You can read all announcements, classifieds, and Denali Echoes on our website, ktna.org. There are three ways to submit announcements and classifieds: our online form; by phone at 733-1700 during office hours, 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday; and by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Community Calendar at ktna.org includes additional cultural and community events.
Talkeetna Community Schools ActivitiesLocation: Talkeetna Elementary School
Here’s what’s happening in the Talkeetna Community Schools program:
Kathleen’s “Basic Star Gazing” class will start on Monday the 19th at 6:30 pm at Su Valley High School. The sign-up deadline has passed, but if you are just hearing about it now and want to join, go to Su Valley Monday evening, even though there may not be enough hand-outs.
Monday is the deadline to sign-up for the “Social Media for Business” class, which is nearly full. Thanks to the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce, the registration fee will be waived. This 1-night class will be held at the Elementary School on Tuesday the 20th, starting promptly at 6:30 pm.
For more info or to sign up for a class, call 733-9431.
Reading is Cool Family Reading ProgramLocation: Talkeetna Public Library
Join the readers at the Talkeetna Library for the Reading Is Cool family reading program. Kids can keep track of their reading by coloring in snowflakes in the SnowGlobe cards. Teens and adults can “Play Bingo” with special cards. Weekly prizes will be drawn as well as card completion rewards.
The program runs until the Library’s 45th Birthday Party on March 16th.
For more information, you may check the library facebook page or come to the library or call 861-7645. Winter Reading is Cool!!
On the next Talk of AlaskaLocation:
It’s an untold story almost 250 years old – what really happened during Captain Cook’s contacts with indigenous people during his explorations in Alaska and the rest of the Pacific. Two unpublished journals by Cook crew members have been found in an Australian store room. We’ll learn more of the untold story of Captain Cook, and what happened after he died, on the next “Talk of Alaska,” Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, rebroadcast that evening at 7 pm, on KTNA.
Denali National Park and Preserve WinterfestLocation: Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve and the communities of the Denali Borough invite all who love winter to come and celebrate Alaska’s longest season at Winterfest 2018, which is scheduled for February 22-25. This long-running community-wide event features an array of activities, with something for all ages, interests, and abilities! An events schedule is posted at go.nps.gov/winterfest.
Su Valley Basketball Home GameLocation: Su Valley Jr/Sr High
All are invited to cheer on the Rams at a Susitna Valley basketball home game. It’s Su Valley vs. Nenana on Friday February 23rd. The JV boys start at 3:30, the Varsity girls play at 5 o’clock, and the Varsity boys start at 6:30. It’s also Senior Night. Admission to all games is free. Sponsored and supported by: Su Valley PTSA and Talkeetna Bachelor Society.
CrafturdayLocation: The Grove
This Saturday it’s Crafturday at The Grove on Birch Creek Blvd. You can join the fun and creativity all day (11 til 5) or stop by for a couple hours. Bring a project of any kind, a small donation for use of space, and something for the potluck lunch. That’s this Saturday February 24th at The Grove.
KTNA Annual Membership Meeting & 25th Anniversary PartyLocation: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
KTNA’s annual membership meeting has morphed into KTNA’s 25th Anniversary Party this year. Join KTNA members on Saturday, February 24th, from 7 to 9 pm, at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar to celebrate community radio in the Susitna Valley. There will be food, cash bar, and music by One Hot Mess. The results of board elections will be announced at this meeting, and members will approve appointments to the Community Advisory Board.
If you have not received a ballot for KTNA board elections by mail or email, please contact Corinne at 733-1700 or email@example.com to receive a ballot. Ballots are due by Friday, February 23rd, and you can vote in person at the annual meeting.
Love and Logic Parenting ClassesLocation: Su Valley Jr/Sr High
Parents are invited to an ongoing series of Love and Logic Parenting Classes on parenting skills for youth of all ages. The classes are held at Su Valley Jr/Sr High from 6:30-8pm. Childcare and refreshments are provided. There is no need to register and the classes are free. Future classes are: 2/27, 3/27 and 4/10. There will also be a Parenting Support Group on April 12th. The classes are taught by Certified Love and Logic Trainer Garth Grover and are organized by Sunshine Clinic and sponsored by Premera.
Alaska LNG Project MeetingLocation: Trapper Creek Community Center
The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation invites all those interested to attend a community meeting to learn more about the Alaska Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project. Members of the Alaska LNG team will provide a project update and share information about the recent commercial and regulatory activities. Refreshments will be provided. The next meeting is in Trapper Creek Tuesday, February 27, 5:30-7:30pm at the Trapper Creek Community Center , milepost 115.2 Parks Highway.
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 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.
Riding into the Heart of PatagoniaLocation: Northern Susitna Institute
The Susitna River Coalition invites everyone for an evening with Nancy Pfeiffer, who will talk about her experience fighting mega-dams in Patagonia. As a neophyte horsewoman with a minimal command of the Spanish language, Nancy rode off across Patagonia, alone, on horseback. Riding Into the Heart of Patagonia is the story of that journey. It is also the story of Patagonia, a wilderness and a self-sufficient culture on the brink of rapid change. Presented by the Susitna River Coalition as part of the Susitna River Watershed Speaker Series. The event is FREE. Doors open at 6:30. The presentation starts at 7:00 pm Friday March 2nd at the Northern Susitna Institute. For more information visit the Susitna River Coalition’s Facebook Page.