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This weekend: Spenard Food Truck Carnival, fat-tire bike races at Hilltop and more

Snow is still falling in Anchorage, but spring is quickly approaching. Hold tight onto winter and grab a sled, or look forward to spring with the first Food Truck Saturday of the 2022 season.

NERO, 9 p.m. Friday, Williwaw Social

NERO is playing at Williwaw Social this Friday after their November show had to be rescheduled. The trio from London will be playing at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $120, and all tickets purchased for the rescheduled show in November will be honored. The show is 21+ and doors open at 8 p.m.

Sledding with the Anchorage Police Department, 2 p.m. Friday, Mountain View Elementary School

The Anchorage Police Department is hosting a day of sledding at Mountain View Elementary School on Friday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. There will be free hot cocoa from Kaladi Brothers Coffee, but bring your own sleds.

Food Truck Saturday, 10 a.m. Saturday, parking lot across from Chilkoot Charlie’s

Join the Spenard Food Truck Carnival for the inaugural Food Truck Saturday of their 10th season. There will be food trucks under the windmill in the parking lot next to Koot’s from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. for those who can’t make it to Thursday lunches or just can’t get enough of Anchorage’s food truck scene! Food Trucks Saturdays will continue every other week through the end of the summer.

Shifty Drift Race 2022, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Hilltop Ski Area

The Shifty Drift Race at Hilltop Ski Area will be a dual bike slalom race. Fat tire bikers will race each other, two at a time, down identical slalom tracks, making four runs each. This event is a fundraiser hosted by Trek Bicycle Store and Hilltop Ski Area to raise money for phase two of the new bike park at Hilltop. Tickets are $35, race check-in and the course preview will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m., and the race begins at 11:00 a.m.

Seed Exchange and Garden Swap, 1 p.m. Sunday, Alaska Botanical Gardens

Alaska Botanical Gardens, Anchor Gardens, Yarducopia, and Anchorage Permaculture Guild are hosting the annual spring seed exchange and garden swap at the Alaska Botanical Gardens. The seed exchange is from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday and it’s free, so bring your seeds from the last five years and used garden supplies and let the trading begin! You don’t even have to bring seeds to take some home, so new gardeners should feel welcome. There will also be a workshop on How To Plant Seeds from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. for adults and children 6 and up.

Naomi Stock

Naomi Stock is a spring 2022 reporting intern for the Anchorage Daily News and a University of Alaska Anchorage journalism student.