Say goodbye to winter and to the lone spruce tree that’s just outside the door of our next door neighbors at Denali Dry Goods; another bark beetle victim comes down today. I decided to move out of our front food office just in case the tree decided to fall our direction. I took this picture at an angle to get the entire height of the conifer, but it cropped. You can see that its branches recently began to lay down… as opposed to the perky limbs you can see on the still-healthy spruce across the street at the River Guides’ place. Cha-cha-cha-changes.
 
We had a good run of climbers in town recently as well as Mother’s Day and Clean Air Challenge activity over the weekend. Today seems peaceful (except for the chainsaws). There are still a few spots left on our summer schedule for any who may be looking at adding some hours here and there; we even have short shifts.
 
Here’s the town list as we know it (notice that it’s Fly-In Weekend and we’ll be flipping free hotcakes on Sunday over at the airport!) :
 
 

 

Monday… May 13

10am Friends of the Talkeetna Library at the Talkeetna Library
10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
5pm Su Valley PTSA at Su Valley High School Library
6:30pm Denali Arts Council Board Meeting at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
9pm Karaoke at the Fairview Inn
 

Tuesday … May 14

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
11:30pm Senior Lunch: Brauts & Sauerkraut at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
1pm Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 5pm
3:05pm Class: Archery, 3rd – 12th Grades at Talkeetna Elementary
3:05pm Art Club, 2nd – 5th Grades at Talkeetna Elementary
5pm Book Reading & Signing: Sarah Birdsall’s The Moonflower Route at the Talkeetna Library
6pm Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 92
6:30pm Yoga: Gentle Evening Flow at The Haven, Mi. 2 on Sunshine Road
9pm Open Mic at the Fairview Inn
 

Wednesday… May 15

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
6pm Yoga: Gentle Evening Flow at The Haven, Sunshine Road, 3rd drive on Right
7pm Su Valley High School Graduation at Su Valley High School
 

Thursday… May 16

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 Birch Creek Ranch Greenhouse Opens! at Birch Creek Ranch… down Birch Creek Blvd.
11:15am Storytime at the Talkeetna Library
3:05pm Class: Archery, 3rd – 12th Grades at Talkeetna Elementary
6pm Open Exercise at the Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98 Parks Hwy.
6pm Spring Concert at Talkeetna Elementary
9pm Hip Hop Night at the Fairview Inn
 

Friday… May 17 Talkeetna Fly-In begins!

10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
10am Food Pantry Open at the Upper Susitna Food Pantry off Walstead, until 4pm
5pm Art Opening: Talkeetna Fly-In Group Show at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
7pm Film Screening: John Baker, His Life in Alaska at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
9pm Live Music: Carhartt Brothers at the Fairview Inn
 

Saturday… May 18

8am Yard Sale at the Upper Susitna Senior Center
11am Recycling at Talkeetna Transfer Site until 3pm
Noon Sabbath School, 2pm Worship: Sunshine 7th Day Adventist
1pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Airplane Take-off & Land Demo at the Airport
1pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Aerial Scavenger Hunt at the Airport
3pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Kids Treasure Hunt at the Airport
4pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska Car Show at the Airport
5pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Kids Balsa Flying Contest at the Airport
5:30pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Unicycle Race at the Airport
9pm Live Music: Freight Train Rabbit Killer & the Maness Bros. at the Fairview Inn
 

Sunday… May 19

9am Sunday Worship at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church
9am Talkeetna Fly-In: Pancake Feed (until 11am) at the Airport
9:45am Sunday Worship at Talkeetna Baptist Church
10am Talkeetna Fly-In: Talkeetna Build-a-Plane Facility Tour at the Airport
11am Talkeetna Fly-In: Gross Weight Flying Contest at the Airport
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
11am Yoga: Seva Sunday at The Haven, Sunshine Road
2pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Guest Speaker at the Airport
2:45pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Missing Man Formation Flight at the Airport
3pm Talkeetna Fly-In: Awards Ceremony at the Airport
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… since Monday’s land quicker than the Draco can take off from a gravel airstrip:
 

Monday… May 20

10am Open Exercise at Upper Susitna Senior Center, mi. 98
9pm Karaoke at the Fairview Inn
 
 
 
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