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February 2004 calendar of events.


1 Ski for Women

The largest women's ski event in North America. This year's event will take place at Kincaid Park. The event encourages women to participate in Nordic skiing, while raising money for Abused Women's Aid in Crisis. Visit or call 248-6667.

6 Duct Tape Ball Under the Sea

Dress to the nines in duct tape and enjoy elegant table settings featuring duct tape. Bid on duct tape art from world-renown artist Todd Scott and vie for fabulous prizes at this annual fund-raiser. 5:59 p.m. at the 4th Avenue Theatre. Call 276-5550.

6-8 Alaska Airlines Winter Classics

Sitka Summer Music Festival presents, in Anchorage, the Alaska Airlines Winter Classics chamber music series at Alaska Pacific University's Grant Hall. Call 277-4852.

8 15th Annual Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau Torchlight Ski Parade

Fun cross-country ski event from Goose Lake trail head to Westchester Lagoon. Bring your own light. Hot drinks, warming tents, door prizes and a ride back to Goose Lake. 6:90 p.m. Call 274-1177.

9-13 Alaska Forum on the Environment 2004

William A. Egan Civic & Convention Center. Call (888) 301-0185 or 271-2367. E-mail: or visit

14 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 274-0732 or visit

19-22 International Market

A winter cities' showcase featuring arts, crafts, international cultural booths, live entertainment, consumer products from Alaska and northern regions of the world. At the Egan Center. Call 277-7469.

20-March 7 Fur Rendezvous

Seventeen days of fun, featuring more than 130 events. Wild, wacky and truly the Alaska way to have fun every February. Packed uniquely Alaska activities and events from outrageous to serious; this is one of the largest winter festivals in North America. See the World Championship Sled Dog Races. Call 274-1177.


7 Junior Yukon Quest

120-mile race for mushers age 14 through 17. Runs from Fairbanks to Twin Bears Camp and back. Call 452 7954, e-mail: or visit

14 Yukon Quest 250

250-mile qualifying race for the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. Call 452-7954, e-mail: or visit

14 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

1,000 mile sled dog race between Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Follows early gold rush and mail trails along the Yukon River on rugged North Country terrain. This international race alternates the start: Fairbanks on even-numbered years, Whitehorse on odd-numbered years. Call 452-7954, e-mail: or visit

16 Tesoro Iron Dog

The world's longest snowmobile race (2,000 miles). The race starts in Fairbanks, continues to Nome and ends in Wasilla. Call 563-4414, e-mail: or visit

21 FLY Dance Company

Combination of street dance with classical choreographic principles create a visual spectacle that is breathtaking, fresh and exciting. Call 474-8081, e-mail: or visit


19-22 Dick Hotch Basketball Tournament

Haines High School. Call 767-5505.


13-15 Homer Winter Carnival

Weekend winter fun for the entire family, including a parade on Saturday, Call 235-7740.

21 Mardi Gras Bell

Held at the Land's End Resort at 8 p.m. Live music with Rajun Cajun. Call 235-2500.


6-8 Fly by Night: 18th Annual Art Show

Will be held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Features functional and not-so-functional wearable art creations in a runway fashion extravaganza. Call 225-2211, e-mail: or visit

26-27 Evening of Dance

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet's showcase of senior and junior company dancers. Featuring ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary and modern dances. E-mail: or call 225-9311.

27-28 Focus on Living: Women's Conference

At the University of Alaska Southeast, Call 228-4511 or visit


7 FLY Dance Company

A world-renowned flamenco guitarist, Oena, will lead his ensemble through an electrifying and captivating program of music, heart-stopping song and some of the most brilliant Spanish dancing in existence. 7 p.m. at the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium. Call 486-5291.

21 KMXT's Mardi Gras Party

Dinner and dancing in the tradition of Mardi Gras to benefit public radio KMXT. 6 p.m to 1 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. Call Fred Hawley, KMXT at 486-3181.

28 Death Walks the Docks

A puzzle for mystery lovers to solve. Adults are invited to become private eyes, examine clues, interview suspects and witnesses downtown and turn in their solutions for a chance to win a cash prize or t-shirt. Call 486-4884.

29 Kodiak Lions Club Annual Seafood Extravaganza & Oyster Bar

Noon to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Adults, $12; seniors, $10; and children 6 to 12, $6. Under 6 free. Oyster bar extra. Proceeds help fund many local projects. Call Andrew Ott at 486-7612.
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