Out & About — July 19, 2012
Civil Air Patrol unveils new center
Seward Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol will hold an open house for it’s new operations center from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The CAP Operations Center is a designed to be a functioning flight operations center for not only CAP operations, but also to integrate with other organizations during emergencies. An example of this was that this facility was used extensively by Alaska State Troopers and the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group during the search for the missing Mount Marathon runner. We invite all members of the various emergency response organizations in the Seward area, as well as anyone in the public who wants to learn more about the Civil Air Patrol. There will be a barbeque with hamburgers and hot dogs, too. The operations center is at the Seward airport in the silver hanger.
Health services offered
Visiting nurse Yvette Barrows NM will visit Seward Public Health Center July 19-20. A walk-in clinic will be held 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. on July 19. Appointments are available for July 20. Call 224-5567 for appointments. The center is at 201 Third, Suite 200. The services are offered on a sliding fee scale, but those who are unable to pay will not be denied services.
Public Health Center closed for a few days.
The Seward Public Health Center will close at 3 p.m. July 23 and will be closed until Friday, July 27.
Library to host storytellers
Dream On! Storytellers Bobby & Sherry Norfolk will be at Seward Community Library, 238 Fifth, at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The acclaimed storytellers will show how to “dream on” with fun-filled interactive stories about making dreams come true. There’s never a dull moment as Sherry and Bobby take the stage to bring exuberant tales to animated life. The event is recommended for ages 2-12.
Cartoonist, author to give workshop
Cartoonist Jason Shiga, author of “Meanwhile” and “Empire State” for a workshop at 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 27. Shiga will talk about his experiments in interactive comics, culminating in the making of award-winning “Meanwhile.” Afterward, he will lead a brief workshop on how to get started making unfolding interactive comics. Registration recommended and prizes will be awarded to the first ten students who sign-up. The workshop is recommended for ages 10 and up.
Permitting assistance offered
A multi-agency Permitting and Agency Information Day is planned for noon-6 p.m. July 24 at the Legends Building at Fifth and Washington. Agency representatives will be available to assist with project or permit applications and provide information on planning, permitting, floodplain management, national flood insurance, wildlife management, and habitat and wetlands. The event is sponsored by the River Center, Kenai Peninsula Borough, City of Seward, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seward/Bear Creek Flood Service area and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Exchange seeks housing
Four students, three young women and one young man, will visit Seward from Obihiro, Japan between July 22 and Aug. 3. Deb Bond, coordinator for the Student Exchange Program for the City of Seward, seeks help in finding home stays for the exchange guests or providing activities and insights into life here in Alaska. Those who can provide housing or want to ask specific questions about homestays can contact Jim Herbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-8000 until the end of June, or contact Deb Bond at email@example.com or 224-3704.
Bookin’ for Books Trail Run set for July 21
The Bookin’ for Books Trail Run will be at noon July 21. Two courses are offered — a 3.8-mile run from 12 Mile Divide to Grayling Lake Trailhead or a 6.4-mile run from Primrose Campground to Grayling Lake Trailhead. Proceeds from the run benefit the Seward/Moose Pass Imagination Library program. (Imagination Library provides a free book each month to enrolled children from birth to 5 years old.) There is no fee to enter the race. Instead a donation of $30 is suggested. Bib pickup is 5-7 p.m. July 20 at Progressive Chiropractic at Mile 3.6 Seward Highway, or from 9-11 a.m. at the race start locations. Parking will be available near the starting line and transportation will be provided from the finish line back to the parked vehicles. For information contact Lidia Petersen at 362-6201.
Boosters plan golf tourney
The annual Seward Seahawks Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament will be July 28 at the Birch Ridge Golf Course in Soldotna. The tournament format is a best ball scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Cost of the tournament is $100, which includes the longest drive contest, the closest to the pin contest and two mulligans. The fundraiser benefits the high school athletic programs. To participate contact Kim Reierson at 224-3228.
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