GONE ELECTRIC – Skipper of the F/V Sunbeam, Fabian Grutter, unplugs the vessel from the Crescent Harbor dock prior to testing out a new electric motor Wednesday. The Sunbeam is the first  hybrid diesel electric fishing boat in Sitka. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

February 29, 2016 Community Happenings


SHS Seniors

Parents to Meet

Sitka High seniors’ parents will meet 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Blatchley Middle School in the library.


Library Panel

Set to Meet

The Library Commission for the City and Borough of Sitka will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Sitka Public Library.

Anticipated agenda items include updates on the new library facility and its first month of operation; plans for the library grand opening and anniversary event on March 20; and 2017 budget preparation.

The public is welcome to attend. For further information, contact Robb Farmer at 747-8708 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Landslides Topic

Of Presentation

“Landslides in Sitka,” the next Natural History Seminar, will be Thursday, 7:30 p.m. March 3 at UAS-Sitka Campus, in Room 229.

U.S. Forest Service hydrologist K.K. Prussian and soil scientist Jacquie Foss will present information about how landslides happen, show photos of recent Sitka area slides and discuss research and resources that were developed in response to the Aug. 18 landslides.

Landslides are natural processes that shape Sitka and its surrounding environments – come hear more about how these land forming events occur.

Funding for the seminar series is provided by a grant to the Sitka Sound Science Center by the Sitka Permanent Charitable Trust in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. If you have questions, please contact Kitty LaBounty at 747-9432 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Kettleball Class

Listed March 1

Those interested in learning more about working out with kettlebells  can take a class 6-6:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 1 at the Hames Center, taught by Russian kettlebell instructor Jeremiah Jeske.

Sign up at Hames Center, or call 747-5080.


Music Celebration

Slated Wednesday

Sitka Fine Arts Camp faculty Karen and Brian Neal and the Sitka High band and choir will headline a celebration of SHS’s music community 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Performing Arts Center.

The Neals, Sarah Martinson and high school choir and band will perform, and a collaborative performance of Metallica’s ‘‘Nothing Else Matters’’ is planned.

The free event is also a culmination of the Neals’ two-week classroom residency working with SHS’ band and choir.

For more information contact the Sitka Fine Arts Camp at 747-3085.





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