April 2, 2019 | Barb Huntley
Spring is hitting us in full force here in Anchorage. Daily temperatures are commonly reaching 50, and the sun is shining. With beautiful weather like this, it seems that everyone is looking for an excuse to leave their homes and do something. Take at the special events happening in Anchorage this month.
 
Kids Day at the Anchorage Museum
Apr 20, 2019: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Enjoy free general admission to the Anchorage Museum for Kids Day.
Make giant bubbles and explore science in the Discovery Center or learn about walruses and polar bears in the Aiviq & Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the Arctic exhibition. Atrium kiosk café open for beverages and snacks or enjoy lunch at Muse restaurant. Stop by the Anchorage Museum Store to check out the educational toys available for purchase. Free general admission, planetarium extra.
 
The Alaska Heart Run
Apr 20, 2019: 9:30 a.m.
Admission: $5 - $35
Run or walk the 5K or 3K route starting from the Alaska Airlines Center. The event is family-friendly and features a challenge for everyone. Sign up for a 5K timed or untimed length or a 3K walk! Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. and the timed runners will take off at 9:30 a.m., with the untimed racers and walkers departing at 10:00 a.m.
 
Bear Safety at the Eagle River Nature Center
April 14, 2019
Nature writer and author, Bill Sherwonit, discusses how humans can safely – and respectfully – coexist with black and brown bears, from the city to remote backcountry. Bill is the author of "Alaska's Bears" and many other writings about our ursine neighbors, Bill also explores some of the myths about the dangers bears present to humans and will answer questions about the natural history and behavior of Alaska’s bears. A must attend for those that seek outdoor adventure but need to brush up on their bear safety knowledge!
 
Alyeska Spring Carnival and Slush Cup
April 12-14, 2019
With one of the longest ski seasons in North America, Alyeska Resort embraces spring in typical Alaskan fashion. Spring Carnival takes advantage of the long days with extended hours of lift operations, great spring-skiing conditions, and Alyeska’s largest and most popular winter event, Slush Cup, where competitors dressed in zany costumes attempt to skim across a 90-foot long pool of freezing water. Other activities include the mountain bike race, Idiot Swim, Dummy Downhill, XTRATUF Pull Tug-of-War, live music, and more!
 
Superhero Run
Apr 6, 2019: 10 a.m.
Admission: $20-$45
Location: Chuck Albrecht softball fields
Suit up in a great costume — anything from X-Men to the Justice League — and join fellow superheroes on April 6th. They run will be on MLK Drive, and don’t think for a moment that the fun ends when you cross the finish line! Not only will you find a roundup of local food trucks, but you can toss the kids into a bouncy castle and make sure their capes work! Costumes are encouraged but not required. The Little Hero 1.3K is limited to kids aged ten years or younger. Parents are welcome to assist their young heroes in the 1.3K without registering for an event.
 
LuluRoe Fundraiser at the Alaska Zoo
Apr 13, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Join 13 LuLaRoe (LLR) retailers and their amazing and diverse clothing collections at an event for our local non-profit Alaska Zoo! Attending LLR consultants are donating 25% of their sales to the zoo. So, shop small, shop local, and for you and the family, while raising money for a great local non-profit! The event will be held in the zoo's Gateway Hall, and event admission is free! All the funds donated by local LuLaRoe retailers go to the Alaska Zoo's General Fund, the money that is used to feed and care for the zoo's amazing animals.
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