MARKET BOUNTY – Sitka Farmers Market volunteer Hannah Green, center, sells produce Saturday during the third market of the summer season. The next market will be held Saturday at ANB Founders Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sitka Farmers Market was recently included on the Exceptional Markets list by the Certified Naturally Grown program. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

August 20, 2015 Community Happenings

Stress Management

Course at Hames

Sitka Community Hospital and the Hames Center are teaming up to present the Stress Less Challenge.

Aug. 24-Sept. 7, SCH’s Director of Health Promotion Doug Osborne will guide participants through a four-week course that will help them craft and practice a personalized relaxation plan,  7-8 p.m. Mondays at the Hames Center. To register or for more information visit or call 747-5080.


Students, Alumni

Set BB Open Gym

Sitka High School invites its students and alumni to participate in a basketball open gym 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at the school gymnasium. For more information, contact SHS Activities Director Lindsey Jorgensen at 966-1956.  More dates and times will be determined.


Circuit Training

Class at Hames

‘‘Sane Circuit,’’ a free interval circuit training class, is available at the Hames Center 4:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, taught by Emily Reilly.

The class includes cardio training, metabolism-boosting, and fat-burning benefits without any high impact. Sign up to hold a spot at or 747-5080.



Class Offered

The Hames Center is offering a  free “total body conditioning” class  5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, with Hillary Seeland.

The intensive 45-minute workout incorporates strength and cardio for  peak physical performance benefit. Sign up to hold a spot at or 747-5080.


TRX Offered

TRX instructor Grace Brooks will offer introductory and advanced courses starting Sept. 7.

Sign up for TRX Basic at 11:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday or TRX Plus for experienced riders at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Spots are limited. To find out more, call 747-5080 or go to


Harp Sing Set

The fourth Sunday Sitka Sacred Harp Sing is set 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Pioneers Home Chapel. No experience is necessary. Call 738-2089.


Fish to Schools

Photo Drive Set

The Fish to Schools fish and photo drive is calling commercial fishermen to help with its annual coho drive, which starts Aug. 24.

Fishermen are being asked to consider donating a few of their fish to ensure that kids in Sitka schools will be served wild salmon every week.

Fish to Schools is also collecting photos of fishermen in action. Photos and caption of fishermen on the water can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . To donate, sign up and indicate poundage while offloading at Seafood Producers Cooperative or Sitka Sound Seafoods Aug. 24-31.

For more information contact the Sitka Conservation Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 747-7509.



Childbirth Ed

Classes Offered

Sitka Community Hospital will offer a Childbirth Education class 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, on the lower level of the hospital in the classroom.

Kat Richards, R.N., will be instructing on topics including: end-of-pregnancy issues, natural techniques of labor, informed choices, recovery from birth and breastfeeding.

The Sept. 12 class has been canceled.

The cost is $55 per couple.  Healthy foods and drinks are provided. To register, call 747-1722, with payment to be dropped off at Mountainside Family Healthcare prior to the day of class.



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