Denali Education Center hosts a collection of public events throughout the summer that promote the arts and sciences, featuring artists, naturalists, musicians, yoga teachers, authors, workshops, lectures, films, and educational programs. These events are meant to inspire personal discovery, creativity, and intellectual inquiry.
Many of our public events are free or donation-based, and they highlight the incredible talent, diversity, and depth of knowledge in our small gateway community. All programs are held in the heart of our campus, the Charles Sheldon Center. This post-and-beam building was constructed and has been maintained, with countless hours of volunteer effort.
Check out our Community Calendar for current event details and information. To stay up-to-date on all our offerings, subscribe to our Community Update and receive information on local events. Updates are emailed weekly during the summer months and sporadically in the winter.
Are you interested in hosting an event in the Charles Sheldon Center? Call us at 907-683-2597 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2019 Public Events
Saturday, June 8, 2019, at 10:00 am
Our annual Volunteer Day is a great way to get to know the organization, to meet new people, and to give back to the Denali Education Center for all that we do. DEC would not be able to continue to grow and develop as a non-profit without the continued support from our local community. While you’re here, stock up on garden starts and flowers to beautify your summer during the Birch Creek Ranch plant sale!
Birch Creek Ranch Plant Sale
Saturday, June 8, 2019, 2:00 – 6:30 pm
Buy garden starts, flowers, potatoes, and more!
Birch Creek Ranch in Talkeetna was started by Leilani and Alan Kingsbury from their Agricultural Land Disposal Parcel acquired in 1981 and is now owned and operated by their son Brian. The farm consists of 100 acres of hay fields, commercial greenhouses focusing on annual bedding plant production, and 2 acres of berry crops. Sign up for their Denali CSA!
The plant sale will begin when Volunteer Day is in full swing!
Summer Concert and Lecture Series
Check Community Calendar for dates!
Every summer, we feature performing artists from all over the world to play in the Charles Sheldon Center. On August 5th, songwriter J. Wagner returns to the Sheldon Center. More bands will be added to our calendar throughout the summer!
Our Lecture Series features writers, adventurers, artists, and more. Currently scheduled is a presentation by Anchorage author Adrienne Lindholm, How Writing and Wilderness Help Us Make Sense of the World on July 2nd. Tessa Hulls will present Women of the 1900s on July 5th.
Highway Walkers Film Festival
Register your film at Film Freeway!
For information email Darrell at email@example.com or call 641-414-3286.