Out & About — Feb. 23, 2012
Hazard mitigation grants discussion
The Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service Area is holding a special board meeting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 23, Seaview Plaza Building, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough Annex Office, Suite 122. On the agenda is the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Award and the FY2013 Budget. Agendas are available at the SBCFSA Office at 302 Railway Ave ., Suite 123 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday thru Thursday or on the SBCFSA Website at www.sewardbearcreekfloodservicearea.org.
Auction will benefit youth education, sports
The Qutekcak Native Trip Annual Education Youth and Sports Auction is at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 24, Seward Elementary Gym. Everyone is invited to the potluck and auction. Call Melanee at 224-3118 for information.
Blue and Gold Banquet is Friday
The Cub Scouts of Seward Pack 327 will hold the annual Blue and Gold Banquet beginning at 6 p.m ., Feb. 24. The evening will showcase character-building and skill-building activities that the Scouts have been busy with since the beginning of the school year. There will be songs, short skits, door prizes and a bake sale. The evening will also feature guest speaker Harold Faust, a former Seward Scoutmaster who will share some of his outdoor adventures Tickets for the event are $10 for an individual or $25 for a family, and includes a lasagna dinner and can be purchased at the door, or in advance by calling Jim Pfeiffenberger at 224-2697.
Ocean film premiers Feb. 24
The new film “Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship,” a new documentary from Green Fire Productions, starts its national tour at a special premiere at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at the KM Rae Auditoriumm, preceeded by socializing beginning at 6:30 p.m. “Ocean Frontiers” is an 80-minute voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country. The viewer meets an intermingling of unlikely allies, of industrial shippers and whale biologists, pig farmers and wetland ecologists, sport and commercial fishermen and snorkelers, and many more, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation. The event is organized by Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance, and co-hosted by Alaska SeaLife Center, Chugach National Forest, Kenai Fjords National Park and UAF Seward Marine Center.
Substitute teacher orientation offered
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will hold a substitute teacher orientation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 in Soldotna. Anyone interested in substitute teaching in Seward schools can contact Morgan Bossert at email@example.com or 907-714-8888.
Red Carpet Affair honors volunteers
Seward Senior Center is holding a Red Carpet Affair on Feb. 29 to honor the center’s volunteers. The event will feature live music, professional photo shoots and a prime rib meal. Contact the center at 224-5604 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Free tax preparation in Seward
Trained tax preparation volunteers are available to prepare and e-file returns at Seward Senior Center, 336 Third Ave ., courtesy of the AARP Foundation and the IRS. There are no age restrictions and volunteers are able to complete most individual returns. Sessions available are 8 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through April 11. Appointments are preferred, but walk ins are welcomed. Call 224-5604 for an appointment or information.
Calling all Girl Scouts
All girls and women, who are or ever were a Girl Scout, are invited to a bonfire celebrating the organization’s Birthday at 6:30 p.m. March 12, Forest Acres Campground (across from the Army Rec Camp). The evening will be filled with sharing stories, singing songs and the bonfire. E-mail SewardGirlScouts@gmail.com for information.
Library hours change
Seward Community Library hours are now 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, closed Sunday. The library is at 238 Fifth.
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