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Celebrate hummingbirds in Ketchikan in April

Posted: March 28, 2014 - 12:01am

The Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will host the Alaska Hummingbird Festival and juried art show, a month-long series of events beginning on Friday, April 4 in Ketchikan. The festival is an educational and creative arts program to promote awareness of the spring migratory birds of Southeast Alaska.

The juried art show’s opening reception is at 5 p.m. at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau. Artwork will be on display through May 31.

The festival will continue through May with scheduled activities such as guided bird hikes, Friday night insights and films. More information about the festival schedule and events can be found at http://www.alaskacenters.gov/ketchikan.cfm.

In conjunction with the festival, the Sitka Conservation Society will be screening its film, The Meaning of Wild, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, April 25 through May 17 at the Tongass Historical Museum in Ketchikan.

For more information, contact Leslie Swada at 228-6220 or lswada@fs.fed.us.

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