Eva Malia St. Clair was born to Elena Horner and Victor St. Clair at 7:38 a.m. on Feb. 1 at La Clinica Biblica in San Jose, Costa Rica. Eva weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz., and measured 21 inches. She is the couple’s first child. Eva and Victor operate an inn and surfing instruction business in Santa Teresa, about 110 miles west of San Jose. Eva’s family, including Uncle Marley Horner and grandparents Leigh and Greg Horner, are looking forward to meeting her. Victor’s mom, Benita St. Clair, is planning a June visit.

About 25 residents turned out Sunday for a reader’s theater performance of the 2001 play, “The Strange Fate of the Clara Nevada,” written by Pam Randles and Dan Henry. Sunday’s date was the 125th anniversary of the Gold Rush-era shipwreck near Eldred Rock, Feb. 5, 1998. The show, directed by Dena Selby, coincided with the opening of the Haines Sheldon Museum exhibit entitled, “A Mystery Lies Beneath the Waves: The Legend of the Clara Nevada.” The exhibit, in the Hakkinen Gallery, continues through mid-April.

Molly Wilson was in town this week visiting dad Jim Wilson. Molly is a camera operator and shooter-producer for various TV shows. She most recently was in Dutch Harbor working on the Emmy-nominated “The Deadliest Catch.” She also has worked on “Gold Rush Whitewater,” “Alaska Bush People” and “90-Day Fiancé.”

Haines Assisted Living Administrator Christy Long says that all musicians and music lovers are invited to weekly performances of “HAL’s Pals” at the senior citizen residence at Second Avenue and Union Street. The Pals are local musicians who play from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.

Joe Altman-Moore’s satiric essay, “Steps for Engaging in Civil Discourse,” has been published online by McSweeney’s, a humor website. The site published an essay this week titled, “I’m the Kid from ‘The Red Balloon’ and That Thing Over Montana Is Not from China.”

The Chilkoot Indian Association has formed an economic development team, including Meghan Hart and Zach Wentzel.

Tammy Scovill-Jobbins reports that daughter Natalie Jobbins is enjoying her first year at Northern Arizona University. Besides enjoying the sunshine, Natalie is serving as a referee in intramural basketball and is entering her second semester as a sophomore at the college in Flagstaff, Ariz.

The Haines Hot Shots-Glacier Bears Clay Busters trap shooting team is seeking donations to compete at the Western Regional Junior Target Championship in March in Las Vegas. Six local shooters are among 20 Alaskan students who will compete. They’re hoping to raise $18,000 for the trip. For more information, contact Nicole Holm at 907-796-9413. Shooters include Garrett SticklerDawson HolmJackson LongAlex WeerasingheJames Stickler, and Colton Combs.

Joanie Wagner and granddaughters Isabelle and Scarlette Alamillo spent two weeks in Las Vegas over the holidays. Joanie’s daughter Alexis Alamillo works as an automation tech for Cirque du Soleil. They were able to see two Cirque du Soleil shows, “KA” and “The Beatles LOVE.” They also saw “Freestyle Love Supreme,” an improv, hip-hop comedy show, and a performance of “The Nutcracker.” Highlights included hiking in the hills, a trip to Hoover Dam, and two days in Sedona, Ariz., where they took a guided hike to see ancient petroglyphs and cave dwellings. Alexis lives in Las Vegas with partner Zeke Tenhoff.

The Friends of the Pool is hosting a Pizza Pool Party from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 to raise money to replace inflatable pool toys. A $5 entry covers your swim and a slice of cheese pizza. For more information, call 907-303-2688.

The Valentine’s Tea, one of the town’s longest-running social events, will be held 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Presbyterian Church and feature black and herbal teas, finger sandwiches and punch. The social started in 1970 with the arrival of Presbyterian minister Bob Cameron and wife Miriam. Tea is served on antique china including donations from Lib HakkinenMimi GreggMerle HowserBetty Israelson, and Verle Lewis.