GROWING CONCERNS – Sitkans Andrea Fraga and Kaleb Aldred of Middle Island Gardens introduce themselves to an audience of around 100 this afternoon during the Southeast Alaska Farmers Summit in Sweetland Hall on the SJ campus. The three-day conference, organized by Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Sustainable Southeast Partnership, runs through Sunday at several Sitka venues. Some of Saturday's topics include farming in Fairbanks, pest control and cultivating gourmet mushrooms. Vendor tables will be set up on Saturday and Sunday at Harrigan Centennial Hall. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

December 30, 2013 Community Happenings

Retirement Party
    For Glenn Howard
    A retirement party for Glenn Howard Jr. is set Jan. 3 at the Sitka Elks Lodge. Dinner will be 6-8 p.m. followed by music and dancing 8 p.m.-midnight.
    Howard is retiring from the Sitka Pioneers Home after 25 years of service.

    Museum Closed
    Sheldon Jackson Museum will be closed Jan. 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Winter hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will resume Jan. 2.



    Discovery Days
    At Science Center
    The next Sitka Sound Science Center Discovery Days event will be an Aquarium Sleepover Jan. 4.
    Kids ages 7-10 and their parents are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is needed for this annual pass-holder event. Contact SSSC to register or for more information at 747-8878.




    Masquerade
    Ball Jan. 1
    Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood are cosponsoring a benefit New Year’s Masquerade Ball for family fun 6 p.m. Jan. 1 at the ANB Founders Hall.
    An eclectic variety of dance music will be played, and admission is free; however, a donation jar will be available at the door to contribute toward the final renovation projects at the hall, including finishing the kitchen.
    Costumes, whether recognizable or incognito, are being encouraged. A raven and crow call contest, the Haa Gu game, and other traditional ANB/ANS games are planned along with potluck desserts, snacks, and refreshments. For further information call Katherine Howard at 752-3420.

    ALFA to Meet,
    Discuss Halibut
    The Alaska Longline Fishermen’s Association will meet 5-7 p.m. Jan.  10 at the Sitka Sound Science Center meeting room to discuss halibut catch limits and proposals.
    For more information call 747-3400.

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