A cow moose and her two calves feed on alder bushes on Thursday, July 21, 2021, in the Homer News parking lot in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

A cow moose and her two calves feed on alder bushes on Thursday, July 21, 2021, in the Homer News parking lot in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer’s Best Bets

Just because August starts Sunday doesn’t mean summer has ended yet. There’s still lots to do, like these best bets:

BEST HUMAN MOSAIC BET: Homerites have a beautiful sense of individuality that makes living in this community special. While the Betster recognizes that we are all different, Homerites are able to work together to be a part of a bigger picture — one that Mavis Muller, a local artist, plans to capture. Muller is creating another human mosaic art project, themed “Team work makes the dream work,” this Sunday at Bishop’s Beach. Starting at 2 p.m., Muller will arrange people and fabric into a design and then photograph it from above. The design will feature a silhouette of a salmon swimming in the middle, with streamers going out where people are standing — or sitting, Muller said. She invited people to plan their Sunday beach walk around their aerial art event. The public is invited to participate, watch, bring drums and enjoy an afternoon of art.

BEST “SPREAD JOY, SAY THANKS” BET: The Rotary Club of Homer-Kachemak Bay and Alaska Beauty Peony Co-op are still selling peony bouquets at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center this weekend as a way to “Spread joy, say thanks” to the Homer community. The bouquets are $20 and can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29-31. Proceeds will go to the rotary club and the peony growers. The second annual Homer Peony Celebration has been extended an additional week, so contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 907-235-7740 for more information.

BEST COMMUNITY DINING BET: Can’t decide what you want for dinner or where to go? Make a reservation for the recently returned congregate dining in the Silver Lining Cafe at Homer Senior Citizens, Inc! Homer Senior Citizens has reopened to the public and is serving dinner each weekday with a new menu. Reservations can be made by calling 907-235-7655. This week’s menu includes beef tacos and refried beans on Thursday; Reuben sandwiches and potato salad on Friday; pan-seared scallops with vegetables on Monday; Mongolian beef with bok choy rice on Tuesday; and Reuben sandwiches with potato salad on Wednesday.

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BET: Are you a photographer or videographer who loves to capture the beauty of the land around us? You still have time to enter the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center annual Homer photo competition! Winners will receive cash prizes for the best photos of Homer’s people, landscape and wildlife. With the sunshine this weekend, it’ll be the perfect opportunity to get out and capture all Homer has to offer. Enter your pictures at http://www.homerphotocontest.com/!

An orca whale swims in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, July 18, 2021, near Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

An orca whale swims in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, July 18, 2021, near Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Two orca whales swims in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, July 18, 2021, near Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Two orca whales swims in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, July 18, 2021, near Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

An orca whale swims in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, July 18, 2021, near Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

An orca whale swims in Kachemak Bay on Sunday, July 18, 2021, near Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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