FIRST DAY – Baranof Elementary School paraprofessional Brooke Rivera helps kindergartner Andrei Kyrie Joaquin find his class as children line up for school this morning. Today was the first day of school for a third of the kindergarten class, which was divided into three groups. The final group of kindergartners begins school Monday. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

June 22, 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 23.

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


Cafe Concert

Set Wednesday

Sitka Summer Music Festival musicians will perform at the Dock Cafe 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 24.

The Arianna String Quartet and pianists David Wiley will perform. More information is at


Bach’s Lunch

Listed Thursday

The Sitka Summer Music Festival will present a free lunchtime concert 12:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Centennial Hall.

The Arianna String Quartet and pianist David Wiley will perform pieces by Grieg and Barber, plus a piece with West African influences. More information is at


Movie Night Set

The Sitka Summer Music Festival will present the musical movie ‘‘Before Sunrise’’ 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at Centennial Hall.

Charlie Chaplin’s film ‘‘Gold Rush’’ will be shown. In addition, festival pianist David Wiley will discuss and perform examples of musical accompaniments for silent films. The suggested donation is $5. More information is at


Evening Concert

Set for Friday

 The final evening concert of the  Sitka Summer Music Festival is 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, at Centennial Hall.

The Arianna String Quartet, cellist Zuill Bailey, and pianist David Wiley will perform a Mozart piano quartet and a Beethoven string quintet. Tickets are available at Old Harbor Books, online at or at the door.


SSMF Brunch

Set for June 28

The Sitka Summer Music Festival will present an intimate brunch and concert in a waterfront home Sunday, June 28.

The Arianna String Quartet and cellist Zuill Bailey will perform Schubert’s cello quintet. Tickets are $100, limited to 40 people, and must be purchased in advance at Old Harbor Books, online at, or at the door of other festival events.

The location and directions will be given to ticket-holders. More information is at 747-6774.



Art Show Set

‘‘Views from the Heights,’’ a show of mountain landscapes by Libby Stortz, will be shown upstairs at Ludvig’s Wine Bar and Art Gallery. 

The opening will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday, June 25.  The show will remain on display  for the summer. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



LGBTQ to Meet

Sitkans are invited to socialize and share snacks 1-3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28 at the Manager’s House of the Pioneers Home. Sitka Spectrum (LGBTQIA and Friends) meets on the 2 and 4 Sundays of each month. All ages are welcome. Those with questions may call Jeannie at 510-610-0075.






Cruise to Benefit

SMHS Scheduled

Sitka Maritime Heritage Society and Allen Marine are hosting a cruise of Sitka Sound 3:30-6 p.m. Saturday, July 4

Dr. Brinnen Carter will discuss the science of underwater archaeology, and some of the happenings---and mishaps---in Sitka Sound in the age of sail and steam.

The cruise will include sites of historic mishaps, and view wildlife. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a no-host bar.

Tickets are $50 for adults, and $35 for children 12 and younger, and are available at Old Harbor Books, and at the boat (if still available). For more information, call 747-3448.








First Friday

Event July 3

The public is invited to celebrate First Friday 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 3, at the Island Artists Gallery at 205 B Lincoln St.

Featured will be music by Casey Rhea and Apollo Stone. 

Light refreshments will be served. Call the gallery at 747-6536 for more information.




Services Scheduled

Services for Janene Kohler-Kainulainen will be held 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25. The celebration of life will be held at the Sitka Elks Lodge. The services will begin with the Sitka Emblem Club’s Memorial Service, with potluck reception following.

For further information please contact Lillian Feldpausch at 752-0777.



Twins to Meet

All twins and other multiple births, of all ages, are invited to meet 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at 414 Hollywood Way commons room.

Those with questions may call Jessica at 623-7748 or Gwen at 747-9390.

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