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Out & About — Jan. 31, 2013

 


High school hosts debate, drama and forensics tournament

A debate, drama and forensics (DDF) tournament is scheduled for 2:30 to 5 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4 at the high school auditorium. Seward High School and Nikiski High will compete in a modified tournament to qualify participants for the state DDF tournament. Audiences are welcomed and encouraged at this public event. For more information contact Agusta Lind at 224-3356, ext. 7588 or alind@kpbsd.k12.ak.us.

Community Radio Advisory Board meets

A formal meeting of the KIBH-FM Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the community room of the Seward Community Library Museum at 239 Sixth Avenue. KIBH-FM is licensed to Seward and programming will commence early this spring at 91.7 on the FM dial. The meeting will be headlined by a short list of topics including increasing area participation by expanding the present advisory board, taking steps toward establishing broadcast service as soon as possible and determining community programming needs. The KIBH-FM CAB is an independent community association of local residents. For information contact Wolfgang Kurtz at wolfk@sewardpublic.org or 491-5793.

Kenai Peninsula Borough seeks public input

KPB Land Management Division staff will be available to answer questions and assist the public on using interactive maps to provide comment on lands of local importance. The public input land survey will be available online until Feb. 28 at tinyurl.com/kpbentitled. Public research and comments will contribute to the selection of the remaining 28,000 acres of the KPB land entitlement. Computer stations will be available for the public to review maps and submit input. KPB staff will also be present at the Seward Bear Creek Area Flood Service Board (SBCAFSB) meeting that evening to undertake a formal presentation and discussion. The open house and meeting will take place at 302 Railway Ave, Suite 122 in the Sea View Plaza. The open house begins at 3 p.m. and the SBCAFSB meeting begins at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4. For information call 224-4001 or 1-800-478-4441 ext. 2205.

Final Seward ranger avalanche class

A free Avalanche Awareness Class will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 in the upstairs conference room of the Seward Community Library Museum at 239 Sixth Ave. The class is open to anyone who wants to attend to learn about avalanche safety or wants a review of techniques. Topics covered will include Human Factors, Terrain, Weather and Snowpack Evaluation. Finally, Avalanche Rescue Techniques will be explored including a practical, hands-on session regarding avalanche beacon use. The avalanche beacon practice will be outside for a couple of hours so bring some warm clothes, lunch and an avalanche beacon. The class will run about six hours including a lunch break. For information contact Alex McLain at 288-7710.

Pancake supper celebrates Shrove Tuesday

Local Episcopal and Lutheran churches join forces to offer a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Lutheran church on the corner of Third and Jefferson. Shrove Tuesday (also known as Pancake Tuesday, Pancake Day, Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday) is the day preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday. The cost to attend is $5 per person and $20 per family. For information contact Lisa Williams at 224-2070.

Seward High graduate debuts theater company in New York

Kenny Faust, a 2004 graduate of Seward High School turned Artistic Director of Secondhand Theatre Company, will premiere the company’s first original play, “Twitterverse,” from Feb. 11 to Feb. 16 in Manhattan, New York. Faust was born in Seward and received a degree in Acting / Directing from Eastern Oregon University. He studied at the Stella Adler School of Acting in New York City, before launching Secondhand Theatre in 2011. “Twitterverse” is a show that explores market dynamics, doubt, and fate within a world where everyone is connected — whether they like it or not.

The group is working towards creating a self-sustaining theatrical troupe and must raise funds to support this show’s production budget of $3,523. Monies will go toward renting out performance space, minimal set, lights, costumes, props, marketing, and compensation for contributing artists. Those interested in contributing to this project can visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/966104221/twitterverse.

Port City Players rehearses new production

Port City Players will open their newest mainstage production, “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel,” by Mitch Albom, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Seward High School Theatre. The play will run for three weekends, with shows at 7 p.m. on Feb. 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, Mar. 1 and 2. Hailed by audiences as a comedy with a heartfelt message, the play follows the intersecting paths of the two guilt-ridden duck hunters, a depressed tabloid journalist, his reluctant photographer, their crazed boss, a shopgirl at a local Gasmart, a half-man/half-alligator and a ghost. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for SAC members, students and military. Advanced tickets are available at Hotel Seward, 224-8001, Seward Resort, 224-2659 and One Shot Photography, 224-3117.

Jump Rope For Heart event set

Seward Elementary School partners with the American Heart Association (AHA) to host a Jump Rope For Heart (JRFH) event, 3:10 to 4:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the school’s gym. JRFH integrates a service learning project with healthy living promotion, as children raise money by jumping rope in support of AHA’s fight against heart disease. The Student Leadership Team and Mrs. Ray are coordinating the event and those interested in donating can pledge participating students directly or visit fundraising website at jumpwsa.kintera.org/sewardelementarysealion.

Soldotna church holds 50th Anniversary Celebration

Christ Lutheran Church will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a worship service at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck at 12:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 at Christ Lutheran Church, Mile .25 Kenai Spur Highway, Soldotna. Call 262-4757 for more information.

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