(Juneau Empire File)

Community calendar of upcoming events

This is a calendar updated daily of upcoming local events during the coming days provided by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, and other contributors. Submissions for events can be sent to editor@juneauempire.com. They should include the date, time, location, short summary of the event, a website and/or social media page for the event if applicable, if an admission fee is required, and a contact for people to obtain more information. Submissions are not guaranteed of inclusion and may be edited for length or content. The calendar is also published in the print editions of the Juneau Empire, and submissions for those should be received by 9 a.m. Monday for Wednesday’s paper and 9 a.m. Thursday for Saturday’s paper.

MONDAY, APRIL 15

Beginning Tai Chi Series taught by Jane Stokes, 3-4 p.m., Rainforest Yoga, 171 Shattuck Way #202.

Six-week series. For more information visit www.rainforestyoga.org.

NAMI Family-to-Family Class, 5:30-8 p.m., 8711 Teal St., Main Floor Conference Room.

Family-to-Family provides information and resources led by trained teachers who have loved ones who live with mental health conditions. Also offer added support and insight from other families. Class is open to anyone supporting a loved one with a mental health condition (a diagnosis is not required to attend). Free. Register at https://www.namijuneau.org/family-to-family. For more informtion contact Meryl at meryl@namijuneau.org.

Yin Yoga with Bailey, 5:30-7 p.m., Rainforest Yoga, 171 Shattuck Way #202.

This holistic yoga class will integrate somatic awareness, mindful asana and restorative practices. By practicing compassionate witnessing awareness, over time participants will strengthen inner listening, cultivate intuition, practice integrity, and nurture a safe, steady inner landscape. Appropriate for all levels of practitioners. For more information visit www.rainforestyoga.org or contact info@rainforestyoga.org.

TUESDAY, APRIL 16

Free Tai Chi classes for ages 60+, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Dr.

This free series of Tai Chi classes is being offered by Southeast Senior Services to those age 60+. Learn the practice of Tai Chi from a certified instructor during an eight-week series of twice-weekly classes. Tai Chi improves strength and balance and reduces the risk of falls. The program is made possible by a grant from the state Department of Health. Registration is required. Call (907) 463-6113 to register or for more information.

Pickleball @ the JACC, noon–2 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St.

Bring your own paddle. Fee: $5/drop-in or $45 for 10-session punchcard. For more information contact (907) 586-2787.

Virtual Low Vision Support Group, 1-2:30 p.m., Juneau Senior Center.

Meets the third Tuesday of each month. Share and learn about ways to adjust to vision loss. Rides are available to the meeting, but participants must arrange for their return ride home. For more information call Laura at Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) at (907) 586-4920.

Pickleball @ the JACC, 4-6 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St.

JWAC Tuesday Travelogue: Time and Time Again in Taiwan, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way #109.

John Roxburgh and his husband have traveled the world, but their favourite country to visit is still Taiwan. They’ve visited many times since their first trip in 1989, and they’re still finding new things to see and do. John will show pictures from their January 2023 trip where they visited a 17th-century European fort in a Taipei suburb, Keelung’s famous night market, the small (and heavily touristed) Shifen Waterfall, and the strange, architecturally stunning National Taichung Theater. Donations accepted. For more information visit jwac.org or contact juneauwac@gmail.com.

Beginning and Advanced ESL Classes, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Diamond Pk. Lp.

Beginning ESL classes offered from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Advanced ESL classes offered from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both classes are free. For more information visit The Learning Connection website at https://tlcalaska.org/english-language-learning-citizenship or call (907) 586-5718 for more information.

Art for Self Care, 5:30-7 p.m., 418 Harris St., #315.

These are groups designed to promote self care using a variety of art activities. For adults to help relieve anxiety, depression and stress especially during the winter months. For more information contact Shawn Hatt Cohen at (907) 321-5414.

Cancer Connection support group, 6:30-8 p.m., 8711 Teal St., first floor conference room.

Encouragement and support for those newly diagnosed with cancer, currently receiving treatment, and whose treatment has ended. Every third Thursday of the month. Loved ones are also welcome. For more information visit www.cancerconnectionak.org, or contact (907) 796-2273 or admin@cancerconnectionak.org.

Jazz Jam, 8-11 p.m., Crystal Saloon, 218 Front St.

Free entry.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Chair yoga, 11 a.m., AHFC Mountainview Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St.

Certified instructors for half-hour sessions. No fee. Classes are low-impact, healthy stretching for those over 60 years of age. For more information call Aria at (907) 463-6175.

Traumatic & Acquired Brain Injury Support Group, noon–1 p.m., 8711 Teal St.

The TABI support group is an open space for people with a traumatic and/or acquired brain injury to come together on a monthly basis. Every month’s topic is different and designed to meet people where they are at. Third Wednesday of every month. For more information visit https://www.sailinc.org/brain-injury-supports, or contact Kimberly Sumner at ksumner@sailinc.org or (888) 487-0961.

Weaving Our Pride, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St.

Weaving Our Pride is a collaborative youth-mentor weaving project. Youth 12+ of all identities are invited to come learn how to weave and participate in creating a Ravenstail and Chilkat ceremonial robe in Pride colors. The robes represent the spirit of Pride and will be available to wear by youth only for special ceremonies like graduation, coming-out parties, Celebration, etc. For more information visit https://www.lilyhope.com/weavingourpride, or contact Lily Hope at lilyhopeweaver@gmail.com or Rachel Disney at (678) 863-2043. Every Wed.-Fri. 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Connections Peer Support Group, 5:30-7 p.m., NAMI Juneau office in the Teal Street Center at 8711 Teal Street, Ste. 200.

Weekly peer support group open to any adult in Juneau who wants to talk about their own mental health. The group is designed to connect, encourage and support participants using a structured support group model. No need to register and no commitment, drop in as it fits in with your schedule.

Duplicate Bridge, 6 p.m., Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave.

Weekly event. Contact Toni at (907) 209-9809 with questions and for information about where to park and how to get into the building.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Free Tai Chi classes for ages 60+, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Dr.

Pickleball @ the JACC, noon–2 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St.

Weaving Our Pride, 3:30-7:30 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St.

Pickleball @ the JACC, 4–6 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St.

TOPS Club (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly), 5-6:15 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Hwy.

Purpose is to help and support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. Weigh-in at 5 p.m., group program at 5:15 p.m. First meeting is free. More information at www.tops.org.

Family Support Group, 5:30–7 p.m., 8711 Teal St.

Meets the first and third Thursday of each month, This group is open to any adult in Alaska who has a loved one living with a mental health condition, regardless of diagnosis. The group is designed to connect, encourage, and support participants using a structured support group model. No registration, free drop-in support group. For more information visit namijuneau.org, or contact Meryl at (907) 463-4251 or meryl@namijuneau.org.

NAMI Family-to-Family Class, 5:30-8 p.m., 8711 Teal St.

Family-to-Family provides a wealth of information and resources led by trained teachers who have loved ones who live with mental health conditions. Class is open to anyone supporting a loved one with a mental health condition (a diagnosis is not required to attend). Free, registration requested at https://www.namijuneau.org/family-to-family. For more information contact Meryl at meryl@namijuneau.org.

Juneau Delegation Town Hall, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

Sen. Jesse Kiehl, Rep. Andi Story and Rep. Sara Hannan invite you to attend a mid-session town hall. Hear budget updates, ask questions and share your ideas. Food will be provided. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/senatorkiehl, or contact Sen. Jesse Kiehl’s office at sen.jesse.kiehl@akleg.gov or (907) 465-4947.

Hatha Yoga with Bev, 6-7 p.m., Rainforest Yoga, 171 Shattuck Way #202.

An all-levels class with a focus on the mind-body connection. A safe space to attune to your body and release tension from the week. Special attention will be put on to foundational level poses to build strength and understanding of yoga. All levels, mindsets and bodies welcome. For more information visit www.rainforestyoga.org or contact info@rainforestyoga.org.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Friday Noon Organ Concert, noon–1 p.m., State Office Building, 8th floor lobby.

Free weekly concerts on the historic Kimball Theatre Organ. for more information contact Ellen Carrlee at (907) 465-2396.

Riverview Memory Care Open House, 3-5 p.m., 3041 Clinton Dr.

Riverview is preparing to offer a new service to Southeast Alaska. Open house details what memory care entails as well as a tour of the facility. For more information contact Alyssa Fernandez at (907) 723-1180 or Afernandez@northstarsl.com.

Weaving Our Pride, 3:30-6:30 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St.

Brews and Brushes: Soggy Spring, 6–8 p.m., Little Cabin Studios, 2525 Industrial Blvd. C10.

Brews and Brushes is a small group watercolor workshop featuring watercolor techniques through simple exercises and projects. For this watercolor workshop the focus will be creating a soggy Southeast spring landscape. Designed for all ages and all skill levels, no art experience required. All art supplies and non-alcoholic beverages provided. Tickets must be purchased in advance at https://littlecabinstudios.square.site/s/shop. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/littlecabinstudios or contact littlecabinstudios.art@gmail.com.

A Felicidade Jazz Quartet, 6-8 p.m., Crystal Saloon, 218 Front St.

The A Felicidade Jazz Quartet, with Heather Mountcastle on vocals, performs a mix of bossa nova and deconstructed pop classics. Free. For more information contact luke.weld@gmail.com

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: Alice in Wonderland, 7-9 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

Whimsical and fun ballet performance featuring Alice, the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Cheshire Cat and other characters. Purchase tickets online or at the door. Also at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday amd 2 p.m. Sunday. For more information visit https://juneaudance.org or contact jdtoffice@juneaudance.org.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20

Bird Walk with Juneau Audubon Society, 8-10 a.m., Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge — west side of river (end of Industrial Blvd.).

Hike will proceed along the mostly level and gravel path with numerous muddy spots and occasional water crossings, out to the mouth of the Mendenhall Wetlands. This area attracts waterfowl, shorebirds, as well as songbirds and raptors in the meadows. Please leave dogs at home. Rubber boots are recommended. (Low tide 2.3’ at 6:11 a.m.). For more information visit www.juneauaudubon.org under Birding-Events or contact field-trips@juneau-audubon-society.org.

Saturday Staying Alive Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m-noon. Ḵunéix̱ Hídi Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. and via Zoom.

Offers support, strength and hope for families and friends of alcoholics. Group meets weekly. For information more information call (907) 957-1990 or visit https://al-anon-ak.org.

Mad Hatter Tea Party, 1–2 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

Immersive experience that transports guests into the fantastical world of Wonderland, featuring activities inspired by the story and capturing memorable moments with our Wonderland photo backdrops. Guests are encouraged to wear their most eccentric attire, channeling characters from the book such as the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, or Alice herself. Includes VIP seating for the Juneau Dance Theater ballet, teas and pastries, and a photo on stage with the cast, after the performance. Check-in, photo booths and games at 1 p.m., ballet at 2 p.m., intermission tea at 2:45 p.m., photos on stage with cast at 4 p.m. For more information visit https://juneaudance.org or contact jdtoffice@juneaudance.org.

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: Alice in Wonderland, 2-4 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

Weaving Our Pride, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St.

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: Alice in Wonderland, 7-9 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

Taichi Class, 10-11 a.m., Salmon Creek Health Center, Lemon Creek.

Scheduled Sundays through March 31. Learn the first eight movements of Yang 24 Taichi in this three-month class, experiencing the traditional aim of Taichi which is to find within oneself a still point in a universe of activity. Learn also how individual Taichi movements may be used as qigong exercises to connect body, mind and breath. For more information contact Glen Ray at sacredforest.taijiandqigong@gmail.com.

Mad Hatter Tea Party, 1–2 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

Juneau Dance Theater Spring Showcase: Alice in Wonderland, 2-4 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave.

Traditional Celtic Music Session, 3:30-5:30 p.m., TK Maguire’s, 375 Whittier St.

Play or listen to traditional Celtic music played on acoustic instruments. Sessions follow the traditional etiquette for Irish music sessions. Free to the public. For more information contact Tony Yorba at (907) 209-9946 or email avyorba1954@gmail.com.

International Folk Dance, 4-5:45 p.m., The Alaska Club Juneau Downtown, 641 W. Willoughby Ave. #210.

For dancers of all ages and skill levels. Program is a mix of teaching and requests of dances from around the world. No partners are required and no charge for participation. For more information visit www.jifdancers.org, or contact Bruce Botelho at (907) 723-9999 or brucembotelho@gmail.com.

Restorative Yoga, 4:30-6 p.m., Rainforest Yoga, 171 Shattuck Way #202.

Class limit 10. Reserve spot at rainforestyoga.org.

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