City of Seward

SPRD Bulletin February 28

March Events for Middle & High School:

Mardi Gras “Fat Tuesday” Potluck for Middle & High School students and parents March 4th 5:30-7:30. Bring your favorite dish to share and check out the Rec Room!

First Friday Fun event (theme TBA) at the Rec Room Friday, March 7th  open to Middle & High School.

Middle Schoolers join TYC for Roller Skating at AVTEC from 5:30-7pm on March 14th. Meet at TYC at 5:20 to get a ride and we’ll pay for you!

Middle Schoolers join TYC for AVTEC Gym Games (Dodgeball, Volleyball, Wallyball to name a few) on Friday March 21st from 7-9pm. Meet at TYC by 6:50pm.


Middle School Dance Friday, March 28th from 7:30-10pm. Wear green! Shamrock Shakes and other specials at the Snack Shack. $5 at the door. Hope to see you there! 224-5472

New Programming for Middle School at TYC! TYC is open to Middle School aged kids from 5:30 – 9pm, Monday-Thursday & 5:30 – 10pm Saturday & Sunday (Rec Room is open to High School from 5:30-10 Monday-Thursday & 5:30 -11pm Saturday & Sunday). Monday nights are games & crafts. Pictionary, Apples to Apples, card-making, crocheting DVD games and more! Tuesdays is Kitchen Night! Come cook with us or share your favorite recipes! Wednesdays are movie nights. Free popcorn! Thursdays are tourney nights. Ping pong, foosball, pool, darts and more. Prizes for the winners! Fridays are special events. Dances, themed Rec Room Parties (First Friday event for MS & HS is Friday, March 7th. Theme TBA), Roller Skating, Sledding, basketball games etc. Saturdays are dedicated to music with Karaoke, Wii Just Dance and more. Come check it out! TYC 224-5472

TYC’s School’s Out Day Camps & Vacation Break Camps: No school March 7th & Spring Break Camp March 10th-14th.

Join us for days filled with arts & crafts, baking, outdoor adventures, cooperative games & team building, movies & popcorn, music & dancing, science experiments and more! Camps run 7:45am-5:30pm daily. Campers need to bring a lunch, morning and afternoon snacks or money for the Snack Shack. Get the best rate for day camps with early registration (three weeks before camp). Space is limited. School’s Out Day Camps are on the following dates: 3/7 and 4/18. Early Bird rate is $15 (3 weeks prior to camp)/Regular rate $20 (up to 1 week prior)/$25 drop in rate space permitting. Spring Break Camp is 3/10-3/14. Early Bird rate is $100 (3 weeks prior), Regular rate $110 (2 weeks prior), $125 thereafter space permitting. TYC offers Tier discounts to families who qualify for AK food stamps programs, Denali Kid Care, WIC, and free or reduced lunches. Please contact Maggie at TYC for questions regarding Tier qualifications and other scholarship opportunities: 224-5472 or Brochures and registration for day camps can be found on our website at: or stop by one of SPRD’s locations (Sports & Rec at AVTEC Gym, Rec Room at 336 3rd Ave or TYC at 336 Jefferson.

5th/6th Grade First Friday Fun is Friday March 7th at TYC from 7 – 9pm. Wear green! Neon Pool tourney, Wii Just Dance, Shamrock Shakes and other specials at the Snack Shack! $5 at the door. Hope to see you there! 224-5472

Come check out Seward Teen & Youth Center’s After School Program for K-6th grades! ASP emphasizes cooperative play, sports, environmental science, outdoor play, creative arts, homework help, music appreciation and social enhancement. Children can chose from a number of daily activities from science experiments, to baking projects to board games to field trips to a local park and much much more! ASP runs Monday-Friday from 3:20-5:30pm. Children may catch a ride on bus #3 from school. There is a $3 daily drop in fee or punch cards are available, $30 for 10 visits for $50 for 20 visits, or Annual Booster Passes are available for $200. There are scholarships available as well. Come check us out! TYC is located at 3rd Avenue & Jefferson below the Senior Center on the alley side. 224-5472

Rec Com Work Session

The Seward Recreation Committee will hold their regular meeting on Wed, March 5 at 12 noon at the Seward Community Library Museum. The focus of this particular meeting is a work session on the community-wide Recreation Listing or website or resource collection. Members of the public are always invited to attend. Brown bag lunches are encouraged to further enjoy this lunchtime discussion.

The Seward Recreation Committee is an ad-hoc group, appointed by the City Council. They meet the first and third Wednesday of every month. Their mission is to conceive, compile and advance recreation opportunities in the Seward area.  The City Clerk’s office is accepting letters of intent to serve on the Rec Com with a deadline of 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 4.

For more information, contact Director Karin Sturdy at 224-4053 or


“Opening Doors in one four”

City Cemetery Clean ups

Seward Parks and Recreation declared last year that 2014 will be proclaimed and celebrated as “the year of the cemetery.” The City is seeking volunteers to work on various projects from documentation to rebuilding headstones or specific site clean ups or repairs.

Community members are encouraged and invited into the conversation regarding voluntary compliance with the cemetery rules, regulations and City Ordinances, set in place for record-keeping and to ease care of the facility. Final resting places are usually provided a given amount of respect in each culture. Toward this end, diverse input is encouraged for the focused clean up.

The 2014 emphasis may or may not include projects such as tree or brush removal, re-setting headstones, turf repair, site clean up, site leveling and other projects. Private cemeteries such as the Pioneers, American Legion and the Masons are not targeted by the City, as they each have their own capable volunteers.

For more information, please contact Director Karin Sturdy, 224-4053 or

Winners of the 2014 BBQ Recreational Volleyball League – Congrats Team Minions

Competitive Volleyball Standings

  1. Tony’s                                 6 – 0

  2. Essential 1                           4 – 2


  3. Avtec                                   2 – 4

  4. Lumpsuckers                       0 – 4


Adult Basketball Standings

  1. Miss Melody                        9 – 0

  2. Ingalls                                  7 – 2

  3. Avtec 2                                 4 – 4

  4. Alehouse                              3 – 5

  5. Avtec  1                                3 – 6

  6. IE                                          0 – 9

Open volleyball begins again on Monday, 6-8pm, at the AVTEC gym.  Following open volleyball, we are going to be playing Dodge ball from 8-9pm.

SPRD is also looking for volunteers for the rock wall.  If you are interested, please contact us at 224-4054.

Archery League is winding up but we still have 2 more sessions in March.  Join us at the Railroad Terminal on Tuesdays, 6 – 9pm.

Pink Cheeks Triathlon online registration is open! Join us Sat, May 3rd for a 5K run, 10K bike and 600 yd swim. Sign up early for the best rates as a team or a solo. Go to LUAU Theme… Costumes Encouraged!!!!

Rec Room “The Experiment” New extended hours!

Middle School & High School Mon – Fri 2:30 – 5:30; High School – Mon – Thu 5:30 to 10pm; Fri & Sat 5:30 to 11pm. located at 336 3rd Ave call 224-4056. WiFi, Ping Pong, Pool Table, Xbox, Kinect, HDTV with Cable, Lounge area, Movies, Games, Music & More to come! This is a FREE program.