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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Save 10 percent all weekend on Alaska's best books and gifts at this non-profit store where proceeds benefit parks education programs.
Martin Leung, the "video game pianist," will perform again in person during the final free community event of the Alaska International Piano-e-Competition at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
This show will turn the Student Union Gallery into a journey across the sea. It features ocean inspired artworks by artist Nikita Ditmer.
thread is collecting new and gently used children's books for infants to school age during the month of July. 
Topics include “Unstable Ground: The 1964 Earthquake,” “The Fires Within–Alaska Volcanoes,” “The Frozen World of Glaciers” and “Mysteries of the Sky–The Auroras.
Brush up on a variety of outdoors skills with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
Join the Eagle River Nature Center on a walk to catch and release insects.
Join a museum docent for a 45-minute guided tour and learn about Alaska’s history, art, indigenous people and more. 
Color Festival is set to shower Anchorage in color on July 19 at The Alaska State Fair grounds.
KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn brings together an eclectic group of talented musicians from Homer and beyond for a fun and spirited community weekend. 
Enjoy the outdoors at the Funny River Festival.
The 5K/10K takes place on the new Trunk Road bike/foot path.
Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle.
This immersive, full-dome planetarium show plants you in the middle of the McNeil River State Game Sanctuary, where more than 100 brown bears congregate each summer to bulk up for the harsh winter.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, this exhibition looks at this devastating event scientifically and historically.
Sharpen those dancing skills and then join in a dance party.
Visit the Anchorage Museum to see the Kobuk Valley National Park exhibit, a place where Alaska meets "Lawrence of Arabia."
Help control invasive weeds that threaten salmon habitat in the Palmer area. Enjoy free barbeque and live music.
Lose yourself in Pink Floyd’s rock ‘n’ roll masterpiece “The Wall.” 
Get up close and personal with a boreal owl.
Even though it's summertime and light outside, you can still enjoy the beauty of Alaska's northern lights.
Enjoy art, live music, chefs' cookoff and more in Palmer.
The 5th annual Midsummer Garden and Art Faire is bursting into bloom in downtown Palmer.
Meet Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife while enjoying free food.
Help your visitors find beautiful, Alaska-made treasures or treat yourself at this annual juried art and craft show. 
Grab some sunshine and re-charge over your lunch hour. 
Do you know how old water is? Learn all about it. 
Stop in the gallery and see artwork we are showcasing by contemporary Alaska Native artists.
Alaska Natives, American Indians, and First Nations People of Canada in a powwow setting to share similarities and diversities; to honor the elders, children, and to educate the general public of the heritage of the indigenous people of North America.
A modern Macbeth, featuring strong political overtones, contemporary dress, and lots of intrigue. 
Come out for some live music, taiko drumming, delicious Japanese cuisine and much more.
Join the Eagle River Nature Center on a walk to catch and release insects (butterfly nets provided), and perhaps find a few caterpillars too.
Please come without your dog. There will be demonstration dogs at the seminar.
What’s so special about Anchorage’s coast for birds? To find out, join Audubon Alaska’s Aaron Bowman for bird walks at Potter Marsh which is in the Anchorage Coastal Important Bird Area (IBA). 
Take a walk through Alaska Botanical Garden with a knowledgeable garden or naturalist.
KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn brings together an eclectic group of talented musicians from Homer and beyond for a fun and spirited community weekend. 
Join the Eagle River Nature Center for  for a 3/4 mile walk around the Rodak Loop to learn about the history, flora and fauna of the Eagle River Valley. 
In this workshop we will explore names, meanings and origins of songs and their cultural roles in daily life of African descendant peoples.
This course is set up for the advanced beginner to intermediate drummer. 
Twenty-four talented pianists are heading to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to compete in an international competition.
The United States Tennis Association Pacific Northwest Section is offering two new recreational tennis programs at local parks and public courts this summer in partnership with the Anchorage parks and recreation department this summer.
The exhibition features artwork by 28 Alaskan artists.
Anchorage Museum presents 'Gyre. The Plastic Ocean' a stunning visual story of trash in the world's oceans told through a handful of mediums, Feb. 7 through Sept. 6.