Best Bets

Well folks, we’ve reached the longest day of the year — it’s only downhill from now. In terms of hours of daylight, that is! Summer is still going strong and there’s plenty to do to keep busy around town. If you’re feeling antsy and wanting to get out and do some fun activities, look no further than here for ideas! For more information, just check out these Best Bets.

BEST ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOVERY LAB BET: The Kachemak Bay Environmental Education Alliance is hosting a Discovery Lab on the fish of Kachemak Bay, Friday-Saturday, June 28-29 from 1-3 p.m. at the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Drop by for this free, family-friendly event to learn about local fish and participate in hands-on activities around beach seining, fish diets, Indigenous uses and salmon. For more information, email 95 Sterling Hwy.

BEST RECOVERY SPEAKER BET: Kachemak Bay Recovery Connection is holding their Quarterly Recovery Speaker Series on Friday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m. at the Kachemak City Community Center. All are welcome at this event. Join for a complimentary barbecue and live music by the Spit City Slickers, followed by KBRC’s guest speaker, Alaska Behavioral Health Association CEO and Executive Director John Solomon, who will be sharing the story of their journey to recovery. Come and create connections and build community for people in recovery or affected by addiction. For more information, contact 907-756-3530. 59906 Bear Creek Dr.

BEST ANNUAL YARD SALE BET: Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic will hold their third annual yard sale on Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clinic. There will be household items, craft supplies, games, books and more available for sale — don’t miss out! Donations of gently used items can be accepted at the clinic during business hours prior to the event. All proceeds will benefit KBFPC’s reproductive healthcare and sexual health education services on the Kenai Peninsula. For more information, contact 907-235-3436 or visit 3959 Ben Walters Lane.

BEST BIG SUMMER RACES BET: The Kachemak Bay Running Club’s Annual Homer Spit Run, including the 10K Run to the Bay and the Cosmic Hamlet Half Marathon, will be held on Saturday, June 29. The 10K to the Bay is a USATF-certified 10K course. Both races benefit local youth running programs. The 10K to the Bay is a point-to-point 10K starting from Homer High School and finishing at Land’s End Resort. The Cosmic Hamlet Half Marathon is an out-and-back race starting and finishing at Land’s End. Early bib pickup will be at Grace Ridge Brewery from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28. Regular registration, bib and t-shirt pickup will all take place at Homer High School on Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. For more information, visit 600 E Fairview Ave.

BEST SELL YOUR WARES BET: The Anchor Point Senior Center will be hosting several yard sales on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning July 13 and running through Aug. 24. Four spaces will be available for community members to rent, $20 each. For more information or to rent a space on a certain Saturday, contact 907-235-7786. 72750 Milo Fritz Ave.

BEST GIVE YOUR LIBRARY FEEDBACK BET: The Homer Public Library has launched a Library Needs Survey, open until July 31, and they want your feedback! The Library Advisory Board is conducting a review of library services and activities. Your comments, both positive and negative, will inform the library’s plans and goals over the coming years. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to fill out; find the survey online at

BEST KIDS’ SELF DEFENSE BET: The Homer Police Department will be holding a self-defense class for children ages 8-14 on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 1-3 p.m. The course will cover what kids can do if a stranger approaches, gets in their safety bubble or if someone grabs them. For questions or to register your child for the class, contact Lt. Ryan Browning at 907-235-3150 or 625 Grubstake Ave.