Family-friendly health fair Saturday

Annual Safe and Healthy Kids fair offers events, activities and fun for kids of all ages

Rain or shine, Homer’s 30th Annual Safe and Healthy Kids fair will take place on Saturday, May 6, at the Homer High School Parking Lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free, family-friendly event for children of all ages focuses on safety, health, wellness and fun.

The event is sponsored by South Peninsula Hospital, Sprout, Homer Parks and Recreation, Homer Volunteer Fire Department and South Peninsula Behavioral Health Services.

Annie Garay, community health and wellness educator for South Peninsula Hospital, said about 30 vendors and events will be included in the fair.

Events include a bike rodeo, free car seat check, a teddy bear clinic, Sea Legs — Homer’s original stilt troupe and children’s circus performance.

Helmets are required at the bike rodeo. Bring your own, or helmets will also be available for purchase on-site.

Other booths will include Alaska Autism Resource Center, Pier One Theatre, BOB the book mobile, Summit Physical Therapy and Arctic Chiropractic, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and more. HEA will provide a simulation trailer of what it’s like to be in an earthquake.

“We’ll also have a fire truck and ambulance that kids can tour and take photos of and kids can meet Beary, the Be Well Bear” Garay said.