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SPRD Activities — May 3, 2012

 


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tyc@cityofseward.net - 224-5472

Middle School Dance - The last dance of the school year is 7:30-10 p.m. May 11. The cost is $5.

Summer Camp early bird registration is underway for youth in grades 1-6. The 12-week program, which is open to first through sixth graders, features physical activities in and around Seward such as hiking, playing sports, local playgrounds, crafts and more.

TYC Adventure Camp is an active camp designed for fifth through seventh graders. The adventures include kayaking, camping, baseball games and clam digging. Early registration is open.

After School Program — 3:15-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Teen and Youth Center staffs the recreational program for youth in grades K-6. The ASP emphasizes cooperative play, team building, leadership opportunities, homework help, physical activities, outdoor play and crafts of all sorts in a socially rich environment. Participants can take Bus 3 to the TYC. Sign up at the TYC or call 224-5472 for information.

Sports & Rec

Call 224-4054 for information

Pink Cheeks Triathlon space is still available for the race at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5. The race season begins with the 21st annual Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon. Pink Cheeks is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5-kilometer run, 10-kilometer bike and 900-yard pool swim. Participants can sign up as a team or compete solo. The fee is $180 per adult team, $105 for youth teams and $90 for solo participants. To volunteer or register email sprd@ cityofseward.net, call 224-4054 or visit http://www.cityofseward.us

The last Disco Skate of the season is 5:30-7 p.m ., May 11 and features DJed music, disco lights, limbo and prizes. Costumes are welcomed.

Super Saturday Cleanup is Saturday, May 12. Participants will help clean up the litter and trash around town. There are prizes, donated by local businesses, for those who collect the most trash. Collection bags can be picked up at Sports and Rec from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A hot dog feed and awards ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at Branson Pavilion. For information call SPRD at 224-4054.

Terry Tires Bike Rodeo is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12. Children, elementary school age and younger, are invited to visit bike stations including mechanic’s alley for a free tune up. The Seward Police Department will sponsor Enjoy hot dogs and chips at the Chuck Wagon, and at Shoreside’s Helmet Junction you can be fitted for a helmet for only $5.

Exit Glacier Run begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19. The 30th annual Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Race is open to all ages and ability levels. The race consists of a 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer run on a paved road with a gradual decline. The awards ceremony follows the race at 11:30 a.m. at the Resurrection Roadhouse. This year’s race will also feature the Special Olympics Torch Run by Seward Police Department. The fee, through April 28, is $60 per family, $20 for adults and $9 for youth under 17. Register early to reserve a spot in this year’s race.

Kids Fish Day is 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at 1st Lake. The free event includes trout fishing, free hot dogs, prizes donated by local businesses and a raffle that begins at noon. A parent or guardian must accompany each child.

SEIRP Camp (Slide from Education Into Recreation Programs) is May 24-25. On May 24 the group will check out Putter’s Wild, Anchorage’s new 3D undersea miniature golf course. The trip includes transportation, 18 holes of golf, pizza and drinks. The early bird rate of $65 is due May 11. On May 25 SEIRP will hit the water slide at the Nikiski Pool. After-swim snacks will be provided. Participants need to bring swim gear, towel and sack lunch. The early bird fee of $55 is due May 11.

The Bear Bell Run for youth 5 to 12 years old is set for 11 a.m. (check-in at 10:30) Friday, June 8. The 1-mile course along the bike path beginning at the Wellington picnic area. Entry fees are $11 by May 20, $13 by May 27 and $15 after May 27. TYC day campers pay $10 and transportation will be provided. The event is sponsored by Bear’s Den B&B and Lodging. For information call 224-4054.

The second annual Challenger British Soccer Camp, the largest and most popular soccer camp program in the USA and Canada, is set for June 25-29 at the Seward Elementary School Soccer Field. The camp, for 3- to 18-year-old youth, includes a free ball and shirt. Those interested in the camp can sign up online at http://www.challengersports.com by May 11 for the free replica jersey. The fee for first kicks, 3 to 5 year olds is $72 and for older children the fee is $86.

Rock Wall hours are now 5-8 p.m. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Fridays and 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m ., and 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays. First time climbers are asked to contact Maggie at mwilkins@cityofseward.net or 224-4054 to line up a belay clinic. Rock Wall Parties can be arranged for events like birthday parties by contacting Maggie at the above address.

 

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