Out & About — Oct. 18, 2012
Pumpkin Prowl set for Saturday
The Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl for ages 9 and under will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Forest Acres Park. Children search for mini pumpkins, roast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa. The free event for the youth is sponsored by Glacier Family Medicine, Seward Parks and Recreation and TYC Councils.
Family Masquerade Ball set
The eighth Annual Family Masquerade Ball, sponsored by Seward Parks and Rec, is 7-9 p.m ., Saturday, Oct. 20 at Seward Resort. Spooktacular prizes are offered and the costume contest begins at 8 p.m. The fee is $3 for those in costume, $4 without costume, $10 per family. The event is sponsored by Seward Resort, Polar Bear Jumpoff Festival and SPRD.
Halloween carnival is coming soon
Seward’s Annual Halloween Carnival promised to be bigger and better than ever with contests, games and food for everyone. The event is 6-9 p.m ., Wednesday, Oct. 31 at Dale Lindsey Railroad Terminal. Applications for booths may be picked up at the SPRD office in the AVTEC’s Student Services Center or at the high school. For information contact Shari Adelmann at 224-4054. The carnival is presented by Seward Parks and Recreation, Seward Seahawk’s Athletic Booster Club, and the Teen and Youth Center Councils.
Fall Masquerade Book Bash planned
A Fall Masquerade Book Bash will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Seward Community Library. Those attending are encouraged to wear a costume. The event will include food, fun, crafts and children’s book reading based on a fall theme. The bash is sponsored by Imagination Library and Best Beginnings.
Alaska economy presentation set
Karen Sefton, First National Bank Alaska, will talk about Alaska’s economy at 12:15 p.m ., Oct. 23 at Seward Senior Center. The presentation focuses on the three-legged stool nature of the state’s economy, and how oil industry sector contributes to the economy.
Health fair slated for Saturday
The annual Seward Community Health Fair is from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 20 at the AVTEC gym on Fourth. Free health education with exhibitors teaching health and safety topics. Screenings for blood pressure, vision, dental and glaucoma will be offered. Some blood tests require fasting and information is available at www.AlaskaHealthFair.org. This year’s health fair is sponsored by Seward Rotary Club and AVTEC.
Seward Prevention Coalition holds town hall meeting
A town hall meeting is planned by Seward Prevention Coalition from 6:30-8:30 p.m ., Tuesday, Oct. 23. Contact Seward Library Museum Director Patty Linville, 224-4008, or any coalition member for location and information.
School volunteers needed
Seward Elementary School teaches have made a request to Seward Senior Center for volunteers. The in-school volunteers provide support in multiple capacities such as reading to children, and helping with special events and projects. The application for volunteers is online at www.kpbsdk12.ak.us and Senior Center staff can assist with the application process.
RBCA beer and wine tasting event planned
Tickets are now on sale for Resurrection Bay Conservation Alliance’s 6th Annual Beer & Wine Tasting to be held from 7-10 p.m. Nov. 3 at Alaska SeaLife Center. The event will feature local brewers and vintners from Kenai, Soldotna, Homer, Talkeetna and Anchorage. This year more Seward brews are included and there will be a variety of door prizes.
While perusing the silent auction, sample appetizers and desserts donated by creative regional and local chefs competing in the annual Chef-Off and Dessert Challenge cooking contests. RBCA is looking for more local participation in the food contests and auction contributions. Contact Pam Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 422-7124 about contributions and contest participation.
Advance ticket purchase is recommended. The entrance fee is $38 per person and can be made through PayPal at www.rbca-alaska.org, or visit the office at 909 Third to pay with cash. Proceeds from the event benefit RBCA’s community projects.
Academy Café to open
The Academy Café at AVTEC will open on Thursday, Oct. 25 and remain open till Thursday, Dec. 13. The theme of the café this fall is Tour of Latin America. Reservations need to be made online at www.avtec.edu. Under hot topics click on the link to Academy Café reservations.
Quilting group meets at senior center
Seward Senior Center has begun hosting a machine quilting group every Monday from 1-3:30 p.m. All interested quilters are welcome.
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