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Story last updated at 3:42 PM on Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Winter Carnival Events




Thursday, Feb. 7

Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament

Homer High School

Locals' steak night with live music, Tribute to Johnny Cash, by DannyLee

7 p.m, AJ's OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

Friday, Feb. 8

Pratt playdate

10-11 a.m., Pratt Museum

Bring your toddler in for hands-on activities.

Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament

Homer High School

Balloon Party

11 a.m.-5 p.m.Picture Alaska and Upstairs Boutique

Pop a balloon for purchase discounts, everyone's a winner. Refreshments and door prizes.

Feed the Fish

4 p.m., Pratt Museum

Jazzline

7 p.m., Mariner Theatre

Tickets available at Bunnell St. Arts Center or The Homer Bookstore. Jazzline features youth and adult dancers. Tickets are $10 youth and $15 adult.

Live music by Katie and English John

7 p.m., AJ's OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

Saturday, Feb. 9

Balloon Party

11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Picture Alaska and Upstairs Boutique

Pop a balloon for purchase discounts, everyone's a winner. Refreshments and door prizes.

Winter Carnival Basketball Tournament

Homer High School

Winter Carnival Bazaar

11 a.m.-4 p.m., AJ's OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

Live piano music by Lindianne. Vendors can call 299-8019 to sign up for a table.

Artsy Party

11 a.m.4 p.m., Homer Art & Frame

Kids art projects, demonstrations, refreshments & door prizes. Paint away your winter blues.

Winter Carnival Parade

Noon, Pioneer Avenue

To sign up, call Nyla at the chamber, 235-7740, or email info@homeralaska.org

Family free day in celebration of Winter Carnival

noon-5 p.m., Pratt Museum

Special Exhibit Encounters: Whales in Our Waters

Free donuts and coffee following the parade

1 p.m., Homer Senior Center

Ice racers on Beluga Lake

1 p.m., Beluga Lake

Ice racing for fun. Not for points racing. Weather dependent.

Annual Paul Banks Elementary School Winter Carnival

1-4 p.m,. Sponsored by the Paul Banks PTA, following the parade.

Enjoy lots of games, food and prizes. For more information, contact Aimee at 299-2464

Kids free activity day

Wells Fargo

We will have coloring and coloring books, free popcorn and more! Come after the parade, remember it's free! Come to Wells Fargo to have fun.

Free skating

1:45-2:45 p.m., Kevin Bell Ice Arena

Sponsored by NOMAR in honor of winter carnival

31st annual home brew contest

2-6 p.m., Best Western Bidarka

For more info call The Brew Shop 235-1470

Homer Cycling Club ice bike races

2:30 p.m. Beluga lake.

Helmets required; studded tires, knee, shin, elbow and arm pads strongly encouraged. Donation entry with all proceeds to benefit the Homer Cycling Club. For more information, call Derek 299-7746

Jazzline

3 p.m., 7 p.m., Mariner Theatre

Tickets available at Bunnell Street Arts Center or The Homer Bookstore. Jazzline features youth and adult dancers. Tickets are $10 youth and $15 adult.

Live dinner music by Caressa

AJ's OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

King's Ball

8 p.m., Down East Saloon

Homer's Mardi Gras Ball with dancing to Ray-Jen Cajun. This is a nonsmoking event.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Ice racers on Beluga Lake

Practice runs at 11 a.m., races begin at noon.

Two classes are stock and modified race cars. Featuring the main event races, Pitman races, Powder Puff races and two kids races. Open to the public.

120-snowmachine races

Noon (registration); races start at 1 p.m. Beluga Lake.

Weather dependent; backup at Homer High School parking lot.

Required registration and safety orientation at noon. Sponsored by Snomads. Call Corbin at 299-0015 for more information.

Warm up after the ice races with free hot chocolate and lattes

AJ's OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

What about snowshoes?

2 p.m., Wynn Nature Center, East Skyline Drive

Community bonfire, s'more making, snowshoeing and fun

Country classics by DannyLee

6 p.m., AJ's Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern

Shopping Derby Party

Time and place to be announced

The winner of the Winter Shopping Derby will be drawn at the business that sold the most derby tickets. Derby tickets are due 5 p.m. Friday at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.

All weekend

Winter Carnival appetizer specials

5-7 p.m., Wasabi's

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