Jul
22
to Jul 27

Haida Culture Camp

Haida Culture Camp in Hydaburg draws people from great distances, so make your plans early. Make a traditional Native drum from deer hide, weave cedar bark, and create regalia. Learn Haida dance and song. Explore traditional foods. Classes run Monday through Thursday. There is a festival and feast on Friday or Saturday. Plans will be firmed up a little later in the year.

Contact: Dorinda Sanderson 907-285-3665 dorinda.s@hotmail.com

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Aug
2
to Aug 3

Thorne Bay Days

The Thorne Bay Days Dinner is on Friday, August, 2 at 6p.m. Tickets sell out for this event, so keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale!

Saturday is family day, starting with a parade 9a.m.! Then have lots of fun with kids games, kayak races, horseshoes, and human foosball.

The POW Runner’s Club will hold a Fun Run in conjunction with Thorne Bay Days on Saturday August 3.

Contact: Dana Allison 907-828-3380 reception@thornebay-ak.gov

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Aug
9
to Aug 10

"By the Sea" Arts and Seafood Festival in Coffman Cove

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Live music, great food, poetry slam, fireworks, and unique shopping opportunities - what's not to love? Join fair goers, 48 vendors, and musicians from all over Prince of Wales Island and beyond when they gather in Coffman Cove for this great two-day event celebrating our marine based lifestyle.

Friday from 3p.m. to 10p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10p.m.

Find more information at By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival

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Sep
2
12:01 PM12:01

Labor Day Shoot

POW Shooters Club Labor Day Shoot on Prince of Wales Island Alaska

The POW Shooters Club hosts the Labor Day Shoot from noon to 4p.m. at 7.5 mile Port St. Nicholas Road in Craig.

There will be shooting competitions as well as the raffle drawing for the Friends of the NRA.

Contact: POW Shooters Club Email: powshootingclub@gmail.com

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Sep
1
10:00 AM10:00

Prince of Wales Island Wide Art Extravaganza!

Heads up! This biennial event happens next in 2020.

The POW Island Wide Art Extravaganza is the island’s premier art show! Artists from eleven towns will show their best new works. Many of those artists will also be on hand to visit with! You can buy some new artwork for your home or business, enjoy an amazing catered lunch, vote for your favorite art in four categories, and buy tickets for great raffle prizes.

Watch for a schedule of classes and demonstrations. More will be added as the Extravaganza planning continues.

Date and town TBA. This biennial September event moves to a different POW town each time, so put it on your calendar for September 2020, and check back. We’ll update this event as soon as there is more info available.

Wood Carving, Ceramics, Fused Glass, Jewelry, Fiber Arts, Paintings, Alaska Native Regalia, Found Objects Art, Leatherwork, Stone Sculpture, Beadwork, Photography, Polymer Clay, Artworks in Antler and Bone, Basketry, Collage, Wood Turning, Taxidermy, Metalwork, Mixed Media, More!!

Contact: POW Island Wide Arts Extravaganza on facebook

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Jun
15
9:00 AM09:00

Kids Fishing Day!

27th Annual Kids Fishing Day!

“Jim Beard Memorial Event”

This fun, family event is an island favorite! Fishing, food, prizes, t-shirt painting, and more activities! Kids, bring your gear and an adult to the Gravelly Creek Day Use Area. That’s the big parking lot 3.5 miles west of Thorne Bay.

Please come prepared with your fishing poles and dressed for challenging weather. Wear sturdy footwear and register with guardians at registration to review rules and receive free door prizes.

Bring two white t-shirts to paint for matching parent/child shirts for Father’s Day weekend.

Fun educational activities, booths, demonstrations, with FREE BBQ and Cotton Candy provided by:

  • Thorne Bay and Craig Ranger District Staff

  • Invertebrate Inc.

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G)

  • Prince of Wales Health Network Health Care Network

  • Craig Public Health

  • City of Thorne Bay Library

For more information:

Neal Schoenfelder, Fisheries Biologist, Craig Ranger District 907-826-1638 or neal.schoenfelder@usda.gov

Mary Auburn Cook, Invertebrate Inc., 607-206-5850 or mauburncook@gmail.com

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May
25
7:00 AM07:00

Prince of Wales Island Marathon

Start and finish in Craig at the Craig High School.

Check in at 7am for an 8a.m. start. This 26.2 mile USATF certified marathon winds through gorgeous scenery! There’s also a half marathon and relay teams. Adult and youth runners and walkers are welcome.

6:30pm is the awards ceremony in Craig at the CTA Hall. 9pm is the start of the adults only dance at the Hill Bar in Craig.

There’s lots more, so check out their website!

More information at powmarathon.org

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May
3
to May 4

POW Ideas to Dollars

DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA AND WANT TO TAKE IT TO

THE NEXT LEVEL?

Develop your business idea during this FREE 2-day workshop. Attendees will learn the basics of business, an introduction to the business plan and about statewide resources to help budding entrepreneurs realize their business ideas.

Prince of Wales Voc TEC Center

Hosted by Spruce Root

Contact Ashley Snookes at (907) 209-9570 or ashley@spruceroot.org

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May
1
to May 2

POW Electronics Recycling

10a.m. to 3p.m. on May 1 and 2 you can bring electronics for recycling again this year! Mark your calendar and participate in this successful recycling program.

POW recycled over 32,000 pounds of electronics since 2012, saving over 1.6 billion gallons of water from contamination.

Contact: Dennis Nicherson 907-542-2230

This event is hosted by the POW-Tribal Environmental Coalition, the environmental departments of Craig Tribal Association, Hydaburg Cooperative Association, Klawock Cooperative Association, Tribe; Organized Village of Kasaan and Prince of Wales-Tribal Stewardship Consortium.

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Apr
23
to Apr 25

POW Island-Wide Mining Symposium in Craig

Craig Tribal Hall, 1330 Craig-Klawock Highway

Registration is $100 and Field Trips are an additional $50.

April 23 is Field Trip Day! Your choice (space available) of Bokan Mountain, Sundance-Dawson Mine in Hollis, or Calder Mine in Calder Bay. Sack lunch provided. Those with special dietary needs will need to bring their lunch.

April 24 and 25 Mining Symposium. 8a.m. Live music and continental breakfast. 9a.m. to 4p.m. Presentations. There will be a lunch break and lunch is provided.

New this year! Vendor booths! Find information and great local goods between presentations.

More information: http://kasaan.org/departments/natural-resources/prince-of-wales-island-wide-mining-symposium-2/

Contact: LaNeice Congdon 907-617-8127 laneice@kasaan.org

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Apr
18
10:00 AM10:00

POW Earth Day Fair in Klawock

Come to the Klawock School gymnasium for the POW Earth Day Fair!

Contact: Dennis Nickerson 907-617-9952

This event is hosted by the POW-Tribal Environmental Coalition, the environmental departments of Craig Tribal Association, Hydaburg Cooperative Association, Klawock Cooperative Association, Tribe; Organized Village of Kasaan and Prince of Wales-Tribal Stewardship Consortium.

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