Places to Chill

The R.E.C. Room

Location:

3957 Nielsen Circle (off Ben Walters Lane, next door to the Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic).

Contact:

235-3436
recroom@kbfpc.org

http://HomerRECRoom.org

Hours:

Open Monday – Friday from 3pm – 6pm

What is It?

The R.E.C Room (a Youth Resource & Enrichment Co-op) offers teens ages 12-18 a safe and welcoming environment to socialize with friends after school and get connected with positive activities and education opportunities for youth. Free ongoing programs include cooking classes, digital music production classes, poetry workshops, computer programming instruction, and workshops on healthy relationships. The R.E.C. Room offers guitars, computers and wi-fi, X-Box Kinect, art supplies, a keyboard, a library, free snacks, and other games.

A Youth Program manager is always available to help teens sort through problems or help them address urgent crises like homelessness or depression.

Free to all teens!

Volunteer:

– for fun and fundraising events
– as part of a community service project
– as part of a ‘Senior Project’
– to organize the clothing swap closet
– to offer your own class or start a group

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Tech Connect

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Location:

432 E Pioneer Ave # C

Contact:

(907) 235-5248

techcon@acs.net

www.techconnectinc.net

Hours:

Monday  – Friday  9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm

What is it?

Retail of electronics and electronic equipment.

Things sold:

Computer equipment and accessories, general electronics

Employment, hires under 18?

Yes, 14+ resume required.

Stocking, dusting, cleaning, floor staff, etc. Teaching general work skills and employer/employee expections.

Teen services:

Instruction on how to use and build electronics.

What can teens do?

Apply for work. Shop. The owners and employees are knowledgeable about technology and can teach interested people new skills such as computer building.

 

Homer Bookstore

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Location:

332 East Pioneer Ave. #1

Contact:

907-235-7496 ; 1-888-635-BOOK (toll free) ;

homerbookstore@ak.net

www.homerbookstore.com

Hours:

Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm  Summer

Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm Winter

What is it?

“The Homer Bookstore, the oldest independent bookstore on the Kenai Peninsula, and is very likely the longest running general bookstore in Alaskan history.” Espresso Bar.

Hang out, read a book, have a coffee or hot chocolate.

Spit Sisters

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Location:

Harbor View Boardwalk #5

Homer Spit Road

Contact:

Summer: 907-235-4921 or 907-299-2285

info@spitsisterscafe.com

http://www.spitsisterscafe.com/

Hours:

5 a.m.-4 p.m. daily

What is it?

Cafe serving bagels, breakfast burritos, sweet treats, biscuits and gravy. They also have box lunches. On Website.

La Baleine Cafe

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Location:

4460 Homer Spit Rd

Contact:

907-299-6672

labaleine@withinthewild.com

http://labaleinecafe.com/

Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday 5am – 4pm Summer

What is it?

Cafe on the spit serving breakfast, soups, salads, baked goods.

Menu on website.

Cosmic Kitchen

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Location:

510 E. Pioneer

Contact:

(907) 235-6355

eat@cosmickitchenalaska.com

http://www.cosmickitchenalaska.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cosmickitchenalaska

Hours:

Monday-Saturday 9am – 7pm

What is it?

Cafe serving burritos, tacos, seafood, salads, gyros, soups, sandwiches. Breakfast lunch and mexican. Fresh salsas, soup and marinated chicken and stake daily. Lots of vegetarion options – they use peanut and canola oil.

They sell gift cards, t-shirts, mugs and hoodies.

 

Two Sisters

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Location:

233 E Bunnell Ave

Contact:

(907) 235-2280 ;

baked@xyz.net

http://twosistersbakery.net/

Hours:

Monday – Friday:  7am – 6pm, Saturday 7am – 4pm, Sunday 9am – 2pm

Dinner hours Wed. – Sat. 6pm to 9pm

What is it?

Bakery, cafe and coffee shop. Sells T-shirts, gifts and more. Regular fresh bread baked daily on a regular weekly schedule.

What Can Teens do?

Eat and hang out.

Fat Olive’s Cafe

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Location:

276 Ohlson Ln

Contact:

(907) 235-8488

fatolives@gmail.com

http://www.fatoliveshomer.com/

Hours:

Daily 11am – 8:30 pm. Varies seasonally.

What is it?

Lively spot set in a former garage serving wood-fired pizza, steaks & sandwiches, plus beer & wine.

What is it?

Take-out and by-the-slice pizza. Restaurant serving pizza, steaks, seafood, pasta, salad, appetizers, desserts  ;

Menu on website.

Employment:

Hires 16+ Parent consent is required. Contact the owner: Tiny 235-8488 fill out a job application and turn it in. Jobs include: Waitress, dishwasher.etc.

What can Teens do?

Eat in a restaurant setting with friends and hang out.

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Far Out Cafe

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Location:

3585 East End Rd

Contact:

(907) 435-0626

Hours:

Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm, Saturday 9am – 3pm

What is it?

Cafe and coffee shop. Serves breakfast, sandwiches, salads, soups.Incorporates our local farmers produce into their menu.

What can Teens do?

Hang out drink coffee.

Employment:

Just turn in an application.

Captain’s Coffee

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Location:

295 E. Pioneer Ave. Homer, Alaska

Contact:

Owner Ty Gates- 907-235-4970

CaptainsCoffeeAK@gmail.com

http://captainscoffee.com/

Hours:

Summer 6:30 am to 5:30 pm / Winter 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

What is it?

Coffee shop serving espresso and tea drinks, homemade snacks by Fritz Creek, coffee brewing equipment  French presses and the home coffee brewers and the espresso machines, thermoses, stovetop espresso machines, shirts, mugs, and local art. Roasts their own coffee beans.

Discounts:

10% student discount with student ID.

What is it? What can teens do?

A meeting place for people and to get coffee. Kids can come in and use the Wi-Fi and study before classes and stuff. They have the daily papers here. A lot of people meet here and discuss things and just hang out.

Employment:

Hires 16+. Ty Gates (Owner): “And one thing that I do like when people come in is to bring a resume and one that’s neat.  That’s really important.  I get some resumes that looks like a guy wrote it on his knee out in the car before he came in the door.  If I can’t read it I just toss it in the can. Neatness is really important –  we handwrite all the labels and sometimes receipts are written and it’s got to be legible to everybody.”

Baristas (Captains Coffee trains new employees).  Baristas are responsible for all the closing and the managing stuff, even the ordering.

Benefits to teens:

Youth employment, learn work ethics, local, safe, meeting place. Espresso drinks and local snacks.

All Hopped Up

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Location:

280 W Pioneer Ave

Contact:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/All-Hopped-Up

What is it?

Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch

What can teens do?

Come hang out and drink coffee and tea, eat breakfast burritos, a variety of noodles and much more.

Karen Hornaday Park

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Location:

629 Fairview Ave

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/…/Karen-Hornaday-Park/132843656795777

What is it?

Campground located on the wooded hillside above Hornaday Park and Playground, this campground offers 31 sheltered sites with picnic tables and fire rings.   There is potable water available next to the registration kiosk at the entrance to the campground, as well as pit toilets.  Flush restrooms are located in Hornaday Park.  

What can teens do?

Hang out, go camping.

Cost?

$15/RV/night; $8/tent/night.

KBay Caffe

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Location:

397 W. Pioneer

Hours:

Monday – Friday 7am – 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 8am – 8pm

What is it?

Cafe serving organic food, CDs and music, local ceramics and artwork, baked goods, burritos, soups, entres, wraps, smoothies, milkshakes, espresso, teas, ready to drink, drinks. Roasts their own coffee beans.

Teen Services:

KBay is a place to hang out that’s warm and welcoming. There’s free internet, instruments available to play (piano, guitar, drums, etc). They host various events such as Open Mic Nights and Poetry Slams open to everyone to either participate in or attend: “a great opportunity for teen musicians and artists and poets and drama and theater folks and really anybody who wants to kind of share what their artistic expression of their life experience is through creative means.”

Employment:

Hire under 18. Barista, cleaner, activity director; resume is required, dress casual, must be clean and presentable.

Contact Michael, 235-1551 or 299-0880

Homer Public Library

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Location:

500 Hazel Ave

Contact:

907-435-3195 or  907-235-3180 (Library)

library@cityofhomer-ak.gov

info@friendshomerlibrary.org

http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library

Hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am – 6pm, Tues & Thurs 10am – 8pm

Volunteer:

The Friends of the Homer Public Library provides volunteer support for library programs and services, raise funds that enrich the library experience and promotes the use and enjoyment of the library. The Library depends on dozen of volunteers who help support monthly programs, book sales, and special programs like the Top Drawer Collection and BIZ-Idea.

Sales:

There are always books for sale.

Teen Services:

The Library is a space for teens to hang out after school. They have study rooms that are soundproofed and will allow students work on things such as music production ot online classes, but can also be used by small groups wanting to hang out and be able to talk (because the main part of the library is quiet). They also have books, movies, music, and audiobooks available for checkout, as well as free wifi and computers, access to online databases and study-aid programs that can help with people looking to take the SATs or GED. The Library also has access to Mango Languages, and online resource for learning new languages. The Library also holds occasional activities and special events for teens throughout the year. Learn more at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/teens

Young Parents:

Young parents can find several resources at the Homer Library, including storytime, reading packets, and safety information. More resources for young parents are available at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/resources-parents-0.

Volunteer:

The Library often has youth volunteers throughout the year. Seniors working on their final projects, as well as students looking to get involved during the summer. Volunteers do things such as: shelve books, dust, work out back, read stories to preschoolers or otherwise help out up front, or even serve on the Library Advisory Board and Friends of Homer Library Board.

Employment:

Employment is experience, not age based. The Library would like to start providing summer internships if they could get the funding.

Benefits to Teens:

“One is that everything in here is absolutely free.  If you get a library card the ‘world is your oyster’, because we live in a world of information and there is no where else you can get accurate information for free. Everyone here is interested in helping you.  We have a free phone at the entrance, which is a hot commodity in Homer; because I don’t think there are actually any free phones here.”