Sharing the history of the Roadhouse is often sidelined by the ga-zillion moment-to-moment tasks that otherwise keep the griddles full, dining room a-buzzin’ and ovens packed full of all manner of from-scratch goodness. It has literally been a couple decades that I’ve been collecting and storing snapshots and clippings of other eras of roadhouse life and I’m delighted to share that there is now a respectable section of wall in the Back Room dedicated to telling the earliest stories of roadhouse ownership. There are still those around who remember meeting and interacting with the Close’s (1952-1978), but long gone are any that actually knew the Lee Brothers and Isabella Grindrod. I continue to search for more information on the earliest history of what later became the Roadhouse. If you have #talkeetnahistory to share, please do!
 
In the meantime, you can be part of history by jumping into any number of community happenings. Here’s this week as we understand it:
 

Monday… April 8

10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
6pm Middle School Basketball at Talkeetna Elementary
6pm Meeting: Su Valley PTSA at Su Valley High School
7pm Meeting: Denali Arts Council at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
7pm Community Gathering: Future of Community Radio at The Grove
7:30pm Teen/Adult Basketball at Talkeetna Elementary

 

Tuesday … April 9

7:30am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
9:30am Breakfast Book Club at the Talkeetna Library
10am Women’s Strength Training  at the Talkeetna Library
10:30am Strength & Balance at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
11:30am Senior Lunch: Pot Roast at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
1pm Meeting: Upper Susitna Senior General Membership at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
1pm Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 5pm
3:05pm Art Club, Grades 2 – 5 at Talkeetna Elementary School
4:45pm Yoga: Fitness (FULL,no drop-ins) at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
6pm Yoga: All Levels (drop-ins welcome) at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
6pm Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 92
6:30pm Yoga: Gentle Evening Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
6:30pm Teen/Adult Indoor Soccer at Talkeetna Elementary
6:30pm Presentation: Understanding Adverse Child Experiences at Talkeetna Library
7pm Class: Fiction Writing at Talkeetna Elementary

 

Wednesday… April 10

8:45am Second Cup with the Principal at Talkeetna Elementary School
10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
Noon Crafter’s Day at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98 Parks Hwy.
Noon Food Pantry Open at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry off Walstead (near Clinic), until 4pm
1pm Meeting: Addiction Recovery Group at Sunshine Community Health Center
2:05pm After-School Roller Skating at Talkeetna Elementary School
3:30pm Toddler Gym at Talkeetna Elementary School
5pm Meeting: Talkeetna Historical Society Board at the Museum
6pm Yoga: Gentle Evening Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
6:30pm Meeting: Community Emergency Response Team at Talkeetna Public Library
9pm Live Music: Tim Easton at the Fairview Inn

 

Thursday… April 11

7:30am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
9:30am Yoga: Empowerment Morning Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
11am Meeting: Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Board at the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
11:15am Storytime at the Talkeetna Public Library
Noon Meeting: Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce General Membership at the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum
3:05pm Archery, Grades 3rd – 12th at Talkeetna Elementary School
6pm Open Exercise at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98 Parks Hwy.
6pm Middle School Basketball at the Talkeetna Elementary
6:30pm Meeting: Greater Talkeetna Road Services Board at the Talkeetna Public Library
7:30pm Teen/Adult Basketball at the Talkeetna Elementary

 

Friday… April 12

9:30am Yoga: Level 2 (drop-in by permission) at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
10am Food Pantry Open at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry off Walstead, until 4pm
6pm Ducks Unlimited Raffle Night at the Swiss Alaska Inn
7pm Free Friday Night Movie at Talkeetna Elementary
7pm Meeting: VFW Comrades at the VFW Post #3836
7:30pm Film Screening: We Breathe Again at Church on the Rock
9pm Live Music: TBA at the Fairview Inn

 

Saturday… April 13

11am Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 3pm
Noon Sabbath School, 2pm Worship: Sunshine 7th Day Adventist
Noon Class: Learn to Sew Fur & Leather Trapper Hat Talkeetna Public Library
5pm Teen Book2Film + Pizza: Around the World in 80 Days at the Talkeetna Library
6pm Second Saturday Art Opening: Idyllic Acrylic at the Sheldon Community Art Hangar
9pm Live Music: TBA at the Fairview Inn

 

Sunday… April 14

9am Sunday Worship at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
9:45am Sunday Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
10am Sunday School, 11am Sunday Worship: Assembly of God; Montana Creek SBC
5pm Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
6pm Worship at Assembly of God and Church on the Rock
6pm Alcoholics Anonymous at the Talkeetna Library

 
 
And, because Monday always gets here faster than Tax Day….
 

Monday… April 15   Tax Day!

 
10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
6pm Middle School Basketballat Talkeetna Elementary
7:30pm Teen/Adult Basketball at Talkeetna Elementary
 
 
 
 
 
 
We always recommend double checking with the particular venue/host organization to verify all events and happenings are still a ‘go.’ Things change fast…sometimes faster that we can update! Good places to find event information for Talkeetna – besides right here! – are the Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events page and KTNA’s website under Today’s Announcements.
 
Take care!
 
Trisha
Lady of the House