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8-31 At Home with the Clarks

A traditional 1960s American family faces seemingly insurmountable difficulties involving teenagers growing up, time travel, nuclear war and a world overrun by zombies. The world premier of the Rand Higbee comedy. Anchorage Community Theatre, various times, actalaska.org

18 Knik Canoers & Kayakers Annual Safety Class

This is KCK's annuanual refresher course in boating safety for sea kayaking, canoeing, kayaking, packrafting and rafting, as well as an opportunity to sign up for classes in canoeing and rafting. Z. J. Loussac Public Library, boating class sign-up at 6 p.m., meeting at 6:30 p.m. kck.org

25-27 NYO Games

Previously known as the Native Youth Olympics, these games include 10 events based on games past generations of Alaska Native people played as a way to test their hunting and survival skills, increase strength and maintain endurance, agility and the balance of mind and body. Dena'ina Civic & Convention Center, various times, citci.org/event-programs/nyo-games/

FAIRBANKS

7 Arctic Chamber Orchestra

Conducted by Eduard Zilberkant and featuring guest artist James Tocco on piano, the orchestra will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 and Mother Goose complete ballet music by Ravel. There is a preconcert lecture at 3 p.m. Charles W. Davis Concert Hall, UAF, 4 p.m. fairbankssymphony.org

12-14 The Velveteen Rabbit

Opera Fairbanks presents the classic children's tale of the love of a child creating reality. The production is in English and fully staged. Pioneer Park Centennial Theatre, 7 p.m. April 12-13 and 2 p.m. April 14. operafairbanks.org

GIRDWOOD

19-21 Spring Carnival

This carnival takes advantage of the long days with extended hours of lift operations, great spring skiing conditions and Slush Cup, where competitors dressed in costumes attempt to skim across a 90-foot long pool of freezing water. Other activities include the KWHL costume party, Idiot Swim, Dummy Downhill, XTRAUF Pull tug-of-war and live music. Alyeska Resort, various times, alyeskaresort.com

ISABEL PASS

18-14 Arctic Man Classic

Attracting approximately 13,000 spectators in 2012, Arctic Man is one of the world's toughest downhill ski races: The skier begins at a summit elevation of 5,800 feet and drops 1,700 feet in less than two miles to the bottom of a narrow canyon, where he meets up with his snowmobiling partner, on the go, who pulls the skier with a towrope 2.25 miles uphill-the two then separate and the skier goes over the side of the second mountain and drops another 1,200 feet to the finish line. Arctic Man also includes an awards banquet, raffle and concert featuring Ken Peltier. Isabel Pass, mile 197.5 Richardson Hwy., various times. arcticman.com

JUNEAU

18-14 Alaska Folk Festival

The oldest and largest gathering of its kind of musicians from Alaska and beyond for a week of performances, workshops and dances. All evening concerts, workshops and dances are free and open to the public. Centennial Hall, various times, akfolkfest.org

KETCHIKAN

1-30 Alaska Hummingbird Festival

The festival includes guided hikes, art shows--including an opening reception on April 5 at 5 p.m., activities for children, and many other birding activities. Southeast Alaska Discovery Center, various times. alaskacenters.gov/ketchikan.cfm

KODIAK

19-29 Whale Fest

This events celebrates the return of Eastern Pacific gray whales to Alaska waters. It includes whale watching and birding hikes, school presentations, ocean-related film festivals, art shows for children and adults and marine mammal lectures-including a very popular shark dissection, music and more. Various locations and times, whalefestkodiak.com

30 Arlo Guthrie

Guthrie is an American folk singer, best known for his protest works such as Alice's Restaurant, Coming into Los Angeles, and City of New Orleans. Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium, 7 p.m. kodiakartscouncil.org

PETERSBURG

28 Blessing of the Fleet

The annual blessing of Petersburg's fishing fleet, the largest in Southeast Alaska, is sponsored by the Sons of Norway lodge. Coffee and pastries are served after with visiting and stories about the various boats and old time fishermen and women. Open to the community and broadcast over the radio. Fisherman's Memorial Park. petersburg.org

SKAGWAY

9-12 Southeast Alaska Regional Artfest

The event offers a variety of hands-on, project-oriented art workshops to local and visiting students as well as local adults as space permits. It ends Friday evening with a public exhibit of all of the artwork produced by students and adults during the workshops; student art completed previously and brought to Artfest for a juried exhibit; and a silent auction of donated art to help fund Art fest. Skagway School, various times. capitalcityweekly.com

WASILLA

19-2 Today's Woman Show

This event is packed with cool jewelry and handbags, make-up tips and tricks, delicious gourmet treats and more. Besides shopping, there will be runway fashion shows, cooking classes, fine arts and crafts, health screenings, gardening information and everything for a wedding. Menard Memorial Sports Center, Fri. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. dammstraightproductions.com

WRANGELL

25-28 Stikine River Birding Festival

The largest springtime concentration of bald eagles in North America takes place on the Stikine River Delta. This festival is an opportunity to observe millions of shorebirds, as well as participate in other activities such as a photo contest, speaker and bird walk, Ducks Unlimited dinner, public art classes with feature artist Kathy Hocker and a golf tournament. Various locations and times, wrangell.com

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