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Out & About — Feb. 7, 2013


Community Health Center meeting rescheduled

The Seward Community Health Center meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight at the Seward Mountain Haven Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend. Contact for information.

Teleconferenced constituents’ meeting set

The first teleconferenced constituents’ meeting of the 28th Legislative Session will be held from 6 to 7 p.m, tonight at the Seward Legislative Information Office (LIO), 302 Railway, Suite 107. The meeting will be hosted by Representatives Chenault, Seaton and Olson and Senators Giessel and Micciche. Contact the LIO for information about the teleconference or to be added to an email list for weekly updates,, 224-5066.

Radio advisory board meets

A formal meeting of the KIBH-FM Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be held at 7 p.m. tonight in the community room of the Seward Community Library Museum at 239 Sixth. 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 preset 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 or 491-5793.

Booster Club sponsors two silent auctions

The Seahawk Booster Club is holding two silent auctions during the Seahawk Classic Basketball Tournament from 4 to 8 p.m tonight and 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at the Seward High School gym. The Green and Gold auction held tonight will give fans an opportunity to take home Seahawk wear such as hats, scarves, T-shirts, jackets and blankets. Winning bids from Friday’s auction will take home featured deserts. To donate items or receive further information contact Kim Reierson, 224-3351.

Seward hosts 16th annual Ocean Sciences Bowl

The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl, a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans, will take place Friday, Feb 8 to Sunday, Feb 10 at Seward High School The regional event is part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl and the winning team of the Alaska Tsunami Bowl competes against other regional teams from all over the United States. The oral presentations, quiz matches and awards ceremony are open to the public. Visit website to see full schedule of events: For information or to volunteer, contact Phyllis Shoemaker,, 224-4312

Final Seward ranger avalanche class set

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. 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 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.

Community discusses middle school change

Seward Schools Site-Based Council will host Your Voice, Our Schools meeting to open discussion of forecasted low middle school enrollment to community stakeholders 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the middle school. In an effort to stabilize programs and staffing, one concept being discussed is moving the sixth grade from the elementary school to the middle school. All community members are welcome to come, share their thoughts and offer suggestions or alternatives. For information, contact Leigh Ray, secretary of the Seward Schools Site-Based Council at

Pancake supper celebrates Shrove Tuesday

Local Episcopal and Lutheran churches join forces to offer a pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. 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.

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. 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.

Former LOG editor signs copies of her new book

Alaska writer and former LOG editor Cinthia Ritchie discusses and signs copies of her new novel “Dolls Behaving Badly” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 at Barnes & Noble Booksellers and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9 at Fireside Books in Palmer. Ritchie will also be featured in the 49 Writers Craft Talk series discussing How to Finish Your Book When You Don’t Have Time to Finish Your Book at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at Great Harvest Bread Company in Anchorage. Visit her website,, for information.

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