Out & About — Sept. 6, 2012
Chamber plans volunteer appreciation party
Seward Chamber of Commerce is holding a volunteer appreciation party from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Chinook’s Restaurant. Those attending are asked to wear Chamber of Commerce volunteer T-shirts and prizes will be awarded to the volunteer wearing the oldest volunteer T-shirt.
Library Story Hour begins
Seward Community Library’s Friday morning Story Hour resumes at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 7. Story Hour includes stories, songs and activities especially for children 3-5 years old and their caregivers. The program is free and siblings are welcome. Dates and themes for September are Sept. 7, Construction Zone; Sept. 14, Jam Jamboree; Sept. 21, Who Hoots? and Sept. 28, Super Heros A-Z! Contact the Library at 224-4082 with any questions.
Fall Fun Re-Run is Saturday
The Fall Fun Re-Run 5-kilometer foot race is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at Exit Glacier. The event benefits Seward Parks and Recreation Department programs, and the entry fee for those who register online at www.cityofseward.us is $25. Registration the day of the race is $35. Participants will receive a T-shirt from a former SPRD event. Check in is 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at SPRD gym. Day of the race registration begins at 10 a.m. Information is available by calling 224-4054.
Hurricane Dave takes the stage Saturday
Songwriter/recording artist Hurricane Dave, Alaska’s Wide-Eyed Cheechako, will make his final 2012 appearance in Seward at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The Anchorage-based entertainer brings his quirky Alaska songs and a music style he calls Acoustic Country With a Smile back to Resurrect Art Coffee House. Dave sings about combat fishing, souvenir shopping, the human hibernation instinct, Iditarod mushing, riding the Alaska Railroad, and, of course, our most infamous former governor (“Please Don’t Ask Me About Her”). No cover; pay-as-you-can. Information is available by calling 224-7161 or online at www.hurricanedavemusic.com.
Arts council presents Dan McElrath
Seward Arts Council is hosting the first concert of the Winter Music Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, Seward High School. Jazz pianist Dan McElrath, who played in the 2010 Winter Concert Series is the performer. McElrath is a graduate of the Furman University School of Music. He has performed for the past 30 years in venues across America covering a wide range of musical styles from gospel to contemporary jazz. Tickets are $10-$12.
Civil Air Patrol holds open house
Seward CAP will hold an open house for prospective cadets, ages 12-18, and parents at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 followed by a barbecue at 6:30 p.m ., free for all community members. The recently completed operations center, the silver hanger on Airport Road, will be open for tours. For information, visit gocivilairpatrol.com or call Commander Brandon Anderson at 491-0385, or Deputy Commander of Cadets, Stephanie Presley at 980-8386.
Art festival entries being accepted
Entries are being accepted for the Community Art Show, which is held at the Seward Music & Arts Festival in late September. The artwork can be in any medium and this year’s theme is Alaskan Wood Frog. Contact Bethany Waggoner at email@example.com for information.
SPD offers opportunity to safely dispose of medicines
An opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs is set for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at Safeway.
The Seward Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will coordinate the drug take back and the medications for disposal can be taken to Safeway Pharmacy on Sept. 29. The service is free and anonymous. No questions will be asked.
The Seward Police Department, in Seward City Hall at Fourth and Adams, accepts unused prescription medications for destruction anytime.
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