SPRD Bulletin March 21

Wed, Mar 19 the Competitive Volleyball Season came to an end with Tony’s Bar walking away with the trophy and Norm Regis taking home the MVP. Essential 1 came in a close 2nd place. And the sportsmanship award was given to the Lumpsuckers. Thanks to all the teams for a great season!!

Pink Cheeks Triathlon! 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. Online registration only Go to www.signmeup.com/98343 LUAU Theme… Costumes Encouraged!!!!

Terry Pollard Memorial Exit Glacier Run Sat, May 17th online registration is now open! Join us for Seward’s 32nd 5K or 10K run. Go to www.signmeup.com/99255 race begins at 10am and is held in conjunction with the torch run. Earlybird Fee before April 28th $25 (Adult); $15 (17 and under); $75 (Families 4 – 6 members)

Bear’s Den B&B Bear Bell Run Fri, June 6th – One mile race just for kids along Waterfront Bike Path for ages 3 – 12. Check in at the Wellington Picnic area at 10:30 race starts at 11am. Register at S&R (519 4th Ave) $11 before May 23rd

Dr. Moriarty, DDS Egg Hunt Sat, Apr 19th 3pm at Forest Acres Park. After the hunt hop on over to the Seward Resort for refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny! This is a FREE event for ages 12 & under sponsored by: Dr. Moriarty, DDS Seward Resort, American Legion, TYC, SPRD and One Shot Photo

28th Annual  Stylin’ Stitches Diaper Derby Sat, Apr 19th; 10 to 11:30am at the Sports and Rec (AVTEC) Gym for Newborn to 24 months. Best dancer, chubbiest legs, biggest eyes… parents sign your boy or girl up before Wed, April 16th, sorry no on-site registration.

 Telalaska Spring Classic Volleyball Tourney Apr, 26th Telalaska and SPRD are proud to present the 12th annual Telalaska volleyball tournament! Bring your Adult (18 years or older) league down for some competitive volleyball. Tournament format will be based on the number of entries. Call 224-4011 or email sprd@cityofseward.net

Terry’s Tires Bike Safety Rodeo Sat, May 10th featuring Shoreside Petroleum’s Helmet Junction.  FREE event from 10am to 12 noon… bike inspections, bike education, helmet junction, barrel racing, obstacle course, pump it up, prizes and the SPD Chuckwagon! T-shirts to the first 75 participants.

Super Saturday Cleanup Sat, May 10th.  We need your help to clean up the town! Join the annual community litter and trash cleanup day! Prizes for those who collect the most trash! All prizes donated by area businesses. Pick up bags at Sports & Rec (519 4th Ave) from 10 to 4pm. For more information call 224-4011.

British Soccer Camps 2014

More campers, more coaches, more great new games and practices and much more free stuff! Seward Parks and Recreation June 23rd – June 27th. Camp includes free ball and t-shirt.

1:30 – 2:20pm First Kicks: Ages 3 – 5 $81; 2:45 – 4:15pm Mini Soccer: Ages 6 – 9 $95; 4:30 – 6:15pm Player Development: Ages 10 – 12 $95; 6:30 – 8:00pm Player Development: Ages 13 – 18 $95. Free online jersey offer deadlines 5/9. Sign up at www.challengersports.com 45 days prior to camp for your free replica jersey. Please email questions to sprd@cityofseward.net or call 907.224.4011. All mail-in applications need to be mailed to SPRD at P.O. Box 167, Seward AK 99664 checks payable to Seward Parks and Recreation Department.

Open volleyball Monday’s 6 – 8pm Dodge ball from 8 – 9pm and  Friday 7 to 9, at the AVTEC gym. Rock Wall is open Mondays (starting Mar 24th) and Fridays from 7 to 9pm

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

TYC – 224-5472 mwilkins@cityofseward.net

Pictures: Dominos-(from left) Sam Paperman, Ozzy Deel and Ella Stefan show off their domino prowess to the other kids of After School. Twister Mania-(Clockwise from top)Mckenna Meyers, Ozzy Deel, Mason Elhard, Keynon Weston, Wally Wallace, Aydon Weston, TJ Smith battle it out in a double-sized game of Twister.

Middle School Aloha Spring Dance Friday, March 28th from 7:30-10pm. Spring Luau theme with Snack Shack specials, Ping Pong Tourney, raffle and more! $5 at the door. Hope to see you there! TYC 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 *Starting Tuesday, April 2nd there will no longer be Middle School programming at TYC on Monday or Tuesday evenings due to low attendance. We will instead be introducing a K-6 “Rec Night.” Call 224-5472 for more info.

New at TYC! Parents-need to make a meeting, recreation sport league or social gathering but not sure what to do with the kids? Come check out K-6 Rec Nights at TYC! Monday & Tuesday evenings from 5:30-9pm starting Tuesday, April 2nd. Structured activities from crafts & baking to games and tourneys. $5 Drop in. Call Maggie at TYC for more info: 224-5472.



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TYC’s School’s Out Day Camps & Vacation Break Camps: No school April 18th.

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.

5th/6th Grade First Friday Fun is Friday April 4th from 7:00-9:00pm at TYC. DJ’d music & dancing, Neon Pool Tourney, Snack Shack specials, Wii Just Dance and more! $5 at the door. TYC 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 3:00-5:30pm. 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 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, Air Hockey, Games, Music & Skeeball (brand new)! This is a FREE program.

Rec Com Regular meeting

The Seward Recreation Committee will hold their regular meeting on Wed, April 2 at 12 noon at the Bakery in the Harbor. Members of the public are always invited to attend. 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.  For more information, contact Director Karin Sturdy at 224-4053 or ksturdy@cityofseward.net.

“Opening Doors in one four”

(Pull date: Wed, April 2)

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, grave site leveling, tree removal 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 ksturdy@cityofseward.net.

(Pull date: October 31, 2014)

Seeking Youth Greenhouse Program Proposals

The City of Seward is seeking one-page proposals from qualified adults prepared to lead youth summer of greenhouse projects. Interested adults should include program ideas, resources and proposed budget. The TYC greenhouse is a gift from Holland America and has provided a junior scientist mini-classroom for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Program proposals should include learning objectives as developed by the proposed contractor. A resume of previous related activities and professional references are encouraged. The program will be scheduled as mutually beneficial between the City and the contractor. It may begin as early as Memorial Day and run through mid-August. K – Sixth Grade students will be available for the greenhouse program from as early as 8 am to as late as 4:30 pm. The contractor will be required to pass a Criminal History background check and drug-test. A small and reasonable budget for supplies and leadership is available to the contractor selected. Detailed proposals shall not exceed ten pages.

Adults can submit their proposals now through Thursday, May 15. Questions should be submitted to Karin Sturdy, ksturdy@cityofseward.net or 224.4057.

Seeking Master Gardeners or Landscape Architects for Small Park projects

The City of Seward is seeking one-page proposals from qualified gardeners to submit ideas and install park or garden projects the summer of 2014. Interested gardeners should include program ideas, resources and proposed, detailed budget. Seward Parks & Recreation is seeking small projects such as maintainable rock gardens or similar or very small, low-maintenance, hearty landscape areas to beautify specific areas of Waterfront Park. (Submissions for other areas may be considered, however the focus will be Waterfront Park in 2014.) Proposals should include drawings, photos, specific material details and other considerations as developed by the proposed contractor. The proposal must include an agreement regarding maintenance by the contractor. A resume of previous related activities and professional references for successful projects are encouraged. Detailed proposals shall not exceed ten pages. The projects will be scheduled as mutually beneficial with the City and the contractor, and may begin as early as Memorial Day and run through mid-August. A small and reasonable budget for supplies, materials and work is available to the contractor selected. Interested projects coordinators can submit their proposals now through Thursday, May 15. Questions should be submitted to Karin Sturdy, ksturdy@cityofseward.net or 224.4057.

(pull date: July 30, 2014)

Seeking Volunteer Summer Park and Campgrounds Hosts

The City of Seward parks and recreation department has enjoyed long-term relationships with half a dozen volunteer campground hosts. We are seeking to expand the successful program to include other campgrounds and a few parks. Campground or park host volunteers are unpaid contractors who enjoy several specific daily tasks in exchange for free camping. Duties may include trail-walking, information hosts, litter and recycling clean-up, security and a wide range of other duties. Seasonal, multi-week, mutually beneficial commitments are sought for the 2014 season, which promises a busy summer. The City is seeking responsible adults who will comply with all posted park and campground regulations, as well as all City ordinances. Hosts must provide their own self-contained unit, and make use the City sewer dump station. Hosts must present themselves as friendly, welcoming, informed and prepared to answer visitor questions. To apply, download the volunteer campground host application on the City’s website, www.cityofseward.us and submit your form to Director, Karin Sturdy, ksturdy@cityofseward.net, 907.224.4053.

(pull date: July 30, 2014)

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