University of Alaska Southeast professor X’unei Lance Twitchell filled in for the Evening at Egan presentation about “Molly of Denali” Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He introduced the crowd at UAS’s Egan Library to the show’s characters, including Molly’s dog, Suki. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

University of Alaska Southeast professor X’unei Lance Twitchell filled in for the Evening at Egan presentation about “Molly of Denali” Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He introduced the crowd at UAS’s Egan Library to the show’s characters, including Molly’s dog, Suki. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Bugs, spelling bees, a film festival, ‘Molly of Denali’ and opera: Here’s what’s happening this week

Here’s what’s happening for the week of Aug. 8-15, 2019.

Today, Aug. 8

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission costs $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers or $12 just to hear the speaker. This week’s speaker is Bruce Denton who will speak about Housing First and the Glory Hall.

Juneau Delegation Town Hall, 5 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. Sen. Jesse Kiehl and Reps. Sara Hannan and Andi Story will answer questions at a town hall meeting. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Sustainability Session, 5:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. Lisa Daugherty from Juneau Composts! will discuss curbside composting efforts as well as compost policies and programs across the country.

A Grown-Up Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. Admission is $5 at the door and supports Juneau Ghost Light Theatre’s fall musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” To sign up to compete email juneaughostlighttheatre@gmail.com.

Thursday, Aug. 8- Saturday, Aug. 10

JUMP Society Summer Film Festival, 7 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way Suite 109. It’s the semi-annual short film festival. Admission is free. On Saturday, there will be an additional screening at 9 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 9

Juneau Time Capsule 25th Anniversary, noon, Federal Building, 709 W. Ninth St. This is a celebration of the 1994 Juneau Time Capsule in the lobby of the Federal Building. People will be able to look through the two large viewing windows.

New JACC Whale Watch Cruise, 3:45- 7 p.m., Don D. Statter Harbor. Join members of the Partnership Board and Capital Campaign Committee for a whale watch cruise with Allen Marine Tours to benefit the New JACC Building Fund. There’s a no-host bar, appetizers by the Hangar on the Wharf, and live music by Allison Holtkamp and Tom Locher. Tickets cost $85 and can be bought online through jahc.org.

“The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons,” 5-6:30 p.m., Gold Town Theater, 171 Shattuck Way. This is a documentary about the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This event is part of the 2019 Hiroshima & Nagasaki Anniversary Remembrance Events sponsored by Juneau People for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace and Northern Light United Church.

Summer Block Party, 5:30-7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. This free weekly party features music, games and fun for the family.

Saturday, Aug. 10

“Molly of Denali Juneau Premiere,” 9:30 a.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Tlingit & Haida, Sealaska Heritage Institute and other partners present a screening of “Molly of Denali,” which is a cartoon for children 4-8 that features an Alaska Native protagonist. The free event will feature door prizes community service information booths, free food and refreshments, and a Q&A with show contributors and lead actress, Sovereign Bill.

University of Alaska Southeast professor X’unei Lance Twitchell filled in for the Evening at Egan presentation about “Molly of Denali” Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He introduced the crowd at UAS’s Egan Library to the show’s characters, including Molly’s dog, Suki. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

University of Alaska Southeast professor X’unei Lance Twitchell filled in for the Evening at Egan presentation about “Molly of Denali” Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. He introduced the crowd at UAS’s Egan Library to the show’s characters, including Molly’s dog, Suki. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Bug Day, 1-4 p.m., Jensen-Olson Arboretum, 23035 Glacier Highway. This is the third annual Bug Day celebration. The kid-friendly event will feature all things creepy, crawly and winged.

“Aan Yátx’u Sáani: Noble People of the Land,” 2-3 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. This is a free Juneau Histories Theater Project video showing stories of identity, culture and place in Juneau.

Second Saturday Market, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Airport Shopping Mall. There will be local produce and craft vendors every second Saturday.

Sunday, Aug. 11

Paint N’ Take: Wooden Wine Caddy, 1- 4 p.m., Downtown Dames Consignment Shop, 1900 Crest St., Suite 101. The workshop costs $25 per person.

Monday, Aug. 12- Tuesday, Aug. 13

No listed events.

Wednesday, Aug. 14

Cavalleria Rusticana, 7-9 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. In Mascagni’s one-act opera, “Cavalleria Rusticana,” Turiddu returns from military service to find his fiancée Lola married to another man, Alfio. In revenge, he seduces a girl from the village, Santuzza, but the jealous Lola has since steals him back, and she and Turiddu have an affair. This performance by Juneau Lyric Opera is pay as you can. Tickets are available JAHC, hearthside books and juneauopera.org

Weekly Ukulele Jam, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., TK Maguire’s, 375 Whittier St. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, visit the Juneau Jambusters Ukulele Facebook page.

The Widowed Persons Brunch, noon, first Sunday of each month, Westmark Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin St. All widows and widowers are invited to this social event. For information, contact Sue at 586-6424.

International Folk Dancers, Sundays, 6-8 p.m., studio at The Alaska Club downtown. For more information, call Bruce at 723-6999.

Music on the Fly, Sundays, 7- 8 p.m. Juneau International Airport, 1873 Shell Simmons Dr. Live music in baggage claim area as you meet or leave on Alaska Airlines No. 66 or 67.

Mount Juneau Cribbage Club, 5:45 p.m., Mondays, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Attendees can enter through the rear cafeteria door. For more details, call 789-9295.

Tlingit Language Learners Group, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., large conference room of Downtown Juneau Public Library. Tlingit language learners is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience.

Juneau’s Cancer Survivor Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., 3225 Hospital Drive. The support group meets the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, call 796-2273.

Old Time Music Jam, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Alaskan Hotel and Bar, 167 S. Franklin St. There is a weekly jam session open to everyone no matter their level of experience.

Open Mic with Teri Tibbet or Matt Barnes, 9 p.m.-midnight, Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, 167 S. Franklin St. The free open mic is for ages 21 and older.

Tango Dancing, Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Channel Dance Studio, 2686 Channel Vista Drive. Tango every Thursday. The event is free. For more information, call 586-1213.

AbbyOke Karaoke Thursdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill, 9107 Mendenhall Mall Road. Free karaoke. For more information, call 789-0501.

Widowed Persons Support Group, 6:30 p.m., the fourth Thursdays of each month, Fireweed Place, 415 Willoughby Ave. All widows and widowers are invited to join. For information, contact Sue at 586-6424, or Sandy at 789-0355 or 209-2307.

KTOO Board of Directors, 5-6-p.m., KTOO Conference Room, 360 Egan Drive. The KTOO board meets on the first Thursday of every month except August and December. Meetings are open to the public, and members are welcome to attend.

Thursday Night Jazz, 7:30- 10:30 p.m., The Narrows Bar, 148 S. Franklin St. There is live music Thursdays at the Narrows Bar.

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. The Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce holds a weekly luncheon featuring a speaker. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission costs $20 for members, $25 for nonmembers or $12 just to hear the speaker.

Low Tide Ladies Golf, 6 p.m., Thursdays, Mendenhall Golf Course, 2101 Industrial Blvd. Golf season is every Thursday night from May 9 to Aug. 22.

PFLAG LGBTQ Potluck, 6-8 p.m., second Friday of the month, Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9161 Cinema Drive. This is a family-friendly event for the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Come and share a favorite dish.

Kimball Theatre Organ Concert, Fridays, noon-1 p.m., State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Ave.

Free Karaoke, Friday and Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Sandbar & Grill, 2525 Industrial Blvd.

Saturday Staying Alive Al Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. The group offers support, strength and hope for families and friends of alcoholics.

Saturday Carving Sessions, 1 p.m., Saturdays, Gajaa Hit, Sealaska Heritage Institute is offering carving practice at Gajaa Hit on Willoughby Avenue for participants 18 and older with a maximum of 12 participants at a time. People can apply for the free classes through https://bit.ly/2G5Udr7.

Sm’algyax Language Learners Group, Saturdays, noon-1 p.m., conference room of the Edward K. Thomas Building, 9097 Glacier Highway. All who wish to speak Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people, are welcome.

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