DEER SEASONING – Meggan Turner, Sitka High School foods and nutrition teacher, left, and Matt Groen, Pacific High School teacher, team up to teach students how to skin, de-bone and process Sitka black-tailed deer meat Tuesday morning at Sitka High School. Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Charlie Skultka was on hand to share traditional stories and techniques. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

April 30, 2015 Community Happenings

Spring Dance

Recital May 9

The Sitka Friends of Dance invites the community to the annual spring dance recitals 7 p.m. May 9 and 3 p.m. May 10 at the Performing Arts Center.

The senior recital, on May 9, features dancers in third grade through adult and includes ballet, jazz, pointe, variations, lyrical, hip hop and tap.

The junior recital, on May 10, will feature dancers in kindergarten through fifth grade. 

Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books and at the door. All tickets are $5 per person. Children ages 5 and under are free.


‘Summer Heroes’

Nominees Sought

Alaska Communications announces the kickoff of its annual Summer of Heroes program in partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Alaska.

Celebrating its five-year anniversary, the program recognizes five young Alaska heroes, plus one from the Employee Program, who are making a difference and inspiring change in Alaska communities.

Alaskans can nominate themselves or others by filling out the online nomination form. The deadline for nominations is July 15. Visit the Summer of Heroes website for program rules and details about the nomination process.

To learn more, visit 


GOTR Fun Run

Set for May 2

Girls on the Run will host its One in a Million 5K Fun Run 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 2, starting and ending at the basketball courts along the Seawalk. Participants run through Sitka National Historical Park.

The free, family-friendly event is held to help participants celebrate the season and support them in achieving their goal of running a 5K.

GOTR International is serving its 1 millionth participant, and the Sitka 5K will honor its participants as ‘‘One in a Million.’’ Sitkans can join in the theme by wearing bright colors, star-themed accessories, or superhero and superheroine capes. 

Community members can volunteer (register at:, cheer lead along the run course, or donate food and supply needs for the 5K celebration (all donations are tax-deductible through SAFV). 

For more information, contact Elena, Sitka GOTR coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 747-3370.



Library Seeks

Reading Buddies

Kettleson Memorial Library is looking for adult reading buddies for the summer.

Those who enjoy reading with a child are invited to sign up to participate in a program that promotes literature among children.

Buddies meet one hour each week with an assigned first- or second-grader. The program runs from June 6-August 8 with time off for vacation.

Applications are available at Kettleson Memorial Library or call 747 8708 for more information. Applications are due May 15.


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