What’s Happening the week of June 20-26

What’s Happening the week of June 20-26

Discussion on mental health and substance use treatment, Wednesday, June 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A community discussion about behavioral health services for people returning to the community after incarceration. Sponsored by the Juneau Reentry Coalition.

Film screening: “Straws,” Wednesday, June 20, 7-8 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way, suite 109. Presented by Alaska’s Last Straw, this an award winning documentary illuminates the problems related with straws and other single use plastic pollution that inundate waterways and oceans. The 40-minute film and silent auction is the first fundraiser for Alaska’s Last Straw and will help raise money for the organization to support restaurants and local businesses to eliminate plastic straw use. Tickets are $10 available from aklaststraw.org or at the door.

“Get Into the Business of Caring,” Thursday, June 21, 12-1 p.m., AEYC-Sea, 3100 Channel Dr. #215. Thread will have an open house for those who are interested in starting a child care business. There will be information about the $1000 start up grant and free supplies available. For more information, call 596-1235.

Solstice and International Yoga Day, Thursday, June 21, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Whale Sculpture weather permitting. Check www.rainforestyoga.org for location on that day. All levels welcome. Taught by Bev Ingram and Theresa Soley.

Bonfire on the Beach, Thursday, June 21, 6-8 p.m., Eagle Beach Recreation Area. Hang out with the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) staff and talk about what can be done to protect Southeast. SEACC will bring food, a grill, and information on their current campaigns. Look for the SEACC banner.

Summer wine tasting and silent auction, Friday, June 22, 5:30-p.m.-7:30 p.m., The Bridge Adult Day Care, 1803 Glacier Hwy. Come for an evening of wine, music, and hors d’oeuvres. For more information, call 463-6156.

Summer Block Party, Friday, June 22, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center and Centennial Hall. Summer Block Parties will begin on June 15 and run through Aug. 17. It’ll be a time to listen to local music, browse Juneau merchant booths and drink from the beer garden by Alaska Brewing Company.

Friday Night Concert Series: The Dollhearts, Friday, June 22, 8-10 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company, the Flight Deck, 2 Marine Way, #124. Each week, a local artist will perform.

American Radio Relay League annual field day event, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m., Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center. The Juneau Amateur Radio Club will practice emergency communications and endeavor to contact 84 sections in the U.S. and Canada. The club will be holding exams for FCC licenses, equipment building workshops, will attempt to contact a satellite, and have an exhibit on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. There will be a picnic at noon. All amateur radio operators as well as lapsed operators and anyone interested in amateur radio is invited to attend. If anyone has questions or wants additional information contact 789 3431.

Mushin Movement Workshop, Saturday, June 23, Rainforest Yoga. A unique workshop exploring the intersection of Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Yoga Asana. All levels welcome. To register and for more information, www.rainforestyoga.org, or register at the door. Cost is $40. Taught by Michael Graney of New Zealand.

Treadwell Historic Walking Tour, Saturday, June 23, 3-4:30 p.m., Savikko Park. Sponsored by the Juneau-Douglas History Museum. Local historian Jim Geraghty will give a walking tour of the Treadwell Historical Trail. $25 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under. Tickets may be purchased by calling the City Museum at 586-3572.

Woosh Kinaadeiyi Summer Showcase, Saturday, June 23, 7:30-9 p.m., Rockwell. This fundraising events showcases several Juneau poets.

Only Fools Run at Midnight, Saturday, June 23, 9 p.m.- Sunday, June 24, 1 a.m. This 34th annual event supports public radio. The 5K race and one mile walk will start at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. For more information, go to: ktoo.org/events/fools-run-midnight.

Juneau Sings Sacred Harp, Sunday, June 24, 2-3:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Join in singing some of the earliest American music. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 789-4604.

Juneau Cabaret, Sunday, June 24, 7 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom. Juneau Cabaret is dedicated to celebrating the Great American Songbook and preserving its songs through performance. This performance is pay-as-you-can. David Sheakley-Early will play drums.


Petersburg – Art exhibit: “The Mystery of F.M. Harrow,” runs through June 22, Clausen Memorial Museum. This exhibit features recently rediscovered landscape paintings done in the early part of the 20th Century. Available for viewing during regular museum hours, Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.mm at 203 Fram Street. Admission is $5 for adults, free for children and members of the Clausen Memorial Museum. For more information, go to: www.facebook.com/ClausenMuseum.

Sitka – Cafe Concert, Wednesday, June 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mean Queen. Part of the Sitka Summer Music Festival. More details at: sitkamusicfestival.org.

Sitka – Lunch Concert, Thursday, June 21, 12:15-1:15 p.m., Allen Hall. A free, all-ages concert presented by Sitka Summer Music Festival. Cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Susan Reed perform Bach and Schumann.

Sitka – Herring Talk, Thursday, June 21, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. Sitka Tribe of Alaska presents Desiree Lawson’s talk “Herring Without Borders.” Lawson is researcher and facilitator for the Revitalizing Indigenous Law for Land, Air, and Water project. She will share Heiltsuk Nation’s experience with herring advocacy, conservation, and co-management.

Sitka – Sitka Summer Music Festival concert, Friday, June 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. Performers are violinists Christian Colberg and Helen Kim, cellist Zuill Bailey and pianist Yulia Gorenman performing works by Mozart and Bach. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for senior citizens and military and $15 for students at Old Harbor Books, online and the door. A pre-concert conversation with Susan Reed is 6:45 p.m. and a reception follows the music.

Sitka – Sitka Summer Music Festival concert, Saturday, June 23, 8:30-9:30 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. Performers are violinists Allison Bailey, Christian Colberg and Helen Kim, cellists Zuill Bailey and Cicely Parnas, violist Martin Sher and pianists Yulia Gorenman performing Kharitonov, Brahms and Mozart. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for senior citizens and military and $15 for students at Old Harbor Books, online and the door. A pre-concert conversation with Susan Reed is 6:45 p.m. and a reception follows the music.

Sitka – Music Festival Cruise, Sunday, June 24, 5:30-9 p.m. Sitka Summer Music Festival artists perform aboard an Allen Marine wildlife cruise. Boarding is at 5:30 p.m. The vessel leaves Crescent Harbor at 6 p.m. and returns at 9 p.m. Tickets are $100 at Old Harbor Books and sitkamusicfestival.org and include a dinner catered by Ludvig’s Bistro.

Kake – Fishing Derby, Saturday, June 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Kake Community Gym. Deadline to turn in fish is 1 p.m. Activities include lure making, macroinvertebrate identification, T-shirt fish prints, picnic lunch, and more. For more information, contact Courtney Johnson at 907-772-5907, Eric Johnson at 907-772-5969 in Petersburg; or Amanda Davis in Kake at 907-209-2331.

Skagway – Live music: The Human Jukebox, Friday, June 22, 8-11:30 p.m., Skagway Brewing Co. Free.

Ketchikan – The Ratfish Wranglers, Wednesday, June 20, 6 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Music performance with talk about the craft of songwriting.

Wrangell – Family Fishing Day, Saturday, June 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pat’s Lake. There will be fishing, games, lure making, fish print shirts, lunch, and youth prizes. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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