Social Events in Anchorage, Alaska This Week

Let’s explore social events in Anchorage, AK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Anchorage where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Anchorage

Godwit Shorebird Presentation

Godwit Shorebird Presentation

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: First United Methodist Church

Daniel Ruthrauff is a Ph.D. geologist, USGC ornithologist, and researcher. His research today investigates the biotic and abiotic factors that affect bird populations. His projects focus on shorebirds as study subjects. His work focuses on documenting the status and distributions of shorebirds, studying the migration ecology of shorebirds and assessing the reproductive ecology of Alaska-breeding s(…)

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Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 3024 Mountain View Dr

Come try our delightful Mocktails, Gourmet Sodas
Iced Teas & Ice Cream Floats.

Join **Buzzed Beetle** on
May 24, 2024
3:00pm – 9:00pm
For our Grand Opening

Door Prizes Start @ 4:00pm
One every half hour till 8:30pm
*Must be present to win.*

3024 Mt. View Dr. Suite 106
Anchorage AK 99501
715-257-0175(…)

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Creek cleanup

Creek cleanup

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: 1836 Rosemary St

Able bodies are needed to help with the clean up of Chester Creek between Lake Otis and Bragaw. Not wanting to interfere with any weekend plans, I’m trying for an afternoon effort this time, there’s plenty of daylight after all. Waders, gloves bug repellant are recommended, rubber boots will do fine for the shore walkers. Contact me at 928-380-2995 or [email protected] if interested.(…)

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Sea Kayak Trip Chenega Bay To Whittier

Sea Kayak Trip Chenega Bay To Whittier

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: undefined

There is direct ferry service to Chenega Bay from Whittier on May 21st.

Ferry ride cost with kayak:
My best calculation for a non senior citizen is $85.00.
My best calculation for a senior citizen is $71.00.

We would have the following schedule:
Whittier to Chenega Bay May 21st: Depart 12:30 p.m. arrive 5:30 p.m.
The paddle time to Decision Point would be 9 paddling days.
Estimate 12 to 15 miles(…)

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Hack Night

Hack Night

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: The Boardroom – tBR

We get together biweekly to work on software projects that benefit Anchorage. Bring a laptop and let’s collaborate on some code! Work on your own project or find an existing project to help with.

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Bachata & Beyond

Bachata & Beyond

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Alaska Dance Promotions

Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Admission: $15 drop in or included in the monthly membership. We also offer punchcards.

Our Monday night 8:30 pm Bachata & Beyond class is always a fun time and a great way to learn new Bachata moves for beginner to intermediate dancers.

Due to current issues this class will be limited to 10 dancers. This class requires pre-registration with a partner, completed entr(…)

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Thursday Games

Thursday Games

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Yogurt Works

Check out our new Facebook page!
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We play a variety of games, please feel free to bring any you enjoy, though we always have many options. And you’re welcome to just come and chat and check out what we’re playing. Everyone is very friendly, so introduce yourself and pull up a chair. Or come early and set up a game!

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2024 Monthly Full Moon Community Potluck and Meditation

 2024 Monthly Full Moon Community Potluck and Meditation

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: ATOM Center AK

Monthly Full Moon Community Potluck and Meditation
Join us for Potluck Social Gathering and Deep Restorative Meditation
Thursday May 23, 2024
Potluck Dinner begins at 6 pm.
First Meditation 7 pm to 8 p.m.
Social and Dessert Round 8 pm
Second short Meditation 8:45 /9 pm to 10 p,m

Note
each full moon we meet for food and meditation. we tend to bring a vegetarian dish to share but it is not complete(…)

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ALL Levels Yoga with Kara

ALL Levels Yoga with Kara

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Open Space Alaska

## TUESDAYS, 5:30 – 6:45 PM

## All Levels Yoga

All Levels Yoga meets your body where it is. Expect a yoga class grounded by traditional asana (poses), dhyāna (meditation) and pranayama (breathwork). Classes will be physically challenging, but not always a sweaty workout. Yoga instructors bring their favorite sequences and techniques from a variety of lineages, and invite you to experience them i(…)

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West Coast Swing Lessons at Koots basics and beyond

West Coast Swing Lessons at Koots basics and beyond

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Chilkoot Charlie’s

Join us Wednesday nights at Koots for a free west coast swing lesson. We cover wcs basics and fun beyond basics variations and moves. Your instructors: Liv and Linda or Liv and Van. Liv has been teaching west coast swing and other dance styles in Anchorage since 2001 and compete in west coast swing, hustle, country 2-step and night club 2-step at events in the lower 48.

We play warm up music from(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Anchorage is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Anchorage on Anchorage.net, Adn.com, or Alaska.org.

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