Delilah Bernaldo watches Kale Smith, 6, center, and Alec Muldoon, 4, as they look at the display at Holiday Village in the Alaska Shirt Company in December 2017. The village is a fundraiser for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, AWARE and The Glory Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Delilah Bernaldo watches Kale Smith, 6, center, and Alec Muldoon, 4, as they look at the display at Holiday Village in the Alaska Shirt Company in December 2017. The village is a fundraiser for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, AWARE and The Glory Hall. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Weekend Guide: Thanksgiving happenings, chances to see Santa and more

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Today, Nov. 28

Turkey Trot 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, 9 a.m., Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. This event will be run on the Airport Trail. It includes a 5K and 1-mile fun run benefiting JDHS Hockey and Find Your Fire. Registration can be done at Nugget Alaskan Outfitter or Foggy Mountain Shop. Pre-registration costs $15, or $20 on the day of race. Day-of registration starts at 9 a.m. The 1-mile fun run starts at 9 a.m., and the 5K starts at 10 a.m.

Juneau-Douglas High School hockey seniors (left to right) Cameron Smith, Bill Bosse, Ronan Lynch, Greyson Liebelt and Blake Bixby pose for a picture during the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at the Airport Dike Trail. The JDHS hockey team and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams helped put on the event. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Juneau-Douglas High School hockey seniors (left to right) Cameron Smith, Bill Bosse, Ronan Lynch, Greyson Liebelt and Blake Bixby pose for a picture during the annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot at the Airport Dike Trail. The JDHS hockey team and Thunder Mountain High School cross country teams helped put on the event. (Courtesy Photo | Tyra Smith-MacKinnon)

Community Thanksgiving Dinner, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Hangar on the Wharf, 2 Marine Way. This is the Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner. All are welcome to the free dinner and donations are welcome.

Friday, Nov. 29

Juneau Holiday Village, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Alaska Shirt Company, 489 S. Franklin. The village has extended hours for Black Friday. The holiday village will be open 4-9 p.m. every Friday through the month of December; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Hours may be extended during Juneau schools’ winter break.

Annual Douglas Tree Lighting, 6-7 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church, 1106 3rd St., Douglas. There will be caroling and refreshments. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight and leave their dogs at home.

Free Santa Skate, 7:45 p.m., Treadwell Ice Arena, 105 Savikko Road, Douglas. Santa will be at Treadwell Arena for this free skate.

Thanksgiving Friday Barn Dance, 7:30 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St. This dance will feature Full Circle string band, which includes Greg Burger, Mary DeSmet and Thomas Kauffman. Susie Kendig will teach and call contra dances for all abilities. Tickets are available at the door. Admissions costs $10 or $5 for students and those 25 years old and younger. JVs, Americorps and other volunteers may attend for free. The event is sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers.

Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 1

Public Market, noon-7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive; Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.; Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. This year, more than 206 vendors will be part of the annual holiday market in downtown Juneau.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Murder, Mustaches and Martinis, 7-10 p.m., Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin St. This is a prohibition-themed murder mystery party, and costumes are encouraged. Tickets cost $50 per person, $90 per couple and are available through the Facebook event page and KTOO calendar. There will be a drawing for 60,000 Alaska Airlines miles.

Free Holiday showing of “The Grinch,” noon-3 p.m., 20th Century Theatre, 222 Front St. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Design & Wine WrEAThs Workshop, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., TK Maguire’s, 375 Whittier St. Supplies will be provided for making an evergreen wreath, as will brunch. Tickets are available through the event’s Facebook page. One ticket costs $95, two tickets cost $180, three tickets cost $235 and four tickets cost $300.

Monthly Bluegrass Slow Jam, 7-9 p.m., Alaskan Hotel, 167 S. Franklin St. This is a friendly, open, slow jam focused on bluegrass music. Participants should come prepared to play and sing. Bring your bass, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo or dobro. Guidelines and sample song list on the event’s website, https://juneaubluegrass.wordpress.com.

Monday, Dec. 2

No nonrecurring events listed.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

National Alliance on Mental Illness-Juneau: Speaker Series, 5:15 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School, 3406 Glacier Highway, 3406.. Principal Lucy Potter and counselor Alex Newton will be the featured speakers, and the topic is “Trauma-Sensitive Schools: What we’re Learning at Glacier Valley Elementary.” This is a free and public event. Refreshments and light snacks will be available.

Glove Drive, 4-6 p.m., Southeast Alaska Real Estate Office, 8585 Old Dairy Road. People are invited to bring in pairs of gloves or monetary donations that will be used to purchase gloves. There will be free photos with Santa, a sneak peak of the Christmas Light Tours with Juneau Limo, snacks and warm apple cider. The gloves will be donated to all of Juneau’s public elementary schools, eight of northern Southeast Alaska’s elementary schools, and students in 15 Tlingit & Haida Head Start programs. This year, there is a goal of collecting 700 pairs of gloves.

Christmas in Space, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. This free and public event covers what happens in space over Christmas and its not so distant cousin of winter solstice. This is suitable for all ages. The program will be followed by ‘The Sky Tonight’ on the Spitz projector.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Tongass Trout Unlimited Annual Meeting, 6-9 p.m., Red Dog Saloon. 278 S. Franklin St. This is a free and public event. Plans for the upcoming year, including events, stream restoration work and volunteer opportunities will be presented. There will be a presentation from Jake Musslewhite from the U.S. Forest Service on radio tracking coho salmon through Mendenhall Valley streams and other research in remote areas of the Tongass. There will be door prizes, and board members will be available to talk about the perks of being a Trout Unlimited member.

Wildlife Wednesday: Yearling Black Bears, 7-8 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, 11066 Auke Lake Way. Ryan Scott, assistant director at the Division of Wildlife Conservation, will speak at this free and public event.

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.

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.

Alanon Back to Basic meeting, 7 p.m., Smith Hall, 8616 Teal St. For details or more information call Sally at 321-6884.

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.

Mountainside Open Mic, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, the Rookery Cafe, 111 Seward St. The open mic and arts and craft night is back for its third season. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The Rookery Cafe will be serving cookies, coffee & tea, snacks, kombucha and beer and wine. All ages are welcome. There will be a showcase artist at 8:30 p.m. each week to conclude the evening. Donations are accepted.

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.

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.

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.

Juneau Holiday Village, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Alaska Shirt Company, 489 S. Franklin. The village has extended hours for Black Friday. The holiday village will be open 4-9 p.m. every Friday through the month of December; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Hours may be extended during Juneau schools’ winter break.

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

Veterans For Peace, 8:15 a.m., first and third Saturdays of the month, Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3260 Hospital Drive. Meetings take place in the cafeteria. All are invited to attend.

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.

A black bear drips water after an unsuccessful chase of sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in September 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A black bear drips water after an unsuccessful chase of sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in September 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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