The North Pacific Volcano Learning Center will host the Volcano Blast Ball, a black-tie event with dancing, food, door prizes and volcano fun, held New Year's Eve at the party room at Pizza Paradisos. Call 283-3949 for tickets.
Photographer to present seminar
Internationally known photographer George Lepp will conduct a two-day Outdoor and Digital Seminar Dec. 2 and 3 at the Wilda Marston Theater in Anchorage. Day one of the seminar will cover outdoor photography, while day two will cover the digital darkroom. Preregistration is $49 for either day or $79 for both days.
Contact Gina Bringman at (907) 276-1343 for more information.
Alaska SeaLife Center news
Repairs to begin
The Alaska SeaLife Center announced a plan to begin facility repairs. The center received a $10 million settlement to repair construction deficiencies.
The center required work to repair structural damage, including habitat tank leakage, concrete problems and paint and finish problems. Deficiencies in mechanical and life support systems also must be corrected.
The five-phase repair plan began this month and is scheduled to end in early summer 2002. It is designed to minimize disruptions to the animals that live at the center and in research, rehabilitation and education projects. Exhibit animals will be moved to other areas in the center as repair work begins.
Admission prices will be reduced when two or more major exhibits are not available for viewing.
Holiday party planned
The Seward Holiday Party will be held Nov. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Alaska SeaLife Center. The party is open to the public.
There will be a Favorite Pumpkin Recipe Cookoff at the party. Food must be delivered to the center by 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 24. Each entrant may enter one item. All goods become the property of the center and will be shared with everyone attending the Seward Holiday Party immediately following the judging.
Entry blanks may be picked up at the center, or call (907) 224-6312 to have a form faxed.
Gingerbread house contest
The Alaska SeaLife Center presents a gingerbread house contest Dec. 2 to 9. There is a $25 entry fee and the winner gets two tickets to Hawaii.
For more information, call (800) 224-2525.
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