Southeast Alaska Discovery Center announces winter program changes

Contact(s): Paul Robbins Jr.

Ketchikan, Alaska – The First City Players, One of my favorite sings! sing along events to the Sound of Music, have been cancelled on Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9, 2019.

The center will instead host Dr. Peter Rice this Friday, February 8, at 6:00 p.m. for his previously scheduled presentation titled, In the shadow of Dhaliguiri: medical clinics in eastern Dolpi Region, Nepal. Discover how a medical team conducted clinics to serve over 1000 patients in the highest (11,000 -14,500 feet), poorest, and most remote villages in Nepal.

The venue for the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebrations scheduled for February 16 at 6:00 p.m. has been relocated to 429 Deermount Street. This program will continue to be hosted by the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

On Friday, March 1, the program titled, You did what? A 10,000 mile journey, with Romanda Simpson has changed. In its place, she will present her previously scheduled program, Sailing the Mighty Pacific. Shadow Romanda over 12,000 miles of her exciting sailboat journey from Brisbane to Singapore, then to China and on to San Francisco. Through stories, pictures and videos from this Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, she will show what it takes to be a part of the race, and discuss humbling tales of her brushes with nature.

Over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019, play readings of Reginald Rose’s drama 12 Angry Men will be presented by impassioned women all over the country at community colleges, law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers. Ketchikan’s own First City Players will be one of the theaters across the nation joining in to support voter registration. Their performance will be Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Contact First City Players for more information.

For a full, updated schedule, visit the Tongass website by clicking here.

For interviews and information to be used for publication, contact the Tongass Public Affairs Officer at 907-228-6201.


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