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)

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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