Events

Calling all Watercolor Artists!

Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a watercolor show in the month of November, 2014.  This will be at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall.  If you would like to participate, please call Joy at 907-283-0515.

October 4, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center releases harbor seal pup

Alaska SeaLife Center releases harbor seal pup

Gobi, a female Pacific Harbor Seal pup that was found abandoned near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on July 3 of this year, was released by Alaska SeaLife Center staff at Lowell Point this afternoon. Through rehabilitation efforts, Gobi was deemed fit for release after she learned how to socialize with other seals and forage for her own food. After some hesitation about […]

October 2, 2014 ·
KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

KPBSD Students to participate in Salmon Egg Takes

Alaska Department of Fish & Game Press Release – October 2, 2014 – The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Aquatic Education Program and the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will start this year’s “Salmon in the Classroom” program with two coho salmon egg-takes. The egg-takes will be at Bear Creek near Seward on Thursday, October 9, and at the […]

October 2, 2014 ·
Blessing of the Animals at The Alaska SeaLife Center — 2pm on Sunday (10/5)

Blessing of the Animals at The Alaska SeaLife Center — 2pm on Sunday (10/5)

This event will involve a walk around the Alaska SeaLife Center as a group, with stops to pray for animals, staff, and some of Alaska’s environmental concerns. This is an ecumenical event and all are welcome.

October 2, 2014 ·
Harbor Seal Release rescheduled to October 2

Harbor Seal Release rescheduled to October 2

The public is invited to see the release of Gobi, the rescued harbor seal pup at the Alaska SeaLife Center, that is now scheduled for October 2 at 4 pm from the public access boat launch at Lowell Point.

October 1, 2014 ·
Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

Back-to-School Healthy: A Community Effort

  The Back-to-School Healthy Campaign, hosted by Seward Community Health Center (SCHC), is a collaborative effort of community organizations, businesses, and practitioners coming together to ensure a brighter, safer, healthier future for our children.  With this campaign, SCHC provided over 400 backpacks to each child at the Seward Elementary and Middle Schools. A variety of purple, yellow, red and blue […]

October 1, 2014 ·
“A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska” book signing October 2

“A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska” book signing October 2

  The Lower 48 have created myths and legends about all things Alaskan: Things in Alaska are bigger, colder, wilder, fiercer. However, the one legend that claims Alaskan bars stand head and shoulders above bars anywhere else just might be true. Doug Vandegraft began his notorious bars of Alaska research project in 1999, while living in Anchorage. He relocated to […]

September 30, 2014 ·
The Seward Music & Arts Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary

The Seward Music & Arts Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – The 11th annual Seward Arts and Music Festival, Seward’s premier arts event was held this weekend.  The fabulous event, featuring music acts from across the region, local art as well food and craft vendors was well attended by both community residents and out of town visitors. SMAF Director Gail Burnard said that roughly a […]

September 29, 2014 ·
The 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival September 26-28

The 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival September 26-28

 ARTS – CRAFTS – BEER GARDEN – FINE FOOD – ART SHOW – MURAL SOCIETY PROJECT  MUSIC – MUSIC – MUSIC www.sewardfestival.com Friday SEPTEMBER 26 5-5:45 Snow River String Band 6-6:45 The Cremation of Sam McGee – A Circus Arts Variety Show 7-7:45 Hanna Yoter 8-8:45 Emma Hill 9-9:45 Green Tara & her Handsome gents 10 – 11 Rebel Clef […]

September 26, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Big Fat Buddha

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Big Fat Buddha

Big Fat Buddha found its way in 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. As music scene veterans, the band attributes their longevity to energetic live shows and a dedicated fanbase – many of whom follow the band’s performances statewide. Big Fat Buddha offers music in flavors to satisfy rock, funk, soul, and even bluegrass aficionados. Dwelling on the “funk rock” vibe, singer/guitarist […]

September 26, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Hannah Yoter

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Hannah Yoter

Hannah Yoter is well versed in the language of acoustic music. Growing up in Alaska she began playing guitar at a young age and played in a bluegrass band. After high school she decided to leave Alaska for North Carolina and pursue music even further. In North Carolina she found herself immersed in and inspired by the old time Appalachian […]

September 25, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Tamba Hadzi

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Tamba Hadzi

Tamba Hadzi is an eight-member ensemble from Homer. As active participants in Alaska’s thriving marimba community, they all share a love of the music of Zimbabwe. The traditional and contemporary music of Zimbabwe’s Shona people, as originally taught by Dr. Dumisani Maraire, is the foundation of their repertoire, which also includes original compositions by their various teachers from Washington, California, […]

September 25, 2014 ·
Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, 12:30 @Seward United Methodist

Blessing of the Pets — Sunday, 12:30 @Seward United Methodist

September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Emma Hill

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Emma Hill

Emma Hill grew up in Alaska, coming from the small village of Sleetmute and later moving into Palmer for high school. In 2006 Hill decided to move to Portland, a thriving music scene, to continue her education and pursue her musical aspirations. In 2007 Hill met Daste and they began their collaboration. Seven busy years, four widely well-reviewed albums, and […]

September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Snow River String Band

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Snow River String Band

  Kick off the 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival with Seward’s own Snow River String Band. Come see them on Friday, September 26 at 5PM at the Seward Music & Arts Festival.

September 24, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Steve Norwood

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Steve Norwood

Steve Norwood is an original , founding member of the Photonz, from Girdwood, AK. He is currently recording his original songs, as well as performing solo at various places around Southcentral Alaska.His styles range from folk rock to bluegrass, and he is mainly influenced by the likes of Paul Simon , Jerry Garcia and  Neil Young. Hear him play at […]

September 23, 2014 ·
Blues Train returns to Seward

Blues Train returns to Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Alaska Railroad brought a sold-out train of devoted blues fans to Seward from Anchorage Saturday afternoon, although it’s the “shoulder-season” when daily passenger train service has ended. Riders were shuttled via Major Marine tour buses and taxis downtown to three participating hotels, and to the Pit Bar just outside of the city, where they […]

September 22, 2014 ·
SMAF Performer Spotlight: Sophia Street

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Sophia Street

  Sophia Street is a 23 year old musician that hales from Soldotna, Ninilchik and Homer. She got her start by winning a talent show in high school and used that tiny success to motivate and start playing shows around town and then eventually following the music scene to Anchorage, where she has since recorded an EP with Evan Phillips […]

September 22, 2014 ·
Harbor seal pup release postponed

Harbor seal pup release postponed

The Alaska SeaLife Center’s release of Gobi, the harbor seal pup rescued near Resurrection Bay Seafoods on Lowell Point Road, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date. There has been a slight turn in Gobi’s health, but ASLC staff are highly optimistic that it is temporary. The new release date will be announced later. Keep checking the ASLC Facebook […]

September 18, 2014 ·
Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

Tall Ship Cuauhtémoc Returns to Seward

By Rick Smeriglio with translation by Luzan Quintero for SCN – After an absence of over nine years, Mexican tall ship Cuauhtémoc (two syllables before the ‘t’ with stress on the “te¢ ”) docked at the port of Seward shortly after 10:00 am on Monday. As she does on all ceremonial occasions, Cuauhtémoc “manned the yards”, a nautical term which […]

September 18, 2014 ·
Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pup in Seward September 19

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, AK – September 16, 2014 – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) is proud to announce the release of a female Pacific harbor seal pup on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. We cordially invite the public and media to observe this exciting and memorable event. What: Harbor Seal Release When: Friday, September […]

September 16, 2014 ·
Joint Community Band concert a magnificent experience

Joint Community Band concert a magnificent experience

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Fifty members of the Anchorage Community Band piled off the train Saturday morning, September 13th and headed for Seward High Auditorium in school buses and a couple of cars and vans. Although it rained heavily and consistently, they’d enjoyed their beautifully scenic train ride to Seward. As the train drew into Seward, the rain stopped and […]

September 15, 2014 ·

KPB Hazardous Waste Day September 20

Hazardous Waste Collection Day DATE Saturday, September 20, 2014 TIME 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ADT WHERE Seward Transfer Facility 3200 Dimond Seward, AK COST Free to households; fees charged to commercial disposers CONTACT INFO Emerald Alaska (877) 375-5040Kenai Peninsula Borough Solid Waste Dept (907) 262-9667 NOTES This event is for households and small businesses.   All businesses are required to pre-register with Emerald Alaska. […]

September 15, 2014 ·
Big band collaboration will blow you away

Big band collaboration will blow you away

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Community Concert Band members are excited about the visit this Saturday (Sept 13th) of their counterparts in Anchorage, and about their public performance together at 1:30 p.m. at the Seward High School auditorium. About 50 members of the Anchorage Community Band will arrive in Seward by train late morning Saturday  to join with 12 […]

September 12, 2014 ·
Mike Navarre Meet & Greet Today, September 12

Mike Navarre Meet & Greet Today, September 12

September 12, 2014 ·