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Dec 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. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Lizette Estelle Stiehr, author, poet, channel-er, presents  “Self Responsibility and the Light-Dark Balance Changes on the Planet." 
Let your light shine this Christmas.
Is the whirlwind of Christmas activities and preparations overwhelming you? Join the adult education class in a study, “Pausing on the Way to Bethlehem,” to refocus and redirect yourself as you move into the week of Christmas.  
You can help provide a warm, portable shelter for a homeless or disaster-stricken individual or family; a basic need that can make a profound difference, leading to greater independence and productivity. A donation of a yurt to any non profit is 100 percent tax deductible, helps shelter the needy, and stimulates the economy with local hire. Open house is Dec. 21 and Dec. 28.
Take part on this weekly "Magic: The Gathering' boosters draft tournament.
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 us for “Cirque de Hanukkah," featuring an incredible acrobatic display by the Chicago Boyz acrobatic team as shown on “America’s Got Talent” in their premier Alaskan debut. Sure to be an unforgettable Hanukkah experience for the whole family.
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 for a video of Catharine Attla, a well-known Alaskan Elder, describing ways Athabascan Spirituality and Christianity help us reconcile the traditional rules of living versus “the Bible way.” 
Celebrate Winter Solstice with the Whipsaws. 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.
Join the Eagle River Nature Center on a 3-mile walk on the shortest day of the year
Drive by or stop and take a picture with our live Nativity. See people dressed like Mary, Joseph, Wisemen, Angels and Shepherds and even some animals. We stand in a stable waving as the cars drive by.
Original music Inspired by the Wilds of Alaska
Sit back, relax and be entertained with holiday music by the Anchorage Concert Chorus.
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.
Paper crafters and rubber-stamps. Bring your own supplies. All skill levels welcome.
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
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.
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.
ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge. Hand records available so you can work on improving your game and developing partnership communication.
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.
Doors open at 9 a.m. with free breakfast at 10 a.m. Come watch the game on multiple screens with plenty of room for your friends.
Be transported by mood-altering art and 3-D graphics choreographed to some of Led Zeppelin’s biggest hits, including “Whole Lotta Love."
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.
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.
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?”
New Day Christian Center welcomes new members.
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. 
Heavenly Sunshine is a 30-minute (or less) service, aimed primarily at preschoolers and early elementary children.
In this beloved holiday tradition, the museum's atrium is transformed into a dazzling tableau of toys, some which date back as far as the 1800s.
For more than 30 years, the “All Alaska Juried Exhibition” has recognized the unique contributions Alaska artists are making to the world of contemporary art.
The “Rarefied Light” exhibit showcases the best of Alaska’s fine art photography.
Come out and meet Anchorage board game enthusiasts and have some fun.