Wilson’s warbler. Photo by Bill Heard.

Wilson’s warbler. Photo by Bill Heard.

What’s Happening the week of April 11-17

Raincounty Flyfishers Meeting, Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School library. George Elgee will present a slide show on his trip to Greenland last year to fly fish for Char. We will also have a silent auction for Metz hackles, pliers and a 5 wt. floating fly line. Anyone wishing to offer any fly fishing items may offer them for sale at the meeting. As always, Raincountry Flyfishers meetings are open to the public at no charge.

Alaska Design Forum Lecture Series: Tenxten Studio, Wednesday, April 11, 6-7 p.m., 360 North KTOO. Tenxten Studio Lanscape Architects from Minneapolis, MN. Admission $15 general, $5 with a student ID.

Theater at Latitude 58: “The Phantom Tollbooth,” April 12, 13, 14, 7-9:30 p.m., April 14, 15, 2-4:30 p.m., McPhetre’s Hall. Tickets available on Vendini, at Hearthside Books and at the door.

Spring is for the Birds!, Thursday, April 12, 7 p.m., UAS Recreation Center, Room 116. Join us for a look at photographs to help you learn how to identify our spring bird arrivals and migrants that pass through Juneau. Local birding pros will help us learn more about identification.

Cyrano de Bergerac, until April 15, Perseverance Theatre. Visit ptalaska.org for show dates and times.

Alaskan Folk Festival, April 9-15. Check out our listings on page for the schedule of performances and workshops.

Behind Those Swingin’ Doors: Alaska Bluegrass and The Bow Ties, Thursday, April 12, 9:30 p.m.- Friday, April 13, 12 a.m., Red Dog Saloon.

Rumblefish at The Bookstore, Friday, April 13, 5-6 p.m., Rainy Retreat Books. Andy Ferguson, Jack Fontanella, Erik Chadwell and Sergei Morosanthe take the bookstore ‘stage’ as Rumblefish. All vinyl records will be 20% off during the week of Folk Fest.

Behind Those Swingin’ Doors: Tanana Rafter’s, Hannah Yoter Band, Tyson James, Friday, April 13, 9:30 a.m.- Saturday, April 14, 12 a.m., Red Dog Saloon.

Norwegian Breakfast, Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m., Juneau Yacht Club Venue. Svalbard Lodge- Sons of Norway & Friends of Scandinavia. Cultural Scholarship Fundraiser. Sour cream waffles, Norwegian egg supreme, sausage, egg and hash brown casseroles, Norwegian rolls, pickled herring eggs, gjetost cheese, hot beverages and juice. Dale Wygant, Accordion & Friends music. Suggested donation: $18 adults; $10 children ages 6-12; and children under 5 are free.

Kids Can Draw, Saturday, April 14, 9-11:30 a.m., Color Wheel Arts. Ages 5-12, $48. Call 209-7173 to register.

Second Saturday Market, Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m., Airport Shopping Mall. Local produce and craft vendors every second saturday, year-round.

March for Science and Education, Saturday, April 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Capitol Building. Join some of Juneau’s smallest musicians and brightest scientists on the Capitol steps to show Alaska legislators that we care about funding schools, science, and our children’s future. Science costumes of any and all sorts are encouraged. A mobile device action campaign may occur, so bring your mobile device. For more info: https://marchforsciencejuneau.weebly.com theresa@marchforscience.com.

7th Annual Liars and Fiddlers Consort, Saturday, April 14, 1-4 p.m., TK Maguire’s.

Alaska Folk Fest: Songwriters’ Show Case, April 14, 15, 3-6 p.m., Heritage Downtown Cafe. All are welcome at this event celebrating the art of song writing. Sign up at the event to perform two songs (or for 10 minutes). Original songs encouraged, but not required.

Juneau Skating Club Spring Show: Beyond the Stars, Saturday, April 14, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena. The Juneau Skating Club presents their spring show titled “Beyond the Stars” with special Olympic guest skater Keegan Messing. Tickets available online at the JAHC box office, at the door and at the JACC.

REACH 40th Anniversary Party, Saturday, April 14, 7-10 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. REACH is celebrating their 40th Anniversary of service to people living with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Juneau and Southeast Alaska. An evening of music, food, and merriment. A drawing will be held for two Alaska Airlines vouchers, a guided canoe paddle and trek for two people from Above & Beyond Alaska, and whale watching from Juneau Tours. Music by DJ Manu. Additional info forthcoming. More info: jflora@reachak.org; www.reachak.org; http:www.facebook.com/REACH-Inc-Community-Inclusion-1467114346882546/.

Project Playground Operation Family Fun Night, Saturday, April 14, 4-7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. $20 per family. Activities: t-shirt station, paint station, face painting, bouncy house, kiddie fishing game, and more. Pizza, salad and ice cream sundae bar.

Behind Those Swingin’ Doors: Gamble and the High Costa Livin’, Saturday, April 14, 9:30 p.m.- Sunday, April 15, 12 a.m., Red Dog Saloon.

Behind Those Swingin’ Doors: Eli West and Ben Winship, Sunday, April 15, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Red Dog Saloon.

Criminal Justice Reform and Tobacco Addiction, Monday, April 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Lecture Hall. Dr. Chad Morris, Professor and Director of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Program at the University of Colorado will discuss criminal justice involvement and tobacco addiction. For more info: kristinc@jami.org or 463-3303.

Online Upland Game Bird Class, Tuesday, April 17, 6-9 p.m., Google Class. This class will cover what is upland game bird, how to identify upland game birds, courtship and behavior of upland game birds, what are unique about upland game birds, conservation, places to go find upland game birds regionally, upland game birds in trouble, upland game bird calls, and habitat and food. Costs $20 per adult, $5 per child, or $40 per group. Contact dallins549@gmail.com to register and for the class code. More information at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1796164393758087.

Arts Roundtable, Tuesday, April 17, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Join us at the monthly Roundtable meeting to talk about the arts community in Juneau. Artists, art organizations, and any interested community members are invited to contribute ideas and comments. If you can’t make the meeting, send your ideas to Meghan Garrison, Individual Artist Programs Coordinator: meghan@jahc.org or 907.586.2787.


Haines- Earth Day Keynote Address, Friday, April 13, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Chilkat Center. Bea Johnson, author of “Zero Waste Home,” will kick off the Earth Day events at the Chilkat Center. Sponsored by Haines Friends of Recycling.

Haines- KHNS Spring Wine Tasting, Friday, April 13, 7-9:30 p.m., Harriet Hall.

Ketchikan- Fellowship of the Pen Drop-in Writing Sessions, Wednesday, April 11, 3-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, April 14, 3-5:45 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Open to all, come and go as you please. Coffee and snacks provided.

Sitka- Museum Speaker, Wednesday, April 11, 6-8 p.m., Sitka Public Library. Angie Bowers continues Sitka Historical Society’s speaker’s series with a talk.

Sitka- Bags for Change, Wednesday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m., the See House. All are welcome to learn, provide input, and help move toward local action to reduce the use of disposable bags, and increase use of reusable bags in Sitka. More information is available by calling 747-2708.

Sitka- St. Baldrick’s, Friday, April 13, 3:30-4:30 p.m., the Elks Lodge. The annual Sitka St. Baldrick’s fundraiser in support of children with cancer. Dinner is available.

Sitka- Summer Activities Fair, Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Blatchley Middle School. Organizations that provide summer activities or resources for Sitka youth will have tables and information and take registrations. For more information or to request a table call 747-8670.

Sitka- Music Festival Fundraiser, Saturday, April 14, 5-9:30 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. Pianist Lara Downes returns to Sitka with an intimate tribute to Leonard Bernstein. The Sitka Summer Music Festival fundraiser, “Songs for Lenny,” features dinner, drinks, and live and silent auctions. Tickets and more information are at sitkamusicfestival.org.

Skagway- Red Onion Saloon Opening, Friday, April 13, 4 p.m., Red Onion Saloon. Free.

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