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Community Support Made for a Successful Festival

Community Support Made for a Successful Festival

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Tania Spurkland

Over 130 volunteers,
performers, sponsors and donors
contributed to the
2014 Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival!


Okaidja Afroso, Nancy Achilles, AK Dancing Eagles Cabin Rentals, Amon’s Café, Ashu, Danielle Aslanian, Johnny B, Paul Banks, Mary Beth Beck,  Stephanie Blanchard,  Boardwalk Hotel, Amy Briggs, Lorinda Bridge, Phil Bridge, Leny Buchman, Rose Buchman, Sherry Burt, Kathy Calvin, Jenny Chissus, City of Seldovia, Brian Corbett, Kirby Corwin, Jon Crocker, Crabpot Grocery, Darlene Crawford, Andy Criscuolo, Lou Dickinson, Aaron Dillon,  Ila Dillon, Tim Dillon, Mike Driscoll, Stuart Felberg, Megan Frey, Carla Fleckenstein, Joe Fleckenstein, Arkadi Futerman, Kathleen George, Amy Gilson, Kari Hendrich, Val Henning, Zane Henning, Valisa Higman, Laurel Hilts, Sunni Hilts, George Demientieff  Holly, George Holly, Sr., Kristen Holmes, Tami Holt, Homer News, Homer Tribune, Bonnie Foster  Howell, Jed Howell, Jay-Brant General Construction LLC, Matt Johnson, KBBI, KDLL, KSKA, Daryle Keefer, Dolly Larkin, Karen Latimer, Lethin Family, Judith Lethin, Laid Back in Seldovia, Rebecca Lambourn, Chris Lillo, Linwood Bar and Grill, Suzanne Little, Byron McCord, Margie McCord, Mike Miller, Wade Hampton Miller, Ken Morton, Charles Mortimer, Ginny Moore, Ted Moore, Bob Moser, Susan Mumma, Sandy Murray, Lou Nathanson, Mashud Neindow, Tovi Newman, Lisa O’Leary, Dan Pascucci, Amy Lou Hettinger Pascucci, Peninsula Clarion, Redoubt Reporter, Inna Rivkin, Vivian Rojas, Felicia Rowland, Mark Rowland, Gary Sawdy, Jacqueline Schafer, Happy Schneider, John Sedor, Betsy Scott, Sea Otter Community Center, Seldovia Chamber of Commerce, Seldovia Gazette, Seldovia Village Tribe, Brian Slover, Jeff Snedgen, Mary Jo Stanley, Susan B. English School, Elliott Sussman,  Megan Spurkland, Jan Spurkland, Tania Spurkland, Tobben Spurkland, Lisa Stanish, Jerry Stranik, Suzie Stranik, Heidi Swearingen, Sadi Synn, Thyme on the Boardwalk, Benard Tetteh, Marcia Uminski, Trina Uvaas, Melody Wallis, Dennis Ward, Jen Warren, Axcenia Waterbury, Mike Webber, Raewyn Weyer, Alliah Wheeler, Chris Wheeler, Darrell Wheeler, Tata Wheeler, Mary Ann Wilson, Tonja Woelber and Kevin Worrell.

Solstice SAC Logos

Seldovia Recreational Service Area Meeting

Seldovia Recreational Service Area Meeting

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Sandy Murray
SRSA Meeting

Main Street Garden is Lookin’ Good!

Main Street Garden is Lookin’ Good!

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Suzie Stranik

Editors note:  Suzie is always caring for, watering, and keeping up with the beautification of our local gardens.  This garden is one of her favorites, and needed all kinds of repairs to the rock wall!  This “before” photo, was taken by Bruce Martin.  You can see – thanks to Suzie and these generous volunteers – it is a major improvement!

Main Street Garden wall before work was done

First time visitors to Alaska Bruce and Mickey Martin, Emily and Greg Griffith, Ruth Kruger, and Janette Pennell were pleased to assist Suzie with the rebuilding of a portion of the stone enclosed garden along Main Street.  

The group is visiting Seldovia from June 22 -27 to host a vacation Bible school event sponsored by Faith Lutheran of Homer.  Children are welcome to come to the Seldovia Bible Chapel from 1:30-4:00 through the week.  

The group hails from Klein, Texas- a suburb of Houston, Texas. They are enjoying the summer weather and hope to return annually.  Suzie would like to thank Jim Hopkins for donating the larger rocks on the back side of the garden.  Come by and see how great it looks and how wonderful it will be looking for the 4th of July!


4th of July Schedule for Seldovia

4th of July Schedule for Seldovia

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Laurel Hilts
4th of July Flyer 2014

4th of July – Salmon Shuffle 5K Race

4th of July – Salmon Shuffle 5K Race

| June 26, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Tania Spurkland
Salmon Shuffle

Register Now for Seldovia’s Fine Arts Camp!

Register Now for Seldovia’s Fine Arts Camp!

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Betsy Scott

Fine Arts Camp Banner“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did
something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it,
they just saw something.   That’s because they were able to connect experiences
they’ve had and synthesize new things.  And the reason they were able to do that
was that they’ve had more experiences or they have thought more
about their experiences than other people.”

-Steve Jobs

FineArtsCampPhoto1The Seldovia Fine Arts Camp was made possible with funding by Rasmuson Foundation through the Arts in Education Fund, and is administered, under contract, by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Thank you Susan B English School, the City of Seldovia, and our many local volunteers and donors who helped make this happen!

Mon-Fri, July 14-18, 2014

3-6 yr olds: 10:00 – 1:00 $50
7-18 yr olds: 10:00 – 3:30 $75
Scholarships available!
Adult classes every evening!

Meet our Instructors for 2014!

Fine Arts Camp Photo2Eddie Wood is a percussionist, dancer, storyteller and actor from Homer. Originally from Spain, He is bilingual Spanish/English. Eddie has been involved in working with children for over 35 years. He has toured all over Alaska, the US, and internationally.

Sue Biggs is a published composer with pieces for choir, hand bells and children. She writes folk and gospel songs and is working on two children’s books. She is the music specialist and band director for Redoubt Elementary School, Music Director at Christ Lutheran Church, private music teacher. and plays music with her spouse, Jack Will, with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and others.Jack Will’s informal music education involved playing loud electric guitar. He has played banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, violin both on and off stage. He currently plays violin with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra & local groups.

Craig Barnard is an energetic and generous community teacher of many physical arts, and will help students learn to control their bodies.

Susan Barnard is a longtime teacher of young children and will again be bringing her passion for gymnastics and circus art to our Seldovia.

Jenifer Dickson is mother of two young boys who enjoys writing children’s songs and teaching young children to love their own creativity. She will be teaching songwriting and how to get their chicka chicka boom boom on.

Valisa Higman studied art at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. Valisa’s work in both cut-paper and ceramics have been shown in many galleries in Alaska and Outside.

Betsy Scott is a passionate Seldovia community member sharing her music and storytelling with all ages.

Brian Slover is a self-taught in native american flute and has been playing for 13 years. He’s a longtime Seldovian and loves doing concerts with his students.

Scholarships are available!  Join us for a performance & community dance Friday night, July 18th!

Register for one-on-one individual instruction on first day of camp.

Lunch and snacks provided
Drop-off at Sea Otter Community Center

Age 3 – 6 (Snacks between activities)
10:00 – 10:45  Gymnastics, Dance & Circus
11:00 – 11:30 Chimes & Story
11:45 – 12:15  Art ( Mon-Wed)
11:45 – 12:15  Singing (Thurs & Fri)
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch

Age 7 – 11
10:00 – 10:45 Chimes & Story
11:00 – 11:45  Gymnastics,Dance, & Circus
11:45 – 12:15   Singing & Songwriting (Mon-Wed)
11:45 – 12:15   ART (Th & Fr)
12:15 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Percussion
2:00 – 3:00 Elective (pick one):

        • Native American Flute
        • Beg Fiddle

Theatre Games
3:00 – 4:00 Individual instruction

Age 12 – 18
10:00 – 10:45 Percussion I
10:45 – 11:30 Fiddle & Guitar
11:30 – 12:30 Percussion II
1:15 – 2:15 Theatre Study
2:15 – 3:00 Elective (pick one):

  • Native American Flute
  • Beg Fiddle / Mandolin
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Individual instruction

Adult Classes in the evening: $10 for any or all classes, free childcare provided.

Sign up by June 30:  Betsy Scott   234-8404