September 26, 2018

Ski & Sports Swap 2018: Get Your Gear Ready to Sell!

Ski & Sports Swap 2018 will be held Saturday September 29th!

Benefiting Community Education in Girdwood

Yellowing leaves and cool nights means that winter is heading quickly to Southcentral Alaska. Here in Girdwood one way we embrace the change of the seasons by sorting through last seasons sports equipment to make way for the next seasons gear. In a ski town this also means replacing used ski and boarding gear that has been outgrown or unused, and putting that equipment back on the local market via the FVCS Ski & Sports Swap held each fall at the Alyeska Daylodge.  This event is a fundraiser for Four Valleys Community School, and a great annual community gathering.

As you sort through your gear this fall and prepare for the winter, put some things aside for the Ski & Sports Swap. Control sheets and tags are available at the FVCS office now, and will be available at the Girdwood Post Office beginning September 14th.

Want to sell gear, buy gear &/or volunteer? You can do it all! See details for each below.

SELL 
SELL YOUR GEAR and bring your high quality used sporting equipment to the Alyeska Daylodge from 9am-11am day of sale. Be ahead of the game and tag and prepare your Control Sheet before Saturday 9/29. Tags and control sheets are available at the FVCS office NOW & the Girdwood Post Office beginning September 14th.

Be sure to review our SKI SWAP TIPS.

The Ski & Sports Swap is a fundraiser for FVCS and 25% of sale goes to help support our community education programs.

BUY GEAR! The sale at the Alyeska Daylodge goes from 12-4p.  Gear includes alpine ski & snowboard setups, bikes, Nordic ski gear, tennis rackets, baseball gloves, snowshoes, ice skates, and so much more. Our local ski shop Powderhound will be there with last years equipment at great prices. If it is a sport that can be done in Girdwood, there will be some gear for sale!

VOLUNTEER
Volunteers! We need YOU! Can you volunteer to work a few hours during the setup, the day of, or helping clean-up? Sign up here to volunteer!

Glacier Valley Quilters

The Glacier Valley Quilters is a group that have been meeting for years to create both community projects and individual creations. If you are creatively incline, or want to improve your skills while also creating community connections this may be the group for you.

Meets each Wednesday beginning September 26th until January 9th from 10a-4p. Come for the entire time, or as you can.

Register for Glacier Valley Quilters here, or register for a 10x Punch Pass instead.

On Your Mark Runners! Cross Country Running For Grades 1-6th

Our Cross Country Running program is a fitness program for our local kids to explore routes and trails around the Girdwood School, and enjoy the last weeks of warmer weather. Kids will experience running varying distances and challenges, and we invite everyone of 1st to 6th grade ages to participate. We believe strongly in providing a safe, yet exciting, venue for runners to enjoy nature, while also having the opportunity to reflect and challenge themselves. Hour long sessions will be held twice a week after school. Runners will be split up according to their speed. Runners are expected to attend all practices, wear proper running shoes plus hat and gloves if needed, and be prepared to run in the rain. Bring a change of clothes to change into afterwards, plus a water-bottle and snack to eat right after school.

An optional Jamboree is held Saturday September 22nd at Service High School from 9am-Noon.

We need parent volunteers to run with the kids each week. Please let us know your availability! Call Melanee Stiassny at 907-231-4913.

Special Comic Book & Graphic Novel Making Class For Kids Ages 10-18

Join Girdwood Fine Arts Camp for this special week long intensive focused on writing and drawing graphic novels and comics. For 4 hours a day students will work with experienced comic and writing professionals (class is 10a-4p daily with a one hour lunch). Students will be introduced to drawing techniques including character design, perspective and thumbnailing from media professionals. For ages 10-18. 
The class will be led by visiting artist John G. John, a Cleveland based cartoonist known for his work on the Lake Eerie Monster, will be accompanied by Anchorage based journalist Julia O’Malley and cartoonist Lee Post.
Julia will teach writing alongside John, taking what she knows about breaking down complex stories and finding what is important and compelling, and translating it to plotting graphic fiction. Lee will share his unique style of character design and other drawing tricks, many of which he has honed through other teaching artist gigs.
Held at the Girdwood Community Room
Mon- Fri, August 6-10 from 10am-3pm
Cost: $250