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AWARE, Inc. (Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies) has begun creating a Peer Education Theatre Program involving local high school students, university students and adult mentors, in partnership with Minnesota-based Illusion Theater. The company will explore two different plays to be performed for elementary and middle school students in the Juneau School District. The plays focus on the awareness and education regarding healthy relationships, boundaries, and personal body safety. Auditions will be held by appointment on Aug. 27, 28, and 29.
'Life in a smile': Friends reflect on those lost in Sitka landslide
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
SITKA - From 500 feet in the air it is easy to see the scars last week's landslides cut into the side of Harbor Mountain. Two enormous trenches, one nearly 1,500 feet in length, mark where two of the six total slides in the region careened down the mountain Aug. 18, leveling everything in their paths.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Dr. Paula Martin has been hired as Campus Director of the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The organizers of Sitka's Monthly Grind recently announced the schedule for the series' 21st season. Sponsored by the Greater Sitka Arts Council, the Monthly Grind is a family-friendly, themed event featuring local musicians, performers, dancers and story-tellers.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Anchorage Museum has opened the entry period for the first "All Alaska Biennial," an exhibit designed to celebrate the contemporary work of Alaska artists. The deadline for entry is Sept. 6.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Alaska may have the one of the highest rates of suicide per capita in the country, but thousands of people across the state are working toward reducing that figure.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
August 26
Ketchikan woman to start Ms. Wheelchair Alaska pageant in 2016
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
KETCHIKAN - Jennifer Jackson is back from her experience representing Alaska in a pageant for women who use wheelchairs, and now she's working on getting Alaska's first competition started for next year.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Former U.S. Argentine Tango Champion Richard Council will be back in town this week to lead tango lessons at the Filipino Community Hall.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Perseverance Theatre has announced the creation of a new drama school, with classes for theater-makers of all ages. Three youth classes will be offered this fall, along with a series of Monday night classes for adult and high school participants on topics ranging from hand-to-hand combat to technical theater. Read on for details.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Sealaska Heritage Institute has invited Washington-based Tsimshian master artist David A. Boxley to teach formline design to inmates this week at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau. Boxley, an advanced Tsimshian language student, has also been leading language mini-immersion classes in the evenings at the Walter Soboleff Building since Monday.
web-posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015
The Filipino Community and Alaska Native Sisterhoods will celebrate their historical roots in Juneau with a "Partners in History" celebration dinner at the Filipino Hall on Saturday, Aug. 29 at 5:30 p.m. ANS will also celebrate its 100th anniversary as part of the event.
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