Friday, January 17, 2014

Free/ Inexpensive Events This weekend - January 18th

10th Annual Indigenous World Film Festival - January 17 & 18, 2014
This free event presents 19 films from around the world including Alaska, Canada, New Zealand and South America and more.
See Alaska Native Heritage's Website.

See the Eagle River Nature Center's Website for me info on these events:

Saturday, January 18, 11am-3pm
Guided hike (Registration required)
Join volunteers Bob and Ann Fisher for a 7.5-mile round trip scenic hike from the Potter Trailhead to McHugh Creek and back. Hikers will meet at the parking lot just past the Chugach State Park Headquarters, located at mile 115.2 on the right side of the Seward Highway. There is a $5 parking fee (AK State Park day passes honored)Hikers should be in good shape, but may be beginners. Hikers are advised to bring a daypack with snacks/lunch, water and wind/snow clothing. Snowshoes and/or ice cleats may be needed. The hike is limited to the first 12 people (at least 18 years old) who register by calling 694-2108.

Saturday, January 18, 2pm
All-Ages program
Since owls are active at night, many people haven't ever seen an owl up close, but here’s your chance. Meet Archimedes the Great-horned owl, a live education bird. Ginamaria Smith will present Archimedes and share information about what makes owls unique, why they’re incredible hunters, and which types you can find here in Alaska. Cameras are encouraged!

Sunday, January 19, 2pm
Special Author Visit
Alaska author Kaylene Johnson will talk about writing her bookCanyons and Ice, which chronicles the wilderness travels of long-time Nature Center volunteer Dick Griffith. Free program; $5 parking for non-members.

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