Out & About — Sept. 20, 2012
Blood drive set
A blood donation drive is planned for 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 24 at Providence Seward/Mountain Haven. For information or to make an appointment call Brittany at 224-2988.
Open house for sailors planned
AVTEC’s Alaska Maritime Training Center will hold an open house for sailors from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 at 809 Second Ave. The evening will include a social with light refreshments, a sailing presentation, training facility tour and ship bridge simulator tour.
Health board seeks applicants
The Seward Community Health Center Board of Directors is seeking applicants to fill two vacancies on the board. Currently, the board meets once a month, the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. People interested in the future of health care in Seward are welcome to contact Marianna Keil at 362-1781. The next board meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 at Seward Mountain Haven conference room. The public is welcome to attend.
Polar Bear Jump Off signup available
People who want to leap into frigid Resurrection Bay for the Seward Polar Bear Jump Off in January can now register. The fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is set for Jan. 18-20, with the jump on Jan. 19.
In order to jump, participants must raise at least $750 and turn in their contributions by 11:45 a.m. on jump day. The number of participants is limited to 150, and about half of the slots are already filled. To register or volunteer send an email to email@example.com.
KPC offers yoga
Yoga instruction is offered this fall by Kenai Peninsula College Resurrection Bay Extension Site. Gail Burard will teach the 10-class beginning class which starts Oct. 4. Students will learn yoga postures, breathing and relaxing techniques. The sessions are an hour and a half beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Seward High School cafeteria. Call or email KPC’s Resurrection Bay Extension Site Coordinator Jackie Marshall for information at 224-2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas, art and craft donations wanted
Seward Senior Center is collecting donations of new and old Christmas decorations, craft supplies, and art and wall decor as part of a fundraiser to purchase a new van for the center. The fundraiser is 10 a.m.-3p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. A lunch of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches will be served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The center is at Third and Jefferson.
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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