ALASKA DAY – A U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Sitka color guard pauses on their march down Lincoln Street as Jayhawk helicopters fly over St. Michael's Cathedral during the Alaska Day parade Friday. Hundreds turned out for the parade and a full schedule of events over the weekend. More photos from the Alaska Day Festival are printed on page 8 of today's Sentinel. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

February 25, 2016 Community Happenings

‘Spring in Alaska’

Film to Show

Spring is almost here, and to observe the upcoming changing of the season ‘‘Spring in Alaska’’ will be the featured film 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, during February’s Winter Film Series at Sitka National Historical Park’s visitor center.

The hourlong film highlights the rich transformation that occurs throughout Alaska in the spring. The film shows the Pacific herring spawning, bear cubs emerging from their den, the return of the humpback whales, the amazing journey of migratory birds and more.

The Winter Film Series, held monthly at the visitor center, is jointly presented by Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka Conservation Society and the Sitka Sound Science Center. Free popcorn will be provided at each screening.

For more information contact Ryan Carpenter, 747-0121, or email  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sitka Veterans

Group to Meet

Sitka Veterans Association will meet 7 p.m. March 2 at the SEARHC Community Health Building first floor conference room.

The group will continue work on Sitka Veterans Memorial Park.



Kaagwaantaan Meet

Sitka Kaagwaantaan will meet 1 p.m. Sunday for memorial planning and song practice in room 114 at Blatchley Middle School.

Call Roby at 738-4004 for more information.



Sacred Harp Sing

Slated Feb. 29

The 4th Sunday Sitka Sacred Harp singing is set 3:30-5 p.m. Feb. 29 at the Pioneers Home Chapel.  Beginners and listeners are encouraged to attend.  Call 738-2089 with questions.




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