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What's up this weekend? Potter Marsh centennial, 3 Barons and plant sales

Potter Marsh Discovery Day

One of Anchorage's most popular bird-watching spots — Potter Marsh — turns 100 this year. To celebrate there will be a nature festival with birding stations, archery, spin-casting practice and nature activities for kids. Bird TLC and the Alaska Zoo will be on hand with birds and educational animals. There will be a food vendor on site and parking available nearby; the facility is wheelchair accessible. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Potter Marsh Boardwalk, 2880 E. 154th Ave. Free. (907-267-2168,

Visitors walk along the Potter Marsh Boardwalk in the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge on Sunday, September 6, 2009. (Bill Roth / ADN)

Fiddlehead Festival and 3 Barons Fair

Girdwood will host a celebration of fiddlehead ferns — and if you've never eaten the aptly named wild greens before, this would be a great opportunity to see how tasty they can be. In addition to food and cooking demonstrations there will be arts and crafts booths, a 5-K fun run and kids' activities. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Alyeska Resort, 1000 Arlberg Ave. Free. (754-1111,

In Anchorage, there will be live action chess games, giant turkey legs, old English accents, pirates and medieval everything at (what else?) the 3 Barons Fair. Tickets $5-$7.50. 12-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and also June 11-12 at Tozier Dog Track (3400 E. Tudor Road).

Society of Creative Anachronism members battle in front of a crowd gathered at the 3 Barons Renaissance Fair at Tozier Track in Anchorage on Sunday, June 7, 2015. (Bill Roth / Alaska Dispatch News )

Juneteenth kick-off celebration

Bring the family for a car and bike show, minority-owned business fair, health screenings, free hot dogs and hamburgers and more. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sears Mall, 600 E. Northern Lights Blvd. Free. (907-770-9835,

Plant sales

The time for getting the garden going is now — and there are plant sales to help you do just that. The Anchorage Garden Club will be selling hardy perennials from club members' gardens along with some annuals and vegetables, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 3734 W. 35th Ave. (907-566-0539, anchoragegc@gmail)

The Wildflower Garden Club's members will sell locally grown hardy perennials, wildflowers, vegetable seedlings, roses, herbs, trees, shrubs and houseplants 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, at 7435 Old Harbor Ave. (,

Kids' Fishing Day

Children ages 13 and younger and their families can do some rainbow trout fishing and other fishing activities and enjoy a free barbecue. Bring your fishing poles and come dressed for the weather. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Moose Flats Day Use Area, Portage Valley, 1401 Portage Glacier Highway. Free. (907-288-7715,

Fred Andrews, 9, left, and Josh Andrews, 12, second from right, coach Talon Copeland, 7, second from left, and TJ Copeland, 11, far right, as they fish for trout in Taku Lake on Friday, July 24, 2015. (Loren Holmes / Alaska Dispatch News)

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