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Out & About - June 5, 2014


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Bear Bell kids race tomorrow

The annual 1-mile Bear Bell kids run along the Waterfront Park bike path, sponsored by Bear’s Den Bed & Breakfast, is set for 11 a.m., June 6. The entry fee is $15 and the Wellington picnic area check in is at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 224-4054.

First Friday tomorrow

Over the summer, Seward artists, merchants and organizations orchestrate an art walk and exhibition on the first Friday of each month. This month at least 12 different locations will feature artists, authors and exhibitions. Locations range from downtown including the Alaska SeaLife Center to Captain Jack’s Seafood Locker in the small boat harbor.

Exchange starts at plant swap

The Resurrection Bay Garden Club is hosting a free plant swap from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 7, at Seward Elementary. Bring veggie or flower starts, perennials, shrubs, healthy house plants and bulbs to exchange to help create variety in area gardens. Please identify and put plants in containers prior to the swap. Email for information.

Poker run comes to town

The first Ride for Respect poker run takes motorcyclists on a trip from Anchorage to Seward on Saturday, June 7. The ride, which benefits victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, starts with check in at the House of Harley in Anchorage at 9:30 a.m. The destination is Seward’s Breeze Inn where a dinner and entertainment by Blackwater Railroad Company is set for 6 p.m. For information call 362-1511 or 224-5257 or email

Library summer reading programs starts

The Summer Reading Program kick-off party is from noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at Seward Community Library and Museum. Preschool and elementary students can register for the Summer Reading Program, enjoy a free hot dog and cake, and participate in various science activities. The Summer Reading Program is a fun way to include reading and related activities in summer family time, and helps children maintain and improve reading skills.

Performance set at Resurrect Art

The Hollywood Hot Flashes will project a variety of singing styles from the Beatles to Broadway. Blues and jazz will be sandwiched into the melange of musical styles from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, June 8, at Resurrect Art Coffee House.

Oceans Day art sought

World Oceans Day is June 7 and there is still time to be included in the “Art of Conservation, Our Oceans” art book project by Chugach Arts Council. Artists of all ages and abilities, from anywhere are invited to submit art in any medium to be included in the upcoming publications. An application form is available on the website

Halibut derby has begun

The month long Seward Halibut Tournament began at 6 a.m., June 1 and ends at 6 p.m., June 30. Cash prizes for the largest catches have been slashed to create more opportunity for catching tagged fish. Daily tickets are $10, with a 3-day weekender ticket for $25, and are available from vendors in the Seward small boat harbor and Seward Military Resort. For information call 224-8051.

Preschool accepting applications now

Seeds of Faith Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. Children may be 3 to 5 years of age. Preschool will meet from 9 to 11:30 a.m., either two or three mornings a week, depending on enrollment and scholarships are available. For information or to receive an enrollment form, call 224-7368 or e-mail

Library to host author

Author and former Anchorage Police Department detective Glen Klinkhart will lead a short discussion at the Seward Community Library Museum on June 9 about his new true crime memoir, “Finding Bethany.” A book signing will follow. Friends of the Library members can get early access to the author at 7:30 p.m. and the public discussion and book signing is set for 8 p.m.

Library group focusses on art

The Seward Community Library Association will be showcasing a door depicting Alaska life scenes painted by a Moose Pass artist and a couple of other artworks at the Seward Community Library and Museum during the First Friday Art Walk on June 6 beginning at 6 p.m. SCLA is also seeking local residents to serve on its art committee. Email for information.

Marathon committee needs volunteers

The Mount Marathon Race Committee is recruiting volunteers for a variety of tasks over two days. There are assignments for both preparation and race day jobs including indoors chores like registration and T-shirt/patch pickup and outside work like crowd control and traffic control as well as mountain details for logistics as well as timing over the junior, women’s, or men’s races. Get information or volunteer via e-mail at

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.


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