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Open to the public…

MOVIE NIGHT – Friday, Feb 26 – Fast Eddy’s
The Tetlin NWR, Duct Tape Radio & Humanities Forum, GAP, Fast Eddy’s and the Helping Hands Food Bank are pleased to announce our 3rd film night in this season’s film series. Family Night, focusing on owls, will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at Fast Eddy’s. Come at 5:30pm to get a good seat and have a famous Fast Eddy dinner or snack before the movies begin. There will be coloring activities for young ones, a Name the Owl game and several other owl-related activities to keep you occupied while waiting for your food. Door prizes will be awarded. A brief introduction on owls will begin promptly at 6:00pm…the films will follow at 6:15 and 7:10.

6:00 Owls – an Introduction… a brief presentation /discussion about owls in general, species in the Tok area and “owl trivia.”
6:15 Night Moves…from the mystery of owls in folklore to silent owls swooping towards their prey at sunset…believe it…the Night Moves.
7:10 Hoot… our feature film. The natural beauties of Florida find some young champions in Hoot. When a boy and his classmates realize that a population of endangered, burrowing owls is threatened by new construction, the kids decide to take on crooked politicians and bumbling cops in the hope of saving their new friends
Here’s where “CANnes” comes in…there is a requested donation of 1 can or package of food per person, to be donated to the Tok Helping Hands Food Bank. So get out of the house, have a fine meal, learn a little something, have fun and help those less fortunate. See you on February 26th.!
This is a family activity…please, no unsupervised children.

Tetlin NWR Book Group – Weds. March 3 @ 7pm at the refuge office.
The Reading Group sponsored by Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is alive and well and looking for more folks to join us. Our next book is “Shopping for Porcupine” by Seth Kantner.

Book Cover“In a lovely memoir, writer and photographer Kantner …shares scenes from life in Alaska, from his childhood in the remote tundra, where his parents lived off the land in an isolated, “semi-Eskimo existence,” to his current home, the small town of Kotzebue, with his wife and daughter. Kantner reflects on wilderness, global warming and human encroachment, the changes that slowly make their way to the tundra and the hard reality behind the American Dream: “as in the Old West, it is what we’ve lost that marks who we are much more than these things we’ve gained.” While turning in a thoughtful and captivating memoir of subsistence living, isolation and uncertainty, he documents the wisdom of the disappearing Inuit culture his dad revered, and locates its place in modern life. With a sensitive, graceful voice and his own stunning color images, Kantner proves an appealing and talented artist.” (review from

“Shopping for Porcupine” is available at most bookstores and online. The date for our next (and last of the season) meeting is Weds. March 3 @ 7pm at the refuge office.

Call Mary @ 883-9419 for more information.

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  1. Little Bird

     /  March 17, 2010

    Aliza, I just quickly read your bio

    No wonder you don’t have time for this blog!

    All I can say is what in the world is a global web pioneer and the original cybergrrl like you doing in Tok?!
    Dual career marriage is rewarding, but challenging.

    • Ah it is all a challenge and rewarding and an adventure wrapped with a bow. I’m in Tok for love of a wonderful man. That is what matters, yes?


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