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Out & About - May 15, 2014


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Community center survey underway

The Community Center action team is surveying residents to find out what support exists for building a community center in Seward. The survey is available at Enter to win an ice hike for two on Exit Glacier with Adventure Sixty North. The survey is available thru May 31.

Garden club to create art

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 18 to create garden art. Artist Julie DeBoard, whose work has been featured in local shops, will lead the class. Participants need to supply their own glue and should bring their own vases, candy dishes, bowls and plates although there will be some on hand. Registration for this free class is required since the host’s workshop only fits a limited number of people. RSVP by e-mailing

Family event showcases local talent

The Seward High School auditorium will provide the stage for a “Collaboration of Arts Performance” presented by the Seward Arts Council. Proceeds from the showcase will benefit scholarships for art programs in area public schools. Showtimes are from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Friday, and 1 to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, May 17.

Rummage sale set for weekend

Sacred Heart Catholic Church is holding their annual rummage sale this weekend. The sale is at the church, 409 Fifth, in the basement from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Donations are welcome. Contact Mary Williamson at 224-2476.

Kids fish for free

Kids Fishing Day starts at 9 a.m. May 17 at First Lake. There will be free refreshments including hot dogs as well as a raffle for prizes at noon. The Seward Fish and Game Advisory Committee, who organizes the annual event, will supply some fishing gear but bring a trout rod and line if possible.

Law enforcement runs for Olympics

The 2014 Alaska Law Enforcement Torch Run and pledge drive to benefit Special Olympics Alaska will offer registration at 8:30 a.m., May 17, at the Resurrection Roadhouse, Herman Leirer Road. The last bus to the starting line leaves the roadhouse at 9:30 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. in conjunction with the City of Seward Parks and Recreation Terry Pollard Exit Glacier Run. For information call 224-3338.

Exit Glacier Run still open

Online registration continues for the 32nd Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run on May 17. Choose between 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer runs for the race, which begins at 10 a.m. and is held in conjunction with the torch run. Full details area available online and registration remains available through today, all at

Community poetry slam set

Resurrect Art will host a community open microphone night featuring poetry and prose from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Anyone is welcome to register to read pieces, or just come and listen. The theme for the event is dream. Time slots are 2 to 7 minutes per person and content should be appropriate for the general public including minors. Register by calling 362-7919 or at the door.

Local band releases CD

Tony’s Bar will host a CD release party for Seward’s Blackwater Railroad Company at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 17. According to reviews, “Bottom of the Bay” is possibly the finest album in the BWRRC catalog.

Prevention coalition conducts survey

Those who complete a survey for the Seward Prevention Coalition will 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 tomorrow. For information email

Halibut tourney registration open

Registration has begun for the Seward Halibut Tournament which kicks off on June 1 and runs that entire month. Entry tickets are $10 and available at outlets in the Seward small boat harbor. There are prizes for the three largest halibut caught and many tagged fish prizes as well as weekly and daily prizes. Visit or call 224-8051 for information.

AVTEC cafe open for reservations

Online reservations have opened and are required at The Academy Café for evenings Tuesday through Friday between May 16 through June 14. The menu consists of Mediterranean dishes created and presented by AVTEC culinary students. To make reservations visit and click on the link to Academy Café reservations under hot topics.

Nurse practitioner to visit

Deb Baley, ANP, will visit Seward Public Health Center May 19-21 at 201 Third, Suite 202. Appointments are required for services including Pap smears and contraceptives for women in the childbearing years. There is a sliding scale fee but those with an inability to pay will not be denied services. Call 224-5567 for appointments or information.

Learn to row your boat

The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club holds Learn To Row classes for anyone, ages 14 and up, who is interested in learning the sport of rowing or just wanting to improve existing skills. Sessions begin May 17 with classroom sessions throughout May. To register or for information visit


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