What’s happening the week of June 19-26, 2019

What’s happening the week of June 19-26, 2019

Calendar of events.

Thursday, June 20

Douglas Drag Queen & King Family Night, 5:30-7 p.m., Douglas Public Library, 1016 3rd St., Douglas. All ages are welcome as Gigi Monroe and friends sing songs and tell stories. A light supper and craft project are included.

Youth Pride Party, 6 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 155 S. Seward St. This is a free event for middle school- and high school-aged kids. There will be a barbecue, bonfire and activities including tie dye, video games and door prizes.

Friday, June 21

Summer Solstice Bonfire and Rally Workshop, 6-8 p.m., Eagle Beach Recreation Area. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council is hosting a bonfire for the solstice. The bonfire will have optional workshop activities to prepare for the Turn Out For The Tongass Rally on the following day.

Summer Solstice Wellbriety Gathering, 7-11 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. This family friendly event focuses on well-being and sobriety. There will be live music, door prizes and food drive. The event is free.

Solstice Open Mic, 7 p.m., Northern Tea House, 9310 Glacier Highway. This open mic is hosted by Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 22

Turn Out for the Tongass Rally, 10 a.m.-noon, Alaska State Capitol, 120 Fourth St. This is a rally in support of the Roadless Rule.

Totem Park Author Talk, 2 p.m., Father Andre P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum, 395 Whittier St. Emily L. Moore, author of “Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks,” will speak about Southeast Alaska’s totem parks that were created as part of the New Deal in the late ’30s and early ’40s.

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23

Gold Rush Days, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Savikko Park, 101 Savikko Road Douglas. The 29th annual miners and loggers competition returns Saturday and Sunday. Saturday there will be mining events and Sunday there will be logging events. Opening ceremonies will be 9 a.m. Saturday. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. both days. There will food, craft and informational booths 8 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be a children’s carnival and gold panning 1-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a children’s event 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and 1-2 p.m. Sunday. Teens’ events are Saturday and Sunday in the regular schedule. For more information, call 523-3325.

Sunday, June 23

Pride Picnic, noon-4 p.m., Savikko Park, 101 Savikko Road. The picnic is at Savikko Park Shelter No. 2. There will be food and fun. The event is all-ages friendly.

Monday, June 24

Make it Monday: Coloring with Clay, 10 a.m.-noon, Imagination Station, 174 S. Franklin St. Blend, marble, roll and place clay to create art with texture and depth. This activity is for children 5 and up. If supplies run, low alternate crafts will be offered. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday, June 25

No Pebble Mine Rally, noon-2 p.m., Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office, 800 Glacier Ave. This rally is in opposition to Pebble Mine. For more information, email ean@akcenter.

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.

International Folk Dancers, Sundays, 6-8 p.m., Studio at The Alaska Club downtown. For more information, call Bruce at (907)723-6999.

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.

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, Juneau Senior Center, 895 W. 12th St. Attendees can enter through the rear cafeteria door. For more details, call (907)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 (907)796-2273.

Mobilizing Men for Social Change, Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., Vocational Training and Resource Center, 3239 Hospital Drive. This is part of an eight-week class focused on building connection among men. It is hosted by Haa Tóoch Lichèesh, formerly Juneau Violence Prevention Coalition. Food will be provided, and registration ahead of the event at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdwgLIl0S5N0PwFqM4__z_PzZHQhOLHlPLMH30Zvi9erz7GJg/viewform is encouraged.

Folk Jam Session, 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.

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 21and 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 (907)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(907)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. The Juneau Five play every other Thursday at the Narrows.

Chamber luncheon, noon, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. 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.

Low Tide Ladies Golf, 6 p.m., Thursdays, Mendenhall Golf Course, 2101 Industrial Blvd. Golf season is every Thursday night from May 9 to Aug. 22.

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. to 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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