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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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SOUTHEAST COMMUNITIES CALENDAR

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Camp NaNoWriMo, all month at Craig Public Library. Get help with National Novel Writing Month at the library.

Wednesday, July 23

Read with a buddy, 1-3 p.m., Craig Public Library. We have teens who would love to read with your kids! Come in to the library and Read With a Buddy.

Club 3D, 3-5 p.m., Craig Public Library. Join the weekly lesson in 3-D printing, computer-aided design and more!

Thursday, July 24

Kidscraft at the Library, 2-4 p.m., Craig Public Library.

Lego Batman kids' movie, 2 p.m., Craig Rec Center.

Teen Movie Night, 6-9 p.m., Craig Rec Center.

Friday, July 25

Toddler-Preschool Storytime, 10-11 a.m., Craig Public Library.

Saturday, July 26

Author visit, 1-2 p.m., Craig Public Library. Dan Bigley, author of "Beyond the Bear: How I learned to live and love again after being blinded by a bear," will talk about his book and sign copies.

Batman's birthday party, 2-3 p.m., Craig Public Library. Join us for cake, Batman stories and a Batman costume contest as we celebrate the Dark Knight's 75th birthday. Sorry, but his parents will not be there.

Monday, July 28

Body Blueprints, 10-11 a.m., Craig Public Library. Investigate the basics of DNA and discover how genes you inherited from your parents determine much of who you are. Look at a model of a double-helix to see how genetic information is organized. Experiment with some of your body's own inherited traits and find out which students in the classroom have dominant or recessive traits.

Minecraft Mondays, 3-5 p.m., Craig Public Library.

Health Happy Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Craig Public Library. This week's topic is antioxidants in Alaska's wild berries.

Tuesday, July 29

LEGOs at Craig Rec, 2-4 p.m., Craig Recreation Center.

Musical jam sessions at Craig High School, 6-9 p.m. Musical Jam Sessions are held every Tuesday night at Craig High School. Bring your instrument, including your singing voice or just come and listen.

Early Bird Lap Swim, 6:30-8 a.m. daily Monday through Friday, Haines Swimming Pool.

Lap Swim, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., daily Monday through Friday, Haines Swimming Pool.

American Bald Eagle Foundation live eagle feedings, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at Bald Eagle Foundation.

Totem Pole carving demonstration, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center. Jim Heaton and his assistant, Jeffrey Klanott, will be working outside the museum. Visitors are welcome to watch the carving. Details: 766-2366.

HAINES

Wednesday, July 23

Water Aerobics, 8-9 a.m., Haines Swimming Pool.

Senior Exercise Class, 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Senior Center. All seniors welcome.

Zumba, 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. at 212 Main Street.

Evening Everyone Welcome Swim, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the Haines swimming pool. Admission is $3.50 for students and seniors, $4.50 for adults.

Adult Jujutsu, 6-7 p.m., Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6-7 p.m., Gateway Building second floor conference room. Details: james.alborough@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 24

Morning Muscles, 6-7 a.m., work out those muscles in the lobby of the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Aqua Zumba, 9-10 a.m., Haines Swimming Pool. Get your body moving with music. Class led by enthusiastic and energetic instructor Aldeana Stout.

Zumba Fitness, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 212 Main St. For more information, call 314-0877.

Sheldon Museum board meeting, 10 a.m., Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center.

Yoga Flow, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Haines Swimming Pool. Ashtanga-style power flow yoga with instructor Julie Vance. Advanced level.

Strongwoman, noon-1 p.m. at the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Native Youth Olympic Games practice, 1 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Haines Public Library. All ages welcome. Get in shape for the July 4 competition.

Hamburger feed, 5-6 p.m., American Legion Hall.

Yoga, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Friday, July 25

Water Aerobics, 8-9 a.m., Haines Swimming Pool.

Scrap metal recycling, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Haines Friends of Recycling, 2 Mile Small Tracts Road. Details: 766-3000.

Storytime, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in the children's room at the Haines Borough Public Library. Story time, arts and crafts, and songs for 2-5 year olds.

GUYS Yoga, 4-5 p.m. at the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Evening Everyone Welcome Swim, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the Haines swimming pool. Admission is $3.50 for students and seniors, $4.50 for adults.

Eldred Rock Lighthouse Committee meeting, 6 p.m., Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center gallery.

Adult Jujutsu, 6-7 p.m., Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6-7 p.m., Gateway Building second floor conference room. Details: james.alborough@gmail.com.

Saturday, July 26

Scrap metal recycling, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Haines Friends of Recycling, 2 Mile Small Tracts Road. Details: 766-3000.

Zumba toning, 10-11 a.m. at 212 Main Street. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. For more information, call 314-0877.

Monday, July 28

Water Aerobics, 8-9 a.m., Haines Swimming Pool.

Mother Goose stories and songs, 11 a.m.-noon, Haines Public Library.

Zumba, 5:15 p.m.-6:15 p.m. at 212 Main Street.

Evening Everyone Welcome Swim, 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m. at the Haines swimming pool. Admission is $3.50 for students and seniors, $4.50 for adults.

Adult Jujutsu, 6-7 p.m., Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6-7 p.m., Gateway Building second floor conference room. Details: james.alborough@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 29

Morning Muscles, 6-7 a.m., work out those muscles in the lobby of the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Zumba Fitness, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at 212 Main St. For more information, call 314-0877.

Yoga Flow, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Haines Swimming Pool. Ashtanga-style power flow yoga with instructor Julie Vance. Advanced level.

Strongwoman, noon-1 p.m. at the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

Native Youth Olympic Games practice, 1 p.m. Thursdays and Tuesdays, Haines Public Library. All ages welcome. Get in shape for the July 4 competition.

Yoga, 5:30-6:45 p.m. at the Chilkat Center for the Arts.

HYDABURG

Hydaburg Culture Camp is July 21-26. No registration needed for a table but you will need to fill out a form as a participant of Culture Camp. Contact Frances Natkong of Hydaburg Cooperative Association, 907-285-3665.

KETCHIKAN

Wednesday, July 23

Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon-1 p.m., Cape Fox Lodge, Venetia Avenue. Members $18, nonmembers $20. Details: Chelsea Goucher at 225-3184 or info@ketchikanchamber.com.

Local Emergency Planning Committee, noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Ketchikan Fire Department.

ESL Class, 2-4 p.m., 721 Stedman St. Matt Carpenter teaches this English as a Second Language class covering computer and employment training.

Just for Today AA meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

Just for Today AA meeting, 8-9 p.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

Sunday, July 27

Just for Today AA meeting, 10-11 a.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

Wee Blessings Thrift Store, noon-4 p.m. Free clothing is available to families in need at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2017 First Ave. Donations may also be dropped off during this time.

Grow, 3-4 p.m., Ketchikan Pioneers Home, Bryant Street. Personal growth program.

Just for Today AA meeting, 8-9 p.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

Monday, July 28

Happy Health Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. This month, learn about the antioxidants in Alaska's wild berries.

Just for Today AA meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

American Legion meeting, 7-8 p.m., 631 Park Avenue. Weekly meeting for past and present military members.

Just for Today AA meeting, 8-9 p.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

Tuesday, July 29

First City Toastmasters, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Presbyterian Church on 2nd Avenue.

Rotary 2000, noon, Cape Fox Lodge, Venetia Avenue.

Out to Lunch Brunch AA meeting, noon, St. John's Episcopal Church undercroft, 503 Mission St.

English as a second language class, 3:30-4:50 p.m., Ketchikan Job Center, 2030 Sea Level Drive, second floor.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 5-6 p.m., Ketchikan Medical Center cafeteria, Tongass Avenue. The group's mission is to support its members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly.

Just for Today AA meeting, 8-9 p.m., 1736 Tongass St. For more details or support, call 225-5154.

Electronic Waste Program, Petersburg Indian Association is running an electronic waste program. Cellphones, charges, old computers, monitors, TVs, etc. can be dropped off in the yellow totes in the baler facility through Aug. 30. Details: Jason at 772-3636.

Summer reading challenge event, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Petersburg Public Library. You put that in the microwave?! Join us for unimaginable microwave experiments! Open to kids grades 1-8. Registration open, call 772-3349.

Long-term care picnic, noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Blind Slough. Bring a dish to share. If you can volunteer, call PMC at 772-4291 x219.

Thomas Bay Power Commission, 10-11 a.m. Thursday, Petersburg Borough assembly chambers. Election of officers, approval of the transfer document for the Southeast Alaska Power Agency, future role of the TBPA.

Children's storytime, 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Petersburg Public Library.

Soccer for adults, 7-8 p.m. Thursday, community gym. Details: 772-3392.

Alcoholics Anonymous, noon-1 p.m. Friday, Episcopal Church.

Sons of Norway Bingo, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Sons of Norway Hall. Must be 19 or older.

Alcoholics Anonymous by candlelight, 8-9 p.m. Friday, Episcopal Church. Details: 518-1591.

Hockey Club, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Community Gym. All welcome for skate hockey.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, 7-8 p.m. Monday. Men meet at the Lutheran church, women at the Presbyterian Church. Details: 518-1591.

Toddler Time, 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Bring your toddler to the Petersburg Public Library to enjoy song, dance, books and movement.

Acoustic music group, 3-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Elementary School Room 7. Details: 518-1282.

Petersburg Hockey Club scrimmages, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday Community Gym. In-line hockey scrimmages open to all.

Alcoholics Anonymous 12x12, 8-9 p.m. Tuesday, Holy Cross Classroom.

SITKA

Wednesday, July 23

Spin class, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Hames Center. Instructors simulate an outdoor ride filled with challenging hills, small sections of flat road, and even jumps. Classes alternate between strength building and endurance.

Open Gym, 6 a.m. to noon, Hames Center.

Tabata Bootcamp, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Hames Center. This class includes high-intensity interval training and tabata-type training with equipment such as Gliding Discs, free weights, resistance bands, and stability balls. All fitness levels welcome.

Sitka Symposium lecture, 9-11 a.m., Yaw Chapel. Best-selling science journalist and radio producer Alan Weisman will give the faculty talk at the Sitka Symposium. Admission is $25 at the door. Details: islandinstitutealaska.org or call 747-3794.

TRX Series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hames Center. 45-minute, bodyweight-based, functional and dynamic strength program using the TRX suspension training system.

Basic TRX, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hames Center. 45-minute, bodyweight-based, functional and dynamic strength program and basic instruction in the TRX suspension training system.

Aerial silks, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. This class is designed to develop the basic core strength and movement skills necessary for silk acrobatics. Details: Franni at 738-0721.

Dance aerobics, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. The class provides cardio-conditioning through dance, strengthening with bodyweight exercises, and a yoga stretch cooldown. All ages invited.

Sitka Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon-1 p.m., Westmark Hotel.

Lunchtime spin class, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., Hames Center.

Open Gym, 1-6:30 p.m., Hames Center.

Climbing Wall, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Hames Center.

TRX Xtreme, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hames Center. This class utilizes high-intensity interval training to rev your metabolism.

Pilates, 6-7 p.m., Hames Center.

Indoor Soccer, 6:30-8 p.m., Hames Center.

Student jazz performance, 7-8 p.m., Rasmuson Hall Room 101. Students at Sitka Fine Arts Camp's Dee Daniel Workshop will perform. The performance is free, a suggested donation of $5 is encouraged. Call 747-3085 for more information.

Sitka Symposium lecture, 7-9 p.m., Yaw Chapel. Composer and Sitka Symposium faculty member Molly Sturges will lead an evening of stories from Sitkans Lori Adams, Christina Cranston, Jerry Deppa and Hank Moore followed by a choral improvisation with the full audience. No musical talent is necessary. A donation of $10 is suggested. For more information, go to islandinstitutealaska.org or call 747-3794.

Thursday, July 24

Spin class with ab workout, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Hames Center.

TRX Xtreme, 6-7 a.m., Hames Center. This class utilizes high-intensity interval training to rev your metabolism.

Open Gym, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hames Center.

Parent Power Hour, 8:15-10 a.m., Hames Center. A time for parents to use the gym, or sign-up for a class and work out, while their kids are cared for by qualified volunteers. (Pre-registration highly recommended.)

Spin class, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Hames Center.

Sitka Symposium lecture, 9-11 a.m., Yaw Chapel. Native American activist and writer Winona LaDuke will give the faculty talk at the Sitka Symposium. Admission is $25 at the door. For more information, go to islandinstitutealaska.org or call 747-3794.

Balls and Bands workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Hames Center. This class focuses on low-impact strength training using an exercise ball, Pilates/Yoga ball, resistance band and free weights.

Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sitka Public Library.

Affordable Care Act presentation, noon to 1 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast - Sitka, Room 106. Andrea Thomas, Outreach Enrollment manager at SEARHC, will offer a presentation for those who have already - or want to - enroll for insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Details: 966-8883.

Aerial silks, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. This class is designed to develop the basic core strength and movement skills necessary for silk acrobatics. Details: Franni at 738-0721.

Pickleball, 4-6 p.m., Hames Center. A racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The game is played with a hard paddle and a wiffle ball.

Campaign kickoff, 5-7 p.m., Larkspur Cafe. Berett Wilber and Caroline Lester, managers of the Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins For State House campaign, will have posters, lawn signs and bumper stickers and volunteer sign-ups. Music will also be featured.

Powerhouse Spin Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hames Center. A particularly challenging spin class.

Open Gym, 6-8 p.m., Hames Center.

Sitka Symposium lecture, 7-9 p.m., Yaw Chapel. Award-winning writers and Sitka Symposium faculty Luis Urrea and Alan Weisman will share the stage at a reading. Admission is $10 at the door. For more information, go to islandinstitutealaska,org or call 747-3794.

Friday, July 25

Spin class, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Hames Center. Instructors simulate an outdoor ride filled with challenging hills, small sections of flat road, and even jumps. Classes alternate between strength building and endurance.

Open Gym, 6 a.m. to noon, Hames Center.

Tabata Bootcamp, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Hames Center. This class includes high-intensity interval training and tabata-type training with equipment such as Gliding Discs, free weights, resistance bands, and stability balls. All fitness levels welcome.

Sitka Symposium lecture, 9-11 a.m., Yaw Chapel. Award-winning novelist, essayist and poet Luis Urrea will give the final faculty talk of the Sitka Symposium. Admission is $25 at the door. For more information, go to islandinstitutealaska.org or call 747-3794.

TRX Series, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hames Center. 45-minute, bodyweight-based, functional and dynamic strength program using the TRX suspension training system.

Aerial silks, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. This class is designed to develop the basic core strength and movement skills necessary for silk acrobatics. Details: Franni at 738-0721.

Dance aerobics, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. The class provides cardio-conditioning through dance, strengthening with bodyweight exercises, and a yoga stretch cooldown. All ages invited.

Lunchtime spin class, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., Hames Center.

4-H Garden Class, 1-3 p.m. Sarah Lewis will teach a "Garden Gourmet / Harvest Chef" class for Alaska 4-H Southeast Cloverbuds age 5-8. Contact the Cooperative Extension Service at 747-9440 for more information or to register.

Open Gym, 1-8 p.m., Hames Center.

Food Business Workshop, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sitka Kitch of the Sitka Conservation Society will present the class on the cottage food business and DEC regulations. Participants will learn about food preparation and preservation methods that qualify. Classes include hands-on waterbath canning, dehydrating and pickling. $20. Contact Marjorie at 747-7509 to register.

Sitka Symposium dinner cruise, 6-9 p.m. This year's Sitka Fellows will be featured guests. Dinner includes a king salmon entree. $50 tickets are on sale at Old Harbor Books. The Allen Marine cruise leaves from Crescent Harbor. For more information, call 747-3794.

Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Hames Center.

Camp Theater Performance, 7-9 p.m. The Sitka Fine Arts Camp Musical Theater Camp will perform "The Children of Eden" at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $20/adults, $15/seniors or students - at Old Harbor Books. For more information, call 747-3085.

Saturday, July 26

Sitka Trail Works hike, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at the Indian River trailhead parking area. Trail Works will lead a free, guided hike to the waterfall and back.

Spin Class, 9-10 a.m., Hames Center.

Pickleball, 9-11 a.m., Hames Center.

Boathouse Work Party, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sitka Maritime Heritage Society invites all to the Japonski Island Boathouse for a work party to restore historic windows. Helpers may attend for any or all of the time.

Pilates, 10-11 a.m., Hames Center.

Sitka farmers market, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., ANB Founders Hall. Produce, ready-to-eat food, locally crafted items, music and community in one great place. Details: Ellexis Howey or Debe Brincefield at 738-8683. Sitka Local Foods Network and Sitka Tours will offer free transportation to the market. The van will stop at Sawmill Creek Apartments at Price and Burkhart streets at 9:45 a.m.; on Indian River Road at Kaasdaa Heen at 9:50 a.m. and at Swan Lake Senior Center/Salvation Army at 10 a.m. The van will return to the ANB Founders Hall at noon to take people home.

Fire Department Super Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sitka Fire Department. Silent auction, bouncy castle, dunk tank, chili, hot dogs; tables available to sell garage sale treasures, crafts or other items. Details: 747-6875.

Open Gym, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hames Center.

Native dance show, 2-2:30 p.m., Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. Photograph and question opportunities follow. Tickets are at the door half an hour before the show. Reservations are not accepted. For more information or to schedule private shows for groups of 25 or more, call 747-7137.

The Children of Eden, 2:30-4:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center. The Sitka Fine Arts Camp Musical Theater Camp will perform "The Children of Eden." Tickets: $20/adults, $15/seniors or students - at Old Harbor Books. For more information, call 747-3085.

Canning class, 3-8 p.m., Sitka High School. Sitka Kitch of the Sitka Conservation Society and cooperative extension, present the class. Participants will learn pressure canning for salmon and water bath canning for pickling vegetables. Cost is $20 and students are to take 12 half-pint jars. Contact Marjorie at 747-7509 to register.

The Children of Eden, 7-9 p.m., Performing Arts Center. The Sitka Fine Arts Camp Musical Theater Camp will perform "The Children of Eden." Tickets: $20/adults, $15/seniors or students - at Old Harbor Books. For more information, call 747-3085.

Sunday, July 27

Soup and sauce canning class, noon to 5 p.m., Sitka High School. Sitka Kitch of the Sitka Conservation Society and the cooperative extension service will present the class. Cost is $20 and students are to take 12 half-pint jars. Contact Marjorie at 747-7509 to register.

Garden class, 3-4 p.m., 2103 Sawmill Creek Road. Lori Adams will host a free discussion and workshop on large-scale garden production. For information or directions, call 747-6108 or 738-2241.

Powerhouse Spin class, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Hames Center.

Open mic night, 7-9 p.m., Larkspur Cafe. Singers, pickers and poets are invited to perform. Sign up is at 6:30 p.m., the show starts at 7 p.m. Details: Ted Howard at 747-5482.

Monday, July 28

Spin class, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Hames Center. Instructors simulate an outdoor ride filled with challenging hills, small sections of flat road, and even jumps. Classes alternate between strength building and endurance.

Open Gym, 6 a.m. to noon, Hames Center.

Tabata Bootcamp, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Hames Center. This class includes high-intensity interval training and tabata-type training with equipment such as Gliding Discs, free weights, resistance bands, and stability balls. All fitness levels welcome.

Garden class, 10 a.m., 2103 Sawmill Creek Road. Lori Adams will host a free discussion and workshop on large-scale garden production. For information or directions, call 747-6108 or 738-2241.

Dance aerobics, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. The class provides cardio-conditioning through dance, strengthening with bodyweight exercises, and a yoga stretch cooldown. All ages invited.

Lunchtime spin class, 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m., Hames Center.

Open Gym, 1-6:30 p.m., Hames Center.

Climbing Wall, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Hames Center.

TRX Xtreme, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hames Center. This class utilizes high-intensity interval training to rev your metabolism.

Health Happy Hour, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sitka Public Library. This week's topic is antioxidants in Alaska's wild berries.

Pilates, 6-7 p.m., Hames Center.

Indoor Soccer, 6:30-8 p.m., Hames Center.

Tuesday, July 29

Discovery Club registration, Registration is now open for Discovery Club, an after-school program for public and home school kindergarten students at Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool. Details: 966-2675.

Spin class with ab workout, 5:30-6:30 a.m., Hames Center.

TRX Xtreme, 6-7 a.m., Hames Center. This class utilizes high-intensity interval training to rev your metabolism.

Parent Power Hour, 8:15-10 a.m., Hames Center. A time for parents to use the gym, or sign-up for a class and work out, while their kids are cared for by qualified volunteers. (Pre-registration highly recommended.)

Spin class, 8:30-9:30 a.m., Hames Center.

Balls and Bands workout, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Hames Center. This class focuses on low-impact strength training using an exercise ball, Pilates/Yoga ball, resistance band and free weights.

Aerial silks, noon to 1 p.m., Hames Center. This class is designed to develop the basic core strength and movement skills necessary for silk acrobatics. Details: Franni at 738-0721.

Pickleball, 4-6 p.m., Hames Center. A racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The game is played with a hard paddle and a wiffle ball.

Block Party: Legos and Books, 4:30 p.m., Sitka Public Library. Ages 7-10.

Powerhouse Spin Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Hames Center. A particularly challenging spin class.

Basketball, 6-8 p.m., Hames Center.

SKAGWAY:

Alcoholics Anonymous for Women, 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Skagway Traditional Council building, 11th and Broadway. Details: 957-5337.

Kids storytime, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Skagway Public Library.

Senior Lunch, 11:30 a.m. Friday at Presbyterian Rec Hall.

NPS Guide Series lecture, 6 p.m. Friday, National Park Service Auditorium. Rachel Ford talks about Taiya Inlet Watershed Council projects.

Community Weed Pull, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Meet at the National Park Service visitor center.

Garden City Market, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eagles social room and deck.

Household Hazardous waste cleanup, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the public work shop.

Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m. Monday, Bolton Cabin.

WRANGELL

Wednesday, July 23

Bearfest photo workshop, 10 a.m., Nolan Center. How to get the best photos at Anan Wildlife Observatory.

Bearfest bear safety lesson, 11 a.m., Nolan Center. How to behave at various sites, what to do and what not to.

Bearfest field safety lesson, 1 p.m., Nolan Center. How to camp, hike and recreate while in bear country.

Bearfest photo workshop, 4 p.m., Nolan Center. Lessons in depth of field and shutter speed.

Bearfest symposium, 5 p.m., Nolan Center. Dave Rak discusses "The Meaning of Wild," Lance Craighead talks about bear distribution, and John Hectel lectures on bear-human interactions.

Drumming, 6:30-8 p.m., Johnson O'Malley Room at the Stikine Native Organization.

Thursday, July 24

Bear deterrent devices demonstration, 9 a.m., outdoor range. Live demonstration of bear spray and various deterrent devices.

Storytime at the library, 10-11 a.m., Wrangell Public Library. Join library staff for stories, crafts and snacks.

Bearfest photo workshop, 10:30 a.m., Nolan Center. How to use natural and added light to improve your shots.

Bearfest Cub Plunge, 1 p.m., swimming pool. Fun games in the pool, including Bear Paddle and How Many Fish Can You Find?

Bearfest photo workshop, 1 p.m., Nolan Center. James Edens discusses and teaches macro photography.

Bearfest symposium, 4 p.m., Nolan Center. Bear experts from Katmai, Kodiak and Anan discuss how they manage guests and bears at their bear viewing areas.

Dinner at the Elks, 6-8 p.m. The Elks Lodge hosts a dinner open to members and guests each Thursday night.

Regalia sewing, 6:30-8 p.m., Johnson O'Malley Room at the Stikine Native Organization.

Friday, July 25

Bearfest photo workshop, 10 a.m., Nolan Center. How to choose your camera and more.

Read with a Ranger, 10:30 a.m., Petersburg Public Library. Read with a ranger and Smokey Bear, then stay for the teddy bear clinic.

Bearfest photo workshop, 1 p.m., Nolan Center. Jens Edens teaches digital photography 101 - learn what all those buttons and settings mean.

Bearfest arts and crafts market, 1 p.m., Nolan Center. Local artists and regional attractions show what they have to offer.

Bearfest symposium, 2 p.m., Nolan Center. Harry Reynolds talks bear biology 101, and Rick Tingey explains how scientists record bear data in the field.

Bearfest presentation, 4 p.m., Nolan Center. Take a virtual trip to the Anan Wildlife Observatory through the eyes of outfitters, interpreters and visitors.

Bearfest Salmon Bake, 5 p.m., Shakes Island. $15. Enjoy traditional food and local fare, salmon and more, with Native stories and songs.

Bearfest concert, 8 p.m., Nolan Center. "The Accomplices" perform low-country songs with guitar, bass, fiddle and foot.

Saturday, July 26

Bearfest photo workshop, 10 a.m., Nolan Center. Learn how to outsmart your smartphone to get the best pictures.

Wilderness first aid, 11 a.m., Nolan Center. Jack Carney teaches an introduction to wilderness first aid. This is not a full certification course.

Bearfest music workshop, 11 a.m., Nolan Center. Members of "The Accomplices" will teach technique and the use of instruments to novices.

Bearfest kids games, 1 p.m., City Hall lawn. Make a bear mask, find the good camp and bad camp, plus more for your kids.

Bearfest photo workshop, 1:30 p.m., Nolan Center. Work on your framing to improve your pictures.

Pickup indoor soccer, 3 p.m. at Wrangell Community Gym. Details: 717-4899.

Bearfest lecture, 4 p.m., Nolan Center. Ray Troll presents "Big Bears, Big Fish and Big Dreams: My Life in Art and Science."

Bearfest golf tournament, 4:30 p.m., Muskeg Meadows. Registration opens at 4:30 p.m., with the tournament starting at 5 p.m. Games, prizes and snacks.

Bearfest pasta feed, 5:30 p.m., City Park main shelter. Prepare for Sunday's runs with a load of carbs. Register for the marathon and get course info.

Bearfest movie night, 7 p.m., Nolan Center. Take your kids to see the new Disney movie, "Bears."

Sunday, July 27

Bearfest races, 8 a.m., Nolan Center. Run in the 5K, half-marathon or full marathon. Registration opens at 7:15 a.m., with the race start at 8 a.m.

Bearfest kids race, 12:30 p.m., Nolan Center. Kids sprint in a 100-yard dash.

Bearfest raffle, 1 p.m., Nolan Center. Two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines are the top prize.

Bearfest photo workshop, 1:30 p.m., Nolan Center. Photoshop 101 - how to get the most from your photos.

Bearfest photo workshop, 3 p.m., Nolan Center. Check out the photography of RE Johnson.

Tuesday, July 29

Tlingit Language Class, 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Johnson O'Malley Room at the Stikine Native Organization.


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