The afternoon light has been mystical while much of the state is shrouded in wildfire smoke. The burn ban has put a stop to all fires in including inside Denali National Park. Luckily, the winds of change are upon us and rain is beginning to fall! We expect the smoke to clear within days!
The Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament is happening on Saturday, July 13th rain or shine. It’s not too late to be a sponsor if you’d like to contribute to the Scott Menke Memorial Fund which benefits our youth programs. Contact Darrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be safe out there and DON’T BURN ANYTHING! Enjoy the light and hope for clearer days soon.
Last Call for Entries to the Denali Film Festival
July 19th & 20th
Are you a student, amateur, professional, or shooting on your smartphone? We have a category for you!
Make a film about recycling, Alaska, adventure, National Parks, OR sustainability and submit today!
The film festival will take place July 19 and 20 at the Charles Sheldon Center. Entries will be accepted until July 14.
All donations raised from the brunch go towards funding full scholarships for the WILD about Denaliprogram. In addition to funding scholarships, Creekside Cafe also provides a lunch for the participants free of charge while they are visiting Denali. We cannot thank them enough for all they do to support this program!!
This Saturday, July 13; Tee-off is 10:00am. Arrive by 9:15am!
Join us to celebrate the most unusual and fun golf tournament you will ever attend! The Healy Tundra Challenge is hosted by Black Diamond Golf Course and raises funds for the Scott Menke Memorial Fund.
Team slots are now full!
If you would like to be a sponsor or donate a prize, contact Darrell.
We are calling all local authors to be a part of the first-ever Denali Book Fair. If you have a book, blog, or comic you’d like featured at this year’s book fair, contact Darrell at email@example.com or call 907-683-2597.
The fair will take place in the Charles Sheldon Center. Authors will have the opportunity to sell their books and possibly do a short reading with a discussion. Sponsored by:
University of Alaska Press!
Wednesdays at 10:00am
This week’s Tundra Tots learned about moose and caribou. They even made crafts so they could take their own moose and caribou home!
Join Auktweenna for another Tundra Tots adventure next Wednesday at 10:00am!
Tundra Tots is a toddler and preschool program that employs storytelling, play, and art to provide meaningful outdoor experiences.
Tundra Tots will get your kids laughing, learning, and exploring all the wonders that Denali has to offer!
This program is for ages 2-5, but siblings are welcome to attend and lend a hand! Tundra Tots is offered by $5 suggested donation.
Yoga in Denali
Mondays at 6:30pm
Tuesdays at 6:30pm
Wednesdays at 10:00am
Thursdays at 10:00am
Darrell Johnston teaches a beginner Hatha/Vinyasa evening class on Mondays at 6:30pm.
Darrell leads meditation every Tuesday at 6:30pm.
Wednesdays at 10:00am is a class for those who have little or no experience with yoga.
Liz Smith teaches Vinyasa on Thursday mornings at 10:00am.
Please contact Darrell at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about classes.Yoga is offered by $10 suggested donation. A percentage of yoga donations support the mission of Denali Education Center.
Donate an Item to the 30th Anniversary Auction Today!
Saturday, August 10th at 5:00pm
If you have an item you’d like to donate contact Darrell at email@example.com today! We can arrange a pick-up anytime. If you have questions about the event or would like to be involved, contact us and be a part of the biggest celebration in Denali! 907-683-2597.
All events to be held in the Charles Sheldon Center unless otherwise noted. See a full listing of events on our Public Events calendar.
Our yoga classes are offered by donation! Check for updates in the Yoga in Denali Facebook group.
July 13, 10:00am Healy Tundra Challenge Golf Tournament at Black Diamond Golf Course
July 13, 7:30pm Pete Kersunis of the Good Time Travelers at the Charles Sheldon Center
July 19 & 20, Times TBA, Highway Walkers presents the Denali Film Festival
August 3, Time TBA, Local Author Book Fair (Sponsored by University of Alaska Press)
August 10, 5:00 – 9:00pm 30th Anniversary Auction (Save the Date!)
Wednesdays, 10:00am Tundra Tots
Wednesdays, 10:00am Yoga (for those who don’t) beginner class
Mondays, 6:30pm Yoga with Darrell
Tuesdays, 6:30pm Meditation Class
Thursdays, 10:00am Yoga with Liz
Other Events in the Community
Tuesdays, 6:00pm – Music at the Denali Bluffs Mountaineer Bar and Grill with our very own Jimmy Sandy!
Fridays, 6:00pm- Music at Tonglen Lake Lodge with guitarist/harmonica aficionado and DEC Events Coordinator, Darrell Johnston
Saturdays, 10:00am – 2:00pm, Healy Farmers Market at the Alaska Coffee Bean, Milepost 249.2 Parks Hwy
Sunday, July 14, 7:00pm – Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival performance in the Great Room at Denali Princess. Accordionists Jamie Maschler & Gabe Rodrigues
Tuesday, July 16, 5:30pm – Our very own Jake Hill performs at the Miner’s Plaza at Denali Park Village!
Saturday, July 20 – Alaska Blood Bank Mobile Blood Drive at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Saturday, July 20, 7:00pm – Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival presents American Roots Ensemble performance at McKinley Chalet Resort in the main lodge.
Sunday, July 21, 7:00pm – Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival presents American Roots Ensemble performance in the Great Room at Denali Princess.
Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm – Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival presents pianist Ron Drotos performance at Fannie Q’s Saloon at Denali Princess.
Fairbanks Farmers Market Calendar:
Many thanks to Husky Homestead for hosting a tour of their sustainability efforts for a delegation of Denali Zero-Landfill Initiative stakeholders. Representatives from Subaru, National Parks Conservation Association, and the National Park Service are in the area checking out all the ways that Denali is reducing waste and recycling right.
Husky Homestead has recently formed a staff-led volunteer Green Team that oversees their sustainability programs. In the photo below, notice the Recycle Across America labels, a water bottle refill station, and a sign with Zero-Landfill information that includes the amount of recyclables they have diverted from the landfill – over 526 lbs since May 19!
We are so impressed with all that Husky Homestead is doing. In addition to being active with the Denali Zero-Landfill Initiative, they are also members of the Adventure Green Alaska program. Learn more on Husky Homestead’s sustainability page.
To learn about the Denali Zero-Landfill Initiative, check out the page on our website. Learn about how ZLI got started, read articles, and watch amazing videos. Find out how you and your business can be involved. If you have ideas about how to divert waste from the landfills, let us know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.