Laurie Balstad, 18, a member of the Juneau Skating Club, practices at Treadwell Arena on Friday, March 3, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Laurie Balstad, 18, a member of the Juneau Skating Club, practices at Treadwell Arena on Friday, March 3, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your weekend guide: A family fair, a 5K run and more

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Thursday, Jan. 2

No nonrecurring events listed.

Friday, Jan. 3

American Heart Association First Aid/CPR & AED Training, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Southeast Extinguisher Service Inc., 8319 Airport Boulevard. Southeast Extinguisher Service is offering American Heart Association Certified classes to the public, offering adult child and infant certifications. To reserve a spot in the class and find out pricing, call 790-2522 or email training@seextinguisher.com.

Wren Mesdag, 4, finishes up an origami whale during the Family Fair at the Alaska State Museum in January 2019. One of the stations at the event allowed children to fold paper into shapes resembling Alaskan animals. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Wren Mesdag, 4, finishes up an origami whale during the Family Fair at the Alaska State Museum in January 2019. One of the stations at the event allowed children to fold paper into shapes resembling Alaskan animals. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Family Fair, 1-4 p.m., Alaska State Library & Historical Collections, 395 Whittier St. This program features an afternoon of family fun, inspired by the collections of the Library, Archives, and Museum. Kids can make Alaska action figures with gut parkas, pose for a portrait in the archives’ photo studio, create a blueprint inspired by historic Alaskan machines, and learn about Alaska animals with the Department of Fish and Game. No registration required. Drop in for all or part of the afternoon. Free museum admission for an adult accompanied by a child.

Saturday, Jan. 4

Juneau Kindness Festival, noon- 4 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. DJ Manu will be rocking the room with dance music for the second annual Juneau Kindness Festival. There will be dance performances and prizes. The event is free, family friendly, with snacks and fun activities. It’s hosted by ROCK Juneau, JEDC, AEYC-SEA, the Zach Gordon Youth Center and others.

Wren Mesdag, 4, finishes up an origami whale during the Family Fair at the Alaska State Museum in January 2019. One of the stations at the event allowed children to fold paper into shapes resembling Alaskan animals. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File) 
                                Runners race in the Run 4 the Rock race on Pioneer Road and North Douglas Highway in April 2019. (Courtesy photo | Matthew York)

Wren Mesdag, 4, finishes up an origami whale during the Family Fair at the Alaska State Museum in January 2019. One of the stations at the event allowed children to fold paper into shapes resembling Alaskan animals. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File) Runners race in the Run 4 the Rock race on Pioneer Road and North Douglas Highway in April 2019. (Courtesy photo | Matthew York)

Run 4 the Rock 5K/1M Fundraiser, 4-5 p.m., the whale statue at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park. Start the next decade off right with a sunset night race starting at the whale, following the lit boardwalk. This is the first in a two-race series, featuring prizes and giveaways. Registration forms can be found at both the downtown and valley Alaska Club, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, and Foggy Mountain Shop.

New Year Recovery Skate, 6- 7 p.m., Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road, Douglas. Great Bear Recovery Collective is hosting this free event for people in recovery and their families. Have fun, exercise on the ice and meet others in recovery.

Sunday, Jan. 5

Figure Skating Competition Sendoff, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Treadwell Arena, 105 Savikko Road, Douglas. Thirty skaters from the Juneau Skating Club are headed to the ISI West Coast Championships in Tacoma later in January. Before they go, they’d like to show you some of their great programs in this competition sendoff. Come see both synchronized skating teams, a Family Spotlight, a Dramatic Spotlight, Footwork programs and much more as they showcase the variety of events and levels that the club members will be competing. Free.

Midwinter Vocal Festival, 4 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Dimond Park Loop. Conductor Dr. Byron McGilvray and accompanist/vocal coach Janis Capelle return to liven up the dark winter song for this 31st annual festival hosted by Juneau Lyric Opera. Luke Weld will be lending his talent as well. The concert is kid friendly. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Purchase tickets at the JACC, Centennial Hall, Hearthside Books or by calling 586-2742.

Bluegrass Slow Jam, 7 p.m., the Alaskan Bar, 187 S. Franklin St.

Monday, Jan.6

No nonrecurring events listed.

Tuesday, Jan. 7

Red Cross Shleter Training, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. The event is free, but those who wish to participate should RSVP by calling Andrew Bogar at 347-5841 or emailing andrew.bogar@redcross.org.

Wednesday, Jan. 8

No nonrecurring events listed.

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, Wednesdays, 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.

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.

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.

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