Weekend guide: A disco free skate, a spooky drawing workshop and pumpkin patch fundraiser

Weekend guide: A disco free skate, a spooky drawing workshop and pumpkin patch fundraiser

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Today, Oct. 3

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 Juneau Economic Development Council Executive Director Brian Holst.

Brian Holst, executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge in this October 2016 photo. Holst is this week’s featured speaker for the chamber.

Brian Holst, executive director of the Juneau Economic Development Council, speaks to the Juneau Chamber of Commerce during their weekly luncheon at the Moose Lodge in this October 2016 photo. Holst is this week’s featured speaker for the chamber.

Friday, Oct. 4

First Friday, 4-8 p.m., downtown Juneau. See page C3 in the Capital City Weekly for a full listing of events.

Vinyl Record Sale & Performance by DZ Students, 5-6 p.m., Rainy Retreat Books, 113 Seward St. This event supports the Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School music program by raising funds to help get a tuba for the band, bows for the orchestra and travel expenses for the jazz band. Vinyl records will be on sale all day and there will be a performance at 5 p.m.

UAS Evening at Egan – Alaska Beyond Oil, 7-8:30 p.m., UAS Egan Library, 11120 Glacier Highway. Kate Troll will make the case that Alaskans need not fear a move away from oil. This is a free and public event.

Free Disco Skate October, 7:45-8:45 p.m.,Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road, Douglas. This Purple Skate is in partnership with AWARE and Alaska NOW in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. AWARE will be accepting donations of new pillows and bath towels.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Youth Art Activity: Glass Pendants with Rachael Juzeler, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.. Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. The earlier event is for ages 6-9, and the later event is for or ages 8-12 Mixed media artist Rachael Juzeler will lead a glass pendant workshop. She will need to take the pendants home for firing so they will need to be picked up at a later date. The event is free, but space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended. Call the Museum at 465-2901 to sign up. lam.alaska.gov/youthart.

Drawing Workshop with Lucas Elliott, 3-4:45 p.m., Downtown Library, 292 Marine Way. Anchorage-based illustrator Lucas Elliott will be present to draw fun characters and create some spooky stories. In the workshop drawers will create a character and a short 6-panel story and the activity is geared towards kids aged 8-15. Basic supplies are provided.

That’s A Wrap, 7-10 p.m., The Hangar Ballroom, 2 Marine Way Ste 106. There will be music, a silent auction and drinks available. Tickets cost $20 online or $25 at door.

Gold Street Music, 7:30 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 10th Street and Glacier Avenue. Performers will be Katie Henry, Steve Nelson, Mark Heard and Stewart Ely. Admission costs a $5 donation.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Juneau Montessori School Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Montessori School, 750 St. Anns Ave., Douglas. Pumpkins will cost $15 each. There will be a bake sale, photo area, face painting a carving station and more.

Juneau Montessori School will hold a pumpkin patch fundraiser. (Courtesy Photo | Unsplash)

Juneau Montessori School will hold a pumpkin patch fundraiser. (Courtesy Photo | Unsplash)

Monday, Oct. 7

Come Out for “Blue Ticket,” 5 p.m., Coppa, 917 Glacier Ave. People are invited to hear coming out stories and try a new “Blue Ticket” ice cream flavor. The event is free, and donations will be accepted at the door. It is both a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising and a new play “Blue Ticket.”

Monday, Oct. 7-Saturday, Oct. 12

“Digital Planetarium Week,” The Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. Seattle’s Museum of Flight will bring their full-dome digital projector and portable universe dome. There will be free public shows for adults and children at different times throughout the week. A full schedule of events will be posted at https://www.mariedrakeplanetarium.org.

Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Clark Branch uses a laser pointer to circle the North Star during a monthly talk on the night sky on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The planetarium will feature a special digital projector this week.

Marie Drake Planetarium volunteer Clark Branch uses a laser pointer to circle the North Star during a monthly talk on the night sky on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The planetarium will feature a special digital projector this week.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Kensington Gold Mine open house, 5-8 p.m., Juneau Ranger District, 8510 Mendenhall Loop Road. Tongass National Forest is hosting this meeting to provide information on a plan of operations amendment to include 10 more years of tailings and waste rock storage at the Kensington Gold Mine near Berners Bay.

Mudrooms, 7-9 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W 11th St. The storytelling event features seven speakers for seven minutes for $7. The theme for this month is “Acceptance.”

Wednesday, Oct. 9

What is Angel Investing?, 5:30-7 p.m., The Juneau Economic Development Council, 612 W. Willoughby Ave. This meeting is for entrepreneurs or investors considering joining Alaska Angel Conference 2020.

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.

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.

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 second and fourth Thursdays of the month, Fireweed Place,415 Willoughby Ave. All widows and widowers are invited to join this meeting in the parlor room. For information, contact Sue at 586-6424 or Sandy at 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.

“Devilfish”, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre, 914 3rd St., Douglas. This is Perseverance Theatre’s season-opening play. It runs Sept. 20-Oct. 12, Thursday-Sunday. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. on Sundays. There is a 2 p.m. performance Saturday, Oct. 12. Tickets are available online at ptalaska.org or by calling 463-8497.

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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