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Out & About - April 17, 2014


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Agencies host public conference

A permitting and agency information open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Seward Community Library. Agency representatives from the Seward Bear Creek Flood Service Area, City of Seward, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kenai Peninsula Borough and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be on hand to provide information and assist with summer projects, permit applications. Call 224-3340 for information.

School hosts tribe youth auction

The Qutekcak Native Tribe annual youth and scholarship auction is setfor 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the Seward Elementary School gym. A potlatch starts at 6 p.m. and a live auction will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. For information call 224-3118.

Theater tour comes to town

“The Winter Bear,” a play inspired by the life of Koyukon Athabascan elder Sidney Huntington, will be performed at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 at Seward High School theater. Admission is free and the production is recommended for ages 12 and up. There will be a covered dish potluck at 6 p.m. For information visit or call 224-3351.

Diaper Derby turns 28

Stylin’ Stitches annual infant and toddler exhibition is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at AVTEC Gym. Events such as the crawler and creeper races and categories of excellence such as chubbiest legs and cutest dimples will put contestants from newborn to 24 months to the test. Registration is now closed for the Seward Parks and Recreation and Stylin’ Stitches co-production.

Easter bunny to show at hunt

A community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 19 in Forest Acres Park. After the hunt, hop on over to the Seward Resort for refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. This is a free event for ages 12 and under sponsored by Dr. Moriarty, DDS, Seward Resort, American Legion, Seward Parks and Recreation, TYC and One Shot Photo.

Garden Club hosts seminar

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club presents award-winning Alaska garden designer and author Brenda Adams at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Seward Community Library Museum. Her free presentation “Compelling Combinations - Creating Sizzle and Subtlety” will guide attendees in the use of foliage, color, texture, form and other plant attributes to create combinations that far exceed the beauty of each individual plant. For information, email

Historic plans being made

The Seward Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a discussion on revising the Historic Preservation Plan for Seward. Tim Robertson of Nuka Research will facilitate the discussion at 6:30 p.m., April 22, in the Seward Community Library Museum. Refreshments will be served. A survey is available at Use either or both methods to let the SHPC know how to proceed with the preservation of Seward’s historic places.

Seward team goes to state NYO

The Qutekcak Native Youth Olympics team is set to compete April 24-26, in the 44th Annual NYO Games Alaska at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage. The annual event brings together young athletes from across Alaska and beyond to test their skill and stamina in Native sporting events. For information call 224-3118.

Signup opens for triathlon

The annual Pink Cheeks Triathlon is set for May 3 and consists of three legs including a 5-kilometer run, 10-kilometer bike and 600-yard swim. The theme this year is Pacific island style Luau and costumes are encouraged. Enter early for the best rates as a team or a solo. Online registration only at

Spring triathlon seeks volunteers

Seward Parks and Recreation Department is seeking adult volunteers to host the Polar Bear Pink Cheeks Triathlon May 2 and 3. Volunteer jobs include lap counters and timers in the swimming pool on Saturday morning to afternoon, traffic control/flaggers, finish line crew, bike queue helpers and monitors, check-in helpers on Saturday morning, chip check-in following the race, clean-up crew throughout the day and other great jobs. To volunteer call 224-4057 or 224-5472 or email

Prevention coalition conducts survey

Complete a survey for the Seward Prevention Coalition and be entered to win a dinner for two at Chinooks. Copies are available at the Seward Community Library Museum and Resurrect Art Coffee House or an online survey can be completed at The deadline for entry is May 16. For information email

Balto School is recruiting

The Friends of the Jesse Lee Home and Balto School are looking for candidates to fill two full-time AmeriCorps openings for the 2014-15 term. The Outreach Coordinator and Student Activities Coordinator positions will work with Balto School staff and community partners in outreach and organizing efforts. Members will receive a living stipend and upon completion of service, an education award. For information contact the FJLH at 422-0660 or The office is at 302 Washington.

Bluegrass Camp open for application

Seward’s Bluegrass Camp For Kids is enrolling students ages 5-16 and adults. SBC features a special division for ages 5-7, a camp for ages 8-16, and four evenings of adult workshops. Camp takes place July 7-11 at the Resurrection Lutheran and Seward Methodist churches, with related events at other venues. Sign up at or call 224-6473.

Library grants amnesty

April is amnesty month at the Seward Community Library Museum. Return overdue items without penalty. This is not Jubilee month and all standing balances and fines not applicable to currently overdue items remain. The library will be extending hours on May 5.

Preschool accepting applications

Seeds of Faith Christian Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Children must be 3-5 years of age by Sept. 1 and scholarships are available. For information or an application, call 224-7368 or write

Local beaders organize group

The Resurrection Bay Bead Society is a community group dedicated to everything related to jewelry making and beading. The society’s inaugural meeting is from noon to 2 p.m., May 3, at the Seward Community Library Museum. Refreshments will be served. For information, email, call organizer Brenda Ballou at 907-362-0628 or visit

Borough requires kindergarten screening

Children who will be four years old by Sept. 1 have an opportunity to attend pre-kindergarten classes at Seward Elementary in the fall. To qualify for the classes, parents or guardians must contact the school to schedule a Pre-K assessment and complete an application prior to the school screening appointment date. The deadline for Seward Elementary is May 6. Call 224-3356 for information.


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