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Hot picks for the weekend

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  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published April 17, 2014

Snow City Cafe

Sunday marks the 16th anniversary of brunch behemoth Snow City Cafe and, to celebrate, the restaurant invites guests to challenge their servers to rock-paper-scissors for a chance to win 16 percent off their bills. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Snow City Cafe, 1034 W. Fourth Ave.

Egg and bunnies aplenty

Easter has hit town, and egg-bearing bunnies will be out in force. Both the Easter Bunny and Seymour the Moose will be at the Northway Mall to meet children on Saturday, and there will be crafts and treats as well. Free. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Northway Mall, 3101 Penland Parkway.

Children are invited to visit the dinosaurs at the Alaska Museum of Science and Nature and help find where their eggs are hidden. Hop through the museum and participate in a puffin egg roll, dino egg hunt and more. Drop-in, self-guided. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Museum of Science and Nature, 201 N. Bragaw St.$3-$. (

Want to pet a real bunny? The Learning Farm will have a non-competitive egg hunt (Easter baskets provided) and children can see all kinds of animals -- including rabbits, pigs, sheep and mini-goats. Ride a horse and brush a pony. Preregistration is required. 1-3 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, 11601 Gander St. Cost: $35 per child. Call 229-0359 or Nancy at (808) 722-6972.

More into Katniss than cuddly bunnies? Over 25 3-D targets will be set in realistic hunting conditions for archers young and old at the Spring Fever Shoot and Easter Egg Hunt. Hot lunch is included and children 12 and younger shoot free. Prizes awarded in all categories. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Carol Moench Archery Park, 19205 Kerbow Lane, Chugiak. Members: $15 youth, $20 adult. Non-members, $20-$25. (354-8589,

Clean up, green up

Tuesday is Earth Day, a convenient time to think about the littered, dirt-and-gravel-covered earth that has newly emerged into view. AmeriCorps volunteers will spend 12:30-4:30 p.m. cleaning up the Campbell Creek Trail and welcome everyone to help. For more information, contact

For gardeners gearing up, horticulturist Julie Riley, water farmer Cecil Ellsworth and master gardeners will cover topics including "Small Space Strategies for Growing Food" and "A Water Farmer's View of Hydroponics and Aquaponics," and will answer questions. Free, no sign-up required. 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, UAA Campus Bookstore, Spirit Drive. (

Alaska Regional Hospital Immunization Clinic

Alaska Regional offers a free immunization clinic for eligible Alaska children up to age 18. No appointment necessary, but please bring shot records. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Alaska Regional Medical Plaza, 1200 Airport Heights Dr. Free. (264-1105,

2014 Native Youth Olympic Games Alaska

About 500 athletes from across Alaska will compete in the 44th Annual NYO Games Alaska, executing feats that really must be seen to be believed -- including one-foot and two-foot high kick, seal hop, wrist-carry and more. There will also be music and dance performances, the fourth annual Pilot Bread Recipe Contest and the 2014 Opportunities Expo. 1-7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center, 600 W. Seventh Ave. Free. (793-3183,

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