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Listen to KTNA 88.9 FM for a broadcast of holiday music on Friday, Dec 6, that will be aired from 6:30 – 8 pm. This program will be aired simultaneously with the Motorized Parade of Lights.
Next time on Here & Now… Campaign finance watchdogs are praising the latest proposal to tighten the rules for tax exempt groups…the groups themselves are not happy. We’ll hear from both sides. Here and Now airs Monday at 11am
Alaskans have always enjoyed and defended their fish. We love our clam beaches, most of us oppose fish farming and many of us have our own special recipes not only for cooking, but preserving salmon and other fish. Alaska’s remoteness has helped to protect its fisheries, but in more populated parts of the world, small-scale local fisheries are threatened by habitat degradation and outside-owned fleets. We’ll talk about how they fight back, along with allies in the restaurant business, on the next “Talk of Alaska,” Tuesday morning at ten, from APRN, on KTNA
If you shop online at Amazon.com this holiday season, please consider supporting KTNA by beginning your amazon search by clicking the amazon link on the ktna website. A percentage of your purchase will go to support Talkeetna Community Radio.
Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
(Friday 12/6 only) The Free Friday Night Movie tonight is ON, despite the questionable flying weather. Quirky animated aircraft will fly up up up into the wild blue yonder on the big screen in the Talkeetna Elementary gym. It’s rated G, show starts at 7, doors open at 6:45. And when the Parade of Lights swings through the school parking lot, Kathleen will encourage movie-goers to step outside to cheer on the decorated vehicles.
There will be a couple changes to the schedule in the coming week: Pre-School Gym is canceled on Tuesday, and Family Gym Night will be on Tuesday the 10th instead of Thursday.
Kathleen would like to know if folks are interested in a Bee Keeping class in January. Orville Grosz will teach this 2-night class, again, in time for participants to order bees by the February deadline.
If you have questions, or are interested in the Bee Keeping class, you can leave a message at 733-9431.
Trapper Creek Community Enrichment has the following activities this month:
· Family Open Gym on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6:00 to 7:30
· Kid’s Day and Family Movie on Saturday, Dec. 14. Open Gym from 1-2:00 p.m., Despicable Me 2 from 2-3:30 p.m. Concessions available to purchase.
(thru Monday pm) The Foothills Drama Club will NOT be meeting this Monday, Dec 9. On Dec 10, a short holiday movie will be filmed at the Hangar at 6 pm. Extras are needed. Please contact Kathleen Hogan at 733-6916 for further information.
Fri only -The Annual Handmade Holiday Bazaar will be on Saturday, Dec 7th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, at Talkeetna Elementary School, mile 13.8 Talkeetna Spur Road. The bazaar will have booths of handmade items and homemade soups, curries and baked goods for sale. There will also be a child’s crafting area, silent auction, book fair and ongoing live music by Deborah Windham and her piano students, and dance performances. Local author, Sarah Birdsall will be signing copies of her latest book, “Ghosts of Talkeetna” at the PTA Craft Fair, from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. There is still time to make a baked good to donate or to volunteer a two hour block of time in the kitchen or at the cashier table. If you are interested please call Heather, 733-5544. This bazaar is presented by the Talkeetna Elementary School PTA and proceeds benefit student enrichment programs.
Fri only -The 5th & 6th grade class at Talkeetna Elementary is soliciting donations for their annual silent auction which will be held on December 7th. All proceeds will go directly to the Kachemak Bay field trip. Your donation will allow the students a unique opportunity. Donations can be dropped off at Talkeetna Elementary anytime between now and Friday, December 6th.
The December Talkeetna Elementary PTA membership meeting will be this Tuesday, Dec. 10th at 3:15 at the Talkeetna Elementary Library. Everyone, members and non-members, are welcome to attend. If you are interested in being listed on the agenda as a “person to be heard” or for any other questions about the Talkeetna Elementary PTA please contact Noelle Carbone at 733-1237.
On Tuesday December 10th, from noon to 1:30 the Talkeetna Library will host a video conference with UAF Cooperative Extension Service entitled Solar Energy for Home or Cabin. The discussion will focus on the basics of solar energy and on system options and site analysis/placement of solar panels. For additional information, call the library at 733-2359
Start Fri – On the next two Tuesdays in December, 10th, and 17th, the Talkeetna Public Library will present 3 brown bag energy workshops via video conference between noon and 1:30 pm in the video room at the Talkeetna library. The December 10th workshop will be Solar Energy for Home or Cabin, and the December 17th workshop will be Wind Power for Home or Cabin. Space will be limited, as the room is small. Workshops such as these are made possible by a program called OWL (on-line with libraries). These three workshops are only a few of the possibilities that are available to our community. For more information, please call the Talkeetna Library at 733-2359.
Taste of Talkeetna tickets are available at Nagley’s or the Roadhouse for the Taste of Talkeetna which will be Dec 14 from 4-8. Limited ticket available.
Fri only - The Talkeetna Bachelor Society proudly presents the 28th annual Wilderness Woman Contest and the 33rd annual Bachelor Auction:
- The weekend begins Friday December 6th with the Motorized Parade of Lights at 6 pm, sponsored by the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus are coming to town for the parade! After the parade, there will be a bachelor Meet and Greet, and the Mating Game, with “celebrity host” and fireworks.
- On Saturday, the VFW Post 3836 Ladies’ Auxiliary serves up biscuits and gravy at the Post Hall from 9 am to noon, the Wilderness Woman Contest registration begins at 11 am at the Fairview Inn. The competition begins at 1 pm on Main Street. Saturday evening, the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar doors open at 6 pm for the crowning of the Wilderness Woman contest winners, which starts at 7 pm. There is a price for admission, and you must be at least 21 years old. That’s followed by the Bachelor Auction. More events and activities at local businesses are listed on posters around town.
- Sober Rides are provided by the Bachelor Society on Saturday night, so that no one will drink and drive!
Breakfast Book Club and Adult Battle of the Books:
The Talkeetna Library’s Breakfast Book Club will be holding it’s first get-together of the winter on Tuesday, December 17th at 9:30am. This month’s book is: Wild, From Lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed. Copies are available for checkout at the library.
Also, the Library is looking for interested individuals and book clubs to participate in the 2014 Adult Battle of the Books. Participants read from a list of 8 books, then battle it out by answering questions about details from each of the books. This is a fun and friendly competition, so don’t worry too much if you can’t remember it all. For information on the Breakfast Book Club or the Adult Battle of the Books, contact Holli at the Library 733-2359.
Breakfast with Santa at Upper Susitna Senior Center, Dec 21st, 10am to 1pm. Mr and Mrs Santa Claus will be there from 10:30 to 11:30 am. The Grinch will be there at Noon. All you can eat pancakes. (7 yrs and younger eat free)
3rd Annual Filling The Gap Program
“Filling the Gap” is working on our 3rd year of helping the community.Our success is due to the The Upper Susitna Food Pantry, local businesses and individuals in this community. A Community who is known for its’ “Giving Till it Hurts” approach to life!
The Objective: Is to fill the gap for families with school age children during the Winter Vacation.
- This year the Winter Vacation will last a total of 18 days with 11 of them being days that families who need it would normally have access to both breakfast and lunch at school. That means that these families need to come up with 22 additional meals for each child.
How you can help? “Filling the Gap” accepts both food and cash donations.
- Food boxes are available at the Elementary School, Nagleys, Roadhouse and at Cubby’s by the door at Knik Kountry Liquor.(Non Perishables)
- Cash donations are being accepted at the Matanuska Valley Credit Union next to Moores – just tell them it’s for “Filling the Gap”
- If you are in the food service industry you can donate homemade baked goods.
- Help hand out boxes.
- Help by spreading the word.
The date boxes will be ready for families to pick up will on Monday Dec. 23rd 10am – 4pm at both The Montana Creek Baptist Church at the “Y” & River of Life Church in Trapper Creek.
Contact us: Please feel free to contact Louanne Tysdale @ 733-3383 or Kerry Walter @ 414-0376 with any questions, comments, donations or to volunteer your time.
Two seats will be opening on the Chase Community Council Board of Directors in 2014. Nominations are being solicited for representatives in the Chase Community Council Area to serve a two-year term on the Board. If you would like to make a nomination, or would like further information please contact: Peg Foster: 733-1251 or Beth Pike: 733-1078. Nominations are being accepted through December 8th. The election will be held on January 16th.
The Wilderness Medicine Institute will be holding a series of wilderness medicine classes in Talkeetna this winter. Registration is now open for a 5-day 40 hour Wilderness Advanced First Aid course December 14-18th. Call 733-3313 for more information.
November’s art show at Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe features sketches and drawings by Chris Bowman and Jon Mann, entitled “Kind of Sketchy”. The show will be on display through the first week in December.
To get your classified notice on the air, send an e-mail via ktna.org or call 733-1700 weekdays, 733-1200 voice-mail on weekends.
KTNA has 20th anniversary t shirts and mugs for sale available at the station on Second Street.. These are great for gift.
thru Mon eve - Found on the XY lakes walking trail during Thanksgiving weekend: A dog bag full of treats. 733 6100
Thru Tues - For rent: A 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom unfurnished apartment located near Cubby’s. Radiant heat included. Call and leave a message 733 2369 or 733 6200.
Thru Sun -For Sale: 7 and a half foot Prelite Christmas Tree with 75% of the lights working. 495 6324
Thru Fri -For sale, 3/4 ton capacity, 4′ X 8′ tilt bed trailer. Current registration. Call 240-1075.
thru Mon am–For sale – 3250-watt Lowe’s generator. It’s like new with only 100 summer hours. Please call 733-1237.
thru Thurs am–For sale: 2008 stock Arctic Cat Snow Pro m8, like new, 160 miles, has been in storage. Not a scratch. call or text 715-0000.
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Found: A big friendly orange cat begging to come inside in Downtown Talkeetna. If you know where he belongs please call 733 1863
To Moose Creek Mike: Say “Red Leather, Yellow Leather” ten times really fast. From Captain Morgan.