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Out and About — Sept. 27, 2012


KFNP makes presentation of Exit Glacier oral history project

Kenai Fjords National Park staff will present a preview of an oral history project that recorded the used of the Exit Glacier area before 1980 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Seward Community Library. Hunting, trapping, snowmachining, and guiding were just a few of the topics that were explored. The interviews, photos, and maps are now illustrated on Project Jukebox, a digital oral history program at the University of Fairbanks. For information please call Shannon Kovac at 422-0541.

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

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

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.

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