The Arts in Brief

Nutcracker Faire Dec. 5-6

The annual Homer Council on the Arts Nutcracker Faire is 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 6 at Homer High School. Browse arts and crafts and food booths and listen to live music. All arts and crafts being sold are 100-percent handmade gifts from Kenai Peninsula vendors. Tickets also are on sale for the Nutcracker Ballet.


Homer boy gets $1,000

from Awesome Foundation

The Alaska Chapter of the Awesome Foundation has awarded its $1,000 November grant to Rowyn Cunningham of Homer for the benefit of the Homer chapter of Amtgard, a Live Action Role Play game. Rowyn applied for funds to repair and replace some of the equipment that the group uses, and to obtain additional equipment for participants to borrow. The group meets on Fridays at the Homer Public Library to create equipment and on Saturday evenings to role play.

The Alaska Chapter of the Awesome Foundation started in June 2015 and is part of a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe. Each autonomous chapter supports projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These grants of $1,000 come out of pockets of the chapter’s “trustees” and are given on a no-strings-attached basis. To learn more about the Alaska Chapter, how to apply for a grant and the Awesome Foundation, visit To contact the Alaska Chapter, directly email

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