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Out & About — March 7, 2013


Nurse practitioner visits

Deb Bailey, ANP, will visit the Seward Public Health Center from Wednesday, March 6 to Friday, March 8. Visits are by appointment only and services include pap smears and contraceptives for women in the childbearing years. There is a sliding scale fee and those with an inability to pay will not be denied services. The Seward Public Health Center is at 201 Third, Suite 202. For information call 224-5567.

Arts council brings Freud

Seward Arts Council presents a Cyrano’s Theatre Company production of “Freud’s Last Session” at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17 at the Seward High School Theatre. The play centers on legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud, who invites a young, little-known professor, C. S. Lewis, to his home in London. Freud and Lewis engage in a battle of wits that is exciting and thought-provoking. Tickets are $15 at the door with a discount to SAC members and students. For information email

Spring Break Up Festival returns

Seward Spring Break Up Festival returns for a third year next weekend, Friday, March 15 to Sunday, March 17 at various venues around town. Events planned include a pub crawl, live music, craft fair, Wii bowling, roller skating and a pirate costume contest. This year’s festival will help raise funds for the Seward Animal Shelter. For a schedule of events visit

Seward Prevention Coalition hosts monthly meeting

Seward Prevention Coalition welcomes current and new members to discuss results of town hall meeting and prevention of underage drinking projects/community action teams from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at the community room of Seward Community Library Museum. Adults and youth are welcome. For information contact or Joanie at 422-1051.

KBEA Scholarships available

The Kenai Borough Employees Association scholarship committee is accepting applications for four scholarships of $500 each until March 29. The scholarships are available to all 2013 graduates of public schools, private schools and home schools in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. Applications and instructions are available from any Kenai Peninsula Borough high school counselors office or on the borough’s web site at Applications can be mailed or dropped off at the Kenai Peninsula Borough, KBEA Scholarship Committee, 144 North Binkley Street, Soldotna, AK 99669.

Diaper Derby coming

The 27th annual Stylin’ Stitches Diaper Derby for children from newborns to 24 months will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30 It’s a combination talent show, beauty contest and fun romp for kids and their parents. Around 18 events including races and dancing contests are open to community tots. The Diaper Derby will be held at the AVTEC Gym and is presented by AVTEC and the City of Seward Parks and Recreation Department. For information email Melanie Hauze at or call 224-4054.

Nonprofit board development class offered

A board development class will be conducted by Foraker Group Training at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at the Seward Community Library Museum. The training will focus on board roles and responsibilities and the differences between staff and board functions within a nonprofit organization. The cost is $25 for Foraker Group members and $65 otherwise. The Seward Community Foundation will reimburse $40 per attendee for up to 4 members of Seward/Moose Pass organizations that are not Foraker Group members. For information and to register visit

Mayor’s Cup race tentatively scheduled

The 15th annual Mayor’s Cup dog sled race is tentatively scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 on the customary grounds at Mile 1.1, Old Exit Glacier Road. A bonfire will be lit at noon to provide preliminary warmth for contestants and observers. Awards and tall tales of misfortune on the trail will follow the race. This fundraiser supporting local trails will be soliciting sponsors as soon as trail conditions are deemed acceptable for the race. For information contact John Sewall at 224-3581.

Pink Cheeks Triathalon accepting applications

City of Seward Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the 22nd annual Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathalon scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Pink Cheeks is open to all ages and ability levels and the race consists of a 5-kilometer run, 10-kilometer bike and 600-yard pool swim. Sign up as a team or compete as a solo competitor in this popular Seward event. Race terrain includes city streets, gravel roads and inclines throughout the city limits. To register or for information visit or call 224-4054.

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