May 16 Monday
Tickets are on sale now for an evening of music, poetry, and storytelling with Ken Waldman and his special guests. He will share excerpts of his new book, "Now Entering Alaska Time" and will be joined on stage by local musicians to play folk tunes. The event takes place Tuesday, May 24 at 7pm at Pier One Theatre. Tickets are available at Homer Council on the Arts and online at homerart.org.
6th Annual Homer Steps up community walking challenge. Free Community Steps Challenge for the southern Kenai Peninsula begins May 1st and goes until May 28th. Weekly chances to win Homer Bucks! End of challenge cash prize drawings with three $100 winners, three $200 winners and three $300 winners. Start planning your team now and visit us online for more info at Homer Steps Up.com
For the past year, Homer artist Brad Hughes has been creating the Loved & Lost memorial bench. Intended to honor missing community member Anesha "Duffy" Murnane and to raise awareness to the issue of missing individuals everywhere, the bench features 12 forms on two sides that have been sculpted in clay and then cast in cement. The Missing side is now completed and can be viewed outside Ulmer's Drug & Hardware through early June. Everyone is invited to the Duffy Memorial and Bench Dedication potluck to be held at the Homer Public library on Sunday, June 12, 1pm.
Applications are open for artist booths during HCOA's Mary Epperson Day celebration on Saturday, June 4 from 12-5. The event will feature live music, food, family activities, and an artist market. Outdoor vendor booths are available to local artists and makers. Guidelines and application at homerart.org.
The Homer Hockey Association Ash Cup Tournament, is Friday April 1 through Sunday, April 3. An adult men's tournament, the Ash Cup 2022 is drawing four teams from Homer, Soldotna and Anchorage. The Ash Cup has been ongoing since 2005, the same year the Kevin Bell Arena opened. Its name commemorates the 2009 eruption of Mt. Redoubt, which coincided with that year's tournament. The eight-game 2022 Ash Cup begins Friday April 1, at the Kevin Bell Arena, from 7 pm to 9:15 pm. Saturday games are from 10 am to 12:15 pm and 3:45 pm to 6 pm. Sunday games are from 9 am to 11:15 am. All games are free and open to the public.
A Free Festival of Readings will take place Saturday through Monday, May 14 - 16 throughout Homer. Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Jericho Brown, winner of the American book award will read his work at the Mariner Theater on Saturday at 8 pm. The evening of Sunday, May 15 at 7:30pm at Alice's Champagne Palace will feature readings by Marcus Burke, CMarie Fuhrman, and Marie Mutsuki Mockett; and Monday, May 16 at 7:30pm Victoria Chang, Christina Chiu, and Toni Jensen will read their work at Kachemak Bay Campus. The Free Festival of Readings is a program of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference. For more information call (907) 235-1674.
May 17 Tuesday
We're looking for the good in Alaska. Tell us about a child or teen who has made a positive difference in the community. Whether it was to support others during the pandemic or an ongoing community effort, we want to hear about young people who have made their Alaska community better. Our Summer of Heroes program is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs-Alaska to celebrate 12 years in honoring youth! Local heroes will win $1,500 scholarships. Learn more and nominate someone at www.AlaskaCommunications.com/SummerOfHeroes. The deadline is June 17.