8 Wild Salmon on Parade Fish Fry and Buy
Be a part of the fun as each Wild Salmon on Parade sculpture that was displayed in downtown Anchorage during 2006 will be offered in the live auction. There is also a silent auction throughout the evening. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Located at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, phone 777-7248 or visit www.wildsalmononparade.com/auction.htm.
9 Scared Scriptless Comedy Improv
Features improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. For mature audiences only. Cost is $5 at the door. Showtime is 10 p.m. at Cyrano's Off Center Playhouse. Call 274-6732 or visit www.scaredcriptless.com.
15-17 Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. It operates hubs at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Portland International Airport. Autumn Classics
A remarkable international cast of musicians performing a variety of classical chamber music. Located at Grant Hall, Alaska Pacific University Alaska Pacific University (APU) is a small liberal arts college located in Anchorage, Alaska, that emphasizes experiential and active learning. The university is a member of the Eco League, a group of six small universities and colleges with strong programs in environmental . Presented by Sitka Musical Festival. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 4 p.m. For more information, phone 277-4852.
16 49th Annual Gold Pan Awards
The Gold Pan Awards are given to individuals, companies and groups who work to grow Anchorage into a better city. Located at Sheraton Anchorage Hotel, sponsored by Anchorage Chamber of Commerce. Begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, phone 272-2401 or visit www.anchoragechamber.org.
16 Poncho Sanchez
Grammy winner Poncho Sanchez, with his congas and seasoned ensemble, masterfully weave Afro-Cuban beats with blues, funk and soul, blending clave-driven Latin workouts and supple R&B grooves. Located at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, phone 272-1471.
23 American Brass Quintet When the American Brass Quintet gave its first public performance on December 11, 1960, brass chamber music was still relatively unknown to concert audiences. That debut marked the beginning of an international career for the ensemble that includes performances in Europe, Central
Termed "positively breathtaking" by the New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of Times, and "of all the brass quintets, this country's most distinguished" by the American Record Guide, the American Brass Quintet remains devoted to brass chamber music throughout its 43 years. Located at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts. Show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, phone 272-1471 or visit www.anchorageconcerts.org.
26 Alaska Airlines--Buy Alaska Procurement
Alaska Airlines is working with Buy Alaska and the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (programs of the UAA UAA
ochre codon, one of the three stop codons. Small Business Development Center) to coordinate supplier opportunities for Alaska businesses. Any business can come and learn more about opportunities to sell to Alaska Airlines. Procurement staff will be available in Anchorage to talk with individual businesses. For more information, contact Stella Josephine, Buy Alaska Director, 274-7232 or 800-478-7232, extension 65 for voice mail (Alaska only), or e-mail email@example.com. A program of UAA Small Business Development Center, www.aksbdc.org, Buy Alaska matches buyers with sellers to keep more dollars in Alaska's economy. For more information, visit www.buyalaska.com.
29 22nd Annual Tesoro Multiple Sclerosis Chocolate Affair
Sample all types of chocolate Chocolate exists in several types according to the proportion of ingredients used in a particular recipe. In several instances the use of particular name designations is subject to governmental regulation. and bid on a silent auction. Viva Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. theme (no gambling, theme only). Appetizers, desserts, wines, ales and chocolate. Loads of fun for a good cause. Presented by Udelhoven Oilfield System Services Inc. Located at BP Atrium, 900 E. Benson Blvd. Event is from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Diana Kaplanis at 562-7347, 800-FIGHT MS, extension 2, or visit www.nationalmssociety.org/aka.
10/2 Make It Monday Forum, Top 49ers Luncheon.
Alaska Business Monthly's annual recognition for the Top 49ers, Alaskan-owned and -operated businesses, ranked by revenue. Held at the Egan Civic and Convention Center, 550W. Fifth Ave. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., lunch will be served at noon. To make reservations, phone the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, 272-2401.
7/1-9/17 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) covers 19,049,236 acres (79,318 km²) in northeastern Alaska, in the North Slope region. It was originally protected in 1960 by order of Fred A. Seaton, the Secretary of the Interior under U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower. : Seasons of Life and Land--Photo Exhibit
Physicist-turned-photographer, Subhankar Banerjee, presents four seasons of abundant life in the refuge. His photographs, made during a trek that totaled 4,000 miles, show polar bears, musk oxen oxen
adult castrated male of any breed of Bos spp. , the rare buff-breasted sandpiper The Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Tryngites subruficollis, is a small shorebird. It is a calidrid sandpipers and presently considered to be the only member of the genus Tryngites. , and dozens of other species that thrive in the north. Located at University of Alaska Museum of the North The University of Alaska Museum of the North is housed on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Mission
The museum's mission is to acquire, conserve, investigate, and interpret specimens and collections relating to the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of . Admission is $10 per person. For more information, phone 474-7505 or visit www.uaf.edu/museum.
16 Equinox equinox (ē`kwĭnŏks), either of two points on the celestial sphere where the ecliptic and the celestial equator intersect. The vernal equinox, also known as "the first point of Aries," is the point at which the sun appears to cross the Marathon
An awesome trail run, featuring views of Mount McKinley from the top of the Ester Dome. The course is open for 10 hours. Runners and walkers of all abilities are invited to participate. If a person is not up to the entire 26-mile marathon distance, bring a couple of friends and participate in the three-person "marathon relay!" For more information, visit www.active.com, phone 452-8351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
29-30 2006 Alaska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention
The Alaska-AHPERD annual convention is the premiere professional development opportunity for health, physical education, recreation and dance professionals throughout Alaska. This year's theme is "Valuable, Viable, Visible." Each participant is a valuable professional who has a viable way to promote healthy living. Admission is $65 per person. Convention time 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location is yet to be determined. For more information, contact Nancy E. Winford, 455-6611, or e-mail email@example.com.
2 Labor Day Labor Day, holiday celebrated in the United States and Canada on the first Monday in September to honor the laborer. It was inaugurated by the Knights of Labor in 1882 and made a national holiday by the U.S. Congress in 1894. Weekend Mardi Gras Mardi Gras (mär`dē grä), last day before the fasting season of Lent. It is the French name for Shrove Tuesday. Literally translated, the term means "fat Tuesday" and was so called because it represented the last opportunity for Party
Saturday evening at the Fogcutter, Harbor and Pioneer Bars, costume prizes, Cajun music
Cajun music, an emblematic music of Louisiana, is rooted in the ballads of the French-speaking Catholics of Canada. , refreshments and much more. For more information, contact Haines Convention and Visitors Bureau, 766-2234, 1-800-458-3579 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
1-3 Tamamta Katurlluta: A Gathering of Native Tradition
Pratt Museum. A welcome to the hunters returning home by kayak, blessing and dancing on the beach, a potluck, and evening of dance. Phone 235-8635 for more information.
2 Blueberry blueberry, plant of the large genus Vaccinium, widely distributed shrubs (occasionally small trees) of the family Ericaceae (heath family), usually found on acid soil. They are often confused with the related huckleberry. Picking with Dale Chorman Across Kachemak Bay
Join naturalist Dale Chorman for a day of berry picking in a spectacular setting and stock up for those long winter months and benefit the land trust. Time and price to be announced To be announced (TBA)
A contract for the purchase or sale of an MBS to be delivered at an agreed-upon future date but does not include a specified pool number and number of pools or precise amount to be delivered. . Call KHLT at 235-5263 for more information and to sign up.
2 Prostate Cancer prostate cancer, cancer originating in the prostate gland. Prostate cancer is the leading malignancy in men in the United States and is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in men. Run
Distance is 5k. Begins at 8 a.m. at Mendenhall River School. For more information, contact 463-8712.
2 Beat the Odds Women's Race Against Cancer
Distances are 2-mile walk or 5k run. Begins at 9 a.m. at the Mendenhall River School. For more information, contact 463-8712.
2-3 Kodiak State Fair and Rodeo
Rodeo and blue-ribbon fair exhibits during this fun-filled weekend. Events include calf roping, steer dressing, barrel racing, team roping, bull and bronc riding. Special fun for kids includes pie-eating, halibut-cleaning, bubble gum-blowing, and Rodeo Queen and Little Miss Rodeo contests. Petting zoo and pony rides. For more information, phone 486-6380.
19 U.S. Coast Guard Appreciation Event
Local chefs prepare food, honoring men and women of the USCG USCG
United States Coast Guard
USCG n abbr (= United States Coast Guard) → Küstenwache der USA . Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Golden Anchor on base. For more information, contact Laurie Murdock at KCC KCC Kent County Council (England)
KCC Korea Communications Commission (Seoul, Korea)
KCC Kapiolani Community College
KCC Kansas Corporation Commission
KCC Kellogg Community College , 486-5557, or e-mail email@example.com.
4 Bathtub Race
Bathtubs mounted on wheels race down Front Street. Each team must have five members, one in the tub with bubbles in sight. Suspenders and hats are mandatory apparel. Each team crossing the finish line must have a bar of soap, towel, bath mat and at least 10 gallons of water in the tub. Winner receives possession of the "Miss Piggy & Kermit taking a bath" trophy until the next year's competition. For more information, contact Leo Leo, in astronomy
Leo [Lat.,=the lion], northern constellation lying S of Ursa Major and on the ecliptic (apparent path of the sun through the heavens) between Cancer and Virgo; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. Rasmussen, P.O. Box 2, Nome, AK 99762, or phone 443-2919.
4 Rubber Duck Race
Hundreds of numbered ducks are tossed into the river. Tickets are sold for $5 per duck. First three ducks to cross the finish line win cash prizes for their ticket owners. Nome Rotary Club, Ric Schmidt, P.O. Box 275, Nome, AK 99762, or phone 443-5221.
14 Anvil anvil
Iron block on which metal is placed for shaping, originally by hand with a hammer. The blacksmith's anvil is usually of wrought iron (sometimes of cast iron), with a smooth working surface of hardened steel. Mountain 59 Minute 37 Second Challenge
Starting gun sounds at 7 p.m. The course starts at the base of Anvil Mountain; runners go uphill then back down via a gravel road. Open to all competitors. For more information, contact Leo Rasmussen, P.O. Box 2, Nome, AK 99762, or phone 443-2919.
1 Pele Juju, in Concert
Pele Juju is one very hot eight-piece all-women's band from Santa Cruz. These amazing women play their own blend of World Beat music drawing on Afro-Carib, jazz, funk and reggae to create a sound that is irresistible to the human body and spirit. Located at Alaska State Fairgrounds n. pl. 1. same as fairground. , beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, phone 745-4827 or visitwww.alaskastatefair.org.
2 Crystal Gayle in Concert
Loretta Lynn's long-locked sister asks, "Don't it Make my Brown Eyes Blue?" Located at Alaska State Fairgrounds, beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, phone 745-4827 or visit www.alaskastatefair.org.
2-4 Mudball Classic Softball Tournament
This annual Labor Day Weekend tournament invites softball teams from around the nation to play in Sitka. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
4 12th Annual Running of the Boots
The annual Running of the Boots Fun Run. Lots of prize categories. Proceeds go to the Dog Point Fish Camp. For more information, call Sheila Finkenbinder at 966-3066 or visit www.runningoftheboots.org.
8-9 Klondike Road Relay
A 110-mile relay race that begins in Skagway on Friday, and ends in Whitehorse, Yukon, the next afternoon. Teams of 10 members from all over the world compete in this event. Some teams participate for the race experience and some just for fun. For more information, contact Sport Yukon, 4061 Fourth Ave., Whitehorse, YT Y1A 1H1; by phone at (867) 668-4236; or e-mail email@example.com.
4 Annual Labor Day Picnic
Food, fun and live entertainment at the park strip in Kenai. Open to the public and free to all. Bring your whole family. For more information, contact Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, 262-9814.
30 Cold-Weather Classic Golf Tournament
Birch Ridge Golf Course. For more information, call 262-5270.
30 21st Annual Homer Jackpot Halibut halibut: see flatfish.
Any of various flatfishes, especially the Atlantic and Pacific halibuts (genus Hippoglossus, family Pleuronectidae), both of which have eyes and colour on the right side. Derby
This is the final weekend for the derby. For more information, call the Derby Headquarters at 399-2216.
3 Spawn 'til Dawn Party Halibut and Silver Salmon Derby
Derby awards party at the Civic Center. There will be door prizes, fun and games "Fun and Games" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 30 March, 1964, during the first season. Opening narration
, no-host bar, music. For more information, phone 255-4727, fax 835-5706 or visit www.valdezfishderbies.com.