COMMUNITY EVENTS.

ANCHORAGE

MARCH 7

Iditarod Start

"The Last Great Race" has its official start 10 a.m. at 4th Avenue and D Street in Downtown Anchorage. The Re-start takes place the following day (March 8) at 10 a.m. on the lake at the Willow Community Center in Willow, and the awards banquet takes place at the Nome Recreation Center on March 22. iditarod.com

MARCH 14

Empty Bowl

This is the annual spring fundraiser for Bean's Cafe, a nonprofit organization with a mission to feed the hungry and shelter the homeless, which takes place at the Dena'ina Center. Purchasing a ticket allows attendees to select one locally made and donated bowl to take home, as well as enjoy soup and cornbread beanscafe.org

MARCH 14

Shamrock Shuffle

Organized by Skinny Raven, the Shamrock Shuffle gets better every year thanks to participants and their fellow leprechauns. Racers dress up in Kelly green to run and walk, starting at Bear Tooth Theatrepub at 8 a.m. skinnyraven.com

MARCH 26

Symphony of Wines

Join the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra at the Hotel Captain Cook at 7 p.m. for the Annual Symphony of Wines, an event that features appetizers, one-of-a-kind silent auction items, and sampling of more than 150 wines--favorites can be ordered at a discount from Anchorage Wine House. All proceeds benefit the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra. anchoragesymphony. org

MARCH 27- APRIL 19

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

In this comedy, it's 1956 and The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. As the assembled "widows" await the announcement of the society's prize-winning quiche, the atomic bomb sirens sound Has the Communist threat come to pass? How will the widows respond as their idyllic town and lifestyle face attacks? cyranos.org

MARCH 28

Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame Gala

The annual Alaska Aviation Hall of Fame Gala will be held at the Downtown Marriott in Anchorage and is a celebration of the men and women who shaped Alaska's aviation history. The Hall of Fame also serves as the primary fundraiser for the museum, providing support for the museum's exhibits, educational programs, and public programs. alaskaairmuseum.org

FAIRBANKS

MARCH 1

Farthest North Jewish Film Festival

Five Jewish films are presented during a weeklong festival sponsored by the Congregation Or HaTzafon at the Alaska Coffee Roasting Company in West Valley Plaza, orhatzafon.org

MARCH 1

Interior Wedding Showcase

This bridal show helps couples plan their special day...

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