The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Out & About - Sept. 25, 2014

 


Free GED tests

The GED Testing Service just announced two weeks of free GED Practice Tests from September 23 through October 3. If you have been thinking about getting your GED diploma, now is the time to come in, test your skills, and make a plan. Math classes are already underway, but it’s still not too late to join. Other independent GED test prep resources are also available. Call Lisa Rininger at 907-224-6114 or stop in at the Seward Community Learning Center in the AVTEC Library, Student Service Center, 519 Fourth Avenue, Seward.

Rez Art new hours

The Resurrect Cafe and Art Gallery has new hours for Autumn and Winter. It will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. al winter. pen all winter. We greatly appreciate your business.

Halloween Carnival just around corner

The Annual Community Halloween Carnival is coming up Friday, October 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.. Booth space is now available, reserve your spot today call Shari at 224-4057; email sadelmann@cityofseward.net or go to http://www.cityofseward.us to download a form.

Pumpkin Bowl to be held at Forest Acres

The Glacier Family Medicine Pumpkin Prowl at Forest Acres Park will be held Sat, Oct 25 at 6:30 p.m.. Search for Mini Pumpkins, roast marshmallows and sip hot cocoa. Free event, fun for the whole family!

Family Masquerade Ball

Sat, Oct 25, following the Pumpkin Prowl, walk on over to the Seward Resort and do the Monster Mash, enjoy refreshments and win prizes! Costume contest will be announced at 8 p.m. Cost is $3 in costume; $4 no costume and $10 for families.

Officiates needed

Interested in officiating sports? Want to officiate uncertified or certified and make money doing it? Come out and support local sports leagues in Seward at the City level, High School level, and Middle School level by joining the Seward Sports Officials Association. Join the SSOA and become a certified official, and help to support the growth of the youth and adult sports leagues in Seward. The Seward Sports Officials Association could use your talents and skills as an official. For questions on how to become an official contact Sports and Rec. at 224-4054, or Mr. Cinereski at 362-6222.

Teen Time now open

Teen Time is now open at TYC! Open to 6th-8th graders. Tuesday-Thursday 5:30-9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-10 p.m. Gaming, pool, movies, tourneys, ping pong, computers, WiFi, outdoor basketball court, foosball and much more! FREE! Signed waiver required to participate. This is an open, drop-in based program. Teens are welcome to come and go but must sign in and out. Call TYC for more info: 224-5472.

Racquetball, Volleyball Leagues to begin

Racquetball enthusiasts are welcome to join SPRD’s Racquetball League. The league will run Monday nights, starting at 5 p.m. from Oct 13 to Dec 1. SPRD can provide equipment but players are encouraged to bring their own. Season will end with a tournament for the top six players and a chance to take home the trophy. Call Melanie at 224-4011, email mhauze@cityofseward.net, download the player contract at http://www.cityofseward.us and submit your payment to the Sports & Rec office at 519 4th Ave Monday through Friday 2-9 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m. Attention Volleyball Players! BBQ Volleyball is back! Get a team together for a fun, and friendly fall recreation. BBQ League is designed to bring together friends, co-workers and neighbors for a casual game of volleyball. Call SPRD at 224-4054 to form a team or to join a current team. Season starts Monday evenings at 5:45 p.m. Oct. 13 through Dec. 8.

Competitive Co-ed Volleyball League underway

The Fall Comp Volleyball season is here. League will be Wednesday evenings at the High School gym through Nov 19. Deadline to sign up a team is Sept 15. Pay early for the best rates. Call Sports & Rec: 224-4054 or email cwright@cityofseward.net. You can download a team roster/application and player contract at http://www.cityofseward.us.

Adult Basketball League on its way

Fall Adult Basketball Season is here! League will run Tue & Thu starting Oct 7th through Dec 9th. Deadline to sign up is October 2nd Contact Casey Wright with questions at 224-4054 or cwright@cityofseward.net

Rock Wall vols needed

SPRD is currently seeking Rock Wall volunteers please contact Casey Wright at cwright@cityofseward.net or call 224-4054. Rock Wall hours are Wednesdays 6:30 – 9 and Friday 7 – 9pm.

SPRD now open Saturdays!

Sports & Rec at the AVTEC Gym hours are Mon-Fri 2-9pm and will now be open Saturdays from 10am – 6pm. Roller Skating is Fridays 5:30 to 7 and Saturdays 2 to 3:30pm.

Teen Rec Room winter hours

The Teen Rec Room is open Tuesday through Thursday 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. for Middle School; TYC will open for MS at 5:30 -9 p.m. Fri & Sat 5:30-10 p.m.. High School Rec Room hours are Tuesday through Thursday 2:30-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 2:30-11 p.m. The Rec Room is free to teens compliments of the TYC councils. The Rec Room offers teenagers a variety of activities: pool tournaments, ping pong, skeeball, air hockey, movie nights, WIFI, XBOX, board games, court sports, foosball, music and much more!

Firefighters to gather

From Sept. 28 through Oct. 3, the Alaska State Firefigher Annual Conference will be held in Seward.

SeaLife Center virtual Wildlife Rescue Run ongoing

So far this year, The ASLC has raised more than $5,000 towards its Wildlife Response Program. And you can help make this year’s Rescue Run an even bigger success by participating as a Virtual Runner. Virtual Runners can run the 5K wherever and whenever they want, or not at all. Sign up online by August 31 to be entered to win 25,000 Alaska Airline miles courtesy of GCI. All virtual run registrants will receive a gift in the mail. ASLC’s Wildlife Response Program is funded entirely through private donations and fundraisers like the Rescue Run and annual Mini Golf Tournament at the Center. The money raised goes directly towards animal care and veterinary costs for stranded seals, sea otters, and other marine animals rescued throughout the year.

Public health nurse coming

Nurse Deb Baley will be visiting the Seward Public Health Center Sept. 23-25 by appointment only. Call 224-5567. Services include pap smears and contraceptives for women in childbearing years. There is a sliding scale fee but those with an inability to pay will not be denied services.

Open burn permits available

Permitted open burning can once again be approved. This includes the use of approved burn barrels. Please contact the Seward Fire Department for any burning related questions within the Seward city limits.

Market coupons available

Senior Farmer Market Coupons are available at Seward Senior Center, Third and Jefferson, for seniors 60 and older. To qualify monthly income must be below $2,248 and for couples, $3,031. The book of $25 Farmer Market Coupons are redeemable at the Grazing Moose in Seward, and many other farmer markets around the state.

Senior Center Book on sale

You can pick up a copy of the new Senior Center book, Seward Unleashed, at the Senior Center from Dana Paperman. The cost is $10.

 

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