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'Pieces of Me' author to speak at Seward library on Oct. 21

Local residents are invited to attend a book talk and signing on Oct. 21 at the Seward Community Library and Museum with Lizbeth Meredith, author of Pieces of Me: Rescuing my Kidnapped Daughters. In this book, Meredith shares her international...

 

Roger Fuson to share his stories on Oct. 8 at SCL&M

The public is invited to attend a family story time with professional storyteller Roger Fuson on Saturday Oct. 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Seward Community Library Museum. Fuson is a member of The Storytellers’ Guild of...

 

Wada statue dedication set for Sept. 23

The official dedication of the Jujiro Wada statue, erected this summer, will be on Friday, Sept. 23, starting at 1 p.m. The statue, which is located on the bike path at 6th and Railway, was commissioned by the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers and...

 

'Story Time' to begin Sept. 16

The Seward Community Library & Museum is gearing up for Story Time beginning on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Story Time is a weekly program full of stories, activities, and fun for children under 5 and their caregivers....

 

Library to hold 'World Hobbit Day' on Sept. 17

It’s almost World Hobbit Day! Join your friends at the Seward Community Library & Museum on Saturday, Sept. 17, to celebrate those hairy-footed, fictional friends, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! As part of the event, library staffwill have movies,...

 

SMS putting out call for painters to help with mural

The Seward Mural Society is putting out a call for volunteers to help with the completion of its latest mural project. The SMS is thrilled with this year’s beautiful design of two very large puffins by Master Artist Liza McElroy. When finished, thi...

 

'You Knew Me When' to visit Seward on Sept. 4

The husband and wife indie folk-rock duo You Knew Me When will perform in Seward. The couple, which is touring in support of its recently released EP "The Only You EP"will perform at the Yukon Bar in...

 

'The Child Behind the Eyes' to hit stage on Aug. 19

Seward is the first stop for the Far North and Pacific Northwest debut for a monodrama, featuring actress Nava Sarracino and original music composition by Christel Veraart. The Child Behind the Eyes, written by Israeli playwright Nava Semel, tells...

 

'You Knew Me When' bringing their craft compositions to the Yukon Bar

After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the husband and wife indie folk-rock duo You Knew Me When set plans to tour the nation for a full year … however, they never stopped. Since that time they have been...

 

Capra to appear at SCLM book signing

A book signing with Alaska historian Doug Capra will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library & Museum. Capra will sign books, answer questions and share stories from his book, ”The Spaces...

 

Pretty Gritty, Small Souls to perform locally

Seward will play to two popular musical acts next week as a pair of Oregon duos hit the stage at the Yukon for a pair of performances. Pretty Gritty and Small Souls will both be performing as part of their stay in Alaska. Pretty Gritty...

 

Seward Dance Extravaganza is scheduled for Aug. 3-5

The 2nd Annual Seward Dance Extravaganza will take the City of Seward by storm beginning next week. The event, which is being sponsored by Anchorage’s Studio Pulse, Apex Gym and the Seward Arts Council, is scheduled to run from Aug. 3-5. The first...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    July 21, 2016

Library to host book signing by Alaska historian on July 23

Residents of the eastern Kenai Peninsula will find themselves with a special opportunity on Saturday, July 23. The Seward Community Linrary & Museum will be hosting a book signing event for...

 

Alaska Railroad sets annual print sale-and-sign events

The Alaska Railroad will release its 2015 annual poster/print at four public sale-and-signing events featuring artist Dawn Gerety who will sign the prints and posters. Anchorage: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 

Port City Players to present Capra play at conference

Some might say historian Doug Capra is obsessed. He has notebooks full of information about his obsession. He will talk to anyone who will listen about his obsession. He is a cheerleader for the...

 

Seward Music & Arts Festival 2014

This year’s Music and Arts Festival is dedicated to Jessi Nelson, the former director of music for the festival who died in a plane crash with her boyfriend last August just before the festival open...

 

Big Band Blast

When the Anchorage Community Band got together with the smaller Seward Community Band Saturday for a concert, the sound was big. There were 66 musicians packed on to the stage at the high school with an almost full house. Seward’s band organizer...

 

Sister city project comes to end, friendship lives on

After a jam packed week of painting and sight seeing, the sister city mural project came to an end last week. The final product, above, was a labor of love say the mural artists. When the Obihiro...

 

The Art of Friendship

Artists from Seward's sister city, Obihiro, Japan, have arrived safely and got right to work. Well, first they were treated to an outdoor meal at the home of Seward Mural Society member Dot Bardarson...

 

Mark calendar for music & arts festival

Mark your calendar for Sept. 26-28. In just 15 days, the 11th Annual Seward Music and Arts Festival will kick-off with a diverse lineup of musical and dance performances including special guests,...

 

Bands partner for concert

For the first time, the small but dedicated group of musicians that make up the Seward Community Band, is partnering with a larger band to offer a big band sound to Seward. With the help of a...

 

First Friday Art Walk features diverse talent

First Friday Art Walk features diverse talent Friday, Sept. 5 6-8 p.m. Zudy’s: Catherine Schneider. Original paintings and 3 dimensional art Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center: Tom Missel. ”Alaska National Parks”-original oil paintings...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 28, 2014

Red doors and Indian smiles to grace gallery walls

The 40th Alaska Watercolor Juried Show has selected two of Seward's artists for its upcoming annual exhibition. This year it will show at the Blue Holloman Gallery in Anchorage with the opening night...

 

Fingerpicking champion to perform

Only one person has ever won the world’s top competitions in both “fingerstyle” and “classical” guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. That person,...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 21, 2014

Sister city sending artists

After a 40 year relationship with Seward's sister city Obihiro, Japan, a new phrase of that sisterhood is about to about to begin. On September 6, a contingent of artists will arrive in Seward, take...

 

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