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Story last updated at 5:02 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Winter Carnival Events

Winter Carnival Events

Thursday, Feb. 9

Annual Winter Carnival Balloon Party

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Picture Alaska Gallery and Upstairs Boutique

Were having a party! Win up to 50 percent off your entire purchase. Lots of fun and prizes, pop a balloon and be a winner! For more information call 235-2300.

Locals Steak night

AJs OldTown Steakhouse

Join us for $14 steak specials and music by Danny Lee.

Friday, Feb. 10

Annual Winter Carnival Balloon Party

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Picture Alaska Gallery and Upstairs Boutique

See Thursday, Feb. 9 for details.

Feed the Fish

4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Pratt Museum


7 p.m. show at the Mariner Theatre.

Choreographed and directed by Jocelyn Shiro-Westphal, Jazzline features 36 youth and adult dancers. Come celebrate the thrill of Homers vibrant dance community at this family-friendly event. Jazzline, with the help of a huge group of parent and community volunteers, sponsors Bunnell Street Arts Centers Artist-in-schools program that offers artist residencies in K-12 classrooms in painting, ceramics, dance, music, theatre, storytelling, film and more.

Tickets: $8 youth, $16 adults with a Saturday matinee special $35 for family of 4. Available at Bunnell St. Arts Center or Homer Bookstore. Call 235-2662 or email info@bunnellstreetgallery.org for tickets or information.

Hosting Relatively Famous

9 p.m. AJs OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

Join Sunrise Kilcher, Marjolein Cardon and Tim Quinn for a night of great music!

Saturday, Feb. 11

Homer Winter Carnival Bazaar

10 a.m.-4 p.m. AJs OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern

Find your loved one that last minute Valentines Day gift! Sponsored by The Driftwood Inn and AJs OldTown Steakhouse & Tavern

Vendors may sign up at The Driftwood Inn 235-8019

Annual Winter Carnival Balloon Party

11 a.m.-6p.m. Picture Alaska Gallery and Upstairs Boutique

See Thursday, Feb. 9 for details.

Family Free Day in celebration of Winter Carnival

Noon5 p.m. at Pratt Museum

Special Exhibit: Qupak by Sonya Kelliher-Combs

For more information, call 235-8635

Winter Carnival Parade

Noon on Pioneer Ave.

Contact Nyla at the Homer Chamber of Commerce for information 235-7740 or info@homeralaska.org.

Hot Apple Cider

Following the parade at Timeless Toys

Warm up with some hot apple cider following the parade!

Free Kids Activity Day

Wells Fargo

Face painting, a duck pond, bean bag toss, popcorn and cotton candy. Our Wells Fargo Mascot Jack the Dog will be hanging out in our branch after the parade. Remember, it is free. Come to Wells Fargo to have fun.

Ice Racers

Approximately 1 p.m. on Beluga Lake

Ice Racing for fun. Not for points racing. Dependent on weather.

Annual Paul Banks Elementary School Carnival

1-4 p.m. at Paul Banks located at 1340 East End Road

Sponsored by the Paul Banks PTA. Following the parade, enjoy lots of games, food and prizes. For more information, contact Aimee at 299-2464.

Free Skate

1:152:45 p.m. at Kevin Bell Ice Arena

NOMAR and Kachemak Gear Shed are sponsoring free skating in honor of Winter Carnival.

Beluga Lake B-icicle Race

2:30 p.m. on Beluga Lake

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

Home Brew Contest

26 p.m. downstairs at the Best Western Bidarka

Join us for the 30th year of the Brew Contest. For more information, call The Brew Shop at 235-1470.

Snowshoe Softball Games

34:30 p.m. at Karen Hornaday Fields

In partnership with Homer Softball Community. Some snowshoes available for loan.

Call 235-6667 for more information.


3 p.m. Matinee and 7 p.m. Show at the Mariner Theatre

See Friday, Feb. 10 for details.

Queens Ball

8 p.m. at Down East Saloon

Homers Mardi Gras Ball with dancing to Ray-Jen Cajun.

This is a non-smoking event.

Elders On Fire

9 p.m. AJs OldTown Steakhouse

Prime rib special and great music.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Kenai Peninsula Wedding & Special Event Expo

10-4 p.m. Lands End

Join us for: giveaways, live DJ and MC, cake tasting, wedding attire, bakers, entertainers, photographers, florists, event planners and organizers, and more! There is booth space available for vendors.

For more information, call 235-0422.

Ice Racers

11 a.m. Practice runsNoon Races Begin 1 p.m. Not for points racing

On Beluga Lake

Two classes are stock and modified race cars. Featuring the main event races, pitman races, powder puff races and two kid races. Open to the public.

120-Snow-machine Races

Noon required registration and safety orientation.

1 p.m. Races start on Beluga Lake

For more information, contact Corbin at 299-0015. Sponsored by SNOMADS.

Warm up with free coffee

After the races at AJs OldTown Steakhouse

Kids eat free! Prime rib special also.

Wine and Cheese and Wooden Ski Tour

Noon at McNeil Trails

This event is open to families of all ages. Snowshoes are welcome. All participants will be eligible for door prizes, but those dressed in wool or vintage clothing or using wooden skis will get a second ticket. ID is required. A $35 fee for adults, children are free, and a $10 discount for members. Wine, non-alcoholic beverages, cracker and cheeses will be available at stops. This is a KNSC fundraiser. A special thanks to Grog Shop and Bear Creek Winery for their contributions, and to the variety of businesses that contributed door prizes. Call Kevin at 235-5304 for more information.

Texas Cash Master DannyLee

6 p.m. at AJs OldTown Steakhouse and Tavern

Valentines Package

Lands End

Why not try something romantic? The Valentines Package includes: Overnight accommodations, a bottle of wine, romantic dinner in the Chart Room Restaurant, dessert coupons, continental breakfast, use of outdoor hot tub and sauna and free movie rentals.

Going on Feb. 10-15. Please call 235-0400 for information and reservations.

Winter Carnival Appetizer Specials

5-7 p.m. at Wasabis

Come in out of the cold for some great food! Call 226-3663 for more information.

Valentines Dinner with Sally and Dave.

6 p.m. AJs OldTown Steakhouse