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Open house showcases Nike Site Summit activities

Friends of Nike Site Summit and the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation invite the public to their tenth annual open house Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Anchorage at the Atwood...

 

Houston senior center reopens for lunches

Thanks to an arrangement with Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc. (WASI), the Mid-Valley Senior Center in Houston is open for lunch again. WASI started catering lunch to the Houston center in April, with lunch hours 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through...

 

Early alert: Alaska International Senior Games

Registration is open for this year’s Alaska International Senior Games, which take place Aug. 9-18 in Fairbanks. The annual event brings together people from all around the United States and several countries to compete – you must be age 50 or ol...

 

Fifteen years of Amblin' for Alzheimer's

Local non-profit Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska holds an annual walk in Anchorage every spring. This will be a special year though as they reach the 15 year milestone. The walk has taken various paths over the last decade, literally, with the...

 

Volunteers deserve every bit of appreciation

The decorations made and hung by volunteers. Check. Treat bags filled with fine chocolates and table displayed, completed by volunteers. Check. Front desk volunteer arrives early (first time!) to...

 

Anchorage Museum launches free workshops for older adults

Anchorage Museum is launching a new series of three, eight-week workshops geared to adults ages 55 and older. The first series, “Vital and Creative,” begins in April and will allow participants to develop art skills, make an artwork to take home...

 

Cooper Landing Seniors erect Memorial Tree

Only 15 years ago the Cooper Landing Senior Citizens Corporation Endowment Fund and Endowment Fund Board were established to accept donations including funds and property willed or given to the Endowment Fund. These donations could be memorials for p...

 

A tribute to Seward's American Legion, Post 5

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and...

 

African American Trailblazers cut a trail for us all

Editor's note: Some of the times and dates for the Black History Month events changed after our print deadline and have been updated in this online version of the story, below. This month, nine...

 

Senior centers assess after riding out earthquake

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake took Southcentral Alaskans by surprise the morning of Nov. 30, 2018. The quake is the second largest the area has seen since the Good Friday earthquake of 1964, a magnitude 9.2 quake that destroyed parts of Anchorage, sunk...

 

Look up in the air – what bird is that?

Do you know what the second-fasted growing hobby in the USA is? Bird watching. Even if you aren't a bird watcher, it's hard to ignore the impact these sometimes tiny creatures have on our earth. Her...

 

Christmas bird counters wanted this month

The National Audubon Society’s 119th Christmas Bird Count will be conducted between the dates of Dec. 14, 2018 and January 5, 2019. The Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is a long-standing program of the National Audubon Society. Since the count began...

 

New senior fitness activities in Anchorage

The Alaska Department of Public Health and Social Services has awarded two grants totaling $10,000 to the Anchorage Senior Activity Center to initiate new physical fitness programs for Alaska seniors...

 

Conference connects Elders and youth

One of the best things about Alaska is its ease with intergenerational relations. It's not unusual to see a 90-year-old walking along a beach with their 10-year-old friend, or generations still...

 

Alaska Native Brotherhood/ Sisterhood Grand Camp

This year Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood will hold its 106th Grand Camp in Ketchikan at the Ted Ferry Convention Center from Wednesday, October 17 through Saturday, October 20, 2018. Registration and an Alaska Native Sisterhood session...

 

Make more memories at your state fair

Tanana Valley State Fair is from Aug. 3-11 in Fairbanks. Senior admission (age 60 and older) is $20 for a Senior Season Pass and $5 for a Senior Daily Pass. Free admission for seniors on Senior Day on Aug. 8. Events include a senior luncheon, pie...

 

Alaska International Senior Games begin Aug. 10 in Fairbanks

The 2018 Alaska International Senior Games (AISG), held August 10-19 in Fairbanks, will kick off with the Opening Ceremonies and Gala Games at Pioneer Park's Alaska Centennial Center for the Arts on...

 

Make the most of summer -- check out all of these July festivals

Alaska is in full bloom in July, and this includes festivals. There is absolutely no reason to not find some fun with so many opportunities around the state. Here are a few highlights. Girdwood Forest Fair, July 6-8. Features Alaskan artists,...

 

Alaskans join HistoryMakers

The HistoryMakers, the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, visited Anchorage the week of May 21, 2018, to interview 11 African Americans whose video oral histories will be preserved permanently at the Library of Congress...

 

Memorial celebrates late Alaskan filmmaker

Emmy award-winning Alaskan filmmaker William (Bill) Bacon III, headed North to the Last Frontier in 1946, making a living as a cinematographer and photographer for over 50 years. An animal trainer...

 

Older Americans celebrations in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau

The Anchorage Senior Citizens Advisory Commission invites everyone to the annual Older Americans Month Kickoff Event at the Anchorage Senior Activity Center on May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This free event features refreshments, entertainment,...

 

Remembering the Battle of Attu, 75 years later

In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, a lineup of art shows, panel discussions, films and other events will be held in various Anchorage venues from May 17 to May 19. All events are free and open to the public. Here’s a...

 

Memoir-writing can benefit from group effort

Almost everybody over 50 has given at least passing thought to writing a memoir — a personal history. Most people drop the idea because they are too busy or think they would never be able to sit down and actually write such a thing. But some...

 

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