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George Kuhar

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Lecture with Prof. Marie-Francoise Guedon, noon, Wednesday, Jan. 6, Living History Center, Walter Soboleff Building. Hosted by Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Alaska State Library Historical Collections . Prof. Marie-Francoise Guedon of the University of Ottawa will speak on working with the late anthropologist Frederica de Laguna in Alaska and share early findings from her ongoing research into matrilineal societies around the world. Free.


Alaska Design Forum presentation: artist Mary Mattingly, 6–8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 6, Gold Town Nickelodeon. Mary Mattingly, of New York, creates sculptural ecosystems in urban spaces and exhibits at museums nationally and internationally. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Artforum, China Business News, the New York Times, Le Monde, the New Yorker, the Wall Street Journal, on BBC News, NPR, and Art21. $15 general admission, $5 student with ID. Details: www.alaskadesignforum.org.


Wildlife Wednesday: Sitka Black-tailed Deer, 7–8 pm Wednesday, Jan. 6, Valley Public Library on Riverside next to the pool. Karin McCoy, ADF&G biologist, will present information and photos of Sitka Black-tailed Deer. Refreshments served. Free, Details: akwildlife.org


Downtown Family Night at the Juneau Public Library, 5:30–6:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 7, Juneau Public Library. Includes a light supper, craft, and program each month. Visit www.juneau.org/library for information on topics and guest speakers.


First Friday Art Walk, 4:30-7 pm, various locations downtown. See this week’s Capital City Weekly.


Fireside Lecture: Watch the Fur Fly! 6:30 and 8 pm Friday, Jan. 8, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Northern flying squirrels are elusive forest dwellers found rarely around Juneau but abundantly in other parts of Southeast Alaska. Researcher Winston Smith will explain how his studies help us understand these mammals and their habitat needs. Details: www.mendenhallglacier.net or 789-0097.


2nd Saturday Farmers & Crafters Market, 10 am–3 pm Saturday, Jan. 9, Airport Shopping Center. Monthly market with local foods, handmade crafts, and gifts. Details: www.JuneauSecondSaturday.com and Facebook.com/JuneauSecondSaturday


Saturday Mornings at the Movies! 11 am–1:30 pm Saturday, Jan. 9, Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater. Every Second Saturday of the Month through February. Kids movies and cartoons shown on the big screen in a family-friendly atmosphere. All ages welcome. Jan. 9 the theater will be showing classic cartoons and shorts at 11 am and the feature film, “Song of the Sea” at 12 pm. Baked goods and beverages available by donation. A fundraiser for the Juneau Cooperative Preschool, sponsored by the Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater. Tickets $5 per person, or $20 per household, at the door. Children 2 and under free with paying adult. Details: http://www.juneaupreschool.org


The Sounds of Conservation with Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer, 7–9 pm Saturday, Jan. 9, UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Richard Nelson and Hank Lentfer will take the audience on an auditory odyssey from the flocks of sandhill cranes in Gustavus and onward, throughout the wild lands of Southeast Alaska. A fundraiser for the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. $15 in advance through www.SoutheastAlaskaLandTrust.org, $20 at the door. Details: www.SoutheastAlaskaLandTrust.org





Open mic w/ Teri Tibbett, 9 pm Thursday, Jan. 7, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, 167 South Franklin St. 21+, free. Details: www.thealaskanhotel.com


Ballroom Dance: Luau! 7 pm Friday, Jan. 8, JACC main hall. Theme: Luau in the Sun. DJ tunes with a mix of swing, waltz, foxtrot, nightclub two-step, salsa, tango, merengue, and cha cha. Mark Hopkins will give a Rueda lesson.


5th Annual George Kuhar Birthday Show, 7 pm Sunday, Jan. 10, The Rookery. Featuring a review of Kuhar’s 20 years in songwriting. A family friendly event. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/625331324271450/





Abstract Oil Painting Workshop, 6–9 pm Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 6 and Jan. 7, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. This experimental workshop with Instructor Kylie Manning focuses on oil painting as a medium. $90 +tax includes all materials. Go online to www.canvasarts.org, call the Canvas at 586-1750, or sign-up in person.


After School Wheel Throwing Class, 3:30–5 pm Wednesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. This introduction to the potter’s wheel is suitable for kids ages 9 and up. It runs for four Wednesdays starting Jan. 6. Go online to www.canvasarts.org, call the Canvas at 586-1750, or sign-up in person.


Introduction to Wheel Throwing, 5:30–7:30 pm Thursdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28, The Canvas, 223 Seward St. Learn the basics of the potter’s wheel in this four-week class with Mercedes Munoz on Thursday evenings. Class runs Jan. 7-28. Go online to www.canvasarts.org, call the Canvas at 586-1750, or sign-up in person.


Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6–7 pm Monday, Jan. 11, Downtown Juneau Public Library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience. Details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/ and tlingitlearners@gmail.com


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