Mar 26 Sunday
PLEASE HELP US upgrade our 11,000 square-foot indoor playfield from the temporary plastic-tiles-on-sand floor to a permanent concrete slab with 8mm Mondo Advanced polymer floor covering. (Project is projected for summer '23)
As of Feb. 1, 2023, SPARC needs $30,000 more in pledges and donations in the next few months to reach the minimum required funds to trigger a 50% M.J. Murdock Trust matching grant for this $485,000 project.
EXCITING NEWS!!! A wonderful SPARC donor agreed to match $10,000 of new floor donations in February. And, as of February 21, 2023, $10,000 in donations have come roaring in! A huge THANK YOU to all of the wonderful donors!
MURDOCK GRANT UPDATE Feb 21, 2023: SPARC still needs ~$10,000 for our minimum required funds to trigger the 50% M.J. Murdock Trust matching grant. We are almost there. Thank you ALL so much!
There are 3 ways to DONATE or MAKE A PLEDGE:
1) Our GoFundMe link is: https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-floor-for-sparc
2) Fill out the SPARC Contribution Pledge Form (found in the forms tab above) and mail to: PO Box 698, Homer
3) Come by the SPARC with cash, check or credit card
This is an open time to come walk or run indoors and not have to worry about the snowy/icy conditions outside. We will have background music playing over the speakers. Come get your stroll on!
Open to adults (18+) Mon-Fri from 8:30-9:45am, Mon/Wed/Fri from 12:15-1:30pm, *NEW* Mon from 5:30-7:15pm, *NEW* Tues from 1:45-2:45pm and *NEW* Mon-Thurs from 5-6am. Cost is $3.00 per session.
The Parkinson’s journey can sometimes feel isolating for those living with PD, their loved ones, and those caring for someone with Parkinson's. This support group is a space to create community, build meaningful relationships, connect with others, learn about resources available in the community and help with the challenges of Parkinson's Disease.
Meeting Days & Times: TBD
Do you have experience leading community groups or other support groups? We are looking for someone like YOU to be the Support Group Leader. If interested, contact Keren Kelly at 907-235-7655 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of badminton, table tennis, and tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a ball over a net. The sport shares features of other racquet sports: the dimensions and layout of a badminton court, and a net and rules somewhat similar to tennis, with several modifications. Pickleball was invented in the mid 1960s as a children's backyard game. ***ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOME!***
Classes are available for adults (18+) on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun from 10am-12pm. Price of class is $5 (adults) & $3 (seniors/students).
Get outdoors and enjoy the winter weather at Wynnter Sunday Fundays! Join us every Sunday from 1:00-3:00pm starting January 8 until March 26 at the Wynn Nature Center for games, s'mores, hotdogs, science and family fun! This event is free and perfect for the whole family!
Jan 8- Welcome to WynnterJan 15- FirebuildingJan 22- TrackingJan 29- Wynnter CraftsFeb 5- Snow SculpturesFeb 12- Wynnter OlympicsFeb 19- Great Backyard Bird CountFeb 26- Snow SheltersMar 5- Snow ScienceMar 12- Spring Crust Snow ShoeMar 19- Wynn MysteryMar 26- Welcoming Spring
For more information call 907-235-6667 or email email@example.com
South Peninsula Hospital offers free community yoga every Wednesday. Join a different instructor from Dharmic Spruce each Wednesday in March from 6-7pm for a free hour of yoga at SPARC on Sterling Highway near the middle school.Each instructor will bring a unique experience and class tailored to their teaching style. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling refreshed, relaxed and rejuvenated.All ages and abilities are welcome! Please bring your own yoga mat if you have one (we will have extras), a water bottle, and some extra layers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, or 235-0285
The next Know Your Land talk titled “Soil Health: Magic Under the Surface” takes place on Thursday, March 30 at 6 pm at Kachemak Bay Campus. Come learn about soil health and the factors that contribute to it. Find out what organisms are living under the surface and what can you do to encourage them. Learn from a soil microbe expert and prepare to have your mind blown! Join us at the college or visit the Homer Soil and Water website for the Zoom link. Call (907) 235-8177 extension 5.
The 2023 KNOW YOUR LAND series of talks is a collaboration between Homer Soil & Water Conservation District, USDA-NRCS Homer field office, and the KPC Kachrmak Bay Campus Agriculture Program.
Tuesday March 7: "3D" Film Series at Pratt: “Purely Alaskan Iditarod”Film and Discussion 7:00 PM - 9:30 PMJoin us for Diving Deep into Discussions “3D” film series! Films relevant to the Kachemak Bay region will be featured and participants are invited to discuss the topics together with our Director of Lifelong Learning Experiences.
Film: Purely Alaskan Iditarod is a 2hr film (2010) about the history of the 1,000 mile long dog-sled race from Willow to Nome, featuring interviews with participants. The film will end by 9:10 pm, followed by a brief discussion about the film, the topic, and the related thoughts of viewers, with a plan to wrap it up by 9:30.
When: Tues. March 7th at 7:00 pm
Who: Open to the public. Local mushers who have participated in and finished the Iditarod race are likely to attend this event!
Cost: Free! Donations are appreciated.
Where: Pratt Museum in the Downstairs Classroom Gallery. Please access the classroom directly from the lower South Parking Area. The museum’s main entrance will not be used for this event and there will be no access to exhibits on the upper floor.
Questions? Please email email@example.com
Please feel free to bring your own refreshments to enjoy or share.
Upcoming films in the series: 3.14 Smokin' Fish (2011) 57m; 3.21Then and Now:The Alaska Oil Spill at 20 (2009) 20m and A Concerned Citizen:Civics in Action (2019) 41m; 3.28 Alaskan Nets - One Town, One Dream (2022) 117m; 4.4 The fish on my plate - A Journey with Paul Greenberg (2017) 60m.
Compelling Community Conversations at Pratt Museum and Park:
“Salmonberries & Saag Aloo: Carrying Our Heritage”
MARCH 29 (WED) @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a facilitated small group community discussion at Pratt Museum and Park, to explore some of the ways that we, and other Alaskans, recognize our cultural heritage and carry it forward. Co-sponsored by the Alaska Humanities Forum, this event will include guided, open-ended questions to explore. Light refreshments provided.When: Wednesday March 29th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pmWho: All ages (our Downstairs Classroom Gallery is wheelchair accessible)Cost: Free! Rsvp: EncouragedWhere: Pratt Museum in the Downstairs Classroom Gallery. Please access the classroom directly from the lower South Parking Area. The museum’s main entrance will not be used for this event.
Questions? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 27 Monday