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Out & About - Nov. 28, 2013


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SHS drama hits, Seahawks take break

Seward High School Drama Productions presents Acting Can Be Murder for three 7 p.m. showings on Tuesday Dec. 3, Wednesday Dec. 4 and Thursday Dec. 5. Feature and audience are not recommended for small children or babies. Seahawks sports is taking a breather and athletes will be spending time with family, resting and getting caught up on work. Regions wrestling is 2 weeks away and state finals follows the next week. Basketball and cheer leading start on Monday.

SPRD comms out of order

City of Seward Sports and Recreation Department phones and internet are not functioning until further notice due to a Nov. 22 power outage. Call 362-4062 to reserve a racquetball court or 224-4011 for credit card payments or any other inquiries.

Senior Center seeks volunteers

The Seward Senior Center is recruiting volunteers to assist with their booth at the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. Assistance is needed for set up from 1 to 4 p.m., Dec. 6 which includes moving equipment and setting up the booth. Food servers are needed from 7 to 9 p.m., Dec. 6 and cashiers from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6 and 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 7. Help with tear down and clean up 6 to 7 p.m., Dec.7. The SSC is also accepting donations of baked cakes for this event. Cakes, 8 by 8-inch wrapped and labeled can be dropped of at the center, located at 336 Third, Thursday, Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 6. To assist, call the SSC at 224-5604 or send e-mail to

Closure set for Job Center

The Seward Job Center will be closed Nov. 28 and 29. For assistance on Friday, Nov. 29 contact Peninsula Job Center at 335-3000, Unemployment Insurance, 1-888-252-2557, or Public Assistance, 1-800-478-9032. The SJC will reopen 8 a.m., Dec. 2 at 809 Second, 224-5276.

Library closed extra day

During winter, the Seward Community Library is closed Sundays and the Museum is ordinarily open from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays with free admission. However, the Seward Community Library Museum will be closed Nov. 28 through Nov. 30 for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Concerts coming at RezArts

Hawkins Wright will be performing at Resurrect Art Coffee House 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30. At 7:30 pm. Dec. 2, an Alaska-grown bluegrass duo will perform a few of their favorite folksongs, fiddle tunes, love songs and murder ballads. $5 at the door.

Library hosts Affordable Care Act session

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, bring a lunch to the Seward Community Library Museum for an informative free session on what you need to know about the Affordable Care Act. Join Bret S. Kolb, director of the Alaska Division of Insurance, via video conference at 12:30 p.m. Learn how the exchanges will work in Alaska, how to sign up for them, and get your questions answered.

AVTEC Cafe accepts reservations

The Academy Café is open Tuesdays through Fridays and will be open until Thursday, Dec. 12. Reservations need to be made online. Diners will experience a Portugese-inspired menu created and presented by AVTEC culinary students. Visit and under hot topics click on the link to Academy Café reservations. A few changes have been made to policies regarding reservations this year.

Fair features holiday arts, crafts, food

Over 80 merchants including food vendors will converge on the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal for the Seward Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair, Dec. 6 and 7. There will be live music and free photos with Santa both days. The fair will be open from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 7.

Angel Trees benefit less fortunate

Seward and Bear Creek Fire Departments have set a Dec. 6 deadline for Angel Tree nomination forms to be submitted. Nominate someone less fortunate and bring some extra cheer to their holiday. Angels have appeared on trees at First National Bank, Wells Fargo and the City of Seward utility counter. Pick an angel from the tree and return the designated gift to your local fire department by Dec. 13. There will be a public wrapping party on Dec. 14. Call 224-3445 for information.

Brewer photos on display

Works by local photographer Todd Brewer will be on display from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 29 and 30 at the Sea Bean in downtown. Most of Brewer’s photos are wildlife and scenery taken on the Kenai Peninsula. A couple of his well known photos are “World Fastest Seagull” and “Know Fear.” Photos as large as 13 by 19 inches are available. Brewer has been taking photos since he was 8 years old and has been doing so professionally for 15 years.

Seward Choir to perform

The Seward Community Choir will perform their annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m., Dec. 12 at the Rae Building auditorium, located across 3rd Avenue from SeaView Plaza. The free concert will feature traditional Christmas choral pieces ranging from “Do You Hear What I Hear?” to the Hallelujah Chorus. Cookies will follow the performance. For information contact Sue at 224-6784.

Seward Chamber holding logo contests

The Seward Chamber of Commerce has announced the design contests for the June Halibut Tournament, the Mount Marathon Race and the Silver Salmon Derby. Each winner will receive $200 and have their design reprinted on event wear and posters as well as print and online media. The deadline to submit artwork is Jan. 31. For contest details and specifications, contact Erin Lemas at 224-8051 or

Parks advisory board set to meet

The Alaska State Parks has fostered a citizens advisory board in Seward which will meet in the Seward Community Library Museum 5 p.m., Dec. 5. State park advisory boards are the primary method that state park officials use to involve the public in the management of state parks. For more information contact Jack Ransom at 907-262-5581 extension 25.


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