Photo by Matthew Henry on Burst.

Photo by Matthew Henry on Burst.

What’s Happening the week of May 23-29

Moving with the Mind of Meditation, Thursday, May 24, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Shambala Center. A book club for runners and walkers. Each meeting will starts with a walk or run at your own pace for 30 or 60 minutes. A 60-minute group will start at 5 p.m. and a 30-minute group will start at 5:30 p.m. Discussion and instruction will start at 6 p.m. Requested offering: $50. Patron offering: $75 . There is an additional cost for the book if desired. For more info and to register email or visit

“Shaken, Not Stirred,” Juneau Symphony Benefit Auction, Friday, May 25, 6-9 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. Early-Bird ticket price: $40 through May 20. $50 after May 20 and at the door (or until sold). Tickets can be purchased at the JACC, Hearthside Books, Juneau Symphony Office (522 W.10th St., 586-4676) or online at online at Live music, food, no-host bar, door prizes, silent and outcry auction items. For more info: 586-4675 or

Alaska Society for Marine Mammology Fundraiser, Friday, May 25, 6-8 p.m., Fisherman’s Bend. The Alaska Society for Marine Mammalogy Student Chapter will be holding for a whale watch fundraiser to support small grants for student research, education, and outreach in Alaska. Guest host, Ginny Jurasz Palmer, will lead engaging commentary along with current Alaska Chapter student and faculty representatives from the University of Alaska. Tickets can be purchased at Contact Ali Schuler at with any questions.

Beginning Wheel Throwing, Sunday, May 27, 12-3 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. This class is with Alex Botelho . $210 per person. Call 586-1750 to register or for more information.

Artists of All Nations, Sunday, May 27, 1-5 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center, Main Hall. Bring your art projects to a roundtable of artists of many nations. Work on your projects, start a new project, meet other artists, and get inspired. Join other creative folks in a communal studio setting on the last Sunday of each month.

Juneau Sings Sacred Harp, Sunday, May 27, 2-3:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Come sing from one of America’s earliest songbook. No experience necessary. Visit or contact Lena Simmons at 789-4604 for more information.

Princess Sophia Walking Tour, Tuesday, May 29, 5:15-7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will be leading walking tours to observe the 100th anniversary of the loss of the Princess Sophia, and to commemorate the lives of the 350 people who perished in the worst maritime disaster in Alaska history. Join tour guide, Kirk Smith to learn how Juneau was involved in this tragedy. For more info visit or contact Elissa Borges at 586-0966.

Minitature Bookbinding, Tuesday, May 29, 6-8 p.m., The Rookery Cafe. Learn the simple yet elegant two needle Copic stitch binding taught by Sherri McDonald. The cost is $40. Call 209-7173 to register or for more information.


Gustavus- Beer, Brats, and Band!, Saturday, May 26, 6 p.m., Salmon River Park.

Haines – 26th Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, May 25-26. The Gourmet Dinner is Friday, May 25, 6-8 p.m., at Harriet Hall. The Festival is Saturday, May 26, 12-5 p.m., Southeast Alaska State Fair grounds. Ticket sales for next year begin Feb. 1 at

Ketchikan – Fellowship of the Pen Drop-In Writing Sessions, Wednesday, May 23, 3-7:30 p.m., and Saturday, May 26, 3-5:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library.

Petersburg – Salmon Shadows: Salmon Art, Poetry and Conversations, Wednesday, May 23, 6-8 p.m., The Fleet, downtown. Catered event for conversations about sustainability and equity in Alaska’s salmon system.

Sitka – Roller Derby Match, Saturday, May 26, 7-8 p.m., the Hames Center. The Sitka Sound Slayers’ SheeDevils play the Yukon Roller Girls. Tickets are $10 at Old Harbor Books or from your favorite Slayer. Children under age five are admitted free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Doors open at 6 p.m.

More in Neighbors

A cuddle-puddle of kittens nestles at Juneau Animal Rescue, which recently received a large legacy gift from a Juneau resident. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Juneau resident leaves one last gift for local nonprofits

The gift will help support organizations who made possible what she loved doing in life.

Dana Zigmund / Juneau Empire 
Owen Rumsey and Pacific Ricke, both Juneau-Douglas High School: Kalé freshmen, move a Christmas tree during the swimming and diving team’s annual tree and wreath sale. The JDHS and Thunder Mountain High School swim and dive teams are selling Christmas trees and wreaths. Trees start at $50 and wreaths are $40, delivery is offered for $25. The sale will be open every evening but with different hours on weekends. Weekdays, the sale will be open from 5-7 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends. Online ordering is available at
PHOTOS: Diving into holiday decorating

Swimmers and divers sell trees and wreaths

Living & Growing: Thankful for a community that exceeds expectations

I’m so grateful that I live in Juneau and that you are my neighbors.

Thank you letters for the week of Nov. 14, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.

Living & Growing: Thanksgiving — atruly American holiday

By the Rev. Tim Harrison Thanksgiving is almost upon us. It is… Continue reading

Haines-based author and Alaska’s current writer laureate will be at Hearthside Books Nugget Mall location on Sunday, Nov. 7, to read from her latest book “Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics.”
Heather Lende, Haines writer, to read from latest book in Juneau

Alaska’s writer laureate reflects on ‘difficult’ writing.

(Courtesy Photo / Ralph “Ravi” Kayden, Unsplash)
Gimme a Smile: Trick or treat, anyone?

Gotta love a Halloween party.

Living & Growing: The power of symbols

In an era when emojis can form a complete sentence, symbols are more powerful than ever.

This photo from the Capt. George H. Whitney Photograph Collection shows a man, with wheelbarrow cart and two dogs in harness, transports beer barrels along boardwalk; pedestrians, buildings, and sign for Coon’s Drugstore in background in Juneau in 1886. Juneau and Douglas’ breweries were the subject of the Gastineau Channel Historical Society’s award-winning newsletter. (William Howard Case/ Alaska State Library - Historical Collections)
Local publication recognized with statewide award

It’s the second year in a row.

Laura Rorem  (Courtesy Photo )
Living and Growing: Seeking justice for people experiencing homelessness

Each homeless person is a unique and precious human being created in God’s image.

Thank you letter for the week of Oct. 17, 2021

Thank you, merci, danke, gracias, gunalchéesh.