Ah Homer, there’s never a shortage of activities going on to keep us all inspired, informed, and entertained. Just check out this week’s Best Bets!
BEST BROWN BEAR TALK BET: Sponsored by Friends of the Homer Public Library, local author Derek Stonorov speaks about his new book, “Watch the Bear: a Half Century with the Brown Bears of Alaska” on Thursday, March 9, 6-7 p.m. at the library’s Fireplace Reading Lounge. The Homer Bookstore will be on hand with copies of the book for sale and book signing following the talk. To learn more or attend via Zoom go to: https://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/watch-bear-author-talk-derek-stonorov
BEST SNOMADS FUN BET: Take in Snomads Family Fun Day, Saturday, March 11 on Caribou Lake. Registration for the Ice Fishing Tournament begins at 9:30 a.m., with fishing from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids 120 class snow machine safe riding event for ages 4 to 10 takes place 2-3 p.m. Look for the white tent in front of Crofts cabin to register and for the bonfire with free food and drinks.
BEST SUNDAY SHAKESPEARE BET: Enjoy Second Sunday Shakespeare presented by Kachemak Bay Campus, Friends of Homer Public Library and Pier One Theatre. These free monthly readings are open to everyone. On March 12 at 1 p.m., enjoy a reading of Measure for Measure, live at Kachemak Bay Campus or online at us02web.zoom.us/j/6148777956. The text is available at opensourceshakespeare.org. Call 907-235-1674 for more information.
BEST SUNDAY FUNDAYS BET: The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies hosts Wynnter Sunday Fundays at the Wynn Nature Center. Stop by every Sunday, 1-3 p.m. for games, hot dogs, science, s’mores, and more. On Sunday, March 12, enjoy Spring Crust Snow Shoeing. Free and everyone is welcome. More information at akcoastalstudies.org or 907-235-6667. Wynn Nature Center is located at mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive.
BEST LUNCH WITH A COUNCIL MEMBER BET: Friends of the Homer Public Library host Lunch with Council Member Rachel Lord at the library on Tuesday, March 14, noon-1 p.m. Bring lunch along with your questions and ideas.
BEST FISH & GAME MEETING BET: The Homer Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet Tuesday, March 14, 6 p.m. at Kachemak Bay Research Reserve. Agenda items include Reviewing BOF proposals for Cook Inlet meeting cycle and other business brought before the committee. This meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Alaska Department of Fish and Game – Fari Fernandez – Regional Coordinator 907-267-2354 or Chair Dave Lyon 907-399-2340.