Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert

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Keys to Life proudly present the second annual Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert.  This wonderful project pairs incarcerated mothers with local musicians, who help them craft their own lullabies to their children.  

This project is possible in partnership with Carnegie Hall Weill Music Institute and funders including the Rasmuson Foundation, Atwood Foundation, Norton/Cruz Foundation, Alaska Women's Giving Circle, Soroptimist, Frances and Dave Rose Foundation, Carrs Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, St Mary's Bazaar, Anchorage Unitarian Universalist, Afognak, and Spenard JazzFest.

Tickets are $20 and are available online at http://keystolifealaska.com

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3rd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day
Nov
11
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day

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The Polynesian Association of Alaska, the Anchorage Polynesian Lions Club, and Providence Health and Services are proud sponsors of the 3rd Annual Diversity Community Health Awareness Day.  There will be information booths and activities for adults and children and the goal is health awareness for a stronger and healthier community.

Please contact PAOA for more information at 907.250.4142 or e-mail Lucy Hansen at lucythansen@gci.net

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Frozen in History - 2nd performance
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

Frozen in History - 2nd performance

  • 333 West 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)
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The Alaska Highway Project team proudly presents Frozen in History, a readers theatre play celebrating the soldiers who built the Alaska Highway in 1942.

This event is free but donations are gladly accepted towards the construction of the Alaska Highway Memorial Monument.  Donor's names will be listed on the donor wall.

Visit http://alaskahighwayproject.com for more information

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Research Methods on a Filipino Rascal: The Story of an Alaskero from Kodiak
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Research Methods on a Filipino Rascal: The Story of an Alaskero from Kodiak

Sponsored by Tundra Vision, Michele Miller, Anchorage Public Library, the Alaska Humanities Forum, and 4 Culture, Diane Rodill, an Artist Trust Literary Edge Alumna will discuss her research methods in making Filipino Rascal: The Story of an Alaskero from Kodiak.  While conducting research in Seattle, she came across a 1915 photograph of her father, Denis, participating in a 4th of July celebration at a salmon cannery in Larsen Bay, Alaska.  She had no idea what he was doing there, how he got there, how and when he left, and why he was wearing a dress!  Join us a Dr. Rodill shares her remarkable story of her "rascal" father, Denis, and his experience as a Filipino cannery worker - an Alaskero.  Dr. Rodill will discuss how she discovered this story and approached it as both a self-taught historian and a daughter.  She will share how solving her father's "silent" immigration story impacted her own identity as a Filipina - and an American.  Her takeaway: everyone has a story.  Dr. Rodill strongly encourages her audiences to write about their own journeys, and will share her methods on how to begin.

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Frozen in History - 1st performance
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Frozen in History - 1st performance

  • 333 West 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)
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The Alaska Highway Project team proudly presents Frozen in History, a readers theatre play celebrating the soldiers who built the Alaska Highway in 1942.

This event is free but donations are gladly accepted towards the construction of the Alaska Highway Memorial Monument.  Donor's names will be listed on the donor wall.

Visit http://alaskahighwayproject.com for more information

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Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh
Oct
22
11:00 AM11:00

Bicentenary Celebration of the Birth of Bahá'u'lláh

The Bahá'ís of Anchorage cordially invite you to join them in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í faith.  This gathering will be a festive, family friendly, multi-cultural, multi-faith celebration of unity in diversity, and it is open to all.

This event is free and please RSVP online at http://anchoragebahai.org

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Unbound: Mother Tongues
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Unbound: Mother Tongues

The Anchorage Museum's Unbound series loosens words from the page through experimental literary events.  More than 100 languages are spoken in Anchorage.  Gather for readings and discussion to explore the challenges and possibilities of translation and the role of language revitalization.  Writers will share their work in conversation with local experts, scholars and educators. 

Gabriel Garcia, PhD, MA, MPH will be sharing his thoughts in an essay, "Who are the Filipino Americans?"

Entry is included with admission to the museum, which is half-price on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. for Polar Nights 

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Welcoming Celebration - "AFN, Anchorage's Communities Welcome You Home!"
Oct
18
5:45 PM17:45

Welcoming Celebration - "AFN, Anchorage's Communities Welcome You Home!"

Bridge Builders of Anchorage, the Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans, the Polynesian Association of Alaska, the Kingdom of Tonga, and the State of Alaska Governor's Office invite you to welcome the Alaska Federation of Natives back to Anchorage for the 2017 AFN Convention.  The evening's celebration includes a parade of nations and cultural entertainment. 

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Filipino American History Month
Oct
15
12:00 PM12:00

Filipino American History Month

The Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans, Alaskero Partnership Organizers, UAA, Anchorage Mabuhay Lions, Bridge Builders of Anchorage, Country Financial/Sheryl Kelly, Maharlika, Philippine Nurses Association Alaska Chapter, and Alaska Airlines proudly sponsor a celebration of Filipino American History Month.  Join us as we explore the rich history and culture of Filipino Americans.  

Gina Apostol, an award winning Filipino-American author will be speaking, there will be a cooking demonstration, presentations on health, dance, fitness, and a basketball exhibition game.  

This event is free and welcome to all!

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Fifth Annual Living Legend Banquet
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Fifth Annual Living Legend Banquet

The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Anchorage, Alaska are proud to honor Rev. Dr. William Greene, the Pastor at Eagle River Missionary Baptist Church, Chair of the Police & Community Task Force, and former NAACP President-Anchorage Chapter, at the 5th Annual Living Legend Banquet.  This year's guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Marion Newton from Jehovah Baptist Church in Sumter, South Carolina.

A portion of the proceeds from the Living Legend Banquet will go towards sponsoring a one-time scholarship of $1500 in Rev. Dr. William Greene's name, to be awarded at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.  

Tickets are $100/person or $1000/table of ten and are available by calling: 

Sis. Ruth McConnell at 907.770.9846                                                                                        Rev. John Smith at 907.440.0869                                                                                          Pastor Jesse Mitchell at 907.830.0761                                                                                          Sis. Wanda Greene at 907.301.6041                                                                                     President May at 907.227.8683    

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Alaskan Mosaic Concert
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

Alaskan Mosaic Concert

CRAFT of Alaska presents an evening of performances, refreshments, and a silent auction to celebrate the talented local community.  The Hon. Paul Fuhs and Galina Tomisser will be leading the event, Sudarushka will be dancing, and there will be surprise appearances of the King and Queen of Pop!

Tickets are available online at www.craftofalaska.com

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Know Your Rights @ WORK
Sep
30
12:00 PM12:00

Know Your Rights @ WORK

Please join us for a Community Forum about work - your rights, how to protect your rights, what are some of the most common violations of wage and hour laws, and what type of training or services are available in our area to help you find a better job.  

Guest speakers include Jeremy Applegate, a Wage and Hour Investigator with the State of Alaska and Ruth Schoenleben, the Vice President of Personnel and Training Services at Nine Star Education and Employment Services.

This free event is proudly sponsored by the State of Alaska, Office of the Governor; The State Department if Labor and Workforce Development; Welcoming Anchorage; Alaska Federation of Filipino Americans; Maharlika; Anchorage Mabuhay Lions; Philippines Nurses Association; AK; Bridge Builders of Anchorage; Polynesian Association of Alaska; Alaskero Partnership; and Country Financial.

For more information please contact Elsa Sargento at 269-3002/500-2027, Bebe Dawag at 227-8842, or Lo Crawford at 250-6706

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Welcoming Anchorage Community Celebration
Sep
23
12:00 AM00:00

Welcoming Anchorage Community Celebration

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Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Wells Fargo Alaska and Bridge Builders of Anchorage will be hosting Anchorage’s 2017 Welcoming Week Community Celebration at the Anchorage Museum on Saturday, September 23, 2017, 12-3pm.  Thanks to the generous support of Wells Fargo Alaska, Museum admission will be FREE the day of the celebration.  This event is an opportunity for Anchorage to celebrate another great Welcoming Week, and the sense of welcoming community that makes Anchorage a great place to call home.  The event will feature cultural song, dance and spoken word, organized by Bridge Builders of Anchorage.  Welcoming Anchorage’s partner organizations will host informational tables.  Table hosts will be required to have at least one of their brochures translated into a language other than English.  Last year our partner organizations featured more than 50 different translated brochures.  

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, 907-343-4783, or HessDW@muni.org. FREE and open to the public.

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2017 Welcoming Week Mountain View Job Fair/Expo!
Sep
22
12:00 PM12:00

2017 Welcoming Week Mountain View Job Fair/Expo!

As part of Anchorage's Welcoming Week 2017, the State of Alaska, Department of Labor & Workforce Development, in partnership with the Mountain View Community Council, Anchorage Public Library, and Anchorage Community Land Trust, will be holding a 2017 Welcoming Week Job Fair/Expo.  

More than a dozen businesses will be represented.  The Welcoming Week Job Fair/Expo is being held in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood, the most diverse neighborhood in the United States.

For more information, contact the Anchorage Midtown Job Center, at 907-269-4777.

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Alaska Literacy Program Welcoming Week Open House
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Alaska Literacy Program Welcoming Week Open House

As part of Anchorage's 2017 Welcoming Week, the Alaska Literacy Program invites the community to tour their facility where English is being taught to over 400 adults, and 25 families with young children.  Visitors will be able to meet the volunteer teachers who change lives through literacy.  Classroom visits to meet and speak with students from around the world will be from 11:15-11:45 am.

The public is invited to see welcoming in action.  For more information contact ALP Executive Director, Polly Smith, at alp.psmith@ak.net, or 907-743-0201. 

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Anchorage Welcoming Week Consular Corps Reception
Sep
20
5:00 PM17:00

Anchorage Welcoming Week Consular Corps Reception

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As part of Anchorage's Welcoming Week 2017 celebrations, Wells Fago Alaska, Welcoming Anchorage and the Anchorage Sister Cities Commission will be hosting a reception for the members of Anchorage's Consular Corps, and international and rural students from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  The reception is being held at Wells Fargo's Alaska Heritage Museum.  Appetizers will be prepared by clients of Catholic Social Services' Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services program.  Invited guests include the Mayor and First Lady of Anchorage, the Governor and First Lady of Alaska, members of the Anchorage Assembly, and members of the Alaska State Legislature.

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, HessDW@muni.org, or 907-343-4783.

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3rd Annual Anchorage Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony
Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

3rd Annual Anchorage Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony

Welcoming Anchorage, the Municipality of Anchorage and the U.S. District Court will be hosting Anchorage’s 3rd Annual Welcoming Week Naturalization Ceremony on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 12-2:30pm in the Anchorage Assembly Chambers, at the Loussac Library.  The ceremony will be conducted by the Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, the Honorable Timothy M. Burgess.  Speakers will include Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Assembly Chair Dick Traini and First Lady Dr. Mara Kimmel.  A reception and voter registration for the new citizens will be held in the Assembly Atrium immediately following the ceremony. 

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, 907-343-4783, or HessDW@muni.org. Open to the public.

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Welcoming Week - Fresh International Kitchen Burmese Dinner

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RAIS (Refugee Assistance & Immigration Services) is excited to announce that as part of Anchorage’s Welcoming Week festivities, our Fresh International Kitchen's Pop-Up Restaurant will be offering a delicious Burmese dinner.  

This fixed dinner menu features appetizers, salad, a vegetarian or meat entrée,  and tea served with dessert, all for the price of $50.  All proceeds from this event will go to RAIS clients.

Tickets are available at http://welcominganchorage.brownpapertickets.com

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Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Welcoming Week - WeChat: Culture and Functions in China

The UAA Campus Bookstore, UAA Confucius Institute, and Welcoming Anchorage proudly sponsor Xuanyi Qu and Yang Liu as they present on WeChat, the #1 social media platform in China.  If you are planning on going to China for work, study, travel or for any reason, then WeChat is possibly the most useful app you will download to your phone.  According to the 2017 WeChat User Behavior Report, over 889 million people currently use WeChat across Asia, and in late 2016 it finally surpassed its main competitor, QQ, in terms of user numbers.

Free and open to the public. For more information contact Rachel Epstein, UAA Campus Bookstore Special Events Coordinator. repstein2@alaska.edu, 907-786-4782.

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Welcoming Week Civics Fair
Sep
16
1:00 PM13:00

Welcoming Week Civics Fair

The Anchorage Public Library, Alaska Bar Association, ACLU of Alaska, Anchorage Youth Court, and Welcoming Anchorage be will be hosting a Welcoming Week Civics Fair in recognition of Citizenship & Constitution Day.  Mayor Ethan Berkowitz will speak on civic duty, and other speakers will address community engagement, and the Constitution.  More than 20 civic organizations will host booths that will highlight how individuals can become civically engaged.  Participating organizations include the AK Humanities Forum, Alaska Literacy Program, Big Brothers Big Sisters, 907Hub, League of Women Voters/AK Youth Vote, and the First Alaskans Institute.  Participants at the event will have the opportunity to play with Civics flash cards, and receive a Civics Fair button (custom made on-site), and a free coffee or hot cocoa donated by the Loussac café.

For more information contact Stacia McGourty, at McGourtySA@muni.org, or 907-343-2856.

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Welcoming Week 1st Annual Run/Walk For Recovery
Sep
16
10:00 AM10:00

Welcoming Week 1st Annual Run/Walk For Recovery

As part of Anchorage's 2017 Welcoming Week, REAL About Addiction, and their community partners, including Alaska Serigraphics and AWWU H2O 2GO, will be hosting their 1st Annual Run/Walk for Recovery 5K.  All levels are welcome, and you can be officially timed or just join the walk to raise awareness and provide support for all persons who are suffering from addiction.

To learn more about the mission of REAL About Addiction, and to register for the run/walk, visit www.realaboutaddiction.net.  There is a registration fee.  Welcoming Communities reach out to and support those community members living with addictions.

For more information, call 907-929-1077.

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Welcoming Week - Artists Activate 7th Ave Garage-Pop-Up
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Welcoming Week - Artists Activate 7th Ave Garage-Pop-Up

As a part of Park(ing) Day and in conjunction with the start of Welcoming Anchorage Week...join Anchorage Artists Co-Op, AK HOUSE Movement, and Total Rebel Sound-DJ Militant at a pop-up artist activation of the "basement" of the 7th Ave Parking Garage! 

Let's gather together with artists, creatives and the Welcoming Anchorage community to come out and activate the basement of the 7th ave Parking Garage as a creative gathering and performance space to liven up the city and demonstrate the power to transform unlikely locations.  It’s a relaxed and chill pop-up event that will feature global rhythms, with live DJ's (Total Rebel Sound - DJ Militant, AK HOUSE Movement and DJ Victamone), special performances by Global Block Collective & Rhythm of Light Dance Academy/ Sankofa Dance Theatre - Alaska. 

Bring your art supplies, instruments, dance moves and global rhythms as we re-imagine public spaces and celebrate the start of Welcoming Anchorage Week!  By continuing to foster collaboration, creativity and art in public spaces we aspire to make Anchorage a more art-centric and welcoming city.

For more information, contact George Martinez, MartinezG@muni.org, or 907-343-7108.

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Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Welcoming Week - Linguistic Challenges and Cultural Congruence in Learning Chinese as a Second Language

As part of Welcoming Week, the UAA Campus Bookstore along with the UAA Confucius Institute and Welcoming Anchorage happily announce a presentation by Dr. Shinian Wu, Professor of English and Director of the graduate program in Applied Linguistics in the English Department of Grand Valley State University in Michigan.  Dr. Wu will discuss the linguistic challenges and cultural congruence in learning Chinese as a second language.

Free and open to the public.

For more information contact Rachel Epstein, UAA Campus Bookstore Sepecial Events Coordinator. repstein2@alaska.edu, 907-786-4782

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Park(ing) Day/Welcoming Week City Hall Welcome Mat
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Park(ing) Day/Welcoming Week City Hall Welcome Mat

Two national events collide when Park(ing) Day and Welcome Week festivities kick-off in Anchorage, Alaska when two metered parking spaces in front of Anchorage’s City Hall are transformed into a City Hall Welcome Mat from 9 am to 6 pm.

Anchorage-ites are encouraged to come and hang out on in the temporarily commandeered public space, to have a cup of tea and meet local government officials and employees.  All are welcome at City Hall!  Park(ing) Day is an annual, global event on the third Friday of September, when citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces to Park(ing) spaces where all are invited and welcomed.  

For more information, contact Darrel Hess, HessDW@muni.org, or 907-343-4783. 

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