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Loren Holmes


Morning Tai Chi, 7-8 a.m., Delaney Park Strip, I Street and W. Ninth Avenue Come learn this easy Chinese internal martial art movement system practiced for health benefits. These movements provide a simple means for dealing with stress and tension. In this class you will learn a series of soft, relaxed slow movements that are used as a meditative exercises to help promote relaxation, health and self defense. For ages 15 and older. Free. (343-6992,

Guided Hikes to Marmot Meadows, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays through June 28, Kenai Fjords National Park, 1304 Fourth Ave. Approximately a 3-4 hour activity. The hike departs from the Exit Glacier Nature Center. Come prepared with sturdy footwear, layered clothing, water, and food. No reservations are required. Included in admission.

Docent Tours, 1 p.m. daily and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., Alaska Botanical Garden, 4601 Campbell Airstrip Road. Learn about the flowers in bloom, northern horticulture, gardening and more from Alaska Master Gardeners and experienced horticulturists. Free with Garden admission. (770-3692,

Alaska Dirt Divas Wednesday Ride, 7 p.m., Abbott Loop Community Park Trail head, Far North Bicentennial Park/Hillside/Campbell Tract. Have fun with riding a variety of trails in the park, including some single track. Helmet required. (alaskadirtdivas.


Get Back On Your Bike, 6 p.m., Selkregg Chalet/Russian Jack Springs park, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. Bike to Work cycling instructors will help you rediscover the joy and health benefits of riding your bike. You will gain the skills to feel comfortable and confident on trails. Register online or call 343-6992. For ages 18 and older $5. (343-4217,

Thursday Night Bikes, 6 p.m., Abbott Loop Community Park, 8101 Elmore Road. Explore Anchorage Municipal park trails with an experienced cyclist. Come improve your riding skills and try some trails that are new to you. Bikes must be in good working condition. (343-4217,

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Prospect Heights Trailhead, Sidorof Lane. Alaska Outdoors hosts year-round outing events every Monday and Thursday throughout the Anchorage area. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Thursday outings are more challenging. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for non-members. (770-0440,


Senior Golf Clinics, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Taught by LPGA Professional, Peggy Gustafson. Clinics are available to anyone 55 or older. A great way to improve your game at any skill level. $25. (

Sand Castle Beach Party, 1 p.m., Goose Lake ParkGet out in the sun and get crazy with volleyball, frisbee, super soakers and a sand castle building contest! Bring a beach towel, sunscreen and picnic lunch for a day of family fun and summer entertainment. Beach toys, including your super soaker, are encouraged.

Language Immersion Day at the Alaska Zoo, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Alaska Zoo, 4731 O'Malley Rd. June 13th from 12-3 p.m. (public interaction from 2-3 p.m.) the Alaska Zoo and Babylon Language Institute partner to educate zoo visitors on Alaskan species in a variety of languages. Animal information is transformed and translated by local youth at various habitats throughout the zoo. Students will discuss their interpreted information and engage patrons in conversations of a foreign language. Normal admission rates apply. For more information contact Stephanie Hartman at 907-341-6463. Normal Admission Rate Apply. (907-341-6463,

Beer and Burger Drive-Thru, 5 to 8 p.m., Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Enjoy great food and beverages out on the driving range. The staff of golf professionals will be available to explain, adjust and fit equipment to you. (www.anchorage


Still Kickin' Asphalt Community Walk and Spring Carnival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center, 22424 Birchwood Loop Road. The scenery around the Center is beautiful and our residents, members, staff, and Board of Directors are sure to turn out to support CERSC and our community. Join us afterward for our spring carnival and garage sale. Proceeds benefit the center. $20 suggested donation. (688-2676)

Family Golf Clinic, 9-11 a.m., Moose Run Golf Course, Arctic Valley Road. Learn the basics of golf while having fun. Golf instructor, Frank Wilson offers a two hour clinic introducing families to the basic fundamentals of the game. Must be six years or older. Parents must stay with child. Give advanced notice if you are bringing your child, so instructor can provide appropriate golf clubs. (602-3622,

Sam Weatherford Open Archery Competition, 9 a.m. Saturday- Sunday, Kincaid Park Annex Bunker and Archery Range, Raspberry Road. Unmarked course so a range finder is recommended. Forty targets each day. No broadheads allowed. Lunch available. Register 9-9:45 a.m. (240-6533 Marsha,

Alaska 4x4 Meet and Greet, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Museum of Alaska Transportation and Industry, 3800 W. Museum Drivein Wasilla. This is a family-friendly event hosting over 500 off-road enthusiasts. It is a great opportunity to unify the off-road community, promote off-road safety and preparedness and improve the accessibility of trails in Alaska. Planned are an obstacle course, articulation ramp, seminars, kids games, camping, auction, food, fun and prizes. $20 individual, $50 family. (354-5016,

Alaska Paddle Fun Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Goose Lake Park, 2811 UAA Drive. Free for all ages and abilities. Local venders will have sea kayaks for participants to try out on the water. Informative presentations on Cold Water Immersion, Decision Making in the Outdoors, Trip Planning and Safety. Join Alaska Boating Safety, American Canoe Association, Knik, Canoers and Kayakers, Alaska Pacific University, Lifetime Adventures and the Alaska Sea Kayaking Symposium for this fun, free and informative event. Free. (269-8704,

Ranger-Led Walks to Exit Glacier, 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., Kenai Fjords National Park, 1304 Fourth Ave. Walks are offered daily through Sept. 5. The walks will follow the trail to the edge of the glacier, and usually lasts 1.5 hours. The first part of the program will follow the trail to the glacier view, and is wheel chair accessible. Meet the ranger or park volunteer just outside the Exit Glacier Nature Center. No reservations are required.

Anchorage Women's Ultimate Frisbee Clinic, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davis Park/Mountain View Lion's Park, Mountain View Drive and North Pine Street. Whether you are brand new to the sport or looking to up your game, this event is open to women and girls of all ages, experience and skill levels. Bring water, cleats (if you have them) a white shirt and a dark shirt. $10 registration includes a disc and lunch. (


Ronde Van Anchorage 100-K bike ride, 8 a.m., starts out at Fire Island Bake Shop, 1343 G St. Randonneuring is long-distance, non-competitive, unsupported cycling, emphasizing camaraderie, challenging, scenic and interesting courses and the determination to get the ride done. Open to all types of riders. Proceeds support Bike Anchorage. Park at Chugach Optional Elementary. $25 online, $35 day of ride. (317-6030,

Summer Hiking Series, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Free hiking tours located in the Palmer, Sutton and Chickaloon areas. Come explore interesting topics like plant identification, cultural history, geocaching, and many more. Also learn about coal mine proposals in the area and why we work so hard to protect these special places for future generations. Visit the website for more details. Free. (982-6828,


Monday Night Nine and Dine, 5:30 p.m., Moose Run Golf Course, Arctic Valley Road. Every Monday night enjoy a light meal, meet new friends, and have a fun time playing 9-holes of golf. Prizes each week. Beginners welcome. Space is limited, so sign up early. (428-0056,

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30-8 p.m., Selkregg Chalet/Russian Jack Springs Park, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. Monday outings are for beginners and families. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440,


Women's "Summer of Fun" Swing Clinics, 5:30-6:45 p.m. for intermediate-advanced golfers; 7-8:15 p.m. for beginner golfers, Anchorage Golf Course, 3651 O'Malley Road. Class A LPGA professional, Peggy Gustafson will systematically introduce and reinforce fundamental techniques and assist each individual to fine-tune a specific part of their golf game. Please pre-register. $15. (

Valley Women's Running Team, 6 p.m., Colony High School, Colony School Drive. A running club for women only to focus on personal fitness and health. The team meets every Tuesday at the Colony High running track. The fee is $140 for the season. (

Tuesday Talks Glen Alps Chugach State Park, 6-6:45 p.m., Glen Alps Trail head, at the overlook above Glen Alps parking area of Chugach State Park. Rose Austin, the author of "Mountain Bike Anchorage" will discuss Biking in Chugach State Park. Kid friendly presentations are scheduled. Free. (

Monday, June 23

Russian Jack Explorers Camp: 12:30 p.m., June 23-27, Selkregg Chalet/Russian Jack Springs park, 1600 Lidia Selkregg Lane. Campers will learn photography skills and create a photo journal. Enjoy hiking, games and activities in one of Anchorage's oldest parks. For ages 6-13. (343-4217,

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