Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fairbanks Heart Walk

This morning was the Fairbanks Heart Walk. There was entertainment, a silent auction and kid activities. The actual walk started around 10:00 and ran for what they said was three miles. My iPod Nike+ indicated that it was closer to 2½ miles. I walked around before the event started and met others from UA for a team photo. We were a pretty low key team as we didn't have matching t-shirts or hats like many of the others. Lunch was served after the short walk and the Fort Wainwright band provided entertainment. This is the first time I've ever participated but I suspect that it won't be the last. Someone mentioned that the Midnight Sun Run registration was going on. I may sign up if I'm going to be in town. Update - signed up. Now I need to decide if I want to try running or simply walk...

The next activity was to look for a framed print at a couple of the local art galleries. I've been employed at the university for 25 years and I was asked to look for a piece of art that I liked. I found a nice Bryan Birdsall print of Denali that I liked and it was within the specified budget. In addition, I had to write a short biography and get my picture taken. Also stopped at the Fairbanks Farmers Market in their new location on College Road. Too early for produce but there was a nice selection of healthy breads and snacks. We then went to a plant sale at the Botanical Gardens at the University but it was pretty well picked over by the time we got there. It turned out to be a beautiful day.

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