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Coming up on KTNA:
thru Mon midday–On Susitna Writer’s Voice this week: Katie Writer’s Ski Trails, about the varied joys of raising young skiers in Talkeetna. Susitna Writer’s Voice airs Sundays during the six o’clock evening announcements, and Mondays at 12:30. You can read or listen to past programs at ktna.org.
Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
Ellie Henke will lead a workshop for knitters who could use some help with their next project. It’s for intermediate knitters ready to take on socks, or mittens, etc. More information, and patterns, available when you sign up with Kathleen. The 3 week workshop is on Mondays starting next week.
Tom and Katie Harrison can help you turn your video clips into a digital movie, with music and titles. This 5 week class, held at Su Valley, begins next week Tuesday.
Pre-class sign-up is required or recommended for all Talkeetna Community Schools classes, call 733-9431.
The Free Friday Night Movie this week is a new Disney animated film that takes place in Hawai’i. Showtime is 7-8:50, doors open 6:45.
thru Fri–It’s The Frozen Basil 6th Annual Poker Ski! Saturday, March 25th at 12 noon at the Flying Squirrel. There is no entry fee, but bring a donation for winner’s pot. All are welcome! Call 733-6100 for more information.
thru Fri–Trapper Creek Community Enrichment is having Kids Day this Saturday March 25th starting at 1:00 o’clock and ending at 3:3o. They will start with open gym and then watch a movie. The concession stand will be open. There is a yearly community enrichment fee per person.
thru Fri–The Sunshine Community Health Center invites everyone to a viewing of the documentary: “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope”. This is a free, one-hour film that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress from the effects of divorce, abuse, and neglect.
The documentary showing is Saturday March 25th at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar.
Doors open at 5:30, the movie starts at 6:00, with community discussion at 7:00 PM
There will be childcare drop-off at Northern Susitna Institute from 5:15 to 8:15 PM
thru Sat–The Book-2-Film Teen program will be watching the movie adaptation of The Giver, by Lois Lowry on Saturday March 25th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Talkeetna library. Pizza and snacks will be provided. The last book of the season: Paper Towns, by John Green will be handed out after the movie. This program is for teens ages 13 through 18. Please call the Library with any questions at 861-7645
The Talkeetna Public Library will be closed on Monday, March 27th in observance of Seward’s Day. The library will be open on Tuesday, March 28th at the usual time, 11 am.
There will be a special Talkeetna Parks Advisory Committee on Tuesday March 28th at 7PM at the library. The sole agenda item is the proposed realignment of the easement through Fish Lake Recreation Area. More information can be found on the Community Council’s website talkeetnacouncil.org
Cindy Bullens and Wendy Waldman, from the Refugees, will perform in concert at Latitude 62 Lodge on Friday March 31st at 7:30 pm.
The next Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce board meeting will be April 11th at 10 am at the Latitude 62.
The next Talkeetna Chamber General Meeting will be April 13th at 11:45 am at NSI. This is the Non-Profit Round-Up. Each non-profit will get 5 minutes to speak. Also, guest speaker Michael Mason from First National Bank Alaska will be speaking at the General Meeting. He will cover the recent developments in cyber-crime, discuss a variety of threats, and give specific preventive measures companies can take to protect themselves.
read when time allows–The Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce is offering scholarships of up to $3,000.00 to graduating seniors and continuing students in the Susitna Valley High School attendance area. The funds granted may be used for any expenses involved in post-secondary education. For more information about applying for one of these scholarships, please contact Kerry Walter: info [at] talkeetnachamber [dot] org , or by visiting the website, talkeetnachamber.org or by U.S. mail: PO Box 334, Talkeetna, Alaska 99676. Applications and references must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday April 18th.
Alaska Mountaineering School is accepting scholarship applications for their 2017 Mountaineering Courses. Applications may be obtained by stopping into the office on 3rd St., calling AMS 907-733-1016 or emailing info [at] climbalaska [dot] org.
(alternate these 2 messages in the winter)
Recycling of materials is open at the Talkeetna Transfer Site from 1 to 5 on Tuesdays and from 11-3 on Saturdays. If you can volunteer for a two hour shift on a Saturday or Tuesday, contact Cici at 355-8324, or go to the Facebook page Talkeetna Recycling Works.
Recycling is open at the transfer station on Tuesdays from 1-5 and Saturdays from 11-3. When there is a temperature that is in the single digits or below, recycling may be closed for the safety of the volunteer on duty. If it is very cold out, you may want to check with the transfer station to determine whether recycling is open or not. Their number is 861-7614. Talkeetna Recycling will try to post a closing on Facebook when possible. They will do their best to stay open to serve the community. If you are available to volunteer for a two hour shift, please contact Cici at 355-8324.
start Sunday 3-19 This is Tsunami Awareness Week in Alaska. If you are traveling to a coastal region on Wednesday March 29 at approximately 10:15 AM you’ll hear/and or see a Tsunami warning. It’s just a test of the tsunami warning system – so chill! It’s just a drill! And remember, even if you are in Anchorage, Anchorage is outside the tsunami risk zone. Alaska’s southern coastal locations are in the zone. Be Tsunami Ready.
Sunshine Community Health Center will hold another drug take-back day, where you can turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. The drug take-back is Saturday April 29th, from 10-2. For more information, you may call 907-861-8557.
Here’s another benefit to KTNA membership… all KTNA members can have their birthdays announced on the air with the KTNA calendar! Anniversaries and additional family members’ birthdays can be included, too. If you are presently a sustaining member, please email your name and the month and day of your birthday to kara[at]ktna.org, or call the office at 733-1700 during regular office hours.
You, too, can host the local news at KTNA! If you like to read, are detail-oriented, and have about a half hour to volunteer for morning, midday, or evening news one day a week, give us a call, 733-1700 or stop by the station on Second Street. “Morning people” are especially encouraged!
New contributors to KTNA’s Susitna Writer’s Voice program are always welcome. Whether you write prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction, it’s your voice on the radio, reading your written work. To listen to or read other local writers’ submissions, go to ktna.org and look for Susitna Writer’s Voice on the left, under Connecting Community. Interested? Call Deb at KTNA, 733-1700.
thru Mon midday–Area businesses and non-profits: Susitna Valley High School students are looking for summer jobs. Hiring a teenager helps your local community and business and gives local youth the chance to get work experience before heading out on their own. There is a job opportunities board at the High School to post all the listings, and they would like to keep it up to date. Please contact Marie at Susitna Valley High at 733-9300 or email marie [dot] richter [at] matsuk12 [dot] us with your job posting.
thru Thurs noon–Want to work outdoors this summer? If so, Denali State Park is currently recruiting for a seasonal janitorial position. For more information call the Park at 355-7772. That’s 355-7772.
thru Mon–New chef in Talkeetna looking for place to stay this summer and possibly longer. Single, non-drinker, doesn’t party, no pets. 210-380-3155.
thru Fri am–Lost during Oosik, probably at the Hangar: A colorful knit hat, with orange and black. If found, please call 232-2350.
thru Fri am–For sale: 5 ft snow plow for Polaris 6 wheeler, bumper mount, plow complete. -495-5711
thru Tues–For sale by owner – 2 acres and a cabin. Call 232-1435
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To Bruce and Carol up the tracks: Would you give me a call? I was thinking of going up to the cabin this weekend but wanted to talk to you first. From John
Can you have Richard call me? Does he still have that outhouse? Love the smiths