These old log walls – chinked still in places with burlap – survived the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. I never gave it much thought. Until now.
The town’s calendar has been gutted. Today (Tuesday) will be the last Senior Lunch at the center for a spell. After today the Roadhouse will be closed completely for at least a week. New cases of COVID-19 in Alaska are now appearing on the newsfeed. Each of us has the ability to be an unknowing spreader of the virus and – although being a temporary home for travelers is at the core of what we do – we do not want to be the reason the virus is spread throughout the community. Alaska is so very vast, but as far as people, so very small. Not a single one of us will be untouched by this pandemic.
Now more than other times, items listed below are not completely guaranteed. And the list will be edited throughout the week so that it remains as accurate as possible.
Monday… March 16
Tuesday… March 17 St. Patrick’s Day… Library’s Birthday!
● 11:30 am Senior Lunch: St. Patty’s Day Menu at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
● 1pm Recycling at Talkeetna Transfefr Station
Wednesday… March 18
● 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
● 6pm Class: Chinese Cooking at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Thursday… March 19
● 5pm Beginning Orchestra at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
● 6pm Rehearsal: Rhythm & Red Shoes Orchestra at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
● 6pm Tasting: Birds & Bubbles at Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
● 7pm Meeting: Ladies Auxiliary at the VFW Post #3836 on Veterans Way
Friday… March 20
● 10am Food Pantry Open at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry off Walstead, until 4pm
● 6pm Live Music: Danielle Aslanian at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Saturday… March 21
● 8am Men’s Prayer Breakfast at Church on the Rock
● 11am Recycling (cancelled if 0 degrees or colder) at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 3pm
● Noon Sabbath School, 2pm Worship: Sunshine 7th Day Adventist
Sunday… March 22
● 9:45am Sunday Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
● 10am Sunday School, 11am Sunday Worship: Assembly of God; Montana Creek SBC
● 11am Upper Susitna Running Club (U-SuRG) Meets/Runs at Su Valley High School
● 5pm Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
● 6pm Worship at Assembly of God and Church on the Rock