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Talkeetna Community Schools ActivitiesLocation: Talkeetna Elementary School
Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
This week’s Free Friday Night Movie will be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, and is the only one in that category that Kathleen will show since all the others are rated R. This well researched and dramatically filmed movie is based on the true story of the time in 1940 when 400,000 Allied soldiers were about to be massacred by Hitler’s army on the beach in northern France. Rated PG-13, runs 7 to 8:45, doors open at 6:45.
Basketball will not be at Talkeetna Elementary this Monday, but will be at Su Valley High instead. Regular participants as well as youth and adults who can only get to Su Valley will have 8 Monday nights in the Su valley gym this semester.
A 1-night class about “Winter Biking” is on the schedule for Thursday the 25th, for anyone interested in extending summer riding into the winter months. Sign-up deadline is Monday the 22nd.
Iver’s 8-week writing class “Creative Nonfiction” will begin on Thursday Feb 1st, and has room for just 3 more people.
For more information or to sign up for a class call 733-9431.
Open Board Positions for Trapper Creek Community CouncilLocation:
Trapper Creek Community Council is accepting applications to the Board of Directors until January 18, 2018. Applications are available at the Trapper Creek post office and library.
Talkeetna Elementary PTALocation: Talkeetna Elementary library
Talkeetna Elementary PTA will be holding their January General Membership meeting on Thursday the 18th at 3:10 in the school library. All are welcome.
Trapper Creek Community Enrichment Kid's DayLocation: Trapper Creek Elementary
Trapper Creek Community Enrichment has made changes to all future Kid’s Day events. Starting this Saturday January 20th a new start and end time for this event is from 1:30PM ending at 3:00PM. This event is for 5th grade and under only. No movie this week, but the concession stand will be open.
Social SkiLocation: Fish Lake
The Denali Nordic Ski Club is hosting a social ski on Sunday, January 21. Skiers of all abilities will meet at Fish Lake at 2 pm. Beginner skiers looking for instruction will be helped by more experienced skiers. Skiers are invited to Cici’s house around 3:15 for hot drinks and socializing. Directions will be provided to the group at the lake. For more information, phone or text Diane at 907 354-7476.
Talkeetna Public Library Mentoring ProgramLocation: Talkeetna Public Library
Talkeetna Public Library will resume the Mentoring Program in collaboration with Talkeetna Elementary School, Sunshine Transit, the Upper Susitna Food Pantry and the Friends of the Talkeetna Library. This program invites adults and early readers to enjoy reading together on a one-to-one basis. This program is open to children who are just beginning to read. Volunteer adult and teen readers are needed. Training will take place Monday, January 22, at 3:00 pm at the Talkeetna Library. The first meeting for all will begin on February 5th. For more information, you may call the library at 861-7645.
Project Homeless ConnectLocation: Curtis Menard Sports Complex
There will be a Project Homeless Connect event on January 24th, 10am-3pm at the Curtis Menard Sports Complex.
Transportation provided (907-864-9109, number available on day of event only)
For those experiencing homelessness, on the verge of homelessness or living on a low fixed income are invited to attend this event to meet with local agencies for assistance with housing, food, income, employment and healthcare. A free hot lunch will be provided! Free transportation available to and from the event.
Medicare Clinic for Annual Wellness VisitsLocation: Sunshine Community Health Center Talkeetna and Willow
For people who have been on Medicare Part B for more than 12 months – Sunshine Community Health Center will hold a Medicare Clinic for Annual Wellness Visits. The clinic will include developing or updating a personalized prevention plan and reviewing preventive services you are eligible for. This visit does not deal with new or existing health problems, other medical concerns, or medication refills. With traditional Medicare Part B, there are NO copays or deductibles for these visits. If you’re enrolled in a Medicare Advantage program, please check with your insurance for the out- of-pocket costs or call Sunshine at (907) 722-2273.
The clinic is January 25th from 9:00AM – 4:00PM By Appointment at Talkeetna and Willow. Call 733-2273 or 495-4100 for details and to set appointments.
Concert at Denali Arts CouncilLocation: Sheldon Community Arts Hanger
Gordie Tentree, the one man string bending roots road poet, returns to the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger on January 27th. Returning after performances at Celtic Connections in Glasgow and the National Folk Festival in Australia, this award-nominated master storyteller & multi-instrumentalist brings it all to Talkeetna. The show is at 7:30 pm.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesLocation: Su Valley Jr/Sr High
A series of Love and Logic Parenting Classes have started. Parenting skills for youth of all ages. Childcare and refreshments provided. There is need to register and the class is free. The class is held at Su Valley Jr/Sr High from 6:30-8pm on every other Tuesday (1/16, 1/30, 2/13, 2/27, 3/27 and 4/10). There will also be a Parenting Support Group on February 8th and April 12th. Class is taught by Certified Love and Logic Trainer Garth Grover and is organized by Sunshine Clinic and sponsored by Premera.
BP Teachers of ExcellenceLocation:
BP is accepting nominations for the 23rd BP Alaska Teachers of Excellence program, which recognizes Alaska teachers for their exceptional work. The program honors K-12 teachers and other school staff from public or private schools who have made important contributions to education and their communities. Anyone can nominate a Teacher of Excellence or an Educational Allies hero for an award by visiting BPteachers.com. The deadline for nominations is February 1, 2018.
Email AKBPTeachers@bp.com for further information.
MatSu Health Foundation ScholarshipsLocation:
Mat-Su residents interested in pursuing education in health, wellness and nonprofit management are invited to apply for Mat-Su Health Foundation (MSHF) academic scholarships. The due date for applications is February 23rd. For more information, visit www.healthymatsu.org/grants/scholarships or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talkeetna Elementary presents Jack and the BeanstalkLocation: Talkeetna Elementary School
Talkeetna Elementary is hosting Missoula Children’s Theatre this year for their Artist in Residence. The children will be performing Jack and the Beanstalk. The Friday, February 2 performance at 5:00 p.m. will include a dinner and dessert prior to the show. There will also be a Saturday, February 3 performance at 1:00 p.m. This is a Title 1 event and the elementary school thanks the Jessica Stevens Foundation and Talkeetna Bachelor Society for their funding contributions. They hope to see you at the show!
Denali Arts Council Upcoming FilmsLocation: Sheldon Arts Hanger
The Denali Arts Council is hosting the The Outdoor Adventure Film Festival on February 3rd! For more details visit denaliartscouncil.org.
Spaghetti Dinner FundraiserLocation: SuValley High School
Susitna Valley High School is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Thursday, February 8th from 5:00 – 7:30 PM. Reservations are available by calling the high school at 733-9300. This dinner is a fundraiser for the senior class.
Permanent Fund Dividend applicationsLocation: Talkeetna Library
Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available at the Talkeetna Library. If you need help filling out the online application or setting up a My Alaska account, the library can help you. Call to set up an appointment so you can have their undivided attention. You’ll need an email address, which they can help you set up. If you have questions, call 861-7645 Monday to Saturday 11-6.