What’s happening the week of May 15-21, 2019

Calendar of events.

Wednesday, May 15

Brown Bag Concert with Argus String Quartet, noon, State Office Building, 333 Willoughby Ave. This is a free concert offered as part of Juneau Jazz & Classics Festival.

Strings at the Clan House, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Walter Soboleff Building, 105 S. Seward St. General admission costs $35, admission is $30 for seniors or $20 for students with ID.

Weeding and Wine Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Douglas Community Gardens, B Street and Crow Hill Drive. Attendees are encouraged to bring gloves, tools, a cup and drinks to share.

Thursday, May 16

Allen among the Ahtna: Encounters along Alaska’s Copper River, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier. Ph.D. candidate Russ Vanderlugt presents his recent research on Lt. Henry T. Allen’s trans-Alaska expedition of 1885, specifically highlighting fieldwork conducted along the Copper River. The event is free.

Bonfire on the Beach, 6-8 p.m., Auke Recreation Area. Southeast Alaska Conservation Council will help celebrate the beginning of summer. SEACC staff will be present and provide snacks. Attendees are encouraged to bring something for the grill or to share.

Friday, May 17

Jam Session with Mark O’Connor, 8 p.m., TK Maguires’ Lounge, 375 Whittier St. This is a free jam session with the Grammy Award-winning musician.

Saturday, May 18

Free Glucose and Cholesterol Screening, 9 a.m.-noon, Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3260 Hospital Drive. This is a free blood test.

Special Olympics Torch Run, 10 a.m., Twin Lakes Bike Path. The torch run and pledge drive is one of nine runs happening around the state. Proceeds will stay in Juneau to help support local sports training and competition. Registration can be done online at https://www.firstgiving.com/event/SO-AK/2019-AKLETR/register, and it costs $35.

Family Farm Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Swampy Acres, 10400 Glacier Highway. Admission is $5 per person and children under 2 may attend for free. There will be chicks, bunnies and miniature horses to hold and pet. There will be horses, turkeys peacocks and a donkey to view among other activities.

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.

National Police Memorial Day, 11 a.m., Twin Lakes. This event will honor fallen law enforcement officers. The public is invited to show support.

Community Day on Campus: Carnival of Arts!, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, 11066 Auke Lake Way. This event put on the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau School District, Juneau Jazz & Classics and University of Alaska Southeast will feature food vendors, arts, crafts, plants and other items for sale as well as information about registering for summer activities. There will also be musical performances and an elementary student art show. If there is rain, the event will move to the Egan Library on campus.

Parade of Homes Show, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., the Nugget Mall. There is free admission to this event.

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.

Speed Dating with FREYA, 7-10 p.m., Ramada by Wyndham Hotel, 375 Whittier St. Participants must be 18 or older. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. They are available at FREYA Romance Boutique, 9310 Glacier Highway or online through freyajuneau.com.

Sunday, May 19

Parade of Homes Show, noon-5 p.m., the Nugget Mall. There is free admission to this event.

Telescope Show for Kids, 3-4 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. This free event will teach kids how telescopes work. This will be one of the last shows at the planetarium until it closes for maintenance until mid August.

Brown Sugar’s Gospel Explosion, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. This event will feature Ericka Lee, Jocelyn Miles and Salissa Thole. Guest performances from Marian Call, Collette Costa, Sherry Paterson and more. Tickets cost $15 in advance of $20 at the door, and they are available at the JACC, Hearthside Books or at the door.

Monday, May 20

No events listed.

Tuesday, May 21

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.

Arts Roundtable, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This monthly roundtable meeting invites artists, art organizations and any interested community members to contribute ideas and comments for how to best foster arts in Juneau.

Southeast

HOONAH — There is a weekly trivia night at Icy Strait Lodge, 435 Airport Road, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

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.

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 second and 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.

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.

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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