Events Calendar – Jan. 4

WedJan4

$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, bring the whole family!
• 6-7 p.m. Open at noon. Bring the whole family. 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

Hugo 3D (PG)
• 3:15 and 6 p.m. Director Martin Scorsese employs the 3D format to marvelous effect with this magical story of an orphan, Asa Butterfield, in a 1930s Paris railway station trying to unlock the secret creation left by his father. creation left by his father.

New Year’s Eve (PG13)
• 8:45 p.m. Director Garry Marshall leads an extensive ensemble cast through multiple story lines as various New Yorkers prepare for the final night of the year. Romance, love and finding your soulmate are the themes that pull the various couples and singles together as the countdown to the New Year’s Day draws them all closer.

ThurJan5

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.

Homer’s own Kilcher reality TV show
• 6, 8 & 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

Local’s 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

Free Pool
• 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, Anchor Point, Gretchen

FriJan6

Out of the Woodwork Performance Reviews at Homer Council on the Arts
• 5-7 p.m. Jan. 6; and 2-5 p.m. Jan. 8. Call Victoria for more information at 399-0070.

Drop in Tech Help
• 3:30-5 p.m. Homer Public Library. Drop in and get your computer technology questions answered. Session is hosted by Ryan Ridge of Big Woofs Technology.

Intro to Computing
• 1:30-3 p.m. Homer Public Library. For absolute beginners on computers – what you need to know to get started. A computer class for those who have rarely, if ever, worked on computers before. This class will cover such basics as how to use a mouse, basic computer vocabulary, and the top five things you need to know when you start up a new computer for the first time.

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.

Elders on Fire featuring Dave Webster on horn and Steve VanWagoner
• 9 p.m. AJ’s Oldtown Steakhouse & Tavern, 120 W. Bunnell Avenue, 235-9949.

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

Johnny’s Friday Matinee Show/Milo Matthews and Tyler Munns duo
• 5-7 p.m. Kharacters, 197 E. Pioneer,  235-1455.

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

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

Mariner Alumni Basketball games
• 6 p.m., Girls BB versus Alumni
• 8:30 p.m., Boys v Alumni

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (PG)
• 6 p.m. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back for another animated adventure along with their Chippette girlfriends. Enjoying a vacation cruise with their harried owner Dave (Jason Lee), Alvin’s hijinks lead to all of the chipmunks being marooned on a deserted island.

SatJan7

Random Acts of DDF
• 7-9 p.m. Mariner Theatre, Homer High. The Homer High Drama, Debate and Forensics team presents their annual Random Acts of DDF, complete with silent auction and performances by the students! The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Homer High School commons.

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

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

The Pillage People
• 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.

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (PG)
• 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back for another animated adventure along with their Chippette girlfriends. Enjoying a vacation cruise with their harried owner Dave (Jason Lee), Alvin’s hijinks lead to all of the chipmunks being marooned on a deserted island.

SunJan8

Out of the Woodwork Performance Reviews at Homer Council on the Arts
• 2-5 p.m. Call Victoria for more information at 399-0070.

Dinner music by DannyLee
• 6 p.m. open. 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

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (PG)
• 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back for another animated adventure along with their Chippette girlfriends. Enjoying a vacation cruise with their harried owner Dave (Jason Lee), Alvin’s hijinks lead to all of the chipmunks being marooned on a deserted island.

MonJan9

Jazz artist, Heidijo
• 5 p.m. Haunting vocals graced the Burly-Q review 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. Bunnell is closed Jan 1-8.

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.

Wendell’s Famous Ribs!
• 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. Community School Green Room, Maria
• 6:30-7:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, Gretchen

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (PG)
• 6 p.m. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back for another animated adventure along with their Chippette girlfriends. Enjoying a vacation cruise with their harried owner Dave (Jason Lee), Alvin’s hijinks lead to all of the chipmunks being marooned on a deserted island.

TueJan10

Beginning Water Color With Marali
• 1- 3p.m. Homer Art and Frame Co. A fun and informative course that will cover all the fundamentals of water color painting. Tuesdays thru Jan. 24. $180 for the full 6 week course or $35.00 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
• 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

Alvin & The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (PG)
• 6 p.m. Alvin, Simon and Theodore are back for another animated adventure along with their Chippette girlfriends. Enjoying a vacation cruise with their harried owner Dave (Jason Lee), Alvin’s hijinks lead to all of the chipmunks being marooned on a deserted island.

Upcoming

Forks Over Knives – Film That Could Save Your Life
• 6 p.m. Homer Theatre, Jan. 12. FORKS OVER KNIVES 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 afterward. HomerCHIP@acsalaska.net 235.2574

Sleep Disorders Forum
• 6 p.m. Jan. 11, 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. For more information, please contact the South Peninsula Hospital Sleep Center at 235-0354 or the Education Department at 235-0258.

Bowl For the 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”susan.kirn@bbbsak.org

Free ice skating and skate rentals.
• Jan. 14, 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.

Ongoing

Active Parenting Classes
• 9-11 a.m. Methodist Church, Thursdays Jan 5-Feb 9. Active parenting classes. Thursdays 9-11 a.m., starting Jan. 5 running for 6 sessions. Cost $15 for book. Child care available on site. Meeting at Methodist Church. To register call Sherry Stead 235-1320 or sdstead@gmail.com

Bingo at the Homer Elks Club
• Closed Jan. 4. Emblem Club Bingo will resume at the Elks Lodge on Jan. 11, 2012.

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
• 1-3 p.m., 4001 Lake St 3, Jan. 10,17 and 24. A fun and informative course that will cover all the fundamentals of water color painting. Tuesdays December, 20, thru January, 24. $180 for the full 6 week course or $35.00 per class.

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

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies 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.

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.

Meetings

Rotary Downtown January speaker
• 6-7 p.m. Bidarka Best Western. Lori Evans will discuss United Way. Public welcome.

The Homer Fish & Game Advisory Committee will hold its 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.

Pratt Museum

WINTER HOURS
Galleries Closed December 31 through January 31. Business Offices Open Monday through Friday in January. Galleries will reopen February 1, 2012.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
DESIGN WORKSHOP

Thursday, January 19, 5-7pm
Join us for a community design workshop for the capital project with our architect team.
 
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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