INTENSIVE – Professional dancer Adam McKinney formerly with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and choreographer Sarah Ashkin lead a rehearsal of an upcoming Summer Dance Intensive production Thursday in Allen Hall. Students will dance a 25-minute program Saturday 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. A five dollar donation is suggested at the door. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

January 27, 2014 Community Happenings

Readings Set
    For Melodrama
    The Greater Sitka Arts Council will hold two table readings of the revised ‘‘Paris of the Pacific’’ melodrama 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, and 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, at the Pioneers Home Chapel.
    All are invited to read the play and talk about possible June performances. For more information call Jeff 747 4821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    On Dean’s List
    Sitka High graduate Esther Hughey has been named to the Linfield College fall semester dean’s list. To be named to the dean’s list, students must complete 12 graded credits and be in the top 10 percent of their class.
    She is the daughter of Randy and Carol Hughey of Sitka.

    Volunteers Sought
    For Brave Heart
    Brave Heart Volunteers is seeking volunteers. Orientation for new volunteers will be held 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Pioneers Home Manager’s House.
    Email Bonnie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 747-4600 or stop by the Brave Heart Volunteers office in the manager’s house of the Pioneers Home to pick up a volunteer application.

    SHS Seniors’
    Parents Sought
    A call has been put out for parents of Sitka High School seniors. A planning meeting for the after-graduation party is slated 7-8 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Keet Gooshi Heen library.
    Parents yet to send the organizers an email should do so at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    Day Feb. 14
    Sitka’s cyclists who ride their bikes  year-round are invited to win prizes by participating in International Winter Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, Feb. 14.
    It is the second year of the event, which started when several communities in Canada challenged each other to see which one could have the highest number of bike commuters. This year the event has expanded, and Sitka and Anchorage have committed to hosting events.
    Sitkans should log on to the International Winter Bike-to-Work Day website,, and commit to riding to work or school on  Feb. 14 (people who work at home can use a bike ride for errands or sport as their bike commute). On Feb. 14, during the bike commute, stop by the Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop, 329 Harbor Dr., between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to enter name and phone number in a contest to win prizes.
    ‘‘We encourage all cyclists to wear helmets, wear bright reflective clothes, have working solid white headlights and blinking red taillights, and follow all rules of the road, such as riding on the right side of the road (not on the sidewalk) and stop at all stop lights/stop signs,’’ Sitka organizers said.
    So far prize donations are from Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop, Sitka Conservation Society, the Sitka Public Health Nurse Clinic, KCAW-Raven Radio, and the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion-Diabetes Program. Businesses and people wanting to donate more prizes to the event can contact Charles Bingham at 738-8875 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

    Tracks, Furs are
    Topic of Program
    Sitka Sound Science Center Discovery Days investigates tracks and furs 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 1.
    All are invited to join in activities to learn about animals of Southeast. Discovery Days are free to SSSC annual pass holders. Passes are available at the door.

    Happy ‘Health’
    Hour at Library
    A videoconference on Happy ‘‘Health’’ Hours will be offered 5:30-6:30 p.m. tonight at Kettleson Memorial Library.
    The Alaska Cooperative Extension Service is sponsoring a series of programs on the fourth Monday of every month, beginning with ‘‘Healthy New Year’s Resolutions’’ by Leslie Shallcross.

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