Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building will be the site of a Walter Soboleff-focused program, Thursday, Nov. 14. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building will be the site of a Walter Soboleff-focused program, Thursday, Nov. 14. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Weekend Guide: Walter Soboleff Day, a ski sale, a string ensemble performance

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Today, Nov. 14

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 is an entrepreneur panel, featuring Ken Hill of the Bike Doctor and Evan Wood of Devil’s Club Brewing Company.

Walter Soboleff Day: Reflections by Albert Kookesh, noon-1 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building, 155 S. Seward St. In this free and public lecture Albert Kookesh, a former Alaska senator and an Alaska Native leader who has served Native people in many capacities including as a board member of Sealaska Corp. and First Alaskans Institute and as a trustee for Sealaska Heritage, will share his recollections of his uncle, Walter Soboleff.

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building will be the site of a Walter Soboleff-focused program, Thursday, Nov. 14. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building will be the site of a Walter Soboleff-focused program, Thursday, Nov. 14. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Self-Care for Caregivers, 3:30-5 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. This is presented by Catholic Community Services. Dr. Ray Pastorino talk about self-care for caregivers. Amber Smith from the Alzheimer’s Resource Of Alaska will talk about meaningful communication. Beverages and light snacks will be provided.

Audubon Public Meeting, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library, Glacier View Room, 221. Sanjay Pyare will speak about the migration of Aleutian terns. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Nov. 15

Evening at Egan, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Egan, 11120 Glacier Highway. Heidi Pearson, UAS Associate professor of marine biology, will present her experience as a Fulbright Scholar to Norway. The goal of her project was to connect Arctic regions through blue carbon science, communication and policy. This talk is free and open to the public.

Alaska Positive Juror Lecture with David Michael Kennedy, 7-8 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier S. Photographer David Michael Kennedy is this year’s juror for Alaska Positive, the Alaska State Museum’s biennial juried photography exhibit which began in 1970. Alaska Positive will open at the Alaska State Museum on Dec. 6 and will be on display through Feb. 15, 2020, before traveling to other museums around the state. Kennedy will also lead a palladium and platinum printing workshop on Saturday, Nov. 16. Free.

Friday, Nov. 15- Sunday, Nov. 17

Red Cross Southeast Disaster Institute, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 4212 Mendenhall Loop Road, and Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3260 Hospital Drive. This multi-day training conference is designed to increase volunteer capacity for community preparedness and partnerships and Red Cross disaster response in Southeast Alaska. Friday events will take place at Shepherd of the Valley. Saturday and Sunday classes will take place at Bartlett Regional Hospital. For more information and to RSVP, contact Andrew Bogar at 347-5841 or andrew.bogar@redcross.org.

Saturday, Nov. 16

St. Brendan’s Fall Bazaar, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Breakfast and lunch will be available. The Bazaar supports the church’s free weekly community meal, the food pantry, work at Johnson Youth Center and related ministries.

Juneau Ski Sale, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Centennial Hall Convention Center, 101 Egan Drive. Admission costs $5 for this annual sale of new and used skiing gear.

Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries Annual Membership Meeting, 3-5 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. The meeting will feature a year-in-review report and goals for the upcoming year will be discussed.

Snovember Night 2: Backcountry Film Fest, 6-9 p.m. Eaglecrest Ski Area, 3000 Fish Creek Road. A $30 Festival Pass may be purchased for admission all three nights, or individual event tickets are $15. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with a 7 p.m. showtime. Dinner and drinks will be served each night in the Eaglecrest Bar & Grill. The screenings will be in the Great Room of the Fish Creek Lodge. Proceeds will benefit Juneau Mountain Rescue and the Eaglecrest Foundation.

Juneau String Ensembles, 7-8:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. This will be an evening of classical and traditional music by Mozart, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and more. Performing ensembles include Aurora Strings and Ursa Major, with special performance by Auke Bay Juneau Alaska Music Matters Students. Donations will be accepted at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 17

No nonrecurring events listed.

Monday, Nov. 18

“Our Alaskan Stories,” 6-7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way. Screening will be held in the Glacier View Room in the Egan Building. The films shown are made by past Mt. Edgecumbe High School students about how their home communities are adapting in a changing Alaska. This is a film screening and discussion.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

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

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

The Greatest, Strangest & Coolest Space Accomplishments, 7-8:15 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. This free event will cover the greatest, strangest and coolest things done in space. It will be followed by “The Stars Tonight” on the Spitz projector.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Reflections on the Alaska Native Settlement Act, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. This event will feature Emil Notti, who was the first Alaska Federation of Natives president who cast the tie-breaking vote to allow the Sealaska region into Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Light refreshments will be provided by Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Sacred Grounds Café will be served in the atrium prior to the presentation. This program is co-sponsored by Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Goldbelt Inc., and the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium.

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.

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.

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.

A volunteer handles ski boots to be sold at the Juneau Ski Sale in this November 2017 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

A volunteer handles ski boots to be sold at the Juneau Ski Sale in this November 2017 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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