Events Calendar – Dec. 7

WedDec7

SpongeBob SquarePants Goes to School
• 3 – 5 p.m. at Alaska Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Discovery Lab: Meet the cast of real-life spineless marine creatures and learn how salmon and other Alaska fish rely on and interact with them. This is a fun, free, hands-on lab for all ages. Contact Carmen at 226-4659 for information.

Homer Connections Holiday Party
• 1- 3 p.m. at the Kachemak Community Center.  Holiday crafts and caroling. Refreshments will be served.

$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

Country Karaoke with 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. $40

Kwiz Night with the Kwiz Kitten
• 8 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Breaking Dawn    Part 1    (PG 13)
• 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre.

Zumba
• 6:30 a.m. Aqua Zumba, The Bay Club, Maria
• 11 a.m.- noon, Midtown Cafe, Maria
• 5-6 p.m. Midtown Cafe, Maria
• 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Bay Club, Jena

ThurDec8

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.

Music by Danny Lee
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

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

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

Luke Smith
• 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.

Zumba
• 9 a.m. Aqua Zumba, The Bay Club, Maria
• 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Bay Club, Maria
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba Toning, The Bay Club, Maria
• 7-8 p.m. Chapman Elementary School, Anchor Point, Gretchen

FriDec9

CACS Holiday Open House
• 3-6 p.m., Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies invites Homer families to a holiday open house at our headquarters building, 708 Smokey Bay Way. Enjoy cookies and cider, a holiday craft for children and 10 percent discount on all purchases including gift certificate for summer camps and day tours.

Blackbeary Bog 20% off storewide sale
• Mon-Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. noon-4 p.m. 564 E. Pioneer Avenue. 235-5668.

FHL Computer Word Processing
• 3:30-5:30 p.m. Homer Public Library. Join instructor Ryan Ridge for an introduction to basic computer word processing.

Locals’ Night
• Prime Rib Dinner $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.

Local favorite Mike Hayes
• 8 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern, $21 prime rib special, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

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

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

Twenty-Third-annual Nutcracker Ballet
• 7:30 p.m. Homer Mariner Theatre. Tickets $10, available at the Homer Bookstore and the Homer Council on the Arts Christmas Bazaar at Homer High School. For information, call 299-3599.

Happy Feet Two (PG)
• 6 p.m. This animated sequel continues the adventures of the dancing penguin Mumble, his love, Gloria and their son Erik, who has problems dancing. (1hr, 50min) This movie is in 3D!

Immortals (R)
• 8:15 p.m. Mickey Rourke plays King Hyperion, the leader of an army bent on destruction. Theseus is the stonemason secretly chosen by Zeus to save mankind with the aid of the powerful Epirus Bow. (2 hrs) This movie is in 3D!

SatDec10

Twenty-Third-annual Nutcracker Ballet
• 3 p.m. Homer Mariner Theatre. Tickets $10, available at the Homer Bookstore and the Homer Council on the Arts Christmas Bazaar at Homer High School. For information, call 299-3599.

Blackbeary Bog 20% off storewide sale
• Mon-Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. noon-4 p.m. 564 E. Pioneer Avenue. 235-5668.

Stocking Stuffer Party
• 1-4 p.m. Bear Creek Winery. 3 mile East End Road on Bear Creek Drive. 235-8484.

Christmas Swap and Sale
• 10:30 a.m. To 3:30 p.m.  This is a Rotary Club of Homer Downtown event and will take place at Paul Banks Elementary School to benefit community service projects. Bring your Christmas decorations, foods, gift items and receive “Christmas dollars.” Use these and/or cash to purchase new Christmas items. Call for information, to help or donate: 235-6226 or handleofhomer@yahoo.com 

The Octopus Garden Gallery
• Shop for great gifts by over a dozen Homer artists. Open Saturday Dec. 10, and 17 at Lynn Naden’s House. 59665 Kittiwake Ct. (off 2nd Bear Creek Dr. Follow the tentacles!) 235- 5966

Here to Play! Hosting Jaeger party.
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Elders on Fire
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

Yellow Cabin
• Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

Uplift
• 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.

Happy Feet Two (PG)
• 3:45 p.m., 6 p.m. This animated sequel continues the adventures of the dancing penguin Mumble, the love of his life Gloria and their son Erik, who has problems dancing. (1hr, 50min) This movie is in 3D!

Immortals (R)
• 8:15 p.m. Mickey Rourke plays King Hyperion, the leader of an army bent on destruction. Theseus is the stonemason secretly chosen by Zeus to save mankind with the aid of the powerful Epirus Bow. (2hrs) This movie is in 3D!

SunDec11

Blackbeary Bog 20% off storewide sale
• Mon-Sat. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sun. noon-4 p.m. 564 E. Pioneer Avenue. 235-5668.

Don Jose’s
• Half-price appetizers

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

NFL and NHL tickets all day
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Free pool
• The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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

Happy Feet Two (PG)
• 6 p.m. This animated sequel continues the adventures of the dancing penguin Mumble, his love, Gloria and their son Erik, who has problems dancing. (1hr, 50min) This movie is in 3D!

Immortals (R)
• 8:15 p.m. Mickey Rourke plays King Hyperion, the leader of an army bent on destruction. Theseus is the stonemason secretly chosen by Zeus to save mankind with the aid of the powerful Epirus Bow. (2 hrs) This movie is in 3D!

MonDec12

All You Can Eat Pasta!
• 11 a.m. – 10 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.

Zumba
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Community School’s Green Room, Maria
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, Gretchen

Happy Feet Two (PG)
• 3:45 p.m., 6 p.m. This animated sequel continues the adventures of the dancing penguin Mumble, the love of his life Gloria and their son Erik, who has problems dancing. (1hr, 50min) This movie is in 3D!

Immortals (R)
• 8:15 p.m. Mickey Rourke plays King Hyperion, the leader of an army bent on destruction. Theseus is the stonemason secretly chosen by Zeus to save mankind with the aid of the powerful Epirus Bow. (2hrs) This movie is in 3D!

TueDec13

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 Milo Matthews
• 10 p.m. Kharacters

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

Homer Veterinary Clinic
• Feline spay and neuter day, $20. Call 235-8960 for an appointment.

Zumba
• 9 a.m. Aqua Zumba, The Bay Club, Maria
• 11 a.m. -noon, Midtown Cafe, Maria
• 5:30-6:30 p.m., The Bay Club, Jena
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba Toning

Happy Feet Two (PG)
• 3:45 p.m., 6 p.m. This animated sequel continues the adventures of the dancing penguin Mumble, the love of his life Gloria and their son Erik, who has problems dancing. (1hr, 50min) This movie is in 3D! Please remember to bring your 3D glasses or we will provide some for you.

Immortals (R)
• 8:15 p.m. Mickey Rourke plays King Hyperion, the leader of an army bent on destruction. Theseus is the stonemason secretly chosen by Zeus to save mankind with the aid of the powerful Epirus Bow. (2hrs) This movie is in 3D! Please remember to bring your 3D glasses or we will provide some for you.

Upcoming

The Burly-Q Review
• Dec. 15 and 16, 9 p.m. Homer’s first Burlesque Troupe featuring “Bait and Tassels”
with Johnny B & Heidi Jo at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Admission, $15 Advance tickets available at Alice’s and The Fringe. Age 21 and over only. Dress to express and come early to get your seat.

Ongoing

Beginning Watercolor with Marali
• 1-3 p.m., 4001 Lake St 3, A fun and informative course that will cover all the fundamentals of watercolor painting. Tuesdays Dec. 20, thru Jan. 24. $180 for the full six-week course or $35 per class.

2011 Light Up A Life Program
• 10 a.m.-5p.m. for Hospice of Homer. Lobby of Wells Fargo Bank through the end of December. Light-Up-A Life is a heartwarming Hospice fundraising project that offers community members the opportunity to remember and honor their loved ones during the holiday season

Creative Communities
Homer Council of the Arts
• 1st & 3rd Monday: Writers’ Refuge 5:30-8:30 p.m.
• 2nd & 4th Monday: TheaterWorks 6-9 p.m.
• Every Tuesday:  Salon 5-9 p.m.
• 1st a& 3rd Wednesday: Art City Sings 6-7:30 p.m.
• 2nd & 4th Wednesday: Musicians Roundtable 6-8 p.m.

Pioneer Clubs
• Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 8:20 p.m.,  This midweek club for kids ages 4 years – sixth 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 years old in the Joy Griffin Children’s Room at the Library. Preschool Story Hour features talented readers who are passionate about children’s books. They often sing and play instruments.

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 age 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 during the reading.

Snowshoe Rental Program.
• Free for members. For all others, rent five times and the sixth is free. Rentals available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru April 1, 2012.

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