ACADEMY GRADUATION – Governor Mike Dunleavy shakes hands with graduates at the Alaska Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Training Session 1902 graduation ceremony this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. Twenty-six law enforcement officers from across the state received their badges in the ceremony and will be taking jobs as Alaska State Troopers, a Wildlife Trooper, and city and borough police department officers.  (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

November 5, 2015 Community Happenings

Shadow Theater

Event Nov. 11

Island Institute artist-in-residence Kimi Eisele will present ‘‘In/Out of the Shadows,’’ a free shadow theater for all ages performed with paper cuttings and live music, 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. 

The show explores yellow cedar and its die-off in Southeast Alaska. Those with questions can call Island Institute at 747-3794, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit 

Free Parenting

Seminar Nov. 21

A Free Triple P Positive Parenting Seminar, for parents of children ages 0-12, will be 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, at the Hames Center.

In the Power of Positive Parenting seminar, participants will: learn ways to reduce stress in their family; become a more confident and competent parent; take home specific assertive discipline strategies; and connect with other parents in the community. Free dinner and free childcare are available.

Adults will be in the upstairs classroom, and children will be in the gym.

The event is hosted by Sitka Community Hospital and Center for Community.

For more information, visit:, or contact Lisa Hodges 966-4229, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Eisele to Speak

At Fellowship

Kimi Eisele will be the guest speaker at Sunday’s Unitarian Fellowship meeting. Fellowship begins at 10:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 10:45 a.m. 

Eisele is the current artist in residence at the Island Institute. She is a versatile artist, working with fiction writing, paper cuttings, drawings, watercolors, photos, video and movement. While in Sitka, she has been investigating the yellow cedar tree through science and art, and has been offering workshops in compositional improvisation, shadow puppetry, and Story Lab. Her work explores themes of nature, spirituality and the body.

Soup and bread follow the program at noon. The Fellowship Hall is located at 408 Marine Street, with parking behind off Spruce Street.

Woman’s Club

Meets Saturday

Sitka Woman’s Club will hold a luncheon meeting at noon Saturday at the home of Sandy Poulson, 1 Maksoutof Street.

Those with questions may call the club president, Robin Shull, at 738-1934.

Elder Connection

Event Set Nov. 6

Elder Connection’s kick off event will be 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at the Hames Center.

The group will discuss ways to support seniors in Sitka. All are welcome. Those over 60, and those who want to support Sitka’s senior community, are encouraged to attend.

Contact Lily at 738-0560 with questions.

SEAWIFs to Meet

Southeast Alaska Women in Fisheries will meet 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, at 1937 Dodge Circle.

The group will discuss the Mariners Wall, Blessing of the Fleet and the Fishermen’s Flea Market, among other subjects.

Those with questions may call Denise at 747-5012.

STA Health Panel

Meeting Changed

The STA Health Committee has moved its meeting to noon-1 p.m. Nov. 13 in the STA Social Services building, 110 American Street.

Call 747-7293 with questions.


Meets Nov. 12-13

Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association Inc. will hold its fall board of directors meeting 9 a.m. Nov. 12-13, in the NSRAA conference room, 1308 Sawmill Creek Road.

Copies of the agenda will be available in the NSRAA office. Meetings are open to the public.

2nd-5th graders: Every other Tuesday, 3-4:30 pm

6th-8th graders: Every Wednesday, 3:30-5 pm

9th-12th graders: Every Thursday, 4:15-5:30 pm.


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