Community News – June 26

Serving up smoothies
You may have seen the groovy painted school bus and the ‘cool’ sign on the corner of Main Street and the Homer Bypass and been tempted to stop in for a juicy drink. Hesitate no longer. Sage Dance-Wright is ready to serve you delicious fruit smoothies direct from a family heirloom 1964 Virginia school bus. Her father renovated it into a DEC approved kitchen and a business was born.

Sage Dance-Wright owner of the Juicy Bus

Sage Dance-Wright owner of the Juicy Bus

All the smoothies are Sage’s recipes and can include a wide variety of fruits including blueberries, strawberries, mango and pineapple to name a few. “I love people,” said Sage, “I’ve been so blessed, meeting all the people that I have, and getting all this support.”


Going to a garden party
The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is hosting a “Garden Party,” with hors d’oeuvres and champagne to celebrate the 2013 Summer Music Festival. The party will take place at 2:30 p.m. July 28, at the former Fritz Creek Gardens location (Mile 8.5 East End Road, just past Fritz Creek General Store), in Homer.
Music will be provided by The Areté Trio, at a cost  of $30. Tickets can be purchased at the Homer Bookstore as well as River City Books in Soldotna. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the afternoon, and attire will be “Alaska elegant.” This is an opportunity for ladies to wear their hats. For more information, contact Mary 252-4236 in Soldotna or Linda at 235-8650 in Homer.

Mud and fun guaranteed
Celebrate International Mud Day on Sunday, June 30 from 1-3 p.m. at the Cottonwood Horse Park on Scenic View Drive, Mile 1.5 East End Road. Bring family, friends, a towel and a clean change of warm clothes, and go wild in the mud, sand and water in the fourth-annual mud games. For more info, contact Carmen at 226-4659 or

LongHouse Food Revival
A one-night-only celebration of food and poetry will take place at Tutka Bay Lodge on July 13.
The event is co-hosted by LongHouse Food Revival founder and former New York Times food columnist Molly O’Neil, NPR’s “Here and Now” resident chef Kathy Gunst and Within the Wild Adventure Company co-owner and chef Kirsten Dixon.
Renowned poet Carolyn Forché and commercial fisherwoman/poet Erin Fristad will read original pieces during the evening and Alaska seafood will be highlighted during the multi-course dinner, prepared by Dixon and her daughter, chef Mandy Dixon.
Tickets are $125, including transportation from Homer, and are available at: www.LongHouseAlaska.

‘Old Songs’ presents: ‘New Reruns’
Ten Homer entertainers have volunteered to ham it up in a medley of hysterical musical skits as Old Songs Presents: “New Reruns.”
Look forward to another evening of champagne, appetizers and laughs as your old television favorites collide into some of Homer’s favorite people, places and things. Watch for Edith Bunker at the Farmer’s Market, Mr. Ed, the talking moose, and Judge Judy taking on the case of The Missing Subaru.
This musical comedy, directed by Sally Oberstein, will run every Wednesday in July and August at Alice’s Champagne Palace, from 7-9.p.m. A different nonprofit organization will benefit from each of the nine performances. Ticket prices are $28, and include an appetizer and glass of champagne.

Conrad Winslow is July ‘Artist in Residence’
Bunnell welcomes Homer-grown, New York-based composer, Conrad Winslow as July’s Artist in Residence.
Winslow’s music, often dramatic and buoyant, is characterized as “harmonic thorniness and rhythmic vitality,” according to the New York Times. The Albany Times Union called it a “scenic, boisterous and bumpy ride.”
Raised in a Homer log cabin, Winslow’s residence was made possible with support from ArtWorks and the National Endowment for the Arts. Winslow plans the following program to expand the audience for new music in collaboration with Transit  tp:// and Homer band Holy Santos Gang.
See Winslow in action  Find more information about Conrad Winslow at

Mutts, owners invited to strut
Strut your Mutt, an annual fundraiser sponsored by Homer Animal Friends, will be held this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The event will be staged just past the Pioneer Avenue intersection with the Sterling Highway up Woodside Drive off Pioneer Avenue, near the Homer Veterinary Clinic.
The Pratt Museum Forest Trail is included in the route. Registration is $12 per person ($10 for members of Homer Animal Friends). There is no charge for children 10 or under, if accompanied by a paid adult. Registration to participate is $30 for a family of three or more ($25 if you are a member of Homer Animal Friends). Every dog must be accompanied by a paid participant.
Details and requirements are spelled out on the website, with tickets available at Barb’s Video, Tangles or the Homer Bookstore.  Call Homer Animal Friends at 235-SPAY (235-7729) and leave a message for any questions.

Contests will include Best Dog Trick, Best Costume for your Dog, Best Doggie Kisses (which dog gives the best kisses), Dog Wagging Time(which dog can wag its tail the longest), Look Alike (which owner and dog look the most alike), Biggest and Smallest Dog.
Games will include Water Relay, Musical Downs (Dogs will walk in a circle with their owners and must sit when the music stops), and back by popular demand Dunk for Hot Dogs (dogs get to dunk for chunks of hot dogs).
Contests will include Best Costume, Best Singer, Best Dog Kisses and Best Trick. In addition, Homer Dog Trainers will have their own games, and tips on training and techniques for obedience, tricks and agility. Learn all the fun things you can do with your dog.
Sponsors and donors are Coal Point Trading, Quick Draw H20 Service, Homer Tribune, Ulmers Drug & Hardware, Safeway and more.

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