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GED orientation class, 9 a.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. GED orientation is designed to improve the success rate of those taking the tests. Details: www.serrc.org/tlc.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Library. Details: 586-5267.

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.T. J. Duffy to play variety of music.

Senior Lunch, noon, Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St.

First Friday Art Walk, 4:30-7:30 p.m., various locations downtown. See this week’s Arts section for details.

“Dopeless Hope-fiends” NA meeting, 5-6 p.m. Rainforest Activity Center.

Traveler Trio at Rockwell, 6 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom. Live jazz with Doug Bridges on tenor sax, Jim Noel on piano and Adrian Minne on bass.

Magic the Gathering Friday Night Draft, 6 p.m., Juneau Gamers Coop.

SEAGLA Friday Social, 6-8 p.m., Imperial. LGBTQ community and friends are invited to gather, relax and decompress from the work week.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: 463-5680 or 463-5690.

Shrek the Musical, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School.

Hearthside Book Signing: Diesel Jester, 7 p.m., downtown Hearthside Books.

Comedy for a Cause, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Sit in With the Band, 9:30 p.m., Rendezvous.

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