Community Interest Courses & Special Events
What are Special Interest Courses?
These are general interest and self-improvement courses, seminars, and workshops designed to meet the needs of our community. Special topics include business, health, family life, creative arts, professional and personal development, public lectures, Alaska Native arts, and more. These courses also must meet a minimum requirement of participants to prevent cancellation. Don’t wait till the last minute to register!
Free Workshops to Promote Energy-Efficient Homes
In collaboration with the Alaska Craftsman Home Program, the PWSCC Workforce Development and Training Department is offering free workshops to promote energy-efficient homes. For more information, click here.
Christmas Craft Series
PWSCC and the Maxine & Jesse Whitney Museum are offering a series of special interest classes that are sure to be a lot of fun for the whole family! Starting December 23rd and ending January 6th, 2014, each class runs from 3:00pm to 4:30pm and there is no need to register. Don’t miss it! Click here for the full course listing.
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 8-14, 2013. Call 1.907.834.1614 for more information.
PWSCC Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
The Annual Scholarship Fundraiser is held every February at the Valdez Civic Center with the help of student scholarship recipients. The Gala Evening begins with a reception, followed by a catered dinner and, when time allows, we end the evening with dancing. The auction is held in three parts: a silent auction, outcry auction, and a balloon raffle for our larger ticket items. Donations for the event come from all over the world and feature autographed memorabilia, specialty trips and vacations, Alaskan arts and crafts, and many other donations from local businesses. This extravaganza raises between $25-$40 thousand dollars annually, all for the benefit of our students. Call 907-834-1600 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.