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Out & About - Sept. 19, 2013


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Library association meets

The Seward Library Association membership meeting is at 7 p.m. today in the Seward Community Library Museum Community Room. There will be door prizes, raffles, refreshments and tours of the library and museum. The Seward Library Association Friends of the Library is always accepting new members for an annual contribution of $10. Call 224-4082 for information.

Hazardous waste disposal offered

A hazardous waste disposal day is set for Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Seward Transfer Facility, 3200 Dimond. Homeowners and small businesses are invited to dispose of oil, batteries, antifreeze, chemicals and other hazardous wastes. Explosives and radioactive wastes are not accepted. The service is free to homeowners but there are disposal fees for waste in volume from businesses. To preregister types of waste and volume, call Emerald Alaska at 877-375-5040. For information about the event call Kenai Peninsula Borough at 907-262-9667.

Music, arts festival needs volunteers

The 2013 Seward Music and Arts Festival’s first day is Sept. 27 and volunteers for the three-day festival, as well as pre-festival setup and post-festival cleanup, are sought. All positions including gofers, merchandise sales, admission sales, master-of-ceremonies, security, swampers and kids area supervisors are currently available. Please specify if you are TAMS certified or if you have a preference as to which position you are assigned. Contact Jessica Bishop at 362-2366 or at with contact information and availability.

Balto school hosts commmunity reception

Friends of the Jesse Lee Home will present a 65% Design progress report on the proposal for renovating and operating the Balto School at the historic Jesse Lee Home site in Seward. The presentation and reception begins at 6 p.m., Sept. 27 at the Seward Community Library Museum, Community Room.

Mobile mammography coach visits

Providence Alaska’s mobile diagnostic center is set to arrive at Providence Seward Medical & Care Center Sept. 27. The 34-foot long coach provides digital screening mammography which is the same test Providence provides in their Anchorage Imaging Center. PSMCC’s in-house center is being upgraded and will be back in service early next year. Call 224-5205 for appointments or information.

Seahawks fundraiser set

The traditional Hawk Walk has given way to the new Seahawk Spirit Scamper which will raise funds for SHS Seahawks sports. The Scamper is a two-mile fun walk and run in which sponsored participants are splashed with organic paints in the school colors of green and gold. Register with any SHS student, at SHS or at the SPRD AVTEC office. Same day registration is at 9 a.m., Sept 21 at the downtown waterfront Branson Pavilion. Call 224-3351 for information.

Applicants sought for local parks board

Applications are being accepted through Sept. 20 for the Seward State Parks Citizens Advisory Board. State park advisory boards are the primary method that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. To apply for a position on the seven-member Seward State Parks Advisory Board, go to and look under “Current News.”

Overeater’s Anonymous organizes in Seward

Overeater’s Anonymous is now meeting weekly at the United Methodist Church, 321 Fourth Ave. OA is a 12-step program to help achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and is based on the Alcoholic Anonymous model. Meetings are weekly from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and the next meeting is Sept. 24. Visit or call PJ at 299-3082 for information.

Radio meeting set

The KIBH-FM Community Advisory Board meets 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24 at Grant Electronics, 222 Fourth Ave. KIBH-FM is licensed to Seward and basic programming resumed this summer at 91.7 on the FM dial. The KIBH-FM CAB is soliciting new members, volunteers and supporters from the Seward area. Additionally, this will be an opportunity to further address community programming needs and issues. For information visit or Seward Public Radio on Facebook.

Author presents new book on Alaskan wilderness living

The Seward Community Library will host Alaskan adventurer and author Erin McKittrick who will discuss her new book, “Small Feet, Big Land; Adventure, Home and Family on the Edge of Alaska.” The program begins at 6:30 p.m., Sept. 28, with an informal, kid-friendly opportunity to look at the family’s expedition gear and ask questions, followed by a slideshow presentation at 7 p.m.

Wilderness explorer presents new book

Jonathan Waterman’s hour-long “Evolution of an Adventurer” presentation encapsulates his new book “Northern Exposure.” Utilizing images, video and storytelling, the author details his experiences live from the podium as a mountaineer and wilderness traveler paying it forward as a conservationist. The program starts at 7 p.m., Sept.30 at Seward Community Library.


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