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Unalaska's Community Center is planning to open registration for after-school programs later this week, although officials say an exact date has not yet been finalized. 

Albert Burnham, recreation manager with the Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation said after much deliberation, consideration of health regulations in response to the coronavirus, and discussion with the city, he and PCR staff have decided to go ahead with modified programs that will take place at Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux and Unalaska High School. 

Unalaska's PCR Hosts Drive-Up Easter Egg 'Hunt'

Apr 9, 2020
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While much of the city is shut down due to coronavirus concerns, the staff at Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR) is getting creative with events and finding unique ways of bringing Easter spirit to the community.

On Thursday, PCR handed out pre-filled Easter eggs in lieu of an Easter egg hunt to children under the age of 10.

The PCR's Aquatics Coordinator, Delanney McConnell, stood outside the PCR wearing gloves and a mask with three other staff, all handing out eggs to families who remained in their cars.

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The City of Unalaska will close the Aquatics Center, Library, and Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation to the public starting on Monday, March 16. 

The announcement came a day after Gov. Mike Dunleavy extended public schools' spring break by a week due to concern over coronavirus. With schools shuttered until March 30, the city felt that closing other community centers was a necessary next step. 

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Saturday's Father Daughter Dance was an elegant affair. The event encouraged girls to participate in dancing, music, and games with their male role models. Now in its eighth year, around 100 people attended the annual event at Unalaska's community center.

 

Princess Keywona, a first-time attendee, declared it "amazing and so pretty." She went on to describe the event for listeners who might have missed it.

 

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While its 21-year-old building is under renovation, the Unalaska Public Library will move temporarily into the Burma Road Chapel.

The timeline for the move is still unclear. The city is working to finalize its contract with F&W Construction, the Anchorage-based contractor that won the bid.

"Things are still up in the air," said Roger Blakeley, director of the city's Parks, Culture, and Recreation Department.

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