What’s Happening the week of May 30-June 5

Moving with the Mind of Meditation, Thursday, May 31, 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 dralla@juneaushambhala.org or visit www.juneau.shambhala.org.

Rock Around the Block Party, Friday, June 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., downtown.

Friday Night Concert Series, Friday, June 1, 8-10 p.m., the Flight Deck. 20 straight weeks of live music, every Friday night. Full line-up online at: alaskafishandchips.com.

Discovery Southeast Juneau Nature Seminar-Geologic Landforms, Saturday, June 2 and 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Outer Point and Mendenhall Glacier. Join Discovery Southeast for a new series of weekend Juneau Nature Seminars. The first seminar June 2 and 3 will be “Aak’w Aani:Geologic Landforms of Juneau-Outer Point and the Glacier.” Enjoy a weekend discovering the rocks, landforms and glaciers of the Juneau area, and how this area changes over time with naturalists Steve Merli and Richard Carstensen. Open to the public, and available to teachers for continuing Ed credit through UAA. Visit the Discovery Southeast website at discoverysoutheast.org for more information, and to register.

Family Fishing Day, Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Twin Lakes. Free fishing experience for everyone with games for kids and inexpensive food items for sale. For more info: tim.banaszak@gmail.com.

Drawing Group at the Canvas, Saturday, June 2, 4:45-8 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. This is a three-hour drawing group every other Saturday. Cost is $20. Set up at 4:45 p.m. Doors close at 5 p.m. No late arrivals. For more info: canvasarts.org.

Juneau Symphony presents “The Music of James Bond,” Sunday, June 3, 3-5:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School. Music from the James Bond movies including “Goldfinger,” “Skyfall,” and “For Your Eyes Only.”

Family Block Party and Bike Rodeo, Sunday, June 3, 4-5:30 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church. Kids’ bikes and helmets, hot dogs, games, bouncy house, bike swap, minor bike repairs. This event is made possible with the support from the Juneau Freewheelers, Mendenhall Flying Lions, Thrivent Financial and Juneau Police Dept. For more info: 789-4093.


Ketchikan – Fellowship of the Pen Drop-in Writing Session, Wednesday, May 30, 3-7:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Free and open to all.

Skagway – North Words Writers Symposium, Wednesday, May 30- June 2, AB Hall. The ninth annual North Words Writers Symposium will feature four days of panels, workshops, readings, and fun activities in Skagway and Dyea – all centered around the writing craft. 2018 keynote author Susan Orlean, bestselling author of “The Orchid Thief” and “Rin Tin Tin,” will be joined by current Alaska State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes, Oregon novelist Willy Vlautin, and other notable Alaska/Pacific NW writers. Limited to first 40 participants who sign up. Cost is $375. For more information or to register, visit http://www.nwwriterss.com.

Skagway – Live Music from Bat, Thurdsay, May 31, 8-11 p.m., Skagway Brewing Company. Pop, rock, country, folk, motown, oldies and originals. Bat has been touring North America solo now for more than six years from coast to coast in the USA and Canada. With his three recorded CDs acclaimed worldwide, and have been featured on television shows in Europe. He has been awarded back-to-back songwriting grants from ASCAP for his compositions, and the performances of them.

Skagway – Club Baby Seal, Saturday, June 2, 8-10:30 p.m., Red Onion Saloon. Spend the evening laughing til your belly hurts with Club Baby Seal Live Stand-up Comedy all the way from Juneau. Cost is $10.

Yakutat – Yakutat Tern Festival, May 31 through June 3. Activities for birders and non-birders include field trips, seminars, kid’s activities, evening banquets, bird banding demonstration, and more. Keynote speaker is Lynn Schooler, Alaskan writer, photographer, and woodworker. His books include “Blue Bear,” “Walking Home,” “The Last Shot,” and “Heartbroke Bay.” Featured artist is Kathy Hocker, state council certified teaching artist and author and illustrator. Go to yakutatternfestival.org or Facebook, or call (907) 784-3359 for more information.

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