42am
  • Halloween — the time of year when dressing wacky is more than a Homer fashion statement, treats are more plentiful than scales on a salmon and scaring each other gets a laugh…hopefully. Schools and entire neighborhoods, youngsters and senior citizens, the U.S. Coast Guard and the local police de...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 8:43am

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