Definitely About Downtown: March 20

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Air pollution meeting
The Air Pollution Control Commission will meet Tuesday, March 21, in the Fairbanks City Hall Council Chambers. The meeting starts at 6pm and the agenda can be found here.  The Fairbanks North Star Borough Air Quality Division is sponsoring the event. —> RSVP <—

Tuesday Tasting
On March 21, Lavelle’s Bistro will host another Tuesday Tasting. The tasting is “spring forward” themed and will feature refreshing wines including Cru Beaujolais from Burgundy. The tasting will include delicious treats prepared by the Lavelle’s Bistro kitchen. Drinks pour at 7pm. Tickets are $30 for local grapenuts and $35 for guests. To reserve your seats, call 450-0555. 

Parenting classes
On March 23, Tanana Valley Clinic continues their free 4-week instructional program for parents called “Particular Parenting- Choosing the Right Discipline for Your Child’s Age and Personality.” This session is from 6-7:30pm and will be on Discipline Choices for Today—Discipline Strategy/Alternatives. Did you miss last week’s class? No worries! Participants are welcome to attend all or some of the sessions, which are also great for grandparents or childcare providers. Classes are taught by Madeline Lambert Nance, a professional trainer and member of the Family Tutor and Mentor Network. —> RSVP <—

Wine tasting
Did you know March is Washington Wine Month, which culminates in Taste Washington on March 23rd? Well, it is. For those of us that cannot make the trip to Washington for this event, you can experience a taste of Washington in Alaska instead. Right at Raven Landing! Expect a selection of Premier Washington wines paired with delicious, small plates from local celebrity chef Slava. For this tasting, host Bruce Abbott is joined by special guest Samantha McGee from Ste. Michelle Wine Estates. Bruce and Samantha will present their choices for best Washington wines head to head, with the winning wines chosen by popular vote. All attendees must be 21 or over and possess valid I.D. For seating requests or special dietary requirements, please call 328-8545. This tasting is at Raven Landing from 7 to 9 pm on March 23. —> RSVP <—

Swing class
Sign-up for a 6-Week East Coast Swing class at Dance Theatre Fairbanks! This class is designated a “level two” and is designed for anyone who has learned a triple step! The dancing kicks off on March 23. Learn how to take your swing to the next level with added style, comfort, fluidity and flare! Class fees are $65 for the entire 6-week session. For more information, including how to pay, visit the event page on Facebook. This is sure to be a fun 6 weeks so reserve your spot today! —> RSVP <—