September 3, 2015 Community Happenings

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Created on Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:54
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Book-Signing Set

At Fortress of Bear

Sitka author Debi Teri will be selling copies of her book, ‘’You’re Keeping Bears Where? The Fortress of the Bear: A Volunteer’s Experience,’’ 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, at the Fortress of the Bear.

Terry will be on hand to sign books. All proceeds will benefit the Fortress. 



SEARHC Clinics

Close on Sept. 7

 Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium outpatient clinics will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital will remain open and be fully staffed to care for hospital patients. The emergency room will also remain open.


Baranof School

Photos to be Taken

Baranof Elementary School will have school pictures taken the morning of Thursday, Sept. 17. 

Picture packets will be sent home on Friday, Sept. 11. 

Packets are to be returned to the classroom teacher on or before picture day, the school said.



SCH Auxiliary

Meeting Date

Changed to Sept. 9

Kay Turner, DPT, director of long-term care at the hospital will speak at the hospital Auxiliary luncheon meeting noon Wednesday, Sept. 9.

Turner’s talk will be heard after a short business session at noon in the downstairs classroom

The public is invited. Membership is open to all. Lunch is free to members.


Kaagwaantaan Meet

Sitka Kaagwwantaan will hold a planning meeting 3 p.m. Sept. 6 at Blatchley Middle School, Room 114, to plan for a dedication ceremony and potluck dinner.

Women dancers are needed and asked to attend practice.

For more information call Roby at 738-4004.



Bike Group Plans

‘Kidical’ Mass

The Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition will meet noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the UAS-Sitka Campus, Room 120.

Agenda items include planning for the “Kidical Mass” ride scheduled 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the playground/tennis courts across from the SJ Campus.

Kidical Mass ( is a legal, safe and fun bike ride for kids, kids at heart, and their families. The first ride was held in 2008 in Eugene, Oregon, and has now spread to over a dozen communities throughout North America and beyond.

The ride has been dubbed “Kidical Massive” by the Oregon organizers who estimate that it will be the biggest global family bike ride ever. Local organizers include the Sitka Bicycle Friendly Community Coalition, 4-H, UAF Cooperative Extension Service Sitka District Office, Sitka Community Schools, and Sitka Community Hospital. For more information call Doug Osborne at 747-0373.


Hope Floats

Cruise Oct. 3

The 8th Annual Hope Floats Cruise and Chocolate Extravaganza Auction Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser kicks off at Crescent Harbor at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3.

The three-hour cruise will feature scenery, a gift bag, door prizes and a chance to bid on desserts with help from auctioneer Dave Miller.

Tickets can be purchased at the Sitka Community Hospital radiology department. Tickets are $40 each and only 80 are available. Proceeds will be used to benefit uninsured mammography patients.


The event is sponsored by Allen Marine Tours and the Sitka Community Hospital radiology department. For more information on cruise tickets or how to donate a dessert, contact Ronda Anderson at 747-1727.