Calendar for week of Feb. 1

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 11:28

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Thursday, Feb. 1

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m., Chugiak- Eagle River Library (12001 Business Boule- vard). Twenty minutes of short stories, songs and lots of repetition to build early literacy skills for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Free event; visit anchoragelibrary. org or call (907) 343-1530 for more infor- mation.

South Fork Community Council: Eagle River High, 7 p.m.

Pacific Pathfinders: Retracing Kayak Sea Routes from 1871: Please join Dr. Sven Haakanson at Chugiak High School Auditorium at 6 p.m. on a visual journey that retraces the sea kayak routes of the French explorer Alphonse Pinart and the four Unangan men assisting him on his travels from Unalaska to Kodiak Island in 1871.

Underscoring this extraordinary adventure is Alaska’s connection to the “Pacific World,” a vast waterscape where in isolated bays and coastlines, Europeans encountered indigenous Alaskans, whose rich culture extended from their extraordinary knowledge of the sea.

The Polynesian dance troupe, Pacific Bloom, will provide an exciting welcoming performance accompanied by historical and cultural interpretations.

Be sure to join us for the public engagement session prior to the featured presentation for the chance to meet the speaker, view the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Star Navigators,” and enjoy an array of refreshments prepared by relator Michele Miller.

This is a free event and family friendly. This event is part of the Knik Lecture Series, which aims to present local, state and national narratives through forums of community dialogues. This series takes a closer look at the deep history of the communities along the Knik Arm while exploring current issues impacting this area. The Kink Lecture Series is a collaboration between Tundra Vision, University of Alaska Anchorage UAA Chugiak-Eagle River Campus, and Anchorage School District.

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Friday, Feb. 2

Astronomy Series: The Astronomy series meets on the first Friday evening of each month through March at 7 p.m. at the Eagle River Nature Center. An astronomer presents a special topic (approximately 1 to 1.5 hours) and answers your questions. If skies are clear, be ready to go outside and view the night sky (bring binoculars or telescope to share). Students ages 10 and up can earn their Junior Astronomer certificate and astronomy supplies when they attend a minimum of 4 of the 6 programs this season and write brief synopses of what they learned.

Toddler Time: 10:30 a.m., Chugiak- Eagle River Library (12001 Business Boule- vard). Twenty minutes of short stories, songs and lots of repetition to build early literacy skills for children ages 3 and under and their caregivers. Free event; visit anchoragelibrary. org or call (907) 343-1530 for more infor- mation.

Preschool storytime: 11:30 a.m., Chu- giak-Eagle River Library (12001 Business Boulevard). A half-hour of stories, songs and movement to build early literacy skills and prepare preschool age kids (3-5) for Kinder- garten. Free. For more information, visit an- choragelibrary.org or call 343-1530.

Friday family movie night at the Eagle River Library: 4 p.m., Chugiak-Eagle River Library (12001 Business Boulevard). Grab a bag of popcorn and settle in for a new favor- ite or classic movie. Free. Call the library at 343-1530 for more information.

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Saturday, Feb. 3

Icy River Rampage: 20/10 mile winter bike race fundraiser for the Nature Center at 11 a.m.. Race will start and end at the Center with some riding on the frozen Eagle River. There will be awards, bonfire, and food after the race. Pre-registered entry fee: $30; day of race: $35. 100 racer limit. Thanks to Chain Reaction Alaska for race sponsorship! See ww.ernc.org.

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Wednesday, Feb. 7

Chugiak-Eagle River Chamber meeting: Eagle River Ale House, Noon

Thursday, Feb. 8

Eagle River Community Council: Eagle River Town Center building, 7 p.m.

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