Wood carving and sculpting lecture set for Sept. 5

Duane Bosch has been creating sculptures in cedar and alder in the traditional style of the Northern Tlingit for over 25 years. Bosch resides in Hoonah and Haines, Alaska. His inspiration is closely drawn from the coastal wilderness of the area.
He has worked closely with native elders and carvers, creating totem poles and ceremonial regalia around Hoonah and Juneau. These include the two 30-foot poles at Icy Straight Point, the Shark Pole, the “Whispering Raven” canoe in Hoonah and the Wave House Front at the Augustus Brown Pool in Juneau. Bosch also teaches northwest coast woodcarving classes at University of Alaska Southeast Juneau.
Please join us at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5 at the Pagosa Springs Senior Center for this lecture and a light meal afterwards. RSVP to 264-2167.
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Due to popular demand, the Senior Center is hosting a fifth class on Oct. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch. If you are a senior (60 years and older), for only a $4 suggested donation, you are eligible for a hot meal, drink and a salad prepared by our kitchen staff.
The guest fee for those 59 and under is $10 and children 10 years and under can eat for $8.50 each. Access to the salad bar is only $6 for those under 60.
Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29 — Chicken with broccoli and rice casserole, zucchini medley, milk, salad bar and carrot cake.
Friday, Aug. 30 — Crab cakes with remoulade sauce, snap pea medley, sautéed cabbage, milk, salad bar and poached pears.
Monday, Sept. 2 — Closed for Labor Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 3 — Beef meatloaf, cauliflower mashed, gravy, escalloped corn, milk, salad bar and cherry cream cheese pie.
Wednesday, Sept. 4 — Lemon chicken, loaded baked potato, broccoli salad, milk, salad bar and peach cobbler.
Thursday, Sept. 5 — New England clam chowder, Mexican cornbread with butter, spinach with mushrooms, milk and blueberry pie.
Reservations and cancellations are required. You can make a reservation at 264-2167 by 9 a.m. the morning of the day you would like to dine in the Community Cafe at the Senior Center.
For your convenience, you can make your reservations in advance or have a standing reservation on days you know you will always attend. Please cancel if you cannot attend on your standing reservation days.

This story was posted on August 29, 2019.