Calendar of Events
Board meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month. See Contacting us for the specific time and place.
Annual Meeting ParTAY
Join the Alaska Huts board, staff, volunteers, and members and a special guest for a great program and a chance to learn about Alaska Huts' progress and plans. Each year this event typically includes finger foods and donated wine, beer, and soft drinks and a chance to mingle and talk huts. This year's program will introduce the Spanish Albergue (hut/hostel) and public wine fountains that are scattered over five weeks of trekking from the Pyrenees Mountains to coastal Spain along the Camino de Santiago route. Diane Moxness, recently retired executive director of the Nordic Skiing Assoc. of Anchorage, will present her trip.
Friday, April 10, 2015
Wilda Marston Theater, Loussac Library, Anchorage
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Show at 6:45 pm
Some 200,000 people each year walk hundreds of miles to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In the Middle Ages, this destination was even more popular. Find out why this pilgrimage has endured, and the connection of “albergues” to “huts” proposed in Alaska.
Diane Moxness, retired executive director of the Nordic Skiing Assoc. of Anchorage, walked from the French border area in the Pyrenees Mountains (Basque Country) to Santiago de Compostela in coastal Spain. Her route was El Camino de Santiago, a route pilgrims and adventure travelers have walked for centuries. Diane will tell stories and give insights about this epic trek, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and European Cultural Route, including its public wine fountains and sharing the route with people from around the world.
In a continuation of the Alaska Huts Association’s annual meeting tradition, “Camino and Camaraderie” is the feature presentation of the Alaska Huts ParTAY. The evening will include festive and high-quality handknit Hats for Huts in a silent auction, homemade nibbles, and tasty beverages donated by CRUSH Wine Bistro and Cellar. Maps and information about Manitoba Cabin and a planned hut-to-hut system will be available. Free to the public. Donations/memberships welcome. Silent auction, food, socializing, and hut information before and after the show.
National Trails Day / Spring Cleaning
Come and kick off the summer season at Manitoba Cabin by helping out with tidying up--all kinds of outdoor and indoor maintenance in a fun group atmosphere, with time to explore nearby trails in celebration of National Trails Day. Volunteers stay for free, but reservations are required. Space is limited. Across the U.S., National Trails Day is the first Saturday in June. We sometimes celebrate on a different weekend. Stay tuned for details.
Plan ahead! Save the date!
2015 Annual Huts Wood Stock Celebration
September 26-27, 2015
Let's stock wood and spruce up Manitoba Cabin for winter. Your volunteer work WILL pay off with good times to follow--typically a potluck feast and live music jam into the night, by High Lonesome Sound and friends. Volunteers stay free. Popular event! Space is limited! Reservations required.
Manitoba Cabin is on public lands, and this event coincides with National Public Lands Day. Stay tuned for more details!