The Haines School Community Education program is looking for feedback. Coordinator John Hagen is hoping to hear from former Glacier Bears, but the survey is also open to anyone interested in participating. The purpose of the survey is to help the Community Education program make choices for future classes. Contact [email protected].
The Haines Dolphins swim team held its fundraising Swim-a-Thon last weekend, with 18 team members participating. Swimmers covered between 60 and 200 pool lengths. Each was photographed with Mayor Jan Hill receiving an award for reaching or exceeding their goals. Team member. Pacific Ricke, who is wintering in Colorado Springs, Colo., participated long-distance, swimming 124 lengths in a community pool in Fort Collins. Pacific and mom Kirsten Amann are in Colorado helping Rupert and Ragna Amann, Kirsten’s parents.
Nancy Hotch spent two weeks traveling in Europe with granddaughter and former Haines resident Casey Smith. Casey is now a high school sophomore in Darby, Mont., and the European holiday was organized by her school’s Spanish club. The 18 members of the tour visited Switzerland, France, Italy and Spain. Nancy said they visited beautiful museums, took scenic bus and train rides, and faced big-city challenges such as overcrowded transportation and pickpockets.
About 70 residents attended the second Art on Main Street First Friday event last week, wandering between three new exhibits. The Alaska Arts Confluence office featured author Rosalie Loewen reading from her new book “Hungry for Moon,” while patrons tried watercolor painting. Joanie Wagner’s Skipping Stone Gallery highlighted the sculptural work of Artist of the Month Sarah Bishop and music by Kai and Mori Hays. The Sheldon Museum’s opening of a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution, called Key Ingredients, featured the culture of food.
Hospice of Haines is asking people to begin gathering any gently used household items for its annual Rummage Sale fundraiser. Organizer Cindy Buxton is also seeking volunteers to help with sorting, setting up, selling and cleaning up. Set-up day is May 1, with the sale itself running over the weekend of May 2-3. Call 766-3645.
Michelle LaBrosse is back after winter travels and will be offering yoga classes that she has named “Happy Aging Yoga.” Classes are to be offered at Jacklynn Ruggirello’s dance studio on Main Street.
Applications are due April 20 for up to $5,000 in arts scholarship funding through the Margaret Frans Brady Fund. The fund was established in 2012 at the Juneau Community Foundation to support arts and education projects and programs in Skagway and northern Southeast Alaska. Arts students are eligible to receive scholarships, as are artists seeking additional training or education. For information, contact Jeff Brady at [email protected] or 907-973-2354.
Jane Pascoe said highlights of her recent trip to Europe included skiing on immaculate Nordic ski trails in Norway and visiting old friends in Bavaria. Her trip included stops in Reykjavik, Iceland and Rome.