Definitely About Downtown: March 9

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Fahrenkamp Luncheon
On March 10 at Noon, Governor Bill Walker will speak at a Fahrenkamp Luncheon sponsored by the Interior Democrats of Alaska. Cost for attending the lunch is $20 at the door. The lunch will be held at the Westmark Hotel and seating is limited. [RSVP]

Restorative Yoga
On March 10, from 6pm-8pm, enjoy Restorative Yoga at the Well Street Art CompanyElizabeth Smith will teach a 90 minute restorative yoga practice followed by 30 minutes to have tea in the gallery. Class is capped at 10 students to provide enough props and support for each yogi’s practice.  Please email David to reserve your mat. [RSVP]

Curling Club
The Fairbanks Curling Club will host 2017 Club Nationals. Twenty curling teams will be coming to Fairbanks from the Lower 48 for a national competition. The public is invited to watch this free event. There will be curling games all week. Semi-final games will be played on Friday, March 10 and the finals will be on Saturday, March 11. The bar will be open in the evenings. [RSVP]

Yoga at HooDoo Brewing
Bend for your beer and have a post-session pint! Thanks to HooDoo Brewing, you can now practice yoga and then enjoy a beer afterwards. This Saturday, March 11, at 9am local yoga instructors will help HooDoo continue to offer their Second Saturday Yoga On Tap series. That way you can shake up your routine and then get your beer on! The class is $10 and 100% of the money will go to a local charity. After class, you can grab a pint and hang out before the Taproom opens to the public at 11am. Whether you are new to yoga, or are a seasoned yogi, practicing in the quiet Taproom is sure to offer you a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. These sessions are for all skill levels and are designed for fun! [RSVP]

2017 Writing in the Dark Retreat
Treat yourself to an all-day workshop with instructor Jean Anderson sponsored by the Fairbanks Arts Association. Sign-ups are still open for the 2017 Writing in the Dark Retreat. This year’s theme is “Kindling the Fires: Creating Enduring Prose in a Cold Place.” Join fellow writers at the Bear Gallery in Pioneer Park from 9am-4pm on Saturday, March 11. The retreat includes breakfast and lunch, literary camaraderie, and a delightful day of stimulating discussion. Registration fee is $45 in advance or $50 at the door. Click here more information and to register. [RSVP]

Mentors on Tap
Starting a business comes with plenty of challenges, but you don’t have to go it alone. The Hub on 2nd Avenue is hosting “Mentors on Tap.” Meet with more than a dozen experienced professionals, both local and visiting, interested in sharing their knowledge and connecting with entrepreneurs. This event will be on Monday, March 13 from 5:30-7:30PM at The Hub. [RSVP]

LeBon retires
In local news, Bart LeBon has retired from his role as the executive vice president at Mt. McKinley Bank. He’s retiring after 17 years with the company. According to a bank press release, “Mt. McKinley Bank congratulates Bart on his retirement and has deep gratitude for all he did for the bank during his tenure.” Bart also donated his time to help local nonprofits, including the Downtown Association of Fairbanks. 

Empire Realty
Downtown welcomes another new business to its growing business family: Empire Realty. Empire Realty is the brainchild of former Wes Madden superstar realtor Joel Johnson. You can find out more about Empire here.