Beginning preparations for the Chocolate Extravaganza.

In amongst the Unangan classes (2nd grade this week, 27+ strong) and taking care of SP full-time, it is also time to start preparing for the annual Chocolate Extravaganza put on by the Museum of the Aleutians.  Tickets are $15 each or 2 for $25.  You can get them at the Museum, or from Board members:  Chris Hladick, Kristine King, Don Graves, Forrest Bowers, Denise Rankin,  or myself.  Come mingle with old friends, meet new friends, and indulge in a variety of chocolate offerings, ranging from cakes to cookies to candies.  If you would like to make a chocolate deliciousness, give Zoya Johnson a call at the Museum, 581-5150.  Hope to see you all there on Saturday, February 13th.

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

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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.