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Community Interest Courses & Events

Special Events
The Last Frontier Theatre Conference

The Last Frontier Theatre Conference takes place yearly in beautiful Valdez. Every year, the Conference creates a new community from the hundreds of attending playwrights, actors, directors, and theatre enthusiasts. While many participants come from Alaska, participating actors and playwrights are drawn to Valdez from all around the country and world. The dates for the upcoming Conference are June 14-20, 2015. Call 1.907.834.1614 for more information.

Valdez Relay for Life

Relay For Life®. One day. One night. One community. Your Relay For Life® is about celebration, remembrance, and hope. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we’ve lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight it – all right here in your community. You won’t want to miss one moment of this life- and community-affirming event! On behalf of the American Cancer Society, PWSCC and all of Valdez, come join our team at Relay For Life of Valdez.

Copper Basin 300 Open House

The Copper Basin 300 Open House takes place every year on the Copper Basin campus. The event celebrates the start of Copper Basin 300 Sled Dog Race, drawing international participants. A community event, mushers and community members mingle and enjoy refreshments the night before the big race. Children often have an opportunity to meet the athletes, both two- and four-footed.

Community Interest Courses

PWSCC offers a variety of Special Interest offerings and Non-Credit courses throughout the year. Non-credit classes are those which do not count toward college credit, yet are noted on your transcript with no grade. They must be registered for in advance and paid for through Student Services or Some examples of non-credit classes include hunter education, photography, and computer skills. These courses and their instructors have gone through a stringent approval process to ensure a high quality opportunity for you. We make every attempt to create Non-credit courses in response to community need, so if you have a request or if you have a class you would like to teach, please let us know by contacting Museum and Community Engagement Coordinator, Wendy Goldstein, at or 907-834-1689.

Special Interest offerings are not listed on your transcript and are primarily less time-intensive and more casual, for personal enrichment. Costs vary, and some are free. Special Interest offerings can include family and kids’ programming, exercise classes, lectures, and crafts. The instructors have a great wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to share with you.

PWSCC publishes a monthly newsletter which includes upcoming Non-credit and Special Interest offerings, along with other news and college events. If you would like to be added to the newsletter distribution list, contact Wendy Goldstein at the above email. Our Non-credit and Special Interest offerings are also regularly advertised on our facebook page, which is

Cultural Programs at the Museum

Please check out the Cultural Programming at the Whitney Museum page to learn more.