Being that it is the near-deepest part of the winter with still plenty of time before summer adventures, it seems reasonable that our eyes turn to books. Earlier in the week we posted a picture of a stack of Alaska/Talkeetna focused titles we had our hands on as a suggested ‘reading list’ for those planning on visiting – for work or for pleasure – or even just those that live here and wanted to dive in a bit deeper. LOVED the responses in comments with additional titles and pictures of other ‘stacks’ of Alaska books…follow the post on our social media accounts if you need a bit of inspiration.
 
Last Saturday’s Talkeetna Jeoparody [sic] event, hosted by the Talkeetna Historical Society, was wildly fun and enormously motivating. The Talkeetna Historical Society Museum has LOADS of great titles for sale… even found the reissued print copy of Belmore Browne’s The Conquest of Mt. McKinley, which reads like a Jack London wild ride up the mountain.
 
 
When you are not buried in a book…. here’s what’s going on in the village:
 
 
 

Monday… January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

  • 10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
 
 
 

 

Tuesday … January 22

  • 8am Yoga: All Levels at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
  • 10:30am Strength & Balance at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
  • 11:30pm Senior Lunch: Enchiladas at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
  • 1pm Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 5pm
  • 3:15pm Talkeetna Elementary PTA at Talkeetna Elementary School
  • 4:45pm Yoga: Fitness at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
  • 6pm Yoga: All Levels 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 Class: Basic Stargazing at Talkeetna Elementary School
  • 7pm Film Screening: The Tale of Princess Kaguya at Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
 
 
 

Wednesday… January 23 National Pie Day!

  • 9:30am Yoga: All Levels at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
  • 10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
  • 11:15am Storytime at the Talkeetna Library
  • 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
  • 2:10pm After School Roller Skating at Talkeetna Elementary
  • 2:45pm Jr. Nordic Skiing at Ski Hill
  • 3:30pm Toddler Gym at Talkeetna Elementary
  • 6:30pm Yoga: Gentle Evening Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
  • 8pm Trivia at the Fairview Inn
 

 

 

Thursday… January 24

  • 9am Workshop: Love & Logic Parenting at Sunshine Clinic
  • 9:30am Yoga: Empowerment Morning Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
  • 10:30am Strength & Balance at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
  • 11:15am Storytime at the Talkeetna Library
  • 6pm Open Exercise at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98 Parks Hwy.
  • 6:30pm Open Racket Sports at the Talkeetna Elementary
 
 
 

 

Friday… January 25

  • 9:30am Yoga: Level 2 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
  • 11am Yoga: Fitness at Studio Z Yoga Yurt on Pow Wow
  • 7pm Bingo! at the VFW Post #3836 on Veterans Way
  • 7pm Free Friday Night Movie at Talkeetna Elementary
  • 9pm Live Music: TBA at the Fairview Inn
 

 

 

Saturday… January 26

  • 11am Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 3pm
  • 11am Crafturday at The Grove down Birch Creek Blvd.
  • Noon Frozen Basil Poker Ski from the Flying Squirrel Bakery Cafe to the Fairview Inn
  • Noon Sabbath School, 2pm Worship: Sunshine 7th Day Adventist
  • 4pm Art Opening: #shootoniphone at Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
  • 7pm KTNA Annual Celebration at Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
  • 9pm Live Music: TBA at the Fairview Inn
 

 

 

Sunday… January 27

  • 9am Sunday Worship at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
  • 10am Sunday School, 11am Sunday Worship: Assembly of God; Montana Creek SBC
  • 11am Yoga: Seva Sunday at The Haven
  • Noon Class: Beginner Adult Ski at Talkeetna Lakes Park
  • 1pm Episcopal Services at the Brazeau’s
  • 6pm Alcoholics Anonymous at the Talkeetna Library
  • 6pm Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 92
  • 7pm Fur Rondy Poker Qualifier Games at the Fairview Inn
  • 7pm Stand-up Comedy: Mischief Managed at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
 
 
 
And, since Monday’s always happen so darn fast:
 
 
 

Monday… January 28

  • 10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
  • 3pm Read to Succeed Reading Mentor Program at Talkeetna Library
  • 5pm Green Light Circus Planning Committee Meeting at Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
  • 6pm Middle School Basketball at 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