Spring Break!!

Spring Break Activities

Click on the above link to find the school

districts six page list of activities to do

over the break.

Spidery fun!!

Spiderwick Chronicles Spectacular

Friday, March 7, 2008

7 pm

Noel Wien Library Berry Room


A Spiderwich evening for everyone who has read the books or seen the movie. There will be trivia, crafts, and quizzes - AND door prizes! This is a don't miss for fans! Friday night at the library - awesome.

Kid Movies

Lacey Street Theater (2nd Avenue)

Saturday & Sunday March 8th & 9th

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (The fabulous original with Gene Wilder)

12:30 & 2:30pm

Goldstream Theaters (Airport Way)

College Road Trip (G rating)

Penelope (PG)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

www.fandango.com for showtimes

Snowboard Lessons

Ski & Snowboard School

Birch Hill (Fort Wainwright side. Must have i.d. and proof of auto insurance to get a pass to get on base. Pull into the visitors center to get the pass)

Downhill Ski and Snowboard lessons
are offered throughout the season on
Saturdays and Sundays, at 11:30 a.m.
and 2 p.m.

Each session lasts
90 minutes.

Includes: Equipment rental
and lift ticket.

For more information or
to make reservations please call 353-9131.

Private Lessons $50
Group Lessons $4

Snow Tube Park

Birch Hill Snow Tube Park

No experience needed to swosh down the hill 800feet!!! Wow, what a thrill!

There's even a tube lift to pull you back up to the top.

Park is closed down at temps colder than -20*F.

Fees (inlcudes Lift Pass and Tube)
1 Hour $8

2 Hours $12
3 Hours $18

15 hour punch card $70*

Operational Hours Sat-Sun 1-7pm

Holiday Hours
Mar 10 - 14 (Spring Break) 1-7pm

Information/Hours 353-7053
*all tubing passes & punch cards expire 31 March 2008.

There will be no refunds for unused passes or punch cards*

Final Weekend!

Suessical the Musical
March 7-9th

March 7th 8:00pm
Saturday March 8 8:00pm
Saturday Matinees 2:00pm
Sunday Matinees March 9 4:00pm

Pioneer Park Theater

Buy tickets at www.flot.org or one hour before showtimes.
Reserved seats $25 Adults $20 Kids 12 & under$10

Ice Ice baby

Ice Alaska!
Opens Tuesday, February 26th - March 23rd
Daily 10am - 10pm
Ice Alaska off Phillips Field Road

Ages 13 and up $10

Kids 6-12 $5

Under 6 FREE
Family Season Pass (2 adults and all kids under 17) $65

Final weekend

Anne of Green Gables!

February 15th - March 2nd
Fridays and Saturdays 8:15pm
Sundays 2:00pm
Adults $18 Seniors, students, & military $16
456-PLAY for advance tickets

Tickets available one hour prior to performance

This looks like a really fun one for the kids.

Tripod Weekend

Nenana Ice Classic!

February 29th - March 2nd, 2008

Nenana, Alaska (south on the Parks Hwy)

Click on the link below to see a schedule of the events, some of then quite silly! Saturday and Sunday look to be the most fun days. A few examples of the wacky events: jump rope contest, hula hoop contest, donut eating contest, egg toss, limbo contest, bubblegum blowing contest, grungiest carhartt contest, arm wrestling...check out the link. Oh ya, the main event, the tripod raising on the Tanana river on Sunday at 3:30pm.


Scary, Gross, & Enlightening

New Books for Boys K-8 discussion for parents and educators

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


Noel Wien Library Auditorium (on Cowles)

Deborah Ford(international speaker and award winning media specialist) discusses books boys will read; books that are funny, action packed, trivia filled or gross. You'll receive a handout of the books.

This is for parents and educators, but thought I'd post it anyway since it will serve our young boys out there. Books can be more exciting than an xbox game - really!!

Drums, Dance, & Dishes oh my

Festival of Native Arts!

Thursday, February 28th - Saturday, March 1st 2008

6:00pm - midnight each night

UAF's Davis Concert Hall & Regents' Great Hall

What a great way to spend a cold evening...amongst friends at the Festival! Parking is free and easy after 6pm on campus, so take the kids for a festive night of native performances, arts & crafts fair, inter-tribal powwow, and traditional potlatch. You'll smile and stomp your feet as you watch these mesmerizing performers!!

Dr. Seuss

Seussical the Musical!
Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

10:30am (30-45 minutes)
Noel Wien Library Auditorium (Cowles)

Fairbanks Light Opera Theater will present an exciting interpretation of classic Dr. Seuss works. It's for the 3 and up crowd and their families.

Figure Skating Show

Fairbanks Figure Skating Club
Annual Ice Show

Ice Odyssea

Friday & Saturday Feb 22 & 23

Carlson Center


Adults $12 Kids $7

Dinosaurs, Mammoths and More!

Family program at Museum of the North!

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008
Ages 8-12
9am - Noon
Ages 5-7
1pm - 2:30pm
*Adult must accompany child
$15 per child/adult pair
Pre-registration is required 474-7505

Learn how paleontologists interact with fossils. There will be real fossils from the museum's collection. Kids will learn about dinosaurs and Pleistocene mammals from Alaska's past. How cool is that?

Game night

Apples to Apples Tournament!
Sunday, February 24th, 2008
5:00pm - 7:00pm
College Coffee House (College & University)

If you haven't played Apples to Apples Game yet, you must. It's a card game of "hilarious comparisons". There will be a tournament with prizes. It's a great family game, and one of the most popular, fastest growing games available. There will be a tournament every Sunday 'til March 30th. I would guess this is probably for ages 8 up to adult. There is a Junior version available in the stores, but I don't think they're playing that one in the tourney.
374-0468 or visit the Coffee House for more info.

Kid Movie

Mary Poppins!

Saturday & Sunday, February 23rd & 24th

12:30 & 3:15

Lacey Street Theater (downtown)

Wow, a chance to see Mary Poppins and her umbrella on the big screen!


Winterfest 2008

February 21-24th, 2008

Denali National Park - Down in Denali and Healy, they're going to celebrate winter with lots of cool (pun intended) events: Dog mushing demonstrations, ski tours, snowshoe walks, snow sculpture contest, kids' games, and MORE.

Click on the Winterfest Link above to find the scedule of events. It looks like most of the events I listed above are happening Saturday from 9am - 4pm at the Murie Science Learning Center in the Park.



Bird Stories, Myths & Legends
Wednesday, February 20th, 2008


Alaska Bird Observatory

A night of storytelling, or as they say on their website "avian folklore"! Take the whole family.

Teen Environmental Club

Fairbanks Alaska Youth for Environmental Action Meeting

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

5:30pm - 7:00pm

Northern Alaska Environmental Center (830 College Road)

This a fun group of young people excited about making change to help keep the earth a clean place to live. They are very welcoming to new members, and like to work hard on really cool projects they plan themselves. They meet every Wednesday.

For Junior High and High School age.

452-5021 for more information


Winter Wildlife Workshop!
Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Alaska Bird Observatory(418 Wedgewood Drive)
$5 per kid
For ages 8 and up.

This workshop explores the lives of winter birds, and just how do they manage to survive in this cold climate!! What a great way to spend an afternoon. The Bird Observatory is a fascinating place tucked away in an unexpected place in the forest. Check it out!

Registration is required. 451-7159


Parents & Two's Storytime sign-ups!
March 2008 - 4 week program

Begins February 19th
The wonderful librarians in the Berry Room at the Borough Library will host a storytime for two year olds and a parent/caregiver. The little ones love the magical times in the story room with all their peers.
Advance registration is required 459-1052

Kid Movie

Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and don't come back)!
Kid movie at the Lacey Street theater downtown

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
Noon & 1:45pm showings
Charlie Brown and friends travel to England and France

Ice Sculpting Class

Ice Sculpting Class!

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

10:00am - 3:00pm

The Ice Park off of Phillips Field Road


** The fee is refunded if you enter your sculpture in the Amateur Open Division of the Ice Art Championship!!!

Come out with an idea of what you'd like to create, and they'll teach you how to sculpt it. I"m guessing not for little kids, but thought some of the older kids in Fairbanks might be interested. Call to see if there's an age minimum.
Bring a lunch. Hot drinks and tools provided.

Mimi Chapin 455-6408

Dog Mushing Race

Gold Run!
First championship race of the season.
Saturday February 16th & Sunday, February 17th
Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop Road
Skijoring and dog racing, with indoor and outdoor viewing.