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Kodiak Crab Festival, Kodiak, Alaska, May 26-30, 2011

Join us Memorial Day Weekend for fun, food, art, music, and more.

2011 Crab Fest Merchandise is on sale now at the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce or online at http://www.kodiak.org/shop.html.

Pre-Sale Ride and Game Tickets on Sale Now!
Pre-sale tickets are $40 for a sheet of 45 tickets and include 35 ride tickets and 10 game tickets.  Purchase your tickets at the following locations:  KVOK, Best Western Kodiak Inn, Kodiak Daily Mirror, Shelikof Lodge, Cy’s Sporting Goods, KeyBank, Grand Slam Toys and Cards, Spenard Builders, Associated Island Brokers, Residential Mortgage, Norman’s, Cost Savers, KMXT, Mack’s Sport Shop, Sutliff’s True Value, Western Alaska Fisheries, First National Bank, Senior Citizens of Kodiak, and the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce.  VISA & Mastercard are accepted only at the Chamber office at 100 E. Marine Way.
 

Kodiak Crab Festival 2011 Schedule of Events

EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE FESTIVAL

Crab Festival Information Booth at the Chamber Booth on the Midway.

Souvenirs, 2011 Kodiak Crab Festival® posters, festival t-shirts, sweatshirts, aprons, beanies, cloisonné pins, key chains, magnets, and more. Messages, including lost and found, can be made from the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce booth.

Please note: The Kodiak Chamber of Commerce works hard to ensure the schedule of events is accurate but we are not responsible for changes to the schedule beyond our control.

Kodiak Chamber of Commerce Booth Hours:
Thursday - 12 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Sunday - 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Monday - 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Festival midway may remain open beyond 8:00 p.m. depending on attendance and weather.

Blood Drive with Blood Bank of Alaska from May 27th -30th will be parked outside of the Kodiak Convention Center Parking lot. On the corner of Marine Way and Shelikof Street. Sponsored by the Kodiak Rotary, Elks, and Lions. Fun Competition between Rotary Elks and Lions to get donations of blood. Everyone wins, especially those who need blood.

Baranov Museum - Located at 101 Marine Way across from the Ferry Terminal Building, the museum is a National Historic Landmark originally built by Alexander Baranov in the early 1800's as a fur warehouse. Explore the large collection of objects rich in Kodiak's history, housed in the oldest Russian-built structure remaining in North America today.
Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday noon - 4 p.m. (Museum not open on Memorial Day.) For more information call 486-5920.

Baranov Museum - Special Exhibit! When Crab was King: Faces of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery, 1950-1982. Produced by the Kodiak Maritime Museum, this exhibit features an audio cell phone tour and portraits of 23 Alaskans who lived through the boom year of the Kodiak King Crab Fishery.

Crab Festival Poster Sale at Northern Exposure Gallery, 1314 Mill Bay Road. - 2011 Crab Festival Poster sales. Save 20% on ALL AVAILABLE YEARS Crab Festival posters custom framing orders until June. Poster signing with Dake Schmidt in our store immediately after the grand parade until 1:00 p.m., Saturday May 28th. Open: Thursday & Friday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 1-5 p.m. For more information call Janet at 486-4956.

Crab Festival Posters on Sale at Emerald Isle Framing, 334 Shelikof Ave. - 2011 Crab Festival Poster sales. Save 20 % on all custom framing orders until June 12th. This year's poster photographer, Dake Schmidt, will be signing posters at the store on Friday, May 27th from 5pm to 7 pm and Saturday, May 28th from 4pm to 6pm. For more information call Liz at 486-0884.

Crab Fest Extravaganza at the Harbor Building - 336 Shelikof Street. From May 26th through May 29th, the Rookery and Emerald Isle Framing will be open each day from noon to 6pm. Entomology 101 Art Show features Insect related Artwork by local artists. Artwork will be for sale. Handspun Trunk Show feature Skeins of handspun yarn created by Chris Lynch and Liz Mitchell on display and for sale. For more information please call Chris Lynch at 486-0052.

Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center - 402 Center Street. Will be open everyday of Crab Festival May 26th-30th. Thursday & Friday 10am-5pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am-5pm. If you have any questions, please contact Ava Kahn at 487-2626.

Alutiiq Museum - Hours of operation: Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon-4p.m. Closed on Memorial Day. For more information contact Carol Austerman at 486-7004.

News Coverage of Events - All Day, Every Day! Find out the contest winners. Sponsored by AM 560 KVOK and Jack 101.1 FM, KMXT 100.1 FM and the Kodiak Daily Mirror.

Golden Wheel Amusement Rides and Games on the Midway!!!
Fun for the whole family, Sponsored by the Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. Rides start at Noon Thursday through Sunday. NO RIDES ON MONDAY.

KVOK/KRXX Jack 101 FM Crab Cab 2011. Pick up your limited edition 2011 Crab Cab bumper sticker at participating sponsors for a chance to win 2 roundtrip tickets to Hawaii. Display it proudly and listen to KVOK/Jack FM to win! Winner will be drawn on Tuesday, May 31st. Sponsored by your Homeport Radio Stations! For more information call 486-5159.

17th Annual Crab Festival Tent Sale at Mack's Sport Shop, A huge parking lot sale loaded with clearance merchandise and special buys for this spectacular, once a year event! Daily give-a-ways, deep discounts and much more...don't miss it! Mack's Sport Shop - 212 Lower Mill Bay Road. For more information call 486-4276.

Kodiak Library Crab Fest Book Sale, Giant book sale featuring thousands of adult and children's books, videos, DVDs, CDs, audio books and more! There will be a special preview on Monday night for Kodiak Public Library Association members. Come Monday night and join the library's support organization! Open to general public Tuesday through Saturday. Come early for the best selection! All proceeds benefit your public library!


WEDNESDAY, MAY 25

Senior Citizens Art Show - Art show featuring senior citizen artists at the Senior Center located 302 Erskine Ave. Art Show throughout the month of May. Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5pm.

6:00 p.m. Tennis Tournament - Held at Baranof Park. Sponsored by Edward Jones Investments. There will be doubles play only this year. If you don't have a partner we'll get one for you. Matches will depend on the weather and will run through Memorial Day on evenings and weekends. Register at Edward Jones, 2705 Mill Bay Road, Suite 201. Entry is free. Prizes awarded for first, second and third places. For more information, contact tournament director Craig Johnson at 486-5000 or 486-4826.


THURSDAY, MAY 26

Senior Citizens Art Show - Art show featuring senior citizen artists at the Senior Center located 302 Erskine Ave. Art Show throughout the month of May. Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5pm.

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Library Book Sale - Book sale featuring thousands of books, videos, DVDs, and CDs at bargain prices. Come early for best selection. All sales benefit the public library. Sale takes place in front of the library - inside the library if it rains. Come Thursday May 26, Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday, May, 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., contact Joe D'Elia for more information 486-8686.

6:00 p.m. Table Tennis Tournament will be held at the Teen Center. Divisions for middle school, high school and adults. Double elimination. This event is for everyone. Medals will be awarded to four champions and four runner-ups. Contact Chris Pagsolingan for more information, 486-8669.

6:00 p.m. Predicted Mile Race at Joe Floyd Track in Baranof Park. Sign up at 5:30 p.m. to participate. This is an event in which participants estimate the time it will take them to run one mile. The winner is the person who comes closest to his or her prediction. Wearing watches is not permitted. A trophy will be awarded to the winner. There is no charge for this event. Contact Courtney Webster for more information, 654-4764.

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Elks Lodge open to the public. Come eat and have your choice of Brauts Burgers and Hots dogs or a Full 16 oz Steak meal deal.

6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. - IN DA MIXX ON DA MALL with DJ Marc "Island Style" Music - Join us for music Games, Dance Contest and Guest Performances. Hosted by DJ Marc. For more information contact 539-1542.

7:15 p.m. Predicted Mile Swim at the Kodiak Island Borough swimming pool. Sign up on the pool deck at 7 p.m. to participate. This is an event in which participants estimate the time it will take them to swim one mile (35 laps, down and back). The winner is the person who comes closest to his or her prediction. Wearing watches is not permitted. A trophy will be awarded to the winner. There is no charge for this event. Contact Joe Bailor for more information, 481-2267

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.- Drop off time for all local artists displaying their works at the 11th Annual Crab Festival Art Show sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists. Drop off location is the Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Entry forms available at the Public Library, Next Page Bookstore, Emerald Isle Framing and Northern Exposure Gallery. There is a $25 entry fee. For more information, call Antoinette at 486-3167.Please pick up your art work on Sunday May 29th by 4pm.

FRIDAY, MAY 27

Senior Citizens Art Show - Art show featuring senior citizen artists at the Senior Center located 302 Erskine Ave. Art Show throughout the month of May. Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5pm.

10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Library Book Sale - Book sale featuring thousands of books, videos, DVDs, and CDs at bargain prices. Come early for best selection. All sales benefit the public library. Sale takes place in front of the library - inside the library if it rains. Come Thursday May 26, Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday, May, 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., contact Joe D'Elia for more information 486-8686.

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Uswitusqaq's Dream Book Release at the Alutiiq Museum at 215 Mission Rd, Suite 101. To celebrate the publication of Aswitusqaq's Dream, the Alutiiq Museum will host a live reading of the story in the museum's children's corner. Families are invited to hear the tale while relaxing in the museum's Wamwik. This setting will help to transport listeners into the Alutiiq world. This publication is supported by the Alaska Humanities Forum. Please contact Katie at 486-7004 for more information.

6:00 p.m. Chess Tournament: will be held at the Teen Center. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals will be awarded in three divisions: Open, High/Middle School and Elementary. Matches will be limited to one hour ten minutes. After that time, a draw will be declared. Competition will be in round-robin format. Chris Pagsolingan is the tournament director. No charge for this event. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation. Call Chris for more information, 486-8669.

3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. - Elks Lodge open to the Public. $2 Beer Garden open 3pm to 5pm For Purchase are Brauts, burgers and hotdogs. Cheese Curds (while supplies last) Chips and French Fries available.

5 to 9pm full Elks Menu will be being served. This is also the last Friday of the month. Prime Rib Dinner will be being served. Brauts Burgers and Hot dogs also available.

6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Opening reception of the 11th Annual Crab Festival Art Show located at the Harbor Room Best Western Kodiak Inn. Sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists, Best Western Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar. Art by local artists will be on sale. Also open Saturday, May 28th, 12-6 p.m. and Sunday, May 29, 12-4 p.m. For more information, call Antoinette Walker at 486-3167

9:00 p.m. - Ken Peltier Band Concert: Alaska's premier country band, the Ken Peltier Band, live in Concert at the Kodiak Harbor Convention Center. Silent auction to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Minimum $10 donation at the door and KVOK Partners in Hope have free admission. Doors open at 9pm. Sponsored by KVOK/KRXX, Best Western, Era Aviation, and Avis. Call 486-5159 for more info.

SATURDAY, MAY 28

8:00 am - 3:00 pm BearTown Market Sun'aq Tribal Center. For more information please contact Fran Kelso at 539-6114

8:45 a.m. - Grand Parade Line up - ** Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year ** Parade participants line up on Powell Ave by Main Elementary School. Judging begins at 9 a.m. Plaques awarded: Grand Prize/Mayors Award, 1st place Marching Group, 1st place Theme Award. Parade sponsored by Kodiak Kiwanis, and Kodiak Chamber of Commerce, 486-5557.

9:15 am - Shrimp Parade Line Up - ** Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year ** ACS will give away goody bags and Associated Island Brokers Inc. will give away free balloons to all Shrimpers lined up in the Orion's / Mongolian Barbecue parking lot. Contact Amanda Sanford for more information at 942-4684. Shrimp Parade sponsored by ACS.

10:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. Library Sidewalk Book Sale - Book sale featuring thousands of books, videos, DVDs, and CDs at bargain prices. Come early for best selection. All sales benefit the public library. Sale takes place in front of the library - inside the library if it rains. Come Thursday May 26, Friday, May 27, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Saturday, May, 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., contact Joe D'Elia for more information 486-8686.

10:00 a.m. - Crab Festival Grand Parade - ** Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year ** The parade runs along Mill Bay Rd. between Powell and Bartel Avenues. Parking is limited so be sure to come early.

10:15 a.m.- Crab Festival Shrimp Parade. - ** Same Mill Bay Route as Last Year ** Lineup at 9:15 a.m. at the parking lot in front of Orion's / Mongolian Barbeque. All entrants must have adult supervision before the parade and while walking the parade route. Everyone wins in this parade! Sponsored by ACS, and Kodiak Chamber of Commerce. 486-5557.

Noon - U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue Demonstration and Fly Over near the Ship Channel south of float dock. Aircraft fly over, Search and Rescue demonstration by H-60 and H-65 helicopters and a C-130 aircraft. Includes rescue swimmer drop and boat hoisting to a Coast Guard 41' boat, as well as simulated emergency distress situations. Whether one mile or a thousand miles away, Air Station Kodiak aircrews and aircraft come to the aid of mariners in distress. Sponsored by USCG Air Station. For more information call 487-5887.

Noon - 6:00 p.m. - 11th Annual Crab Festival Art Show Sponsored by Dancing Salmon Artists. Best Western Kodiak Inn, Harbor Room. Art by local artists will be on sale. Also open Sunday, May 24, 12-4 p.m. For more information, call Antoinette Walker at 486-3167. Please make sure that you pick up your art work by Sunday at 4pm May 29th.

1:00 p.m. - Norm Holm Memorial Survival Suit Race. Teams that want to participate must sign up at the boat ramp by Harbormaster's office before 1 p.m. on the day of the event. Serious fun in this popular event. Entry fee is $20 per team. Those who place 1st, 2nd and 3rd will receive a plaque and a hooded sweatshirt. First place winners get to hold the traveling trophy for the next year. All participants will receive a T-shirt. Sponsored by the Kodiak Fishermen's Wives & Associates. For more information call Emily at 486-5699.

1:00 p.m. - Kodiak Island Drummers. Listen to the rhythmic sounds from this drum/percussion group made up of Kodiak youths, on the mall. Always a crowd pleaser! For more information call Michael Daquioag at 539-6966.

2:00 p.m. - Kids Sawdust Pile on the midway. Fun for children! Watch the sawdust fly as kids search for $1000 in loose change. Sponsored by the Kodiak Lions Club.

2:15 p.m. - Kayak Race. No entry fee, this is a for-fun event, paddle at your own risk. The course is a 4.1-mile circumnavigation of Near Island beginning at the St. Paul Harbor boat launch near the spit. Registration is on-site and opens 1 hour prior to the event. Proper safety equipment is required and participants will sign a release form. This race is weather dependent.

3:30 p.m. Kids Foot Races. Races: held in Sargent Park. Youth from two to about twelve years are divided into age groups. Ribbons are awarded to winners and participants. There is no charge for this event.

7:30 p.m.- Lion's Arm Wrestling Championships held at Tony's Bar on the mall. Weight classes for men and women. Arm wrestling professional table. Participants must sign up and weigh in by 6:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10 with proceeds going to Lions Charity. Must be 21 to enter. Sponsored by the Lions Club. This is the highest adrenaline activity at Crab Festival! Contact Pattie for more information, 486-9489.

SUNDAY, MAY 29

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Coast Guard Cutter BERTHOLF Open House and Public Tours taking place at Pier 2.

9:00 a.m. Pasagshak-to-Kodiak Bike: This 41-mile event begins at the mouth of Pasagshak River and ends on Marine Way in front of the Harbormaster's building. Entry fee is $25. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Awards for first, second and third and t-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. Register at 58 Degrees North by 6 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Contact Eric Linscheid for more information at 486-3442 or 539-6829.

9:00 a.m. Crab Festival Marathon: This standard 26.2-mile marathon begins between Silver Beach and Kalsin Bay and ends on Marine Way in front of the Harbormaster's building. Course record for men is held by Robert Onders 2:43:29, 2010. Women's course record is held by Sally Skimin, 3:24:27, 2002. Entry fee is $15. Trophies for men's and women's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. All participants will receive a t-shirt. Awards and t-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m. Contact Ian Fulp for more information at 486-8670.

12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Elks Lodge open to the public. $2 Beer Garden Open. For Purchase are Brauts, Burgers and Hot dogs. Cheese Curds (while supplies last) Chips and French Fries available.
12:30 p.m. Pillar Mountain Race: The traditional Pillar Mountain course starts on Marine Way in front of the Harbormaster building, goes up Mill Bay Road, down Birch, up Pillar Mountain Road, follows the trail west along the top, goes down a rugged trail into Swampy Acres, and back on Rezanof to the finish at the starting line. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in five different men's and women's age groups. Awards and t-shirts presented at the Teen Center at 4 p.m.

12:30 - 2:30 - "Wild About Kodiak Seafood Cook-Off 2011" Sponsored by FCCLA and Best Western Kodiak Inn. Enter your favorite Kodiak seafood recipe to participate. Recipes submitted will be judged on the following: Use of Kodiak seafood product(s), nutritional value and originality. Your creation must be previously unpublished. Three different categories will be judged: Appetizers, Soups or Salad, and Main Entree. Bring your dish to the Best Western between 11:30am and 12:30pm. Judging will take place starting at 12:30pm and the public is invited. For more information, call Darcy at 481-2553.

Ididarock: Sign-up and BIKE 41 miles with the bike riders from Pasagshak to town, then RUN the 9-mile Pillar Mountain Classic (late start is okay but there may be no one at the top with water), and then SWIM one mile between 4 and 6 p.m. at the community pool (fins okay). Need to pay lap swim fee of $2 when you get there. Relays welcome, just organize exchanges on your own. They can take any form. Two people could continually trade off and on during the bike, run and swim. Three people could each choose a leg. Six people could each do half of each leg, etc. T-shirts will be available for $14.99 at Bases Loaded. Pick out a shirt from his store, and he will iron-on the logo.
This is a completion not a competition. No time will be kept and no awards will be given. Join together at 6:30 p.m. at Kodiak Island Brewery to commiserate the day (orange wedges will be provided). For more information contact Tari Lindquist at 486-2498.

1:00 p.m.- Kodiak Balalaika Players at the Baranov Museum, 101 Marine Way. Sponsored by the Kodiak Historical Society and the Kodiak Russian Balalaika Players. A lively performance of Authentic Russian folk music with guitars, violins, violas, flutes, accordions and of course, balalaikas. Enjoy refreshments and free admission to the museum. Call 486-5920 for more information.

1:30 p.m. - Kodiak Inn Crab Festival Bed Races - Sponsored by the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Deadline for entries will be Tuesday, May 24th. Entries may be dropped off at the front desk of the Best Western Kodiak Inn. Bed inspection site will be at 12:45pm, 45 minutes prior to the race, in the Ferry Terminal Parking Lot. A Captain's Meeting will follow the inspection. This year's course runs on Marine Way from the Elks Lodge to the Ferry Terminal. Prizes will be awarded for Best Bed, Fastest Bed, and Best Team Costume. Fastest Bed winners will even receive airline miles!  Get your entry in early! And VAROOM down the road with the winning bed!!! For more information call Gemma or Susan at 486-5712.

2:00 p.m.- Kids Sawdust Pile on the Midway. Fun for children! Watch the sawdust fly as kids search for over a $1000 in loose change. Sponsored by the Kodiak Lions Club.

3:00 p.m.- Fishermen's Memorial Service at the Fishermen's Memorial Site by the Harbormaster's building in downtown Kodiak. This annual memorial service is to honor fishermen lost in Alaskan waters and lost to the Kodiak community. Sponsored by Kodiak Fishermen's Wives & Associates. For more information call Emily at 486 5699.

MONDAY, MAY 30

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - RETRO MONDAY on the Spit! New this year is Retro Monday, the Kodiak community fun day with an old time fair theme. It will be a fun-filled day of games, activities, music, and more! Retro Monday is sponsored by Kodiak Community Health Center with music sponsorship by Sun'Ami. Retro Monday activities include:
•Music with Mar (10am-10:30am) - Music & Movement for Child Development by Tonya Silva-Johnson.
Trash Triathlon (10:30am-11:30am) - Alaska Waste, Call Rick at 486-5308 to sign up.
•Pie Throwing at Local Trawl Fishermen ($2/pie or3/$5) - Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Assoc.
•Face Painting - Soroptimist International of Kodiak & Girl Scout Troop 242
•Fish Pond Game - Credit Union 1
•Ring Toss Game - Credit Union 1
•Guess the Weight of a Friendly Shelter Animal ($1/guess) - Kodiak Animal Shelter
•Ping Pong Fishy Fun Game ($1 for 3 throws) - Kodiak Community Health Center
•Darts of Chance Game ($2/dart or 3/$5) - Kodiak Community Health Center
•Bean Bag Toss - Wells Fargo
•Fishy Fun, Fish Printing and Marine Art - Alaska Sea Life Center
•Fly and Spin Casting Competition (10am-3pm) - Alaska Department of Fish & Game & Kiwanis Club of Kodiak
•Nutrition and Smoking Educational Games - Healthy Tomorrows
•Coastie Boat (12pm to 5pm) - Coast Guard Auxiliary
•Stagecoach Photos - Wells Fargo
•Intro to Hand Drumming & Percussion Workshop (12:30-2:30, Ages 10 & up) - Kodiak Island Drummers
•Recycle Relay, Recycling/Sorting Race - Threshold Services
•Limbo Competition (4pm-5pm) - Kodiak Island Drummers
•Music, games, and more by DJ Marc - Island Style Entertainment
•High Altitude Music by Grover Neely - Performing acoustic rock

•Performance by St. Innocent's Academy
•Take the Kids Fishing Day (Departs at 9am & 1pm) - Kodiak Assoc. of Charterboat Operators
*Unless otherwise noted, all activities run from 10am to 5pm and are free to participate.

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.- Kodiak's 4H 24th Annual Sourdough Pancake Breakfast. Held at the Elks Lodge. Sourdough pancakes made from an original starter that is over 100 years old. 4-H members will prepare and serve all you can eat pancakes. Also served will be ham, coffee, and juice. $5 for Senior Citizens and youth 4-12 years old, $8 for adults, free for age 3 and under. Sponsored by the 4-H Club. Call Katrina Neff for more information at 486-6248.

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Memorial Day "Murph" will be held at Baranof Park. A fundraiser for The Wounded Warrior Project will be held in honor of Lt.

Michael Murphy. Cross fit style workout, running, pull-ups, pushups, and squats. Sponsored by Customized Fitness. For more information please contact Dale or Lindsey Jacoby at 486-0047.

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Face Painting at the Kodiak Refuge Visitor Center. Come to the Refuge Visitor Center for free face painting. No fees. All ages welcome.

11:00 a.m. - Veterans Memorial Service. Sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign War and honoring Veterans. This service commences at the city cemetery located on Chichenoff St, located behind Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center. For more information, contact the Veterans of Foreign War at 486-3195.

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Blessing of the Fleet at Pier 1. The traditional blessing of the fleet is open to all vessels. A blessing service is sung followed by an Orthodox priest sprinkling each passing vessel with Holy Water. This year, the service will be sung from the dock of Pier 1 (the ferry dock). Skippers are asked to have their vessels waiting in Shahafka Cove by 1 p.m. Kayakers gather in front of the Channel Side Chowder House dock by 1 p.m. Sponsored by Harbormaster/Russian Orthodox Church. Contact the Harbormaster Office at 486-8080 or on Channel 12 VHF.

1:00 p.m. - Rubber Duck Race - Held at the Russian River. The 18th Annual Rotary Fundraiser to benefit scholarship funds. Wagers purchase a numbered rubber duck that is released into the Russian River. The swiftest, most cunning ducky to cross the finish line earns its owner a handsome share of the proceeds. 1st prize- $ 3,000 and 12 other money prizes. Sponsored by the Kodiak Noon Rotary.

4:00 - 8:00 p.m.- Multi-Cultural Celebration in the Kodiak High School Commons. This event is characterized by displays of various cultures for viewing; foods of various cultures for tasting; plus entertainment and aboriginal dress of various cultures for viewing. Sponsored by Kodiak Multi Cultural Forum. Contact Carolyn Floyd for more information, 486-5142.

Elks Lodge open to the public. $2 Beer Garden will be open. For purchase are brauts, hot dogs, and burgers. Lodge and volunteers will provide side dishes on this day. Cheese Curds while supples last.

 
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