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ANCHORAGE

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 Autumn Classics

A remarkable international cast of musicians performing a variety of classical chamber music. Located at Grant Hall, Alaska Pacific University. 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

Termed "positively breathtaking" by the New York 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 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 stella@buyalaska.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 and bid on a silent auction. Viva Las Vegas 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.

FAIRBANKS

7/1-9/17 Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: 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, the rare buff-breasted sandpiper, and dozens of other species that thrive in the north. Located at University of Alaska Museum of the North. Admission is $10 per person. For more information, phone 474-7505 or visit www.uaf.edu/museum.

16 Equinox 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 runner49@ptialaska.net.

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 akahperd2006@mac.com.

HAINES

2 Labor Day Weekend Mardi Gras Party

Saturday evening at the Fogcutter, Harbor and Pioneer Bars, costume prizes, Cajun music, refreshments and much more. For more information, contact Haines Convention and Visitors Bureau, 766-2234, 1-800-458-3579 or e-mail hcvb@haines.ak.us.

HOMER

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 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. Call KHLT at 235-5263 for more information and to sign up.

JUNEAU

2 Prostate Cancer 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.

Kodiak

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. Dinner is from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Golden Anchor on base. For more information, contact Laurie Murdock at KCC, 486-5557, or e-mail laurie@kodiak.org.

Nome

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 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 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.

Palmer

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, 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.

Sitka

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 webmaster@sitkasoftball.com.

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.

Skagway

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 info@sportyukon.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 Derby

This is the final weekend for the derby. For more information, call the Derby Headquarters at 399-2216.

Valdez

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, no-host bar, music. For more information, phone 255-4727, fax 835-5706 or visit www.valdezfishderbies.com.
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