(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.

THURSDAY, JULY 11

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

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.

Pride and Prejudice, 7–9:15 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Diamond Pk. Lp.

Theater Alaska presents Kate Hamill’s adaptation of “Pride and Prejudice.” Free, donations accepted.

Low Tide Ladies, 6 p.m. Mendenhall Golf Course.

All skill levels are welcome. For more information visit the Low Tide Ladies Facebook page or contact Stacie Kraly at (907) 723-3229.

FRIDAY, JULY 12

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.

Fiber Friday!, 5-7 p.m., Heads in the Clouds Collective studio, Arcticorp Bldg., 418 Harris St. Rm. 403.

Join other fiber artists with a current craft. Knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, sewing, or felting. Every second and fourth Friday. Free. For more information follow @headsinthecloudscollective on Instagram, or contact Tess Olympia on instagram at @juneauwoolies or Rebecca Hsieh at @reccashaystudios.

Disc Golf Ladies League, 6–7 p.m., Treadwell Disc Golf Course (and UAS Disc Golf Course every other week).

All skill levels welcome, including beginner. Discs available for use and an instructor to give tips.For more information visit https://udisc.com/leagues/ladies-league-2, or contact Shannon Crossley at (540) 229-9452 or shannoncdore@gmail.com.

2nd Friday Social Dance Mixer, 6:15-8 p.m., The Alaska Club Downtown.

Second Friday of every month. For people new to partner dancing as well as experienced dancers. Wide range of music including blues, pop, R&B and Americana. Lesson topics will vary. No partner needed – dance partners rotate throughout the lesson. Lessons 6:15-7 p.m., open dancing 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Cost: members $10/non-members $20, payable at the door. For more information visit http://facebook.com/groups/JuneauDance, or contact Daniel at TwoLeftFeetAK@pm.me or (907) 209-0991.

Pride and Prejudice, 7-9:15 p.m., Noyes Pavilion at University of Alaska Southeast, 11220 Glacier Highway.

The Sun: The Creator/The Destroyer, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave.

The sun is the cornerstone of the solar system. It makes life on Earth possible. Volunteers at the planetarium will offer a closer look at the immense power of the sun. Free, all ages are welcome, no signup needed. For more information visit mariedrakeplanetarium.org or contact mariedrakeplanetarium@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, JULY 13

Wetlands Refuge Packout with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, 8 a.m.–noon, Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge — Switzer Creek Access Point.

Community clean up at the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. The refuge provides critical habitat for fish and 230 species of birds. For more information visit https://www.backcountryhunters.org/wetlands_refuge_packout or contact Stevie Gawryluk steviegawryluk@gmail.com.

Second Saturday Markets, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall, 9105 Mendenhall Mall Rd. #369.

For more information call (907) 713-7011.

Open Water Swim Series, 10-11 a.m. Auke Lake Boat Ramp.

A summer open water swim series that has variable distances (500m, 1K, 1.5K twice through). The swim will begin at 10 a.m. each Saturday at the Auke Lake boat launch. Previous open water experience recommended. Wetsuit recommended. Registration required at https://www.gomotionapp.com/team/azgsc/page/system/classreg-shopping. For more information contact Scott Griffith at gscswimming@gmail.com.

Saturday Staying Alive Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, via Zoom.

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

Pony Rides, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Fairweather Equitation Center, 10013 Crazy Horse Drive.

For kids ages 2 and up. $7 tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information contact Melanie at m-melvin@live.com.

Geology Walk: A Geological Tour of Downtown Juneau, 1–3 p.m., starts at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 W. 4th St.

Led by local guides Dr. Cathy Connor, retired professor of geology at the University of Alaska Southeast, and Juneau naturalist Richard Carstensen. This tour highlights the general geology of downtown Juneau and how local geology has influenced Juneau’s downtown development and history. The walk is about 1.5 miles long, and it begins at the museum and ends at the whale fountain next to the Douglas Bridge. Ticket price includes admission to the City Museum and a 20% discount on select items in the museum store. Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling the City Museum (907) 586-3572. For more information visit juneau.org/museum or call (907) 586-3572.

Pride and Prejudice, 7-9:15 p.m., Noyes Pavilion at University of Alaska Southeast, 11220 Glacier Highway.

SUNDAY, JULY 14

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.

Second Sunday Poetry Jam, 2–4 p.m., Goldtown Theater.

Poets from Juneau gather to share their and others’ verses. No cover, donations welcome. For more information contact trippcrouse@gmail.com.

Juneau Volunteer Marching Band and Delta Music Makers, 3–4 p.m., location to be determined.

Join the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band and guests Delta Music Makers from British Columbia for an afternoon of concert marches, show tunes, movie music and more. For more information visit https://www.juneaucommunityband.org/Home or contact juneaucommunityband@gmail.com.

Pride and Prejudice, 3-5:15 p.m., Noyes Pavilion at University of Alaska Southeast, 11220 Glacier Highway.

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.

MONDAY, JULY 15

Brews & Brushes: Sea Glass, 6-8 p.m., 2525 Industrial Blvd. C10.

Brews and Brushes is a small group watercolor workshop focusing on watercolor techniques through simple exercises and projects. Designed for all ages and all skill levels, no art experience required. For the month of July sessions will explore the sea. All art supplies provided. Non-alcoholic brews available including coffee, loose leaf teas, and Athletic Brewing’s non alcoholic beer. You may bring your own alcoholic beverage if you desire. Limited seats, advance ticket purchase recommended. Ticket price includes CBJ sales tax. For more information visit www.littlecabinstudios.art or contact ashley@littlecabinstudios.art.

Hip Hop: Intermediate, 6-7 p.m., Lemon Creek Studio, 5422 Shaune Dr.

Part of the Juneau Dance Theatre Adult Summer Session. Class will consist of a warm up and hip hop style choreography. For more information visit www.juneaudance.org.

TUESDAY, JULY 16

Low Tide Ladies, 9 a.m. Mendenhall Golf Course.

All skill levels are welcome. For more information visit the Low Tide Ladies Facebook page or contact Stacie Kraly at (907) 723-3229.

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.

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.

Ladies Range Day with Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, 5-7 p.m., Hank Harmon Rifle Range.

This range day is just for sighting in rifles in preparation for the upcoming hunting season. RSVP by July 9. For questions contact alaska@backcountryhunters.org.

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 at https://tlcalaska.org/english-language-learning-citizenship or call (907) 586-5718.

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.

Ballet: Intermediate/Advanced, 6-7 p.m., Lemon Creek Studio, 5422 Shaune Dr.

Part of the Juneau Dance Theatre Adult Summer Session. A combination of barre exercises and center work. Class is most appropriate for dancers with some ballet experience. For more information visit www.juneaudance.org.

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

A time of encouragement and support for those newly diagnosed with cancer, currently receiving treatment and whose treatment has ended. 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.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

Webinar: “If we can do it, you can, too,” presented by Dr. Corey Cox, 11 a.m.–noon, Zoom.

Focuses on challenges of treating opioid use disorder in Southeast Alaska and treatment options. For more information contact kym.schmauss@wsu.edu.

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

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 Thursday 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.

Circle of Brothers / A Healing Group for Men, 5:30–7:30 p.m., 250 Gordon St.

Join Tlingit and Haida’s Community and Behavioral Services Healing Center for an in-person and virtual men’s talking circle focused on healing wounds and achieving wellness. For more information visit https://cbs.ccthita-nsn.gov/groups-classes-events, or contact CBS Healing Center at (907) 463-7305 or healingcenter@tlingitandhaida.gov.

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

A 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. For more information visit https://www.namijuneau.org/connections-peer-support-group or contact meryl@namijuneau.org.

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.

Contemporary/Freestyle/Improv, 6-7 p.m., Lemon Creek Studio, 5422 Shaune Dr.

Part of the Juneau Dance Theatre Adult Summer Session. All levels welcome. Class will be a mix of contemporary, freestyle dance, improvisation and composition. For more information visit www.juneaudance.org.

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