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anchorage homes: Anchorage Free Dump Day - 05/07/13 01:47 PM
Many people use the fresh air of Spring as inspiration to clear out the clutter in their Anchorage homes. But, what do you do with that old stuff that won't be collected during your regular curbside pickup? If it's less than 1000 pounds, you can bring it to the Anchorage Free Dump Day this Saturday, May 11th, 2013. Anchorage Regional Landfill and the Girdwood Transfer Station will be open for all Anchorage residents to drop one load for free at their facilities during regular operating hours (8am to 5pm for ARL and 10am to 5pm for GTS). All loads must be covered (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Kids Day - 04/16/13 01:19 PM
Our community believes in fulfilling the Five Promises to its youth: offering supportive, caring relationships with adults, providing a safe place for interaction with other kids, making health services accessible to all ages, implementing an effective curriculum for an optimum education and giving children the opportunity to help others in the Anchorage community. It is believed that these Five Promises will ensure that the children of today become productive and caring members of society in the future. One way to encourage the adoption of the Five Promises is through Anchorage Kids Day. This Saturday, April 20, 2013, Anchorage's Promise will be (1 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Free Tax Prep - 04/02/13 01:19 PM
The deadline to file your 2012 income taxes is quickly approaching. In fact, April 15th is less than two weeks away. If you are one of the millions of people that wait until the last minute to file, desperately clamoring to find all your receipts, there's no need to worry. Anchorage citizens can get their taxes prepared absolutely free! This Saturday, April 6th, several IRS-certified volunteers will be available at the Crosspoint Community Church to help any Anchorage resident with their tax paperwork. From 10am to 4pm, the public is welcome to attend this Super Saturday event which will include community resource and (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Eggstravaganza - 03/19/13 02:13 PM
Easter is almost here! But you don't have to wait until Easter Sunday to have fun. Enjoy an Anchorage Eggstravaganza on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Kincaid Park Chalet (9401 Raspberry Rd). Bunny hop your way into the season as we celebrate the early spring. Visitors are invited to participate in creating spring-themed arts and crafts. Plenty of fun outdoor games are scheduled for all ages. Lots of bunnies will be on hand. And what would an Anchorage Eggstravaganza be without an egg hunt?! Children will be split up into two age brackets (3-5 years old and 6-12 years old) for three (1 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Empty Bowl Project - 03/05/13 01:50 PM
Anchorage is tackling hunger one bowl at a time. The Anchorage Clay Arts Guild is hosting the Anchorage Empty Bowl Project, their annual fundraiser for local soup kitchen Beans Cafe. This is your chance to warm your tummy and feed others in the process. Beans Cafe began in 1979 when Lynn Ballew realized her dream of creating a safe, peaceful place for Anchorage's homeless to find a warm meal, hot shower and cool company. This is the 19th year the Empty Bowl Project has been in existence. Attendees purchase a handmade ceramic bowl that they get to fill with yummy hot soups (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Sled Dog Races - 02/19/13 12:52 PM
Alaska is known for many things: snow, beautiful surroundings, the Northern Lights and its Huskies. Two of these things are combined this weekend with the Anchorage Sled Dog Races. Downtown Anchorage will be filled with the running paws and howling "Yaws" of mushers as the World Championship Sled Dog Races race through. Beginning at noon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (February 22nd, 23rd and 24th), sled dog teams from all over Alaska, Canada and the lower 48 will compete in this ASDRA (Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association) sanctioned event. You'll quickly see why this has continually been voted as the "Best (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Fur Rondy 2013 - 02/05/13 12:33 PM
Every February, the streets of downtown Anchorage are alive in celebration of a decades old tradition known as the Fur Rondy. In its 77th year, the Anchorage Fur Rondy takes place this year from February 22nd to March 3rd, 2013. What started out as a way to break up the doldrums of harsh Alaska winters in 1935 has turned into an internationally renowned event. Throughout this 10 day event, Anchorage residents and visitors will have the opportunity to participate in several events. These include: Alaska Hold'em - March 2 at 4pm Amateur Photo Contest - February 22-March 3 Frostbite Footrace - February (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Ski Free Day - 12/18/12 11:49 AM
Are you a skier? Do you love the wind in your hair as you race down the ski slopes? We have some amazing skiing here in Alaska. Luckily, if you love the slopes, you can take advantage of Anchorage's Ski Free Day at one of the area's best resorts. The Alyeska Resort is offering a free ski day on Monday, December 24th. The only catch is that you have to dress like the jolly old elf himself...Santa Claus. Wear a Santa hat, beard, jacket and pants and the resort will let you ski for free all day. Just drop by the (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption Fair - 10/16/12 12:58 PM
Pets are such a magical addition to any family. They teach children responsibility and provide years of love and loyalty. Unfortunately, too many pets are abandoned every year and end up in animal shelters. These animals need loving homes and families in order to thrive. That's why the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center (4711 Elmore Rd) will be holding its Anchorage Howl-O-Ween Pet Adoption Fair on Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 12pm to 4pm. The adoption fair gives your family a chance to visit with shelter dogs, cats and other animals before deciding which one would be a good fit for your Anchorage household. Watch (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Voter Registration Deadline for Anchorage - 10/02/12 10:53 AM
This year's General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. But in order to be able to vote, all American citizens must be registered well beforehand. The voter registration deadline for Anchorage residents is this Sunday, October 7, 2012. Due to the fact that the deadline falls on a Sunday, each Regional Elections Office will have special weekend hours: 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 12pm to 4pm on Sunday. If you have moved to the Anchorage area since the last election, you need to register in the community you are currently living. For anyone who has moved since the last election, (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Safe and Sound Fair - 09/04/12 02:03 PM
Are you prepared in case of an emergency? Are your children or the people who watch your children while you work ready to act when a disaster strikes? Everyone will have to opportunity to learn at the Anchorage Safe and Sound Fair on Saturday, September 8, 2012. From 11am to 3pm, the Loussac Public Library (3600 Denali St) will host more than 30 hands-on skill stations teaching attendees how to be prepared for and react to natural disasters and emergencies that they may come in contact with during an outdoor adventure in the Anchorage wilderness. The fair is being sponsored by the Anchorage Emergency (1 comments)
anchorage homes: Alaska State Fair - 08/14/12 02:01 PM
It's almost that time of year again. The Alaska State Fair arrives in the Anchorage area August 23rd through September 3rd in Palmer, AK. This year's fair is sure to be the most exciting ever. With live music, contests, games, amazing exhibits and, of course, fair food, how can you go wrong? Included in the price of admission to the Alaska State Fair is access to the great pumpkin weigh-off on August 28th, the Alaska Far Away Documentary, Cirque De La Vie (the fair's own version of the world famous Cirque de Soleil), several author events, trick rider shows, a petting zoo, a BMX stunt show, jugglers, lumberjacks, (3 comments)
anchorage homes: Hogs N Hot Rods in Anchorage - 07/17/12 01:02 PM
Listen up, gear heads! The House of Harley and Buell will be hosting a Hogs N Hot Rods event in Anchorage on Wednesday, July 25th. Whether you're an owner of a Harley or hot rod or simply an admirer of them, you're welcome to attend this free event. Everyone who comes to the Hogs N Hot Rods event will be voting on their favorite motorcycle and hot rod. Entrants into the competition will be vying for trophies and prizes. If you own a car or motorcycle you would like to enter into the contest, you will need to pre-register. Spaces are limited, (8 comments)
anchorage homes: Forest Fair Near Anchorage - 07/03/12 12:32 PM
This weekend, July 6-8, 2012, the Forest Fair comes to the Anchorage area. Located just 36 miles south of Anchorage, Girdwood is a beautiful resort town that plays host to this fun annual event. Admission to the Forest Fair is absolutely free for the entire family. The Forest Fair showcases the work of local Alaskan artists, including hand-crafted items and exotic food. The fair's hours are 11am to 8pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am to 6pm on Sunday. The Forest Fair Parade kicks things off Saturday morning at 10am. Everyone is invited to be a part of the parade as long as they keep (1 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Joins Dump the Pump Day - 06/19/12 10:20 AM
Anchorage joins Dump the Pump Day this Thursday, June 21, 2012. Gas prices have continued to go up. To fight this ever increasing issue, the City of Anchorage's People Mover will be joining up with other public transit organizations across the country in the 7th annual Dump the Pump Day. Instead of driving your individual car to work, school, play or other activities, the City of Anchorage is encouraging its residents to take public transportation instead. Dump the Pump began in June of 2006 as a way to combat the unheard of (at that time) $3+ we were paying at the pump. Now that (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Celebrates Juneteenth - 06/12/12 11:20 AM
This weekend, June 15-17, 2012, Anchorage celebrates Juneteenth. If you are unaware of it, Juneteenth is the annual celebration of the emancipation of the last slaves in Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865. Although it has been celebrated in Texas since 1980, it has spread to other areas of the country as well, including Anchorage. Anchorage's annual Juneteenth celebration occurs on the third weekend of June. Alaska is a multicultural community. So, while this is primarily a celebration of the African American community, Juneteenth allows us to learn more about other cultures in our area. Live performances, including storytellers, games, free food for the kids (ages 2-18), (1 comments)
anchorage homes: Anchorage Festival of Flowers - 05/15/12 12:42 PM
The annual Anchorage Festival of Flowers comes to downtown Anchorage on Friday, June 1st, 2012. Town Square Park plays host to this annual Anchorage event that offers seminars about caring for flowers, sales, an auction, live music and more. The Anchorage Festival of Flowers isn't just about flowers, though. There will be face painting, stilt walkers, an art fair and much more fun for the entire family to enjoy. You can even plant a marigold. The festival acts as an annual fundraiser for the Anchorage Endowment Fund. All proceeds from the sale and auction will benefit the fund. Admission to the (4 comments)
anchorage homes: Lemonade Day in Anchorage - 05/01/12 10:51 AM
This Sunday, May 6, 2012, is Lemonade Day in Anchorage. What is Lemonade Day, you ask? It's a fun way to instill an entrepreneurial spirit into kids via their first business...a lemonade stand. Each child that participates in Lemonade Day in Anchorage will receive a backpack containing a workbook that shows them how to create a budget, set a profit-making goal, serve customers, pay back investors and generally give back to the community. Kids who participate will keep any money they earn from the lemonade they sell throughout the day but will also be encouraged to save part of their money and (0 comments)
anchorage homes: Kids Day in Anchorage - 04/17/12 11:52 AM
This Saturday, April 21, 2012, is Kids Day in Anchorage. Sponsored by Anchorage's Promise, Kids Day has been set up to offer free fun activities for kids and their families at various attractions around the City of Anchorage. The Dena'ina Center is the centerpiece of Kids Day, where, from 10am to 4pm, free interactive activities as well as information from more than 70 Anchorage area organizations about their services available to Anchorage children, teens and their families will be made available. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day. In addition to the free fun at the Dena'ina Center, the (1 comments)
anchorage homes: Buying Your First Home in Anchorage - 04/03/12 12:32 PM
Buying your first home in Anchorage is probably one of the biggest financial decisions you'll ever make. Real estate times have changed over the last few years, however. Just a decade ago, it seemed that all you needed to buy a home was a handshake and a smile. Nowadays, however, you're going to need a decent credit score, a steady source of income and around 20% of the Anchorage purchase price for a downpayment to get the absolute best deals (and there are still plenty of those to be had). There are several programs available if you don't quite have 20% down, so (0 comments)
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