ON GUARD – Staff Sgt. George Kendall of the Alaska National Guard in Anchorage, left, helps attendees at the Sitka Armory open house dress up in military police riot gear Wednesday night. The open house included information on the Guard's Explorer after-school program, which teaches leadership skills. The free program is open to high school students between the ages of 14 and 20. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 3, 2015 Community Happenings

Easter Group Meets

The Easter Group will meet on 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Peter’s Episcopal See House.

The Easter Group works with other service providers in Sitka to end extreme poverty and empower people, and interested people are encouraged to attend.

For more information, contact Julia Smith at 738-6336/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Races Set for

Seafood Festival

All are invited to join in the Sitka Seafood Festival tote race, fish-head bobbing and fish-head toss contests Saturday, Aug. 8.

Sitka Sound Seafoods, Seafood Producers Co-op, Murray Pacific and Martin Construction are sponsoring the events.

Totes, goggles and rubber gloves are being supplied.

For more information, call Linda at 747-6985 or 206-229-1061.


Poet to Read

Ishmael Hope, of Juneau and Sitka, will read from his new poetry collection, ‘‘Courtesans of Flounder Hill,’’ 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Old Harbor Books, 201 Lincoln Street.



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