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Dec 19 2014

Get your golden ticket to adventure in this faithful retelling of Roald Dahl's classic about Willy Wonka's amazing candy factory.
Join in for some fun and dance with some awesome music from Natives musicians from around Alaska -- two-step, line, jitter bug, jig and shadish. Dance or just sit back and enjoy. Bring a favorite dish to share. This is a sober, alcohol- and drug-free family event.
Catch this annual show well before the holidays to spur some ideas on presents for your significant other or just to enjoy the tasteful viewing.
Winter Solstice skating party at the skating oval, Cuddy Midtown Park. Free horse drawn sleigh rides.
This week's Torah portion is Genesis 41:1-44:17, Parashat Miketz, with Joseph, the son of Jacob, interpreting the dreams of Pharaoh, forecasting seven years of plenty and seven years of famine.
T-Rex prowling on the North Slope? Owls hunting during the day? These are a few of the amazing arctic adaptations to explore from Alaska's polar animals past and present. Drop in to participate in the hands on, self-guided activity stations.
Zoo Lights are here -- meander the trails under star-studded canopies of lights and visit the whole new parade of animals hanging out at the zoo this holiday season.
Juneau's Perseverance Theatre brings a holiday classic to Anchorage.
Join the outdoor gym. Learn to ski with Anchorage Parks and Recreation instructors.
It’s Christmas Eve in Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle sisters are not in a festive mood. They are the belles of Christmas Belles, presented by Anchorage Community Theatre.
Join us as we celebrate holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Night Before Christmas with special storytimes.
BP is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Teachers of Excellence program. Nominate at www.bpteachers.com before January 30.
Join John Cottingham, Atz Lee Kilcher, Luke Smith & Kyle Tolva for a rollicking good time!
This free class is for people who are representing themselves in divorce and custody cases.
"Otters, Ducks and Bears" First Friday opening
Register now for Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy's spring semester.
This is a show of works by Alaska Photographic Center's members.
From 496 submissions to the "Rarified Light" photography exhibition, juror Joyce Tenneson selected 55 for this exhibit.
Fine art photography exhibit featuring outstanding Alaskan Photographers through December.
APC's Rarefied Light Juror Joyce Tenneson selected 2 artists from the Rarefied Light competition to exhibit their work at APU ConocoPhillips Gallery for December.
For grades 7-12. Entries due by noon, Dec. 20. Each entry is $5 on Paypal. Students must have a teacher sponsor. Exhibition is will take place in Anchorage at the Margeret Hugi Lewis Gallery, Feb. 2-14.
ANM-Eagle River offers cross country ski lessons and training groups to skiers of all abilities, from those who have never skied to those looking to race, in both skate and classic techniques
ANM offers cross country ski lessons and training groups to skiers of all abilities, from those who have never skied to those looking to race, in both skate and classic techniques.
VivaVoom once again brings you your favorite Spenard Christmas story, with a special twist this year
MEZ Pottery brings unique and handmade functional art to your local pub where you can indulge your holiday cheer and support local business and artisans.
Escape winter's chill by enjoying cozy atmosphere, great food, nice company and heartfelt art.
Are you challenged by your gift wrapping abilities? Would you like to save some time and have your gifts wrapped for you this holiday season? This year Parachutes Teen Club and Resource Center's Gift Wrapping Booth will be at The Mall at Sears to assist you and all proceeds benefit Anchorage youth.
This holiday season, witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas Eve transformation in a new adaptation by Arlitia Jones and Michael Haney.
First time skier? Need to tune up your racing skills? The Adult Ski Lessons are for all. 
First time skier? Need to tune up your racing skills? The Adult Ski Lessons are for all. 
Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle
See and purchase quilts created by local quilters to benefit THREAD, Alaska's resource for quality child care.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at an Anchorage Museum conservator in action. 
Blast off into space in this guided tour of our larger planetary neighborhood. 
Art kids studio classes focus on individual development of self expression by building confidence and imagination through fun creative art projects based in traditional art training.
Group show curated by artists Garry Kaulitz and Lowell Zercher responding to the theme of Denial. Pieces include some form of transfer art and includes multiple artists from the Alaska art community.
New landscapes by Fairbanks painter Sarah DeGennaro feature wild spaces of Alaska's Interior painted while on camping trips.
Learn complex floral designs.
The Anchorage Civic Orchestra is looking for talented high-school aged musicians to play a Concerto at our March 21 concert.
Open to children ages four and five who would like to learn to cross country ski.
Little Nordic Saturday group is open to children ages four and five years old who would like to learn to cross country ski.
A live presentation on the winter solstice and our tilted little world.
Alaska Women Speak, quarterly journal, is looking for poetry, prose and articles around the theme, “ Inspiration: What sparks your urge to create, to pursue, to accomplish?”
Join Liv and Van Friday nights at the Golden Lion for dance lessons.
Are you new to Anchorage and looking for a family dental practice? Alcan Dental Group wants to help you feel as at home as possible. 
The “Rarefied Light” exhibit showcases the best of Alaska’s fine art photography.
Stop in for a meeting of the Mat-Su Business Alliance.
“Cabin Fever” examines the emotions and behaviors that manifest after hours of darkness and isolation, a state of mind particularly common in the North. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Anchorage Elks welcome all to an open house.
Get your golden ticket to adventure in this faithful retelling of Roald Dahl's classic about Willy Wonka's amazing candy factory.
Join in for some fun and dance with some awesome music from Natives musicians from around Alaska -- two-step, line, jitter bug, jig and shadish. Dance or just sit back and enjoy. Bring a favorite dish to share. This is a sober, alcohol- and drug-free family event.
Come celebrate the season with Scared Scriptless, Alaska's longest running improv comedy troupe.
Enjoy a taste of Christmas with AMO at the Anchorage Museum under the baton of Evan Hagen.
The Alaska Children's Choir holiday showcase concert features 75 young singers from throughout Southcentral Alaska.
The Anchorage City Church will host a Christmas caroling event in the church parking lot/field area around a fire pit. After caroling, there will be hot chocolate and cookies served in the church foyer. All are welcome to join in.
Join the outdoor gym and learn to ski with Anchorage Parks and Recreation instructors.
You are invited to A Concert of Contrasts - Classical, Opera & Jazz
Come listen to some fun stories at Title Wave -- every Tuesday and Saturday on the stage.
It may be freezin’ but it’s for a reason. The sixth annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge is expected to draw thousands of people to Goose Lake Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as participants take the plunge to support sports training and competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide.   “We are very thankful to the sponsors, pledges and participants that make this event possible and continue to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide,” said Jim Balamaci, president and CEO of Special Olympics Alaska. “Whether you’re an annual participant or a first time attendee, we encourage you to join us by pledging, plunging or cheering on friends and family.” Participants and spectators can enjoy a range of fun activities, including live entertainment, to celebrate the accomplishments of Special Olympics Alaska athletes. The public is encouraged to come and watch plungers who are “Freezin for a Reason.” For more information about the Polar Plunge visit www.specialolympicsalaska.org.###
Zoo Lights are here -- meander the trails under star-studded canopies of lights and visit the whole new parade of animals hanging out at the zoo this holiday season.
Do you like strategy games like the Japanese game of Go or backgammon? It's time to join the fun.
Juneau's Perseverance Theatre brings a holiday classic to Anchorage.
Join the outdoor gym. Learn to ski with Anchorage Parks and Recreation instructors.
It’s Christmas Eve in Fayro, Texas, and the Futrelle sisters are not in a festive mood. They are the belles of Christmas Belles, presented by Anchorage Community Theatre.
BP is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Teachers of Excellence program. Nominate at www.bpteachers.com before January 30.
The Nature Center invites you to join us for our traditional candle-lit procession
Learn how to make your own ice lanterns to light up the holidays
Join John Cottingham, Atz Lee Kilcher, Luke Smith & Kyle Tolva for a rollicking good time!
Original music Inspired by the Wilds of Alaska
Christmas Dance Recital at the Anchorage Museum. Come witness beautiful ballroom dances, Latin and swing performances. Our dance teams will wow you with salsa, hip hop, bachata, swing and more. Join us for an evening of shows and awards.
"Otters, Ducks and Bears" First Friday opening
Register now for Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy's spring semester.
Fine art photography exhibit featuring outstanding Alaskan Photographers through December.
APC's Rarefied Light Juror Joyce Tenneson selected 2 artists from the Rarefied Light competition to exhibit their work at APU ConocoPhillips Gallery for December.
For grades 7-12. Entries due by noon, Dec. 20. Each entry is $5 on Paypal. Students must have a teacher sponsor. Exhibition is will take place in Anchorage at the Margeret Hugi Lewis Gallery, Feb. 2-14.
These are films are holiday free; no turkeys, no carols, and no Santas. Free and open to the public.
This is a workshop geared towards adults and high school aged teens.  All participants must bring their own supplies.
Dance socially while enjoying a live performance band, 'The Moonlighters'.
ANM-Eagle River offers cross country ski lessons and training groups to skiers of all abilities, from those who have never skied to those looking to race, in both skate and classic techniques
Denali Drama revives the most quintessential of Christmas classics, with a uniquely intimate twist; a live “1940s” radio broadcast of “Its a Wonderful Life”.
VivaVoom once again brings you your favorite Spenard Christmas story, with a special twist this year
Annual Winter Solstice Festival & Art Extravaganza
MEZ Pottery brings unique and handmade functional art to your local pub where you can indulge your holiday cheer and support local business and artisans.
Escape winter's chill by enjoying cozy atmosphere, great food, nice company and heartfelt art.
Are you challenged by your gift wrapping abilities? Would you like to save some time and have your gifts wrapped for you this holiday season? This year Parachutes Teen Club and Resource Center's Gift Wrapping Booth will be at The Mall at Sears to assist you and all proceeds benefit Anchorage youth.
This holiday season, witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s miraculous Christmas Eve transformation in a new adaptation by Arlitia Jones and Michael Haney.
Free immunizations available for eligible infants and children up to age 18.
Join Alaska Native artist Joel Isaak as he guides students through the complexities of working with this natural material creating an original fish skin artwork.
First time skier? Need to tune up your racing skills? The Adult Ski Lessons are for all. 
Travel back in time and experience the massive volcanic eruptions that shaped the Earth and solar system.
Discover why the sky is blue, why Mars is red, and more in this amazing adventure along the cosmic color spectrum.
Learn about American Indian star lore, lunar phases, eclipses, and space exploration.
First time skier? Need to tune up your racing skills? The Adult Ski Lessons are for all. 
See and purchase quilts created by local quilters to benefit THREAD, Alaska's resource for quality child care.
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “Wish You Were Here.” 
Art kids studio classes focus on individual development of self expression by building confidence and imagination through fun creative art projects based in traditional art training.
Group show curated by artists Garry Kaulitz and Lowell Zercher responding to the theme of Denial. Pieces include some form of transfer art and includes multiple artists from the Alaska art community.
New landscapes by Fairbanks painter Sarah DeGennaro feature wild spaces of Alaska's Interior painted while on camping trips.
The Anchorage Civic Orchestra is looking for talented high-school aged musicians to play a Concerto at our March 21 concert.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following, and basic variations of the salsa.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following, and basic variations of the 2-step.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following and basic variations of the foxtrot.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following, and basic variations of collegiate shag.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following and basic and variations of the couples Charleston.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following and basic variations of the balboa.
Learn basic footwork, leading and following, and basic variations of the bal-swing.
Come catch Last Train for some straight up Americana Rock.
Open to children ages four and five who would like to learn to cross country ski.
Little Nordic Saturday group is open to children ages four and five years old who would like to learn to cross country ski.
Are you are writer, or an aspiring novelist needing feedback before submission for publication? Then stop by the weekly Writer's Workshop at Title Wave Books for support, guidance, and to connect with other writers.
This is why you have waited to shop -- everything you need for everyone on your list all in one room.
Alaska Women Speak, quarterly journal, is looking for poetry, prose and articles around the theme, “ Inspiration: What sparks your urge to create, to pursue, to accomplish?”
Playing at the Inlet Tower Pubhouse every Saturday night.
Are you new to Anchorage and looking for a family dental practice? Alcan Dental Group wants to help you feel as at home as possible. 
The “Rarefied Light” exhibit showcases the best of Alaska’s fine art photography.
“Cabin Fever” examines the emotions and behaviors that manifest after hours of darkness and isolation, a state of mind particularly common in the North.