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Nov 28 2014

Take a break from shopping on Black Friday and enjoy live music and dancing. Ticket sales benefit the "Imagine" program.
BP is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Teachers of Excellence program. Nominate at www.bpteachers.com before January 30.
Shop one of a kind handmade sewn treasure from Cori of Lillith Moon. All the way from Skagway, this trunk show featured recycled material sweaters, handbags and so much more. Meet the artist.
Santa and his reindeer, hot cocoa and cookies, performances by local singers and the lighting of the big Christmas tree... what more could you ask for?
Learn the ins and outs of contra dancing.
8th Annual Raven Art Show and Benefit for Anchorage Bird TLC at the new Arctic Rose Gallery. Come meet Crawford the raven and her handler Deanne from Bird TLC, and enjoy raven themed art from community artists.
Alaska NOW, Alaska AFL-CIO, and UFCW 1496 are standing with Walmart workers this Black Friday. Will you?
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
$75 for eight Glaskolben tubes and two hours of basic instruction and torch time to try your hand at blowing colorful hand made, by you, ornaments.
Escape winter's chill by enjoying cozy atmosphere, great food, nice company and heartfelt art.
Rhonda Scott Art "Sweet Memories" show. A tribute to Patricia Versnick, featuring "Patti's Star" and other vibrant beautiful florals, landscapes, and birch panels.
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.
The Student Union Gallery presents "Foundations," an exhibit highlighting outstanding works by emerging student artists completing 100-200 level courses.
No one is who they appear to be in this UAA production of one of William Shakespeare’s best known comedies.
Watch Santa light the holiday tree in Town Square and meet his reindeer.
How did life on Earth begin? Find out on this journey through time.
As the local guru of the encaustic medium (not to mention the owner/operator at Doriola’s), Janet Hickok’s new originals are concoctions of intrigue.
Awash in color and brought to life by contrast and form, mixed media original works by Kim Marcucci are some of the most sought-after among Anchorage art lovers.
King Career Center seeks alumni to help celebrate the school's 40th anniversary.
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. 
How did life on Earth begin? 
Blast off into space in this guided tour of our larger planetary neighborhood. 
Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush.
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.
UAA Continuing Education will teach you how to use templates, section breaks, themes, mail merges, shapes, and SmartArt.
Learn complex floral designs.
Learn how to use media tools for professional networking and marketing.
The Anchorage Civic Orchestra is looking for talented high-school aged musicians to play a Concerto at our March 21 concert.
Learn to successfully and effectively navigate the Internet based on understanding the structure of online information.
A musical based on the famous book captures the joys, longings, complaints, wicked thoughts and sweet fantasies of childhood.
Artists come together globally to give. The goal is for every participating artist to leave a piece or number of pieces of their art somewhere public with a sign that says free.
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.
Sing songs, read stories, and move with Mr. Clay.
Leave the city and the crowds behind as you drive down Turnagain Arm to Laura's studio in Bird Creek. Enjoy a homemade cookie and some hot cider as you visit with Laura and find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special in your life.
Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush at Anchorage's premier juried crafts event.
This is the largest craft fair on the Peninsula.
Browse well designed handmade pottery for everyday use in your home, including mugs, bowls of all sorts, pitchers, serving platters, condiment sets, salt cellars, vases, and some large pots to just admire.
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?”
Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush at Anchorage's premier juried crafts event.
Are you a family member, friend of someone who is living with a mental illness and want to learn how to best support them andyourself?   
Join Liv and Van Friday nights at the Golden Lion for dance lessons.
Anchorage author and essayist Bill Sherwonit will present a 12-week nature and travel writing class this fall.
This class is designed for the beginner and for those who would like a refresher class to hone in the basic fundamentals of yoga.
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. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Post Thanksgiving fun
This week's Torah portion, Genesis 28:10-32:3, is Vayetzei, about the travels and life of Jacob, and his wives and children, after he left Beer-sheba.
BP is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Teachers of Excellence program. Nominate at www.bpteachers.com before January 30.
Shop one of a kind handmade sewn treasure from Cori of Lillith Moon. All the way from Skagway, this trunk show featured recycled material sweaters, handbags and so much more. Meet the artist.
8th Annual Raven Art Show and Benefit for Anchorage Bird TLC at the new Arctic Rose Gallery. Come meet Crawford the raven and her handler Deanne from Bird TLC, and enjoy raven themed art from community artists.
Original, innovative, masterful, and entertaining musicians.
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.
Tour The Learning Farm and visit the animals. Slop the pig, feed the chickens, goats and pet the mini horses.
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
Shop Small Business Saturday (Shop Small), a nationwide event, promotes shopping at local small businesses. Every day is a big day for small businesses. Help make Small Business Saturday the biggest day yet.
Come see Alaska's most exciting dog sport and admission is free.
$75 for eight Glaskolben tubes and two hours of basic instruction and torch time to try your hand at blowing colorful hand made, by you, ornaments.
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.
Forget Black Friday -- Shop Small Business Saturday in downtown Palmer.
No one is who they appear to be in this UAA production of one of William Shakespeare’s best known comedies.
Shop Small Business Saturday is a nationwide event to promote shopping at local small businesses.
As the local guru of the encaustic medium (not to mention the owner/operator at Doriola’s), Janet Hickok’s new originals are concoctions of intrigue.
Awash in color and brought to life by contrast and form, mixed media original works by Kim Marcucci are some of the most sought-after among Anchorage art lovers.
King Career Center seeks alumni to help celebrate the school's 40th anniversary.
See and purchase quilts created by local quilters to benefit THREAD, Alaska's resource for quality child care.
A live bird Thanksgiving celebration at the Eagle River Nature Center
Leo’s bored and doesn’t want to do his homework … until he magically falls into his textbook. 
Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush.
Dive alongside deep-sea research pioneers to learn about marine biology, underwater geology and the history of deep-sea exploration.
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “Dark Side of the Moon.” 
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 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.
Learn to successfully and effectively navigate the Internet based on understanding the structure of online information.
Kick off the holiday season with games, crafts and a visit with Santa at this free family-friendly event.
A musical based on the famous book captures the joys, longings, complaints, wicked thoughts and sweet fantasies of childhood.
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.
Sing songs, read stories, and move with Mr. Clay.
Learn to shoot a bow and arrow.
Leave the city and the crowds behind as you drive down Turnagain Arm to Laura's studio in Bird Creek. Enjoy a homemade cookie and some hot cider as you visit with Laura and find a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special in your life.
Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush at Anchorage's premier juried crafts event.
This is the largest craft fair on the Peninsula.
Browse well designed handmade pottery for everyday use in your home, including mugs, bowls of all sorts, pitchers, serving platters, condiment sets, salt cellars, vases, and some large pots to just admire.
Here's a great way to do some early Christmas shopping and support a worthy Alaska non-profit at the same time.
Native crafts, home made items, direct sale vendors, art, clothing, jewelry
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.
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?”
Buy local, save money and beat the holiday rush at Anchorage's premier juried crafts event.
Are you a family member, friend of someone who is living with a mental illness and want to learn how to best support them andyourself?   
Anchorage author and essayist Bill Sherwonit will present a 12-week nature and travel writing class this fall.
This class is designed for the beginner and for those who would like a refresher class to hone in the basic fundamentals of yoga.
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.