READY FOR HIBERNATION – Matthew Brechl wears a bear suit and pushes a jogger as he races in last weekend's 10 K WhaleFest Run on Sawmill Creek Road. More than 100 runners turned out for the event. The annual WhaleFest included a well-attended marine science symposium with participants from the University of Alaska, Penninsula College and Fort Lewis College, a film festival, an art show, a whale watching tour, a market, a banquet, a concert and a variety show. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

June 15, 2015 Community Happenings


Preview Set

Music educator Susan Reed will host a free one-hour discussion at Stevenson Hall, 104 Jeff Davis Street, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16.

Reed will talk about the music and performers that will be featured in the third week of the festival. More information is at 747-6774.



Alaska Day Festival

Planners to Meet 

Coordinators for Sitka’s mid-October community Alaska Day Festival will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, at Centennial Hall and each following third Tuesday of the month.

To recognize its importance in community life, “Meet Me at Centennial” is this year’s theme chosen by the Alaska Day Committee.

Persons having comments about Festival activities or new volunteers are invited to attend the meetings or contact chairman Ted Allio at 747-5124 or schedule coordinator Elaine Strelow at 747-3469.



Silent Auction

Set this Week

SEARHC hospital will have a silent auction up for four days this week.

It will be held 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 18 and 19 on the ground floor at Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital’s cafeteria, conference room A. It will then move to Moller Field and will be open 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 19 and 20. The winners will be announced at 2 p.m. on June 20.



Lutherans Plan

‘Messy Church’

Sitka Lutheran Church will host ‘‘Messy Church’’ 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, June 17. This month’s theme is ‘‘Light of God.’’

Families and individuals are invited to enjoy a family-style supper time, a celebration worship, and an activity and craft. For more information call 747-3338.



Activities Slated

At National Park

Sitka National Historical Park offers daily guided programs teaching visitors about the park’s natural and cultural resources.

The week’s activities include:

–Tuesday, 10 a.m. and noon Totem Walks.

–Wednesday, 9 a.m. Totem Walk, 10:30 a.m. Russian-American History Walking Tour, 10:30 a.m. Sea Otter Discovery Talk, and noon Totem Walk

–Thursday, 9 a.m. Battle Walk, 10 a.m. Totem Walk, 10:30 a.m. Russian-American History Walking Tour, noon  Totem Walk, 2:30 p.m. Sea Otter Discovery Talk.

–Friday, 10 a.m. Totem Walk and 1:30 p.m. Sea Otter Discovery Talk.

–Saturday, 10 a.m. Sea Otter Discovery Talk and 2 p.m. Totem Walk

The Russian-American History Walking Tour leaves from the Russian Bishop’s House. All other ranger-led tours meet at the Sitka NHP visitor center on Lincoln Street.

For more information call the visitor center at 747-0110.


Storyteller Sam

At Public Library

Traditional Tlingit storyteller Bob Sam will perform at Kettleson Memorial Library 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21.

The public is invited to attend.


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