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At UAA

“Collective Impact: Bending Toward Justice”
What: Marika Anthony-Shaw, creator of Plus1, will host a free keynote, talking about her experience working with philanthropic organizations and gives advice on how to get involved.
When: Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Wendy Williamson Auditorium
Cost: Free and open to the public

Paint Night
What: Join Arctic Crown Canvas for another paint night at UAA. A step-by-step taught course, painters will be painting a mountain and tree scenery. Light refreshments will be provided
When: Friday, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m.
Where: UAA Student Union Cafeteria
Cost: $5 for students with valid UAA ID. $20 for general public. Tickets can be purchased at UAAtix.com

Explore More: Snowshoeing
What: UAA’s newest activity series, “Explore More,” will start their first adventure snowshoeing. Rentals and transportation are free.
When: Saturday, Feb. 2, 12 – 3 p.m.
Where: Snowshoeing at Hillside, but meet at the UAA Bookstore at noon.
Cost: Free for UAA students taking 6 or more credits.

“Let Your Memoir Be Your Resistance”
What: Author Yvette Johnson presents her book “Let Your Memoir Be Your Resistance,” a book about her journey to Greenwood, Mississippi to find more about her late grandfather, Booker Wright, and findings about what life was like for blacks in Greenwood.
When: Monday, Feb. 5, 5 -7 p.m.
Where: UAA Bookstore, The Loft
Cost: Free and open to the public

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Around town

1 Million Cups: “Quick Cup”
What: A weekly networking event that hosts a local entrepreneur who explains their local business or startup. “Quick Cup” is the startup featured, a technology that allows for individuals to purchase drinks ahead of time at various coffee shops. Free coffee provided.
When: Wednesday, Jan. 31, 9 – 10 a.m.
Where: 1 Million Cups Anchorage (601 W Fifth Ave.), second floor, The Boardroom
Cost: Free

“Harry Potter” Book Night
What: Celebrate 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Activities and crafts are a part of the book night and costumes are encouraged.
When: Saturday, Feb. 3 at 6 p.m.
Where: Barnes & Noble (200 E Northern Lights Blvd)
Cost: Free, but must call to reserve spot(s)

Birds & Brews
What: Test your bird IQ with a bird ID and call quiz and drink craft beers at this event hosted by Audubon Alaska. Any guests under the age of 21 must be accompanied by a guardian.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Where: Resolution Brewing Company (3024 Mountain View Drive)
Cost: Free, beers for purchase