Best Bets

Written by English author Thomas Fuller in 1732 and regularly included in The Farmer’s Almanac, the saying “March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb” is popular, and apparently for us this year, very true. While it may be too early to put our shovels away for the season, it is not too soon to start thinking about all things spring — gardening, landscaping, spring cleaning, and spring break vacation. Get out there and take in this beautiful time of transition and check out these Best Bets for all sorts of local activities and events to enjoy.

BEST KNOW YOUR LANDS BET: Homer Soil & Water Conservation District hosts Know Your Land Talks at Kachemak Bay Campus. Cover Crops and Crop Rotation will be discussed on Thursday, March 2, 6-7 p.m. Learn how cover crops and crop rotation can improve your soil health, help control pests, build organic matter, and conserve water in your garden. Learn what cover crop species grow best, when to plant and terminate, and how to incorporate an efficient system in your garden plan. Learn about plant families, compatible plants, and how to plan a crop rotation that achieves your goals. Join us in person or via zoom. For the zoom link or more information visit or call 907-235-8177, extension 5.

BEST JOB FAIR BET: Stop by the Homer College, Career and Job Fair on Friday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kachemak Bay Campus. If you’re looking for a summer job, a year-round job, a new career, or a college degree, this event is open to everyone. Meet with representatives from various companies, organizations, and career pathways. For more information, call the Homer Job Center at 907-226-3040 and choose option 1. This is a free community event brought to you by the Alaska Department of Labor, Project Grad Kenai Peninsula, Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, Kachemak Bay College, Homer Rotary, and Homer High School. Kachemak Bay Campus is located at 533 E. Pioneer Ave.

BEST SUNDAY FUNDAYS BET: Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies hosts Wynnter Sunday Fundays at the Wynn Nature Center. Come hang out every Sunday, 1-3 p.m. for games, hot dogs, science, s’mores, and more. On March 5, enjoy Snow Science. Free and everyone is welcome. More information at or 907-235-6667. Wynn Nature Center is located at mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive.

BEST COMMUNITY CHORUS BET: The Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus spring semester is underway and looking for more community members to join in. Led by Kyle Schneider, chorus gatherings are held Tuesdays at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre, 7-9 p.m. on March 7, 28, and April 4, 18, and 25. The purpose of the rehearsals is to gather together to sing and make music as an ensemble. For more information about sheet music and fees, visit or email

BEST SPRING BREAK FOR KIDS BET: Homer Council on the Arts hosts Spring Break Art Camp March 13 to 16, 1-4 p.m. Artist Sharlene Cline will lead students ages 5 to 13 through colorful explorations in a variety of artistic mediums including tie dye t-shirts, sea urchin sculptures, color painting, paste paper twig journals, yarn painting and collage, and games. Contact HCOA for more information, including registration and fees at, or Monday to Friday, 1-5 p.m., 907-235-4288, 355 W Pioneer Avenue.

BEST PAINTED PLATES BET: Bunnell Street Arts Center hosts its annual painted plate project with artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt on hand to assist community members of all ages and abilities. Workshops are Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and Wednesdays 5-7 p.m. through March 11. The Plate Project is open to anyone interested in painting a plate that will be competitively selected by new and renewing members as a fundraiser for Bunnell.

BEST VOLUNTEER SANDBAG FILLING BET: Volunteers meet every Saturday at Public Works to fill sandbags for the Parks staff to spread on various trails around town to help maintain safe pedestrian transportation routes throughout the winter. All equipment and materials are provided, as well as coffee and snacks. Meet at Public Works every day through April 12, 12-1 p.m. Event Supported By Homer Drawdown. For more information,