FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

February 3, 2014 Community Happenings

FASD Support
    Group to Meet
    The FASD Community Support Group will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Pioneers Home Manager’s House.
    A short video, “A Child for Life,” will be shown. An opportunity to network with others is planned.
    Everyone interested in the effects of fetal alcohol on friends and family members or those in the community are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

    Registration Ends
    For Wearable Arts
    The Greater Sitka Arts Council reminds Wearable Art artists that the registration time ends Feb. 15.
    The mandatory dress rehearsal is Feb. 28, and the show is March 1. For more information and an application call Jeff 747 4821 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    Tickets on Sale
    For Runway Show
    The Greater Sitka Arts Council announce tickets for the 6th Annual Wearable Art Runway Show and Extravaganza will be on sale Feb. 4 at Old Harbor Books.
    Two shows are set on March 1 – at both 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Those with questions can call Jeff 747-4821.

    Iconography Class
    Slated for Feb. 7
    The Greater Sitka Arts Council will host a free public presentation on Orthodox iconography at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Michael’s Cathedral. All are welcome.
    Charles Rohrbacher, an Alaskan iconographer with three decades of icon “writing” experience, will be the presenter. Following the presentation Deacon Charles will answer questions and also show his own work.

    Partner Dance
    Classes on Tap
    The Sitka Fine Arts Camp will present weekly partner dance classes 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and adult modern dance classes 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays with Franni Donohoe.
    Classes are offered throughout February. For more details call the Fine Arts Camp at 747-3085, or stop by  the office in the Rasmuson building on the SJ Campus.

    Chamber to Meet
    Steve Reifenstuhl, general manager of Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association, will address the Chamber of Commerce noon Wednesday at Westmark Sitka.
     His presentation will be on NSRAA and commercial fishermen.
    Chamber luncheons are open to the public. For more information, call the Sitka Chamber office at 747-8604.

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