Yippee, It’s Friday!

p10103722 Just had to throw that in there. The sun is up and sending its glowing rays across my office, so it’s time to throw open the windows (well, maybe not since it’s around 20 degrees here at AK Home), but wow, what a gorgeous Friday morning. Time to list all AKontheGO’s Fun Friday events. There’s a lot of them, too, so take careful note…

If your kids are still anxious to get some skiing in, a passel of our 2010 Olympic athletes will be at the Hilltop Chalet TODAY from 4-7 p.m. to hit the trails and slopes, sign posters, and take pictures with their admirers. Nordic, alpine, and snowboarding will all be represented, and that’s a pretty good lineup. A $16 lift ticket will get you access to all of the above, and the snow should be pretty nice by late afternoon. Ummmm. In addition to schmoozing with fav athletes, Dr. Eric Meier will be on hand to talk with parents about asthma, allergies, and do some screenings as well. Asthma is prevalent among kids today, and many parents miss the signs and symptoms (yep, even me). Ask Dr. Meier your questions while the kids are outside whooping it up. Call 349-0637 for more info on the afternoon’s activities.

Tomorrow is another Science Saturday at Campbell Creek Science Center. This month kids will be up close and personal with nature during the Forest Studies unit. As the daughter of a forester, I can assure you that trees are NOT boring; to prove it I’ll be there myself. The program was designed for the 8-13 year-old student and their accompanying guardian/parent, and registration is a MUST. Call Marianne Kerr at 786-6300 to see if any spots remain (I think they do), or email her at anchorage.4h@alaska.edu. Cost is $5 per person/event, with a one-time registration fee of $6. It is cool, it is hot, it is Science!

Eagle River Nature Center’s Family Hike was almost full last time I checked, but maybe stop by anyway tomorrow and hit the Junior Naturalist Program, where kids in grades K-6 will ask “Is it Spring, Yet?” (yes, yes!) Kids will learn about what spring means astronmically, as well as hitting the almost-clear trails for a springtime walk. ERNC also says you’ll be tossing hula hoops around; way fun. Free program, but $5 parking for non-members.

Need new bikes for the kids? Oy, that can add up, can’t it? Why not attend the Arctic Bicycle Club’s Annual Bike Swap tomoorrow at the AT&T Sports Pavillion from Noon-4 p.m. Free admission gets you the chance to drop off your own gear and maybe find some more. As AK Dad always says, you can never have too many bikes in your garage. Arctic Bike Club is a great organization that sponsors many of the bike-related events in Anchorage, and we love to support their efforts.

Do the Fun Friday Happy  Dance everyone, and enjoy your weekend!

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