Mudrooms and Evening at Egan are back, a new musical opens

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Carrie Diaz Eaton is this week’s Evening at Egan lecturer. Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)

Carrie Diaz Eaton is this week’s Evening at Egan lecturer. Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. (Courtesy Photo | University of Alaska Southeast)

Today, Sept. 5

Chamber Luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. 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 Angie Kemp, district attorney for Alaska Department of Law.

Friday, Sept. 6

Pederson Hill Ribbon Cutting, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Karl Reishus Boulevard. City and Borough of Juneau will commemorate the near completion of the Pederson Hill Subdivision. Parking will be available at Christ Lutheran Church, 103000 Glacier Highway.

Work on the new Pederson Hill Subdivision continue in this September 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Work on the new Pederson Hill Subdivision continue in this September 2018 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

First Friday, 4-8 p.m., Downtown Juneau. See the Thursday edition of the Capital City Weekly for a complete listing of events.

Evening at Egan, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library, 11066 Auke Lake Way. Carrie Diaz Eaton will give a presentation titled “Finding Community to Advance STEM Education.” Diaz Eaton is the co-founder of QUBES, a community of math and biology educators who share resources and methods for preparing students to tackle real, complex, biological problems. This talk is part of the Evening at Egan lecture series that runs every Friday through Nov. 22.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 7:30 p.m, Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This musical is Juneau Ghost Light Theatre’s latest production is this musical comedy. The show runs Sept. 6 and 7 and Sept. 12-15. The show on Sept. 7 will have a 2:30 p.m. matinee and a regular 7:30 p.m. performance. The Sept. 15 show will be a matinee only. Tickets cost $25 for general admission or $20 for students and seniors. Tickets are available through jahc.org, at Hearthside Books or at the door.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Intro to fall pistol shooting league, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex, 5660 Montana Creek Road. This event will provide information about the pistol league and offer a chance to sign up for a league night.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Open House, 10 a.m.-noon, Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center, 2601 Sherwood Lane. Capital City Fire/Rescue has a few spots remaining in its Cadet Program geared for high school students and is currently accepting applications. Cadets meet approximately twice a month for hands-on training from local experts in the field. Learn more about the program during an Open House. Light refreshments will be served.

Music Around the World, 7:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. Grammy Award-winner Zuill Bailey will perform with Spanish pianist Alfredo Oyaguez. Tickets cost $50 or $20 for students with ID. Tickets are available at Hearthside Books, the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and online at jazzandclassics.com.

Sunday, Sept. 8

Juneau Electric Vehicle Association Meeting, 3-5 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. The meeting will be in the library’s large meeting room.

Monday, Sept. 9

“Moment to Moment: Teens Growing up with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders,” 6:30 p.m., Gold Town Theater- 171 Shattuck Way. This is a free movie screening and discussion for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Day.

In the Heat of the Moment: Reports from the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis with Dan Grossman, 7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Humanities Council, 350 Wittier St. Award-winning, mufti-media journalist, Dan Grossman will talk about climate change impacts around the world, with highlights from extended expeditions spanning seven continents and the Arctic.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

Stand Strong for Climate rally, noon, Alaska State Capitol steps, 120 Fourth St. Speakers include Alaska State Writer Laureate and renowned author Ernestine Saankalaxt’ Hayes, local student climate activist Linnea Lentfer, UAS Professor David Noon, 350Juneau co-chair Elaine Schroeder, and SEACC indigenous engagement lead Heather Evoy. Yees Ku Oo, a multi-cultural Juneau-based Native dance group will open the rally.

Mudrooms: “Food for Thought,” 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. This is the opener for Season 9 of Mudrooms. Admissions costs $7. This year, proceeds will benefit Healing Hand Foundation, Juneau Alaska Music Matters and KTOO.

Rebecca “Bells” Service tells a story on the theme Square Peg in a Round Hole during Mudrooms’ December 12, 2017, event. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Griffiths)

Rebecca “Bells” Service tells a story on the theme Square Peg in a Round Hole during Mudrooms’ December 12, 2017, event. (Courtesy Photo | Melissa Griffiths)

Moon Rocks and How We Got Them to Earth, 7-8:15 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. This free talk will explore lunar geology and the U.S. and U.S.S.R. “Space Race.” Cathy Connor UAS Professor of geology, Emerita, will be the presenter. Her talk will explore how scientific exploration and Cold War politics lead up to the Apollo Missions between 1961-1972. It will be followed by ‘The Sky Tonight’ on the Spitz projector.

Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Clark Branch uses a laser pointer to circle the North Star during a monthly talk on the night sky in January 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Clark Branch uses a laser pointer to circle the North Star during a monthly talk on the night sky in January 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Alaska Design Forum Lecture: SITU Studio, 6 p.m., The Hangar Ballroom, 2 Marine Way. Brad Samuels will speak about how a connected world offers challenges and opportunities for architects. General admission costs $15, student admission costs $5 and it is free for people younger than 18.

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 723-9999.

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 September through May, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Attendees can enter through the rear cafeteria door. For more details, call Wayne 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.

Women Living Sober, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. For more information call Dawn at 209-8373.

Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m., third Tuesday of the month, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Linda Newman is the support group’s facilitator. For questions, call her at 209-7555 or call the Southeast Alaska Independent Living office at 586-4920.

Juneau Six-Game Peggers, 5:45 p..m., Wednesdays September through May, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Attendees can enter through the rear cafeteria door. For more details call Tom 209-1102.

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.

GRLZ, 9 p.m., Rendezvous, 184 S. Franklin St. This is a fem-only open stage that welcomes art, poetry, music, comedy, burlesque and more.

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, Moose Lodge, 8335 Old Dairy Road. 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.

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.

More in News

City reports 5 new cases, state tallies 117

City cases are from over the weekend and Monday.

Wild Shots: Photos of Mother Nature in Alaska

Reader-submitted photos of Southeast Alaska in autumn 2020.

Trump public lands boss removed for serving unlawfully

He served unlawfully for 424 days without being confirmed by the Senate, judge determined.

Juneau City Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Property taxes are due soon

City reminds there are several ways to pay.

Police calls for Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

City reports new cases, state announces 46th death

City and Borough of Juneau reported three new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.… Continue reading

Police calls for Friday, Sept. 25, 2020

This report contains public information from law enforcement and public safety agencies.

Associated Press
                                In this March 2017 photo, volunteer handlers guide teams out of the dog yard and down the chute to the starting line of the 45th Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska. The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021, and officials are preparing for every potential contingency now for what the coronavirus and the world might look like in March when the Iditarod starts.
Iditarod preps for any scenario as 2021 race plans proceed

The world’s most famous sled dog race will go forward in 2021.

Most Read