Sitka
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
As part of the High Tide Featured Artists Series, tattoo artist Devon Blue will show some of his original artwork at the Taqueria. Limited edition merchandise including apparel, patches, stickers, and prints will be for sale.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SITKA—More than 50 small quilts from the collections of several Ocean Wave Quilters guild members are on display at The Back Door Cafe in Sitka. The quilts will hang through May 28.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SITKA—Recently, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) welcomed sixteen Alaska Native/American Indian high school students to learn about health careers.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Cancer survivor support group monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Cancer Connection, 3225 Hospital Dr., 1st floor. For those newly diagnosed, currently under treatment, and those whose treatment has ended. Details: 796-2273.
web-posted Wednesday, May 4, 2016
April 29 through May 1, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) awarded 755 associate, bachelor, and master’s degrees along with occupational endorsements, certificates, and professional licensures. It granted awards to 670 graduates from the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka campuses.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
SITKA—SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is pleased to introduce its After-Hours Nurse Advice Line to Sitka beginning April 27.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
HAINES, SITKA—A Girls Rock summer camp is coming to Haines and Sitka, as well as Anchorage and Fairbanks, this summer. Kids can learn a new instrument, form a band, write an original song, and more. No audition or experience is required; tuition assistance is available. The Haines camp is July 25-30 at the Chilkat Center. The Sitka camp is Aug. 8-13 at Blatchley Middle School. Find out more at www.girlsrockcampalaska.org.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Canady 586-6623.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
A new interdisciplinary festival in Sitka, Alaska on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus this July will provide opportunity for tourists and locals to explore science and art over two weeks of hands-on workshops, events, and performances. Faculty members are top artists and scientists from Alaska and the lower 48.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
JUNEAU – Rebecca Himschoot, a teacher in Sitka, has joined the State Board of Education & Early Development. She holds the public seat for the First Judicial District, replacing Kathleen Yarr, whose term expired. Ms. Himschoot’s term expires on March 1, 2021.
web-posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Cuts affecting Alaska’s fisheries will be spread across all regions and species, depending on the final budget approved by state legislators.
web-posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016
May 1 - 14 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Whitmore Hall on the historic Sheldon Jackson College campus.
web-posted Wednesday, April 20, 2016
100th annual city-wide clean-up, Saturday, April 23, 8 - 11:30 a.m., Sunny Point. Join Southeast Alaska Land Trust to help clean Juneau up; kids’ activities by Discovery Southeast and after-party at 12 p.m. at Alaskan Brewing Company, with food truck and beer.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
“It’s a challenging topic and it’s affecting everyone on the planet,” said Allison Warden, an Inupiaq interdisciplinary performance artist who is part of the Island Institute of Sitka’s month-long tour of Alaska communities. The tour aims to explore the intersection of climate and culture.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Lecture: Indigenous Intellectual Property Rights, April 14, 12-1 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building. SHI is sponsoring the second of two lectures by visiting scholar Jacob Adams on indigenous intellectual property and how to protect it. Free.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Johnson.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
SITKA—The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska (STA) will co-host a Health Insurance Enrollment Day on Friday, April 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Social Services Building at 110 American Street.
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Found art sculptor combs Wrangell beach for treasure
web-posted Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The newest issue of Southeast Alaska’s undergraduate-led literary and arts journal launches April 15, and features Ravenstail and spruce root basket weaving, thoughts on motherhood and the wild in Tracy Arm, and writing and art from around Southeast Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6–7 p.m., Mondays, Downtown Juneau Public Library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Former (and beloved) editor Amy Fletcher, design wizard Randi Spray, and I have always visualized the Capital City Weekly as the publication you pick up to learn about your fascinating neighbors and all the incredible things happening around you in the world of art and culture in Southeast Alaska. Don’t hesitate to email me at maryc.martin@capweek.com with suggestions for coverage, other feedback, or just to say hi.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Story Lab, a storytelling and creative writing program for youth in Sitka, was just awarded the LRNG Educator Innovator Challenge grant. Run by the National Writing Project and John Legend’s “Show Me” Campaign, the competition selected a joint application between Story Lab and the Sitka School District from 164 applicants from all over the country; 10 other applicants were also awarded a $20,000 grant.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Johnson.
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Alaska Specialty Woods: Salvaging Soundboards From the Tongass National Forest
web-posted Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Sitka version of “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” radio comedy news quiz show returns for its third iteration. April 15 at 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m. at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Tickets are on sale now at Old Harbor Books. Brought to you by the Greater Sitka Arts Council. More info www.thinkartthinksitka.com or by calling 747-4821.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Janelle Vanasse of Bethel has been named superintendent and director of Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state-operated boarding school in Sitka. She replaces Bill Hutton, who will retire June 30.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Photos by Bing Carrillo
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
“New Beginnings” NA meeting, 7-8 p.m., Saturdays, Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. 796-8690.
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
High school juniors interview village elders for StoryCorps
web-posted Wednesday, March 30, 2016
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, March 11-April 3, Perseverance Theatre. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity. The perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings has created a device to treat “hysteria” in his patients by inducing “paroxysms.” This attracts the attention of his wife. A modern comedy of manners.
web-posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus will host an open house for the public on Thursday, April 7 from 3-7 p.m. The open house will show attendees the facilities and educational possibilities of attending UAS.
web-posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016
“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Thursdays, Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 796-8690
web-posted Wednesday, March 23, 2016
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, March 11-April 3, Perseverance Theatre. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity. The perfect gentleman and inventor, Dr. Givings has created a device to treat “hysteria” in his patients by inducing “paroxysms.” This attracts the attention of his wife. A modern comedy of manners. Previews March 9, 10. Go to page 5 for an article about the play.
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, March 11-April 3, Perseverance Theater. The play takes place at the dawn of the age of electricity.
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The Greater Sitka Arts Council will be hosting the Wearable Arts Runway Show on March 26 at the Performing Arts Center. Those who purchase tickets are automatically entered to win two free round-trip tickets to anywhere Alaska Airlines flies.
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Wayne Price, apprentices carve 40-foot spruce dugout canoes for journey to Glacier Bay
web-posted Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Kids Club Mom’s Empowerment class, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. This group is designed for mothers and children (one child at least 5 yrs) who have experienced abuse.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Fish stomachs could help solve the mystery of why Alaska halibut are so small for their age. Halibut weights are about one-third of what they were 30 years ago, meaning a halibut weighing 120 pounds in the late 1980s is closer to 40 pounds nowadays.
web-posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Codependents Anonymous: (CODA) A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.
web-posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Wildlife Wednesday: Blue Carbon, Wednesday, March 2, 7-8 pm, Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Heidi Pearson, Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Alaska Southeast, will discuss the role that humpback whales play in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
web-posted Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Alcoholics Anonymous: (AA) An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.
web-posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Mt. Edgecumbe High School, the state-operated boarding school in Sitka, is accepting applications for enrollment for next school year.
web-posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The state’s fiscal crisis is no tiny problem. Oil prices are volatile, reserves are depleting and the state is facing a financial deficit. At this year’s Innovation Summit, held in Juneau in early February, Governor Walker addressed more than two hundred of the state’s top entrepreneurs, politicians, investors and leaders.
web-posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Rasmuson Foundation announced the selection of four artists from the Lower 48 who will each spend eight weeks in residence this fall at arts organizations in Alaska.
web-posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Alcoholics Anonymous: (AA) An international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem.
web-posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016
In a carving shed in Sitka National Historical Park, a team of five well-known carvers are continuing, and reviving, an art practiced since time immemorial — carving a wooden dugout canoe from the intact trunk of one of the Tongass National Forest’s enormous trees.
web-posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Interested in learning how to safely preserve Southeast Alaska’s local food resources? Well now you can do that and get certified at the same time.
web-posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Beginning Feb. 22 and March 7, Sitka Native artist Dave Galanin and his son, Nicholas, will be teaching two separate Northwest Coast art workshops.
web-posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Fishing lives and fishing wives are set to be showcased for a national audience; one as a documentary and the other on reality television.
web-posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016
This week’s issue of the Capital City Weekly is devoted to an art form that has become strongly associated with Southeast Alaska: wearable art.
web-posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Holy cow, what a week! It started off with attending my first Innovation Summit, sponsored by the Juneau Economic Development Council. The purpose of the event is to bring together large and small business owners, economists, financial institutions, and government agencies to brainstorm, support, develop, and create business opportunities in Alaska, specifically Southeast.
web-posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Artist Jennie Wheeler has early memories of walking the three miles into Yakutat with her mother to deliver moccasins and other skin-sewn creations.
web-posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on Thursday, Feb. 11, with Southeast folk musicians Emmett Williams and Goldwing.
web-posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Sitka Fish and Game Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting in Sitka in the Sitka Sound Science Center on Feb. 17, at 6 pm.
web-posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Alaska-based artist residency program Voices of the Wilderness, now in its sixth season, is currently accepting applications for more than 10 residencies across the state. Applications are due March 1.
web-posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Juneau and Sitka to follow
web-posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Eight Alaskans were honored with Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities Thursday evening at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, including three Juneau residents.
web-posted Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Here’s a look at what’s scheduled for the First Friday Art Walk this month in Juneau.
web-posted Thursday, January 28, 2016
On any given day, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson traverses 4,000 years of history.
web-posted Thursday, January 28, 2016
What is the most money you have ever found lying on the ground in a public place?
web-posted Thursday, January 21, 2016
Fishing issues will take a back seat to budget cutting when the Alaska legislature convenes on Jan. 19 for its 90-day session, but two early fish bills (and one hold-over) already are getting attention.
web-posted Thursday, January 21, 2016
The Sitka Spruce Celtic Dancers and Sitka Fine Arts Camp invites the public to an evening of Celtic Dance Theater Saturday, Jan. 23 at 7 pm at the Sitka Performing Arts Center.
web-posted Thursday, January 21, 2016
Lexi Fish Hackett has fish in her blood in more ways than one. Until recently, her last name was simply “Fish,” which she says is merely a coincidence.
web-posted Thursday, January 21, 2016
Southeast Alaska Support groups
web-posted Wednesday, January 13, 2016
The four Muslim high school students on exchange in Juneau for this academic year from Indonesia, Palestine, Egypt and Turkey have gotten at least one outlandish question: Do you have a family camel?
web-posted Wednesday, January 13, 2016
A new ranger has been selected to guide the Tongass National Forest’s Petersburg Ranger District.
web-posted Wednesday, January 6, 2016
2016 marks a quarter of a century for this weekly column that targets Alaska’s seafood industry.
web-posted Wednesday, January 6, 2016
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year in the arts. Here’s a look at a few of the big events planned in Southeast, in chronological order.
web-posted Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The USDA Forest Service’s 2016 Fireside Lecture series at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center kicks off on Friday, Jan. 8 with a presentation featuring Southeast Alaska’s flying squirrels.
web-posted Wednesday, January 6, 2016
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