Hot Picks: A Night of Bluegrass, Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26, 2013 


A Night of Bluegrass: Planet Bluegrass Flood Relief

Head to the Tap Root Thursday for a night of music to benefit Planet Bluegrass, a festival venue in Lyons, Colo., which sustained $600,000 in damage to the grounds and sound system due to floods. Members of Bearfoot Bluegrass and Friends (Todd Grebe, Kate Hamre, Mike Mickelson, Jason Norris, Angela Oudean and Greg Booth) plus The Andy King Band, The Anna Lynch Band, The Gitterounders and High Lonesome Sound will perform. All the musicians are volunteering their talents and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to Planet Bluegrass. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday, Tap Root Public House, 3300 Spenard Road. $20 in advance, $25 door. Tickets available at Tap Root. See for details. recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling in Anchorage/Valley

There's a time for the piney glory of a live evergreen in the house, and there's a time when you'd rather not get needles in your socks. Live Christmas trees can be recycled at all Carrs/Safeway stores in Anchorage, Eagle River and Palmer starting Saturday. You don't have to give the old tannenbaum the boot immediately -- the service will continue through Jan. 15. Bring a bare tree and look for a sign in the parking lot. No wreathes, stands, plastic bags or decorations. To have your tree picked up for a small optional fee, call the Boy Scouts Troop 268 at 868-8899. Free. (644-7968,

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