Mat-Su events calendar (4/25/12)

April 24, 2012 

WEDNESDAY

Strong Seniors, 8:30-9:30 a.m. and 10-11 a.m., also 1-2 p.m. Fridays, Wasilla Area Senior Campus, 1301 S. Century Circle. An eight-week exercise class session. $5. (376-3104 ext. 8672)

Tai Chi Classes, 10-11 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. (745-5454)

Exercise Class, 10-11 a.m., Palmer Senior Citizens Center, 1132 S. Chugach St. An exercise class taught every Wednesday by Toni Truesdell. Free. (745-5454)

The Greater Palmer Chamber of Commerce, noon-1 p.m., Palmer Moose Lodge, 1136 S. Cobb St. A weekly lunch for local business people to provide networking opportunities and update the community on what is occurring within the Palmer area. Full lunch $14, soup and salad $7, meeting fee $4. (745-2880, palmerchamber.org)

Bingo, 1-3 p.m., Wasilla Area Senior Campus, 1301 S. Century Circle. $1 per sheet. (376-3104)

Grocery Shopping Days, 1 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. Transportation is provided to local grocery stores and shopping centers every Wednesday and Friday. Participants must be age 60 or older or be assisting a senior. (745-5454)

Thursday

Senior Dance Class, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Palmer Senior Citizens Center, 1132 S. Chugach St. The Borealis Dancers will teach a variety of dance moves. Free. (745-5454)

Mat-Su Valley AARP, 1 p.m., Wasilla Senior Center, 1301 S. Century Circle. Open to the public. Free. (745-5033)

Bingo, 1-3:30 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. 25 cents per card. (745-5454, palmerseniors.com)

Fun Cooking Nights!, 6:30-8 p.m., Sutton Elementary School, 4 Wright Way. A two-series cooking class where you will prepare and taste three dishes in the class and then go home with ingredients to make a meal for your family. The second class is May 3. Call to register or sign up at the school office. Free. (745-3423)

FRIDAY

"Who Poisoned His Meatball," 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church of Wasilla, 1375 Bogard Road. When Wasilla's "most influential citizen" dies and the police are delayed, it is up to the diners at Luigi's to discover if the jilted wife, snoopy reporter, saucy chef, or any other suspects is the murderer. This is a fundraiser for the Elements Youth Group summer mission trip to Peru. There will also be a silent auction and door prizes. $25; includes dinner, desert, and show. (376-5053, fluidworship.com/dinner-theater)

Mat-Su Concert Band Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m., Teeland Middle School, 2788 N. Seward Meridian Parkway, Wasilla. The spring concert, under the direction of Gleo Huyck, will feature Bruce Brown on alto sax and Sterling Maffe's composition, Revelation Op. 2 No. 7, will be debuted. New players are welcome throughout the year. Free. (www.matsuconcertband.org)

"The Wizard of Oz," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Valley Performing Arts, 251 W. Swanson Ave., Wasilla. Follow Dorothy's journey down the yellow brick road with her new friends, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion. $23-$25. (373-0195, www.valleyperformingarts.org)

SATURDAY

Palmer Spring Classic, 6 a.m.- 8:30 p.m., downtown Palmer, North Alaska Street. The Valley's biggest cycling event ever, with beautiful back roads and the finest course checkpoints in the state. Choose between 50K, 100K, or 200K courses. (317-6030, www.alaskarandonneuring.org)

Who Let The Girls Out?!, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., downtown Palmer, North Alaska Street. A free metabolic screening and community health fair with local practitioners and educators. Free van shuttle rides from the Senior Citizens Center to downtown stops. Events include: All-about town bingo and poker run, wine, cheese and chocolate tasting, motorcycle fantasy and horse-drawn carriage rides, wearable art, hat contest, wild bird rehabilitation, painting and glass art workshop, cooking demos, fly tying and fly casting, automotive service workshop, aromatherapy and extreme makeover. Free. (745-2258)

Big Lake Community Health Fair, 8 a.m.-noon, Big Lake Elementary, South Big Lake Road. Free health screenings, health education and low cost blood tests. Drink lots of water before blood draw. Bring a stamp for your results to be mailed to you. (278-0234, www.alaskahealthfair.org)

Anchorage Audobon Society Walk, 9 a.m., Reflections Lake, South Glenn Highway. Listen for early migrant calls and watch for water fowl on the lake. This walk is less than two miles and hiking boots should be adequate. Meet inside the fenced area at the lake shore. (258-6425, www.anchorageaudubon.org/content/view/20/35)

Ididachain Crochet Guild Day of Crochet, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wasilla Lake Christian School and Nazarene Church, 2001 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Bring a dish for the potluck and meet local crocheters. Get help with a project, learn new stitches, get help reading a pattern and talk crochet. Free. (744-4787, ididachain.tripod.com)

Painted Ladies Workshop Sampler, 10 a.m., Shane Lamb Studios, 840 S. Colony Way Suite 101.

Knitting Classes, 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Hatcherview Business Park Suite 118, 4900 E. Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Saturday, learn to knit. All supplies provided. Sunday, knit a top-down baby sweater. See website for supplies. $30-$50. (360-8607, www.valleysock.com)

MONDAY

Free Blood Pressure Checks, 10-11:30 a.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. A nurse volunteer will be on site taking blood pressures. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Brain Fitness, 1 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St. Presented by the Alzheimer's Disease Resource Agency. Free. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Road Design Open House, 4-7 p.m., Curtis Menard Memorial Sports Center, 1001 S. Mack Drive, Wasilla. Learn more about the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities plans for safety and capacity improvements to the Parks Highway between Lucus Road and Big Lake Road. (272-1877, www.parkshighway44-52.info)

Alaska Gardening 101, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Matanuska Telephone Association, 480 Commercial Drive, Palmer. Learn the fundamentals of gardening in Alaska. This course will discuss starting plants, hardening off, composting, soil preparation, greenhouse fundamentals, plant selection and more. Free. (745-3360, www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/matsu/aghortland)

Tuesday

Primrose Senior Breakfast, 8- 10 a.m., Primrose Retirement Community, 799 N. Elkhorn Drive, Wasilla. Enjoy a complimentary full service breakfast. Open to all seniors, 55 and older. (373-5500)

Exercise Class, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. An exercise class with Pam Larson. Free. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Game Day, 1-3 p.m., Mat-Su Senior Services, 1132 S. Chugach St., Palmer. An afternoon of board, card and dice games. (745-5454, www.palmerseniors.com)

Trunk Road, Phase II Project Open House, 4-7 p.m., Mat-Su College, Trunk Road. Construction has begun on Phase 2 of Trunk Road from Palmer-Wasilla Highway to Palmer-Fishhook Road. Stop by and meet the project staff from the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and the contractor doing the work. They will discuss the schedule and provide information regarding what you might expect during construction. (272-1877, www.trunkroad.com)

Composting in Alaska, 6:30-8 p.m., Matanuska Telephone Association, 480 Commercial Drive, Palmer. Learn the fundamentals of composting using locally available materials and resources. Free. (745-3360, www.uaf.edu/ces/districts/matsu/aghortland)


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