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 Out&About Spring 2019
March 2
Iditarod Day
Celebrating the Spirit of the Iditarod, this event presents the dance, story, games, films and visual art of Alaska’s first peoples. 10 am-5 pm, Alaska Native Heritage Center. Free. For info, call 330-8000 or visit
March 9
Learn about the Iditarod and dog mushing as you “race” through the zoo, play the checkpoint game, win prizes, view mushing videos, experience mushing equipment hands-on and see animals mushers may encounter on the trail.
12-4 pm, Alaska Zoo. For info, visit
March 16
Skinny Raven Shamrock Shuffle 5K
Don your green and race the Skinny Raven Leprechaun. Bear Tooth will be serving Grab-N-Go breakfast burritos starting at 8:30 am and their full menu at 10 am. All ages. Bear Tooth Theatrepub. $35- $50. For info, call 274-7222 or visit
March 16-17
Fairbanks Tired Iron
Snowmobile races for vintage model machines plus fun activities for the entire
family at the intersection of Helmericks Ave. and Herb Miller Blvd. (next to Fred Meyer East) in Fairbanks. Various times.
expecting a baby, thinking about having a baby, or who have young children. 10 am- 2 pm, University Center Mall, Anchorage. For info, visit
March 30
Earth Hour
Bring a 100-percent beeswax or soy candle and join the Alaska Zoo as they turn
out the lights for one hour
in celebration of the global event, Earth Hour (earthhour. org). Enjoy a presentation,
a candlelit walk through
the zoo, and some animal enrichment with the zoo’s polar bears. 8-10 pm, Alaska Zoo. Free, but donations are welcome. For info, call 341-6463 or visit
March 31
Alaska State Spelling Bee
Students grades 3-8 who won their school bee will compete, promote literacy and improve spelling all while developing correct English usage. 9 am- 4 pm, Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. For info, contact Brix at bhahn@
 Feb. 14-March 31
Ice Alaska 2019 World Ice Art Championships International ice sculpting competition featuring professional teams, an amateur exhibition and
a kid’s park. 10 am-10
pm daily, Tanana Valley Fairgrounds, Fairbanks. For info, call 451-8250 or visit
Feb. 22-March 3
Fur Rendezvous
From outhouse races to
the running of the reindeer, you’ll find more than 15 zany events and 100+ other activities at Alaska’s largest and oldest winter festival. Various times and locations, Anchorage. For info and a schedule, visit
March 2
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start
A field of world-class mushers and their dog teams mush toward the Bering
Sea coast through rugged remote mountain ranges and snowcapped forests in the Last Great Race on Earth.
10 am, 4th Ave., Anchorage. For info, visit
March 2 & April 27
Family Days
Discover Alaska science, culture and art. Create crafts, try out experiments, meet the experts and explore galleries. March’s theme: ravens. April’s theme: soil. 12-4 pm, Museum of the North, Fairbanks. Kids 14 and under, free. For info, visit
 For info and a schedule, visit
March 16 & April 20
Free Aviation Adventure Days
Fun aviation-themed activities are planned for the whole family. Free admission.
12-4 pm. Alaska Aviation Museum. For info, call 248-5325 or visit
March 23
The Ski Train
Ride the rails to Alaska’s remote backcountry for a day of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. On the train, relax and enjoy scenery, share games, picnic with friends and family, or dance away in the Polka Car with the Alaska Blaskapelle Band. Off the train, enjoy terrain for all levels of cross-country skiers and snowshoers. 6 am-8 pm. $140 per adult, $115 per youth 11 and younger. For info, call 276-7609 or visit
March 23
Alaska Birth Collective Baby Fair
An educational, fun and family-friendly event for those
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Ski 4 Kids
A fun day packed with winter activities to get kids and families outside and active. Kids can try snowshoeing, sit skiing and orienteering. Ages 14 and under. 12- 3:30 pm, Kincaid Chalet, Anchorage. For info, visit
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