Events Calendar – Jan. 11

WedJan11

Sleep Disorders Forum
• 6 p.m., SPH Training Center, 203 W. Pioneer Ave. South Peninsula Hospital will present a free educational forum on sleep disorders and the solutions available to get a sound, restful sleep. Contact the SPH Sleep Center at 235-0354 or the Education Department at 235-0258 for more info.

Rotary Downtown speaker
• 6-7 p.m. Bidarka Best Western. The Cowan Boys will discuss Rotary Scholarships. Call 235-2953 for more information.

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

Happy Hour
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199

Karaoke with Dax
• 10 p.m. 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. Hosting your Homer review of local talent.

Karaoke Kid Hour
• 6-7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family. Open at noon. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave., 235-9949

Country Karaoke w/DannyLee
• 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.

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

Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (PG)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are marooned on a deserted island following Alvin’s hijinks on a vacation cruise.

The Darkest Hour (PG)
• 8 p.m. Homer Theatre

ThurJan12

‘Forks Over Knives’ A film that could save your life
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre, Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the so- called “diseases of affluence” that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Donation at the door includes Heart-healthy snacks. Discussion and CHIP info following. HomerCHIP@acsalaska.net 235.2574

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

Happy Hour
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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

Locals’ Night
• Dinner music by DannyLee. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949

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

Karaoke with Dax
• 9 p.m. Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

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

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

Zumba
• 9 a.m. Aqua Zumba, Bay Club, Maria
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. Bay Club, Maria
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Zumba Toning, Bay Club, Maria
• 7-8 p.m. Chapman School, A. P., Gretchen

FriJan13

Managing Music (iPods)
• 3:30-5 p.m. Homer Public Library. Learn how to add, play and organize music on your iPod.

Happy Hour
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

DJ and dancing
• 10 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

Karaoke with DannyLee and Homer’s Hockey Divas
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

Locals’ Night
• Beluga Bar and Grill, 235 Ocean Dr. 235-5995

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

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

Salty Dawg
• 4-6 p.m. Meet and Greet the Homer Hockey Jamboree players. Finger food.

The Adventures of TinTin 3D (PG)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Tintin is a boy who discovers a clue to a sunken treasure ship thanks to his faithful dog Snowy. He sets out on a whirlwind animated adventure full of odd characters and fantastic chase scenes. Expect a wild ride in 3D. Please remember to bring your reusable 3D glasses or we can provide for you.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. A disgraced journalist is hired to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy man’s niece 40 years ago.

SatJan14

Free ice skating and skate rentals
• 1-2 p.m. Come celebrate national mentoring month with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Kevin Bell Ice Arena. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Open to the public.

Square and Contra Dance
• 7:30-10:15 p.m. West Homer Elementary School. Rich Kleinleder and David Stutzer will call to music by the Spit City Slickers. Please bring clean, soft-soled shoes to dance in. Beginners welcome. $6 admission; kids under 16 get in free.

Story Telling with Jerry Falek
• 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Homer Public Library. Jerry Falek, noted storyteller, will entertain in the children’s room at the Homer Public Library. Free of charge

Happy Hour
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

9-Spine
• 10 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. , 235-9199

Matthews and Munns duo
• 10 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,  235-1455.

Walli Party with rare early appearance by Elders on Fire
• 7 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse and Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

Yellow Cabin
• 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.

The Adventures of TinTin 3D (PG)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Tintin is a boy who discovers a clue to a sunken treasure ship thanks to his faithful dog Snowy. He sets out on a whirlwind animated adventure full of odd characters and fantastic chase scenes.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. A disgraced journalist is hired to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy man’s niece 40 years ago.

SunJan15

NFL Playoff Games
• AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Dinner music by DannyLee
• 6 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Ave. 235-9949.

Happy Hour
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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

Football Playoff Breakfast
• Down East Saloon, 3.5 Mile East End Road

The Adventures of TinTin 3D (PG)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Tintin is a boy who discovers a clue to a sunken treasure ship thanks to his faithful dog Snowy. He sets out on a whirlwind animated adventure full of odd characters and fantastic chase scenes. Expect a wild ride in 3D. Please remember to bring your reusable 3D glasses or we can provide for you.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. A disgraced journalist is hired to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy man’s niece 40 years ago.

MonJan16

Jazz artist, Heidijo
• 5 p.m. Haunting vocals and other rare shows with Johnny B. will perform solo and with guest musicians at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Advance tickets available at Bunnell Street Arts Center, $15 suggested.

Presentation and Discussion of PBS Documentary, ‘Wounded Knee’
•7-8 p.m. Pioneer Hall, KBC. Civil Rights Day Film and Presentation: Occupy Wounded Knee – 1973. The significance of ANCSA and the Native American Civil Rights Movement.

Happy Hour and free pool
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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.

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

Zumba
• 5:30-6:30 p.m. HHS Green Room, Maria
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Lutheran Church, Gretchen

The Adventures of TinTin 3D (PG)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Tintin is a boy who discovers a clue to a sunken treasure ship thanks to his faithful dog Snowy. He sets out on a whirlwind animated adventure full of odd characters and fantastic chase scenes.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. A disgraced journalist is hired to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy man’s niece 40 years ago.

TueJan17

Beginning water color with Marali
• 1- 3p.m. Homer Art and Frame Co. A fun and informative course will cover the fundamentals of water color painting. Thru Jan. 24, $35 per class.

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

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

Happy Hour
• 5-8 p.m. The Alibi, 435 E. Pioneer Ave. 235-9199.

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

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker with Jason; Tuesday Tacos Specials! 3 for $5
• 6 p.m. – midnight.  AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse, 120 Bunnell Ave. 235-9949

Craft night, Music with Milo Matthews
• Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer, 235-1455.

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

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

The Adventures of TinTin 3D (PG)
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre. Tintin is a boy who discovers a clue to a sunken treasure ship thanks to his faithful dog Snowy. He sets out on a whirlwind animated adventure full of odd characters and fantastic chase scenes.

Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (R)
• 8:30 p.m. Homer Theatre. A disgraced journalist is hired to solve the mysterious death of a wealthy man’s niece 40 years ago.

Upcoming

Pratt Museum Design Workshop
• 5-7 p.m. Join us for a community design workshop for the capital project with our architect team. Call 235-8635 for info.

Junior Nordic ski swap/registration
• 5-7 p.m. Jan. 19, HHS Commons. This will be a ski swap with emphasis on Junior nordic and youth ski equipment. It will also be the the last day to register for Junior Nordic skiing.

Cabin Fever Variety Show
• 7-9 p.m. Jan. 21, Chapman School gym.
Family: $15; Single: $7; Students under 18 & seniors from 55 years: $5; Children under 5 free. Silent dessert auction items, silent auction artwork items and gift certificates. This is a fundraiser for Anchor Point Public Library

Bowl For Kid’s Sake Tournament
• March 3, Annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sign up for a team in January and February and raise money for this great mentoring program in Homer. Build your own team or join an existing one. All teams join us for bowling, pizza, food and fun at the Kachemak Bowling lanes. To join a team and get a pledge sheet, contact Susan Kirn 235-8397 or e-mail susan.kirn@bbbsak.org.

Ongoing

Active Parenting Classes
• 9-11 a.m. Methodist Church, Thursdays through Feb 9. Cost $15 for book. Child care available on site. Meeting at Methodist Church. To register, call Sherry Stead 235-1320 or sdstead@gmail.com

Winter Adventures – Cabins, skis, trains and more
• Noon, Jan. 20. Islands & Ocean Visitor Center. Bring your lunch to this brown bag and hear our ideas on how to have fun with winter in public use cabins and lodges, and skis and snowmachines on the trail. Will cover an eclectic mix of outdoor winter fun from the Kenai Peninsula to Chena Hot Springs.

Bingo at the Homer Elks Club
• Emblem Club Bingo resumes at Elks Lodge.

Grandparents raising Grandchildren
• 6-7:30 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month at the Homer Senior Citizens. Call Carol at 399-3011 for more information.

Beginning water color with Marali
• 1- 3p.m. Homer Art and Frame Co. Fun and informative course will cover fundamentals of water color painting. Thru Jan. 24, $35 per class.

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

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies snowshoe rental program
• Free for member. All others, rent five times and the sixth is free.  Rentals available 9 a.m.-5 p.m. thru April 1, 20.

Pioneer Clubs
• Wednesday nights, 6:30 – 8:20 p.m. Midweek club for kids ages 4 years – sixth grade. Held through April at Christian Community Church, 3838 Bartlett St. 235-8291.

Preschool Story Hour, HPL
• 10 a.m. – 1 p.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.

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

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.

Meetings

The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee Election meeting
• Monday, Jan. 23 at 6 pm at the NERSS building on Kachemak Bay Drive.  Also on the agenda will be discussion of BOF statewide shellfish issues.  For more information contact Marv Peters at 235-2468
Homer Council on the Arts Annual Meeting
January 20, 6 p.m., Presenting the Annual Arts Awards at HCOA.

Homer Charter Association meeting
• 7 p.m. Jan. 11, Homer Chamber conference room. Homer Charter Association meets on the second Wednesday of each month between September and May at 7 p.m.

Announcement

Families First: A Best Beginnings Partnership is providing a scholarship to Homer area child care homes and child care centers. Scholarship money can be used for supplies, equipment or substitute staff so regular staff can attend trainings. Deadline to turn in completed application is January 13, 2012.  Up to $500 is available for the area. For more information and to get an application, please contact Lolita Brache, lolitagrace@gmail.com or 435-7101.

BP Teachers of Excellence Awards Nominations
• Jan. 3 – Feb. 14. Nominate a great teacher for the BP Teacher of the Year. The BP Teacher of Excellence program is seeking nominations by Feb. 14. Just go to bpteachers.com and fill out the short form. For additional information please call: (888) 530-8962 or (907) 564-4001.

Conscious Discipline Parenting Class
• 10-11:30 a.m. Homer Head Start, eight Saturdays, starting Jan 28. Free parenting classes using the Conscious Discipline model. Free. Child care available on site. To register call Terri Mach 235-4322 or Sharon McKemie Baur 235-2318.

Gymnastics Tumbling and Equipment classes taught by Jeanne Parker
• January. Classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday.  Sign up through City of Homer Community Recreation,235-6090 or call Jeanne Parker at 235-6547.

Pratt Museum
WINTER HOURS

Galleries Closed through January 31.
Business Offices Open Monday through Friday in January.
Galleries will reopen February 1, 2012.

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