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Winter Carnival schedule of events




Thursday 10th

Annual Winter Carnival Balloon Party

10am-6pm at The Upstairs Boutique

Fun, prizes and great savings. Join in the excitement and pop a balloon. Everyone's a winner!

Forest Explorers

3:30-4:30pm Grades 2-6 at Pratt Museum

This program is a free weekly outdoor workshop during February featuring hands-on activities in art, science, and culture and museum discovery. Dress appropriately.(on Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm for preschool-1st grade)

Johnny's Substandard Variety Show

10pm at Kharacters Bar

Friday 11th

Annual Winter Carnival Balloon Party

10am-6pm at The Upstairs Boutique

Fun, prizes and great savings. Join in the excitement and pop a balloon. Everyone's a winner!

Feed the Fish

4pm Tuesdays and Fridays at Pratt Museum

Stadium

8pm at Alice's Champagne Palace

A Jack Johnson Jazz like band out of Anchorage will make their debut in Homer.

Elders On Fire

9pm at Duggan's Waterfront Pub

Come dance the night away.

Live in Concert Devil Whale

10pm at Alibi Bar

Come see Devil Whale. Call the Alibi for more information at 235-9199.

Tim Heimbold

10pm at Kharacters Bar

Saturday 12th

Annual Winter Carnival Balloon Party

10am-6pm at The Upstairs Boutique

Fun, prizes and great savings. Join in the excitement and pop a balloon. Everyone's a winner!

Homer Winter Carnival Bazaar

10am-4pm at the Elks Lodge

Sponsored by the Elks Club and The Driftwood Inn. Find your loved one that last minute Valentine's Day Gift! Vendors may sign up at the Driftwood Inn 235-8019

Family Free Day

Noon-5pm at Pratt Museum

Special Exhibit: Marjorie Scholl's Landscapes. Runs from Feb. 1 through April 10.

Winter Carnival Parade

Noon on Pioneer Ave.

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

Free Hot Chocolate, Coffee and Cake

After the parade at Alice's Champagne Palace

Contact Cindy Burns for more information at 299-6600.

Free Hot Chocolate and Homemade Donuts

12:30-3pm at Homer Senior Center

Stop by after the parade for homemade donuts and hot chocolate. For more information, contact Gay Pendleton at 235-2295.

Hot Apple Cider

Following the parade at Timeless Toys

Warm up with some hot apple cider!

Ice Racers

Approximately 1pm on Beluga Lake

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

Annual Paul Banks Elementary School Carnival

1-4pm at Paul Banks located at 1340 East End Rd.

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

Free Skate

1:15-2:45pm at Kevin Bell Ice Arena

NOMAR, a historic Homer landmark and thriving business for over 30 years, is sponsoring free skating in honor of Winter Carnival.

Snowshoe Softball Games

1:30-3:30pm at Karen Hornaday Park

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

Call 235-6667 for more information.

Homer Brew Contest

2-6pm downstairs at the Best Western Bidarka!

For more information call The Brew Shop, 235-1470

Beluga Lake B-icicle Race

2:30pm 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.

Family Friendly Chili Feed and Cook-off

3-7pm at Bidarka Inn upstairs

Join us for a Homer Hockey Association benefit. Come eat an awesome chili dinner, and enjoy a sample of Homer's finest chilies. Who's the best? You be the judge.

Annual Mardi Gras Ball

7pm at Down East Saloon

With "Ray-Jen Cajun" Traditional and modern Louisiana Cajun and Zydeco dance music. This will be a non-smoking event.

Sweethearts Valentine's Dance

8pm at Land's End Resort

Get close and stay warm together over Winter Carnival! Enchant your Valentine to a classic romantic date night of dinner and dancing! Clubtek Production's DJ Lucas will keep all the star crossed lovers swaying in each other's arms.

For more information call Zoya at 235-0422.

Stadium

8 pm at Alice's Champagne Palace

A Jack Johnson Jazz like band out of Anchorage will make their debut in Homer.

Tim Heimbold

9pm at Duggan's

Join us for great music and door prizes!

Holy Santos Gang

10pm at Kharacters Bar

Sunday 13th

Kenai Peninsula Wedding Expo

10am-4pm at Lands End Resort

There will be outstanding giveaways, live DJ and MC from A.P.E., cake taste testing, wedding attire modeled live, photographers, florists, bakers, jewelers, caterers, wedding attire and so much more! For more information call Zoya at 235-0422

Ice Racers

11am Practice runs12pm Races Begin 1pm "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 REQ. registration and safety orientation.

1 pm Races start

on Beluga Lake

For more information contact Corbin at 299-0015.

Sponsored by SNOMADS.

Wine and Cheese and Wooden Ski Tour

Noon at the Lookout Trails

This event is open to families of all ages and 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, crackers and cheeses will be available at stops. This is a KNSC fundraiser. A special thank you to Grog Shop, Bear Creek Winery and Ring of Fire Meadery for their contributions, and to the variety of businesses that contributed door prizes. Call 235-7542 for more information.

Homer Winter Carnival Bazaar

12pm-5pm at the Elks Lodge

Sponsored by the Elks Club and The Driftwood Inn. Find your loved one that last minute Valentine's Day Gift! Vendors may sign up at the Driftwood Inn 235-8019

Warm up with free coffee

after the races at Duggan's.

Hobo Jim is Back

7 pm at Duggan's

Celebrate Valentine's Eve with us. Sweetheart Dinner and Appetizers specials will be available.

Improv Comedy Contest

10 pm at Kharacters Bar

Come and enjoy!

All Winter Carnival

Valentine's Package

February 11-15th at Land's End Resort

Why not try something a little more romantic? The Valentine's Package includes: overnight accommodations, a bottle of wine, candy upon arrival, dinner in the Chart Room Restaurant, a cozy continental breakfast and use of our oceanfront outdoor hot tub and sauna. Please call to make reservations 235-0400.

Driftwood Inn

Winter Carnival Weekend

Join us at the Driftwood, your home away from home. Offering 10 percent discounts for Winter Carnival Weekend.

Monday 14th

Valentine's Day Steak Special

Duggan's Waterfront Pub

Dinner for 2~ $32

With live music by Sally and Dave at 7pm

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