October 27, 2015 Community Happenings

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ANS to Meet,

Nominations Set

Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 4 will hold the third and final nomination of officers for 2015-16 at a regular meeting  6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the ANB Founders Hall.

ANS members in good standing are being encouraged to consider serving as an officer. Membership dues for October are $12.

Installation of new officers has been rescheduled to Nov. 4. The Oct. 27 meeting agenda will include fall events planning, including holiday dinners, budget and other business.


Salsa Classes

Set at Hames

Salsa classes will be taught at the Hames Center by Brendan Jones in November.

He will break down salsa dance moves and teach beginners 6:45-7:45 p.m. Mondays Nov. 9-30. Advanced dancers will meet 6:45-7:45 p.m. Fridays Nov. 6-27.

More information is at hamescenter.org and sign up at 747-5080.


Domestic Violence 

Task Force Meets

The Domestic and Sexual Violence Task Force will meet noon-1 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Sitka Community Hospital classroom.

The task force strives to create a community where interpersonal violence is not tolerated, SAFV said. The meeting is open to all. For more information, call SAFV at 747-3370.


Photo Books Class

Slated for Adults

Making Photo Books, taught by Harriet McClain, will be held for adults at SJ Campus in the Yaw Art Center  1-3 p.m. Tuesdays Nov. 10-Dec. 1.

Register online at fineartscamp.org/register. Call 747-3085 with questions. The class focuses on making photo books using the Blurb self-publishing platform to create hard-backed books using original digital photos and text.

‘‘These books make great gifts and/or are a great way to preserve memories of trips, family and friends,’’ organizers said. ‘‘We will use digital photos you have taken outside of class. Bring your laptop to class if you would like.’’

The cost of the class is $55 plus tax; cost of book not included. Some computer time outside of class is required.


Calligraphy Class

Open for Adults

Space is available in the introduction to calligraphy class for adults 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays Oct. 26-Dec. 7, in the Yaw Art Center on the SJ Campus.

Registration is open online at fineartscamp.org/register. Call 747-3085 with questions. Norm Campbell will teach the basics of Italic cursive calligraphy.

He will teach the basic skills that will enable individuals to both concentrate on a traditional alphabet, and also help create their own distinctive way of writing an individualized alphabet.


Adult Advanced

Tap Dance Class

Adult advanced tap dance classes are being offered noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays Oct. 27-Dec. 15 in the upstairs dance studio of Odess Theater in Allen Hall on the SJ Campus.

Melissa Hantke will teach the class designed for adult students with previous tap experience. Cost is $60 plus tax. call 747-3085 with questions, or go to fineartscamp.org/register/.


Kids Theater

Class to Run

‘‘Theater for Kids,’’ a class for kindergarten through first grade, will run 3:15-4:15 p.m. Nov. 2-Dec. 7. Registration is available online at fineartscamp.org/register/ or call 747-3085 with questions.

Classes are held in the Yaw Art Center on the SJ Campus and taught by Zeke Blackwell and Jessica Menary. Cost is $60 plus tax, and materials are included. Students will be guided in using their imagination and creativity to tell stories together. 


Jazz Dance Taught

Jazz Dance, a class for fourth- through eighth-graders, will run 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 27-Dec. 15.

To register online, go to fineartscamp.org/register/ or call 747-3085 with questions. It will be held in the upstairs dance studio of Odess Theater in Allen Hall on the SJ Campus.

Jazzz dance is taught by Melissa Hantke, and focuses on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns.

Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz, such as Broadway, hip hop, and contemporary to help develop a well-rounded dancer.

Class curriculum will include a proper warm-up, stretches, isolation, across the floor progression and combinations. Clothing should be comfortable, casual, workout wear. A diversity of footwear is allowed, including bare feet, socks, jazz shoes and ballet shoes. The cost is $60 plus tax.


Felt Beads Class

Open to Children

‘‘Fun with Felt and Beads,’’ a class for second- through third-graders, will be taught 3:15-4:15 p.m. Wednesdays Oct. 28-Dec. 2.

This class is free or pay what you can. To sign up, call 747-3085. It is taught by Sharon McIndoo in the Yaw Art Center at Sitka Fine Arts Camp. 

Each student will receive a beading kit that will include seed beads, buttons and felt. Students will create a colorful pieces of fiber art. This cultural class is a partnership between Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Sitka Tribe of Alaska and Sitka School District Cultural Programs.


Seafood Festival

Benefit Dinner Set

The Sitka Seafood Festival will have a fundraiser dinner at Dove Island Lodge on Friday, Nov. 6.

A five-course dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Transportation to the island will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tickets are $100, with max 24 for sale. Call Linda at 206-229-1061 for tickets or more information.


4-H Hike Set

4-H members are invited to hit the trail and meet at Thimbleberry Trail Head 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.


It is open to all ages. Contact Mary for more information at 747-7509.