Juneau skaters and families take advantage of a free skate on the opening day at the Treadwell Arena on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. There will be a free skate this week courtesy of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Juneau skaters and families take advantage of a free skate on the opening day at the Treadwell Arena on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. There will be a free skate this week courtesy of Juneau-Gastineau Rotary. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Weekend Guide: A free skate, FBI visit and a lot of climate change talk

Here’s what’s happening the week of Sept. 12, 2019.

Today, Sept. 12

One Planet, One Family, 8:30 a.m., St. Brendan’s, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. This is the opening day of a multi-day conference focused on climate change. Attendance is free and registration can be done online at https://bit.ly/2lUSzib. Tlingit elder Fran Houston will give opening remarks, Debra Gerrish will give a presentation, and there will be an afternoon trip to the Mendenhall Glacier.

Suicide Prevention Rally, 11 a.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 11106 Auke Lake Way. This Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition event is happening in recognition of Suicide Prevention month.

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 Frank Reid of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Democrat Debate Watch Party, 4-7 p.m., TK Maguire’s, 375 Whittier St. This event is hosted by Tongass Democrats. Everyone 21 and older is welcome.

Climate Change through the Eyes of Alaska Natives, 5-6:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. Alaska Interfaith Power & Light is hosting this forum of Alaska Native speakers, who will discuss climate change.

Benefit Concert, 7 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Pamyua will perform a concert with all proceeds supporting Tlingit & Haida’s language program. Tickets cost $20 for general admission or $10 for elders and youths.

Friday, Sept. 13

Lunch Discount, Northern Tea House, 9310 Glacier Highway. Mention Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition to receive a discount. This event is part of a series of events JSPC has planned for Suicide Prevention month.

One Planet, One Family, 8 a.m.- 3:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. This open-to-the-public session is part of a series of climate change-focused events hosted by Alaska Interfaith Power and Light. Speakers will be Beth Kertulla, Aaron Jacobs and Chris Zimmerman. There will be a lunch break and state museum visit from 11:05 a.m.-1:45 p.m. At 1:45 p.m., the conference will resume at the church.

Combating Climate Change Silence with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, 4 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library, 11120 Glacier Highway. This presentation part of a series of climate-change focused events hosted by Alaska Interfaith Power and Light. Hayhoe was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2014 for her message that combines faith with climate change awareness.

Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas TechUniversity)

Katharine Hayhoe is an evangelical Christian, atmospheric scientist and a nationally known advocate for taking action to slow climate change. Hayhoe will be in Juneau this week for a pair of Friday talks. (Courtesy Photo | Artie Limmer, Texas TechUniversity)

“Climate Change: Fact, Fiction and Our Faith,” 7 p.m., Chapel by the Lake, 11024 Auke Lake Way. This presentation by Katharine Hayhoe will be followed by a Q&A.

Evening at Egan, 7-8:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Library, 11120 Glacier Highway. Vera Starbard, Perseverance Theatre Playwright-in-Residence, will be the speaker at this free and public event.

Rotary Free Skate, 7:45-9:15 p.m., Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road, Douglas. This free skate includes skate rentals and is hosted by Juneau-Gastineau Rotary.

Comedy Duo: Dylan Farr & Michael Longfellow, 8:30-10:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center, 12300 Mendenhall Loop Road. UAS Student Activities Board will host a night of Comedy. This is a part of the Sixth Annual Alaska Airlines Student Concert Series, and it is free and open to the public. Michael Longfellow’s recently been featured on NBC’s Bring the Funny. Also performed on Conan O’Brien. Dylan Farr is producer and host of Not a News Show web series, available on Instagram @notanewsshow.

Saturday, Sept. 14

One Planet, One Family, 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 9161 Cinema Drive. This is the closing day of the environmental conference. There will be intermittent breaks between discussions about climate change and the day will conclude with Tlingit dancing and seafood.

JAMM Wildlife Cruise, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Juneau Alaska Music Matters is selling tickets for a Tracy Arm Fjord cruise as part of its 10th anniversary celebration and to benefit JAMM. Only 45 tickets will be sold, and they cost $150. They can be purchased online through JuneauMusicMatters.com.

In this November 2013 photo, kindergartners give looks of anticipation before their first Kindergarten Paper Violin Concert at Glacier Valley Elementery School Wednesday. This is JAMM’s 10th anniversary and they will have a cruise Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

In this November 2013 photo, kindergartners give looks of anticipation before their first Kindergarten Paper Violin Concert at Glacier Valley Elementery School Wednesday. This is JAMM’s 10th anniversary and they will have a cruise Saturday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Free Art Classes, 10 a.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters, 110 Seward St. This free event is in honor of Suicide Prevention Week. It is part of a series of events planned by Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, noon-2 p.m., Rock Dump, 1310 Eastaugh Way. This is a free climbing event in honor of Suicide Prevention Week. It is part of a series of events planned by Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Sunday, Sept. 15-

Monday, Sept. 16

No nonrecurring events listed.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

Low Vision Support Group, 1 p.m., Glacier Gardens, 7600 Glacier Highway. The support group will meet for a tour. For accommodations, or questions, contact Linda Newman at 209-7555 or the SAIL office at 586-4920.

Wednesday, Sept. 18

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Annual Membership Meeting, 5-5:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This annual meeting will include reports and election of trustees.

Arboretum Spirits Fundraiser, 5-8 p.m., Amalga Distillery, 134 N. Franklin St. This is a fundraiser for the Jensen-Olson Arboretum. Special drinks and snacks will be available at this public event hosted by Friends of Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

Thursday, Sept. 19

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.

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.

Recurring

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. For Sept. 17, they will meet at 1 p.m. at Glacier Gardens for a tour. For accommodations, or questions, contact Linda Newman at 209-7555 or the SAIL 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 second and fourth Thursdays of the month, Fireweed Place,415 Willoughby Ave. All widows and widowers are invite 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.

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.

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