The Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center has several events planned:
* The annual car raffle drawing is today at 6 p.m. Car raffle tickets are $100 each; ATV raffle tickets are $35 each; or both can be purchased for $130. The money collected from ticket sales goes to putting on the Fourth of July parade, Cleanup Day, the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, the Winter Carnival and Parade, the Jackpot Halibut Derby and the Winter King Salmon Tournament.
* The next chamber luncheon will be from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Elks Lodge. Sgt. Jeremy Grieme of the Alaska State Troopers will speak on Peninsula Crime Stoppers. The luncheon is part of the Share the Spirit Spaghetti Feed.
* The next chamber mixer will be from 5-7 p.m. Dec. 13 at A Ta Ta Bed & Breakfast, 5041 Alder Lane. For more information or to host a future chamber mixer, contact Debbie at the chamber at 235-7740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The chamber's winter shopping derby continues until Feb. 10. Similar to last summer's shopping derby, participants buy a $10 shopping derby ticket for a chance to win $1,000 in Homer Bucks, the town's local currency. Each time derby ticket holders spend from $1 to $100 at participating merchants, they get their ticket stamped. Collect four stamps and the ticket holder gets a second chance to win. Each week a new winner will be drawn for prizes donated by local chamber member businesses. Winter Shopping Derby tickets are on sale at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center and at participating businesses. The derby ends the last day of Homer Winter Carnival on Feb. 10.