An invite to an EXTRAVAGANZA and an update on the first and second graders…

We are preparing for the 2nd Annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the Museum of the Aleutians.  The event will be held on Friday evening, February 13.  Tickets are available at the Museum, or from members of the Board of Directors.  Those members are:  Kristine King, Chris Hladick, Denise Rankin, Patty Gregory, and Sharon Svarny-Livingston.  If you are so inclined, bring a chocolate concoction to the extravaganza to show your support, expertise,  and for others to enjoy.   I am bringing a couple of items,  including cherry cordials.   Come mingle with friends, meet new friends, and indulge yourself with all the chocolate you could possibly imagine.  I have heard that there may even be chocolate items for sale that you can take with you to help celebrate Valentine’s Day!  Get those tickets before they are sold out.cherry-cordials

Unangan Program Update

The first and second graders finished up the Unangan design portion of the Unangan After School Program.  practiceThey learned about Unangan design from Gert Svarny and after setting up their design and practicing, they implemented their plans and each created a chaayax, or rattle, made from clams.  Or two, or three.3-chaayax



Both classes were quite large, with over 25 students in each class.   Gert and I would like to thank Pat Ellis, Chet Higa, Mary Downs, and especially Ciera, for all their help.

It was a crazy madhouse at times!!  If you get a chance, visit the elementary school as all of the projects from the Unangan classes are on display in the entrance lobby.

Hope everyone watched and supported Channel 8 during their fundraising auction.

6 thoughts on “An invite to an EXTRAVAGANZA and an update on the first and second graders…

  1. OMG I need a ticket, I shouldn’t but….I want to! I’ll hit OPLG up tomorrow….

    I spend a week in nutrition class and come home to the ice cream social AND a chocolate extravaganza…..geeezzzzzzzzzz

    The project are too cool!! I love it…

    I’ve got my 2 appointments for storycorps too!

  2. OMG you are so busy. It is great that you are going to do StoryCorps and come to the Extravaganza!! Loved your posts from nutrition class.

  3. Sharon, I love what the kids are doing in class! I’m really glad they are able to have these experiences.

    And CHOCOLATE, what more do you have to say?? We’re there! See you soon!

    1. Well, I love that I get to pass on what I know to the kids. I think it is so important to continue to expose kids to the Unangan culture…not because it is the Unangan culture, but because I think it gives small children the tools to appreciate all cultures.

      Looking forward to spending some good quality chocolate time with you guys!

  4. I think you are right that the more kids are exposed to different cultural experiences, the more they appreciate all kinds of cultures. I also think it’s really important to learn about the history and culture of the place where they are living. What a great experience.

    Patty didn’t have any tickets to the choco-rama so Alena was going to try to get some from you for us. 🙂 See you soon.

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