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October events calendar.

ANCHORAGE

1 to 3 Make It Alaskan Festival

Holiday shoppers and art enthusiasts find unique, high-quality and authentic "Made in Alaska" products at The Sullivan Arena, crafted by more than 250 artists during this festive kick-off to a copious Anchorage arts and crafts season. For more information, phone 907-279-0618 or visit www.miafestival.com.

9 25th Annual Arctic Bazaar

The EOSO Arctic Bazaar is held every fall at Elmendorf Air Force Base. Vendors come from all over Southcentral Alaska to sell their unique and interesting goods. This is the perfect place to find truly Alaska gifts for family and friends in the Lower 48. Proceeds from this bazaar go to scholarships and grants, as well as quality-of-life organizations at Elmendorf and in the surrounding community. For more information, visit www.elmendorfoso.com or e-mail arcticbazaarvendors@elmendorfoso.com.

14 to 23 Broadway's Mamma Mia

A mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you'll never forget. Witness the ultimate feel-good show at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, phone 907-263-2787.

16 Alaska Day

Celebrate Alaska Day with films about the Last Frontier, hands-on science, art activities and a theatrical journey to Russian America. 1 p.m., Anchorage Museum. For more information, phone 907-929-9200 or visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.

16 to 17 14th Annual Bead Arts Gala

The state's premier bead event returns to the Anchorage Museum. Meet 50 bead artists from across Alaska and shop their exquisite beadwork and homemade glass beads. This year's featured artist is Linda Myers, manager of the Alaska Bead Co. Other activities include glass bead-making demonstrations and a make-it, take-it table. For more information, phone 907929-9200 or visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.

29 Juneteenth Alaska Alcan Highway Jazz and Arts Festival

View beautiful artwork during the opening of Juneteenth Art Exhibit at the Loussac Library, at 1 p.m. Return the same evening at 6 p.m. and enjoy the sounds of smooth Jazz with the Juneteenth Jazz Concert. These events are in celebration and recognition of the African-American Army engineers who built the historic Alcan Highway during World War II. For more information, visit www.juneteenthalaskaalcan.com.

31 Fall Soiree

"Love & Nature - a duet recital." Featuring: Kate Egan, soprano, Marlene Bateman, mezzo soprano and Juliana Osinchuk on the piano. For more information, phone 907276-2465 or visit www.anchoragefestivalmusic.com.

CORDOVA

5 to 29 Ilanka Cultural Center Museum

Preserves and exhibits a collection of prehistoric, historic and contemporary tribal artifacts from the Prince William Sound and Copper River Delta. Open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 110 Nicholoff Way. For information on classes, workshops, or cultural events, contact: anna@ilankacenter.org or phone 907-424-7903.

FAIRBANKS

18 to 20 First Alaskans Institute Elders Youth Conference

The conference stimulates dialogue between young people and elders and encourages them to maintain traditional Native values and practices while thriving in the modern world. Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave. For more information, phone 907677-1700 or visit www.firstalaskans.org.

21 to 22 Alaska Native Arts & Crafts Fair

More than 100 artisans from all over Alaska will be showcasing and selling their finest work. Free admission, Carlson Center, 2010 Second Ave. For more information, phone 907-451-7800 or visit www.nativefederation.org.

GIRDWOOD

30 Halloween Kid's Carnival

The Alyeska Daylodge offers safe and warm fun for the kids, featuring a haunted house and games. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entry fee: $3 per person or $10 per family. For more information, visit www.alyeskaresort.com.

SITKA

10 to 18 Alaska Day Festival

The actual transfer ceremony occurred in Sitka when the United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867. Celebrations include ceremonies, a period costume ball, dances, dinners, contests, a parade and more. For more information, visit www.alaskadayfestival.org.

VALDEZ

9 Roadhouse Dinner

Annual fundraiser to benefit the Valdez Museum. Enjoy dinner, entertainment and a silent auction at Valdez Civic Center. For more information, phone 907-835-2764 or visit www.valdezmuseum.org.
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