Events Calendar – Nov. 9

WedNov9

Occupy Homer Wednesday Rally
• Noon at WFKL Park. Every Wednesday until further notice. All are welcome to attend.

$1 Tacos! Bring the whole family!
• Beluga Bar and Grille 235 Ocean Dr. 235-5995

Twisted karaoke
•The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Open mic with Mike Fairman
• 8:30 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Karaoke kid hour
• 6-7 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave., 235-9949

Country Karaoke w/Danny Lee
• 8 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave., 235-9949

Don Jose’s
• Date night, 2 combo plates, 2 movie tickets, 1 dessert

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.

Moneyball (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Based on the true story of Billy Beane, the general manager of the 2002 Oakland A’s. Beane’s unconventional style turned the baseball world upside down as the A’s marched toward an American League title.

50/50 (Rated R)
• 8:45p.m. Homer Theatre. Inspired by a true story, 50/50 tells of friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen star as best friends whose lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis.

ThurNov10

Open Studio
• 6-8 p.m. Every Thursday night. Homer Art and Frame Co. 4001 Lake St.3,  Jessica Schallock will be available for mentorship and feedback. Still life subjects provided. Bring your own supplies; all media welcome.

Fifty-Cent wings with homemade sauce
• 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Don Jose’s, 127 W. Pioneer Avenue.

Milo Matthews
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Danny Lee
• 7 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

Johnny’s Substandard Variety Show
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Fifty- cent wing night! 
• Beluga Bar and Grill 235 Ocean Dr. 235-5995

Bertha
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.

FriNov11

Please observe Veteran’s Day by taking a moment to thank them for their service and dedication.
Veterans Day Parade
• 10:45 a.m. at Lake Street and Pioneer. Lunch at Elks Lodge for all Vets at noon.

Stay Tan Benefit for Homer Food Pantry
• Two tans for 10 cans and 10 percent off any package Nov. 11 thru 23. Stay Tan, 3726 Lake Street. Call 235-2TAN for more information.

Brilliant Beginnings
• 5-7pm “Brilliant Beginnings”, opening reception of Student Art Show featuring work from Kenai Peninsula College’s current drawing class taught by Asia Freeman.

Local’s Night – Prime Rib Dinner only $18.95 or 15 percent off the menu
• Beluga Bar and Grille 235 Ocean Dr. 235-5995

DJ Construct
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Alaska State Balladeer, Hobo Jim
• 6:30 and 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern, $21 prime rib special.  120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949. $5 cover.

Johnny’s Friday Matinee and Hillary Arwen
• 5-7 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,  235-1455.
• 10 p.m., Hillary Arwen solo

Yellow Cabin
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.

Footloose (PG13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. This reboot of the 1984 dance musical stays true to the original with an appealing cast and lively choreography. Kenny Wormald plays Ren, a big-city boy relocated to a small Southern town where dancing has become outlawed.

Real Steel (PG 13)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. Hugh Jackman stars in this father-son story set in the near future where robot boxing has become a popular sport. Charlie Kenton (Jackman) is a one-time champ turned trainer, who now leads a vagabond life traveling the country in search of bouts.

SatNov12

Meet Barbara Lavallee
• 12:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Art Shop Gallery. Come see her two newest prints: “Kodiak Moment,” and the playful “Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten …” She will be personalizing her work.

National Toy Store Day Party
• 1-4 p.m. Timeless Toys. Cake, refreshments and showcase of the top toys. This a chance to celebrate your hometown toy store.

Rotary Health Fair
• 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 12 at Homer High School. Free health screenings for cardiovascular, vision, blood pressure, hearing and more.  Also, low cost blood tests, and over-65 booths. To make an advance appointment, go to www.sphosp.org or call the information hotline at 399-4039.

Sign up for well water testing with Inletkeeper
• 7:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Homer Health Fair. Cook Inletkeeper is offering a well water testing class – get discounted rates and resources to help ensure your drinking water is safe for your entire family. Sign up at the Homer Health Fair on Nov. 12. The well testing class will be held on Nov. 14.

Rocket Mass Heater Workshop
• 10-6 p.m. Nov. 12-13 at Nomads Yurt Village. The second weekend workshop for those already experienced with mass bench construction. For more information, contact Lasse Holmes 235-1355

Arts and Crafts Fair
• 10am-4 p.m. The Homer Emblem Club fair will be held in the bottom of the Homer Elks Lodge. Open to the public, it’s an excellent way to get some early Christmas shopping done.

Occupy Homer Saturday Rally
• 2 p.m. Public Works/RV Site. Occupy Homer will be holding a rally for the next three Saturdays at 2 p.m. . The meeting location will be at the Public Works/RV Site. If the park has been previously reserved, a decision will be made whether to do a march or switch locations. All welcome to attend!

Don Jose’s
• Wings and pizza special offer! One large pie and half a dozen wings, $25, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 127 W. Pioneer Ave.

9-Spine! Great Rock!
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.
Sally Wills and Dave Gerard
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Johnny’s Friday Matinee and Hillary Arwen
• 5-7 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,  235-1455.
• 10 p.m., Hillary Arwen solo

Jager Party with live music The Pillage People featuring The Red Card
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.

Footloose (PG 13)
• 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Real Steel (PG 13)
• 8:30 p.m.

SunNov13

Arts and Crafts Fair
• 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Homer Emblem Club fair will be held in the bottom of Homer Elks Lodge. Open to the public, it’s an excellent way to get early Christmas shopping done.

Don Jose’s
• Half-price appetizers

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.

Sadie Hawkins Dance w/ Danny Lee
• Opens 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Billy Strain Duo
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Sunday Morning Football Breakfast – Eggs Benedict
• Open at 9 a.m. Food at 10a.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Tyler Munns Cabaret
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Footloose (PG 13)
• 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., Homer Theatre

Real Steel (PG 13)
• 8:30 p.m. , Homer Theatre

MonNov14

All You Can Eat Pasta!
• 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Don Jose’s, 127 W. Pioneer Avenue.

Monday Night Football
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.
Karaoke with Dax
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Monday Night Football and taco bar
• Food at half-time. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.

Real Steel (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre.

Footloose (PG 13)
• 8:45 p.m. Homer Theatre.
TueNov15

Advanced Drawing with Jessica Schallock
• 10 a.m.-noon thru Nov. 22. at Homer Art and Frame Co. Learn tips and techniques for creating realistic drawings in pencil, charcoal and full-color pastel. Color theory, organization of complex subjects and more will be covered. Cost is $150 for the six-week course or $35 per session.

Book Club Meeting Homer Public Library
• 4:30-6:30 p.m. November’s pick, “The White Woman on the Green Bicycle” is the second and most recent novel by Monique Roffey. The author, born in Trinidad, tells the story of Sabine, who is struggling to adapt to life in postcolonial Trinidad after her husband takes a job assignment there.

Taco Tuesdays
• 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.  $1.50 ground beef tacos at Don Jose’s at 127 W. Pioneer Avenue.

Burger and Brew 
• Beluga Bar and Grille, 235 Ocean Dr. 235-5995

Hillary Arwen
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Texas Hold’em Poker
• 6 p.m. – midnight.  AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse, 120 Bunnell Ave. 235-9949

Craft night, music by Tyler Munns
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

Salty Dawg
• Open daily at noon to 8ish p.m. on the Homer Spit.
Real Steel (PG 13)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre.

Footloose (PG 13)
• 8:45 p.m. Homer Theatre.

Upcoming

Ski Swap Ski Waxing
• 6:30– 8:30 p.m., Nov. 16. Homer High School. Get ready for winter! The HHS ski team will be waxing skis at the Community Recreation Ski Swap. Donations welcome.

Open Mic Lit Night
• Homer Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 . Poetry, prose, fiction and nonfiction. If you’d like to read your work please sign up in person at the Homer Public Library or call Teresa at 435-3165. The reading is open to all experience levels. This event is free and
open to all.

Wind Energy Informational meeting
• Urban Green Technology. 7 p.m. Nov. 18th at Lands End

Occupy Homer- General Assembly
• Noon, Nomad Shelter Yurts- 331 Sterling Hwy. Occupy Homer will be holding a General Assembly each Saturday at noon at Nomad Shelter Yurts until further notice. These meetings are open to the public.

Occupy Homer Saturday Rally
• 2 p.m. Nov. 19 and Nov. 26. Public Works/RV Site. Occupy Homer will be holding a rally for the next three Saturdays at 2 p.m. . The meeting location will be Public Works/RV Site. If the park has been previously reserved, a decision will be made whether to do a march or switch locations. All are welcome to attend!

Video Basic – Homer Public Library
• 3:30-5:30 p.m. Nov. 17, will cover the basics of working with digital video, processing and applications. First come, first serve – no registration.

Citizen Action Forum: Bringing Natural Gas to Homer
• 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Islands and Oceans Visitors Center Auditorium. Come hear Rep. Paul Seaton, Homer City Manager Walt Wrede and several others explore effective lobbying for the Homer Area Natural Gasline. Call 235-7740 for more info.

4th-Annual Hospice of Homer: Preparing for the Holidays Fundraiser
• 6:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Silent auction, wine tasting, delicious four-course meal and holiday music. Call 235-6899 for more info Tickets are $35-$50 on a voluntary sliding scale.

2nd-Annual Holiday Fair at the Kachemak Community Center
• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 25-26 at Kachemak Community Center. Some 13 independent consultants and local crafts people featuring quality products. Each vendor is providing a door prize to be drawn after the Fair. Bring your holiday shopping lists and avoid “Black Friday” crowds.

Annual Fall Public Lecture Series
• 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at Pioneer Hall. This is the second lecture of the series with a presentation by Handle Institute Director Kathi Stingley, “Why the Label, Attention Deficit is Incorrect.” This talk is intended to provide a different perspective on attentional issues.

Ongoing

ArtQuest
• Thursdays from 4-5 p.m., through Dec.  1.  Art classes for children in grades 3-8, taught by certified art teacher Marie Alexson. Fee for the series of 8 classes is $80. Homer Council on the Arts, 355 West Pioneer Ave. For information call 235-4288

Pioneer Clubs
• Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 8:20 p.m.,  This midweek club for kids ages 4 years – 6th grade is held October through April at Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett St. 235-8291.

Preschool Story Hour Homer Public Library
• 10-11 a.m. Every Wednesday. For parents and children ages 3 to 5 in the Joy Griffin Children’s Room at the Library.

Homer Public Library Knitting circle
• 2-5 p.m. Every Monday. Open to all ages and skill levels.

Lapsit – Homer Public Library
• 11:30-12 a.m. Every Thursday. For parents and children up to 24 months in the Joy Griffin Children’s Room at the Library. Early literacy development is the focus of the Small Fry Lapsit. This program is arranged so that each young child, under 2 years of age, sits on an adult’s lap.

Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council’s Prevention, Response, Operations & Safety Committee will hold its meeting on Nov. 18 at the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Center on Kalifornsky Beach Road beginning at 10 a.m. The public is welcome to attend. For more information or an agenda please call (800) 652-7222 or (907) 283-7222.

Schools

Homer Connections Program  226-1880
WorkKeys testing will be given to all Homer Connections juniors on Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m. at Homer High School.  Please call the office at 226-1880 to pre-register. 
Connections invites all juniors and seniors to a session dedicated to Financial Aid for Beginners and How to Write a Scholarship letter.  This will be hosted by Kim Frost at Kachemak Bay Campus on Nov. 15, from 2-3:30 p.m. in Pioneer Hall, Room 201. Please call Homer Connections to pre-register.

Kenai Peninsula College
Fall Public Lecture Series: Nov. 21, 6:30pm “Why the Label, Attention Deficit is Incorrect”. Cathy Stingley, Clinical Director, HANDLE of Homer.
 
Registration for winter semester classes begins Nov. 14 for degree-seeking students and 21st for the general public. Sign-up early; pay in Jan. Classes begin Jan. 17. For online searchable schedule: http://www.kpc.alaska.edu/KBC/searchable_schedule/

Pratt Museum

WINTER HOURS
Open Tuesday-Sunday, 12 noon-5 pm. Closed Mondays. Galleries will be closed Friday November 4 through Sunday November 6 for the Ancient Ritz fundraiser preparation, event and cleanup.
 
FISH FEEDINGS
Every Tuesday & Friday at 4 pm, Marine Gallery
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria.  Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
 
TICKETS ON SALE FOR
ANCIENT RITZ: A NIGHT ON THE NILE
Tickets available through Saturday November 5, or while they last
Tickets for the annual Ritz auction fundraiser are on sale now until the Ritz event on Saturday  November 5or until they are sold out.  To purchase tickets please call or stop by the Museum or the Homer Bookstore. This year’s theme is Ancient Ritz: A Night on the Nile.  Proceeds from the Ritz auction help support the exhibits and education programs at Pratt Museum.
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

ANCIENT RITZ: A NIGHT ON THE NILE
Saturday November 5, 6:30-10pm, Pratt Museum
Pratt Museum’s annual Ritz fundraiser features art and adventure packages offered in both a silent and an outcry auction, abundant hors d’oeuvres and drinks, entertainment, desserts and coffee. All proceeds benefit the exhibits and education programs at Pratt Museum. The Ritz event takes place at the Pratt Museum with an Afterlife party at Alice’s Champagne Palace directly following     Ancient Ritz. Join the fun and purchase your tickets today at Pratt Museum or the Homer Bookstore.
 
WHO HAS LIVED HERE? EXHIBIT OPENING
RECEPTION & POETRY READING 
Friday November 11, 5-7pm, Poetry Reading at 6pm
Who Has Lived Here? is an art and science collaboration featuring Archaeological Research on the Kenai. The exhibit begins with an opening reception on November 11, 5-7pm, which includes a poetry reading of the same theme at 6pm. Who Has Lived Here? is part of a year-long initiative in support of the Pratt Museum’s upcoming permanent exhibitions and is made possible by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services. This exhibit opens on November 11 and remains on display in the Special Exhibits Gallery through December 30.
 
DESIGN WORKSHOP
Monday November 14, 5-7pm
Join us for a public session with the architects. At this workshop, the architects will lead us through an exploration of the relationship of spaces within the building to each other and to the site.
 
STOCKING STUFFER PARTY
Saturday, November 26 from 1-4pm
Children of all ages are invited to join the Pratt Museum for our annual Stocking Stuffer Party. This year’s FREE holiday celebration is a wonderful opportunity for parents to find unique and educational toys and gifts in the Museum Store while kids are busy building Graham Cracker houses, exploring seasonal art activities, decorating cookies and visiting with Santa Claus.
 
CURRENT EXHIBITS
ANCIENT RITZ: A NIGHT ON THE NILE
ART PREVIEW EXHIBIT   
Through November 3, Special Exhibits Gallery
This exhibit allows visitors to preview the art to be auctioned at the Pratt’s annual Ritz fundraiser.  The theme for 2011 is Ancient Ritz: A Night on the Nile and the auction event will be held        Saturday November 5.  Tickets are on sale now, please call or stop by the museum or the Homer Bookstore to purchase tickets. 
 
KACHEMAK BAY: AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE
Pratt Museum permanent exhibit
This innovative exhibit is a complete redesign of the Pratt’s main galleries, with Phase I completed in 2004. Community-based videos, photo essays, computer interactives, and visitor-controlled
remote video technology take visitors beyond the museum walls to historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay, providing an intimate means of understanding people and place. 
 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt.  Check out our
website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.

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