ART SHARE – Los Angeles-based artist and Sitka Fine Arts Camp instructor Marjan Hormozi talks about her art during an evening Art Share event in the Odess Theater Thursday. Dozens of artists and musicians teaching at the camp make presentations about their work in the first week of camp. In the final week of camp students take the stage to show what they've learned. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)


February 24, 2014 Community Happenings

Radon Topic of
    Energy specialist Art Nash will give a video conference presentation on radon 5:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at Kettleson Memorial Library. All are invited to this Happy Health Hour event.
    For more information contact the Cooperative Extension Service Sitka District office at 747-9440.

    Food Safety
    Market on Tap
    The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service will offer a free workshop about food regulations for farmers markets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 26 at UAS-Sitka Campus, room 110. It will also be available Feb. 27 by teleconference.
    Call 747-9440 with questions or register online at

    Parents, Teachers
    To    Meet at SHS
    Sitka High will hold parent-teacher conferences 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 27. Call SHS at 747-3263 for more information.
    On March 11, parent-teacher conferences will be 4:30-7:30 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m. March 12.
    Parents are being asked to stop by to receive their student’s progress reports.
    4H Program
    Set for Friday
    The Living with the Land Naturalist series continues with ADF&G’s Phil Mooney, presenting a class on deer behavior, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 28.
    Participants will learn to identify deer signs and tracks. Registration is available by calling Tracy, 747-7509, or e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required.
    Attendees must be 4H members. Registration materials are available at the Sitka Conservation Society.

    Society Schedules
    Annual Meeting
    The Maritime Heritage Society’s annual meeting is set 7-9 p.m. Feb. 25 at Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi.
    The topic is ‘‘Harvesting and Sharing Foods from Our Waters and Shores: Sitka’s Oldest Family Tradition.’’
    Eric Jordan will moderate as a panel of passionate food gatherers and members of the audience offer their stories and thoughts on why we love to find, eat, and share wild foods gathered from our waters and beaches.
    Panelists will be John and Roby Littlefield, Steve Johnson, Kellan Shoemaker, Florence Welsh and Peter Williams.
    “Everyone’s invited,’’ SMHS Director Carole Gibb said. ‘‘Come and be surrounded by people who care about the ocean’s bounty, in a gorgeous venue, and enjoy an evening of discovery and laughter.”
    A reception and refreshments will be at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program.

    Fish in Schools
    Local yelloweye rockfish will be served for lunch in the Sitka School District on Feb. 26.

    48-Hour Film Fest
    Set for Friday

    The Sitka 48-hour Film Festival will run Feb. 28-March 2.
    The film festival, sponsored by the Sitka Film Society, challenges local filmmakers to create a film in two days using a set of rules and criteria created by the sponsors.
    Rules and signups are available 5 p.m. through 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at 713B Sawmill Creek Road. The films must be turned in within 48 hours later (Sunday), to the same address.
    The films will be shown 6 p.m. March 13 at the downtown Coliseum Theater.
    Those with questions may call Van Hanson at 738-1074.

    Youth Football
    League to Meet
    The Sitka Youth Football League will hold its annual meeting 6 p.m. March 7 at Blatchley Middle School.
    The agenda will include the nomination and election of new board members (all board seats are open), setting fundraising goals and activities for this year and establishing this year’s calendar.
    Football parents are being encouraged to attend. For more details contact Dan Kilkeary at 623-0730 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    Sets Workshops
    The Greater Sitka Arts Council Arti Gras Music and Art Festival will present Larisa Manewal and two photography workshops March 1-2 in the Yaw art building on the SJ Campus.
    She will offer ‘‘New Ways to Change Your Point of View’’ 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 1 and ‘‘Stopping Time – Using Shutter Speed for Creative Control’’ noon-2:30 p.m. March  2.
    For more information and registration information go to or call Jeff 747-4821.

    Courses Offered
    UAS-Sitka Campus is offering two courses, ‘‘Introduction to Alzheimer’s Disease’’ and ‘‘Understanding and Responding to Challenging Behaviors of People with Alzheimer’s.’’
    Both are online open enrollment classes and cost $45 per class. For more information, call 747-7786.

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