Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks about the positive results of the fund this year at the APFC office in July 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Angela Rodell, Executive Director of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation, speaks about the positive results of the fund this year at the APFC office in July 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your weekend guide: A Permanent Fund talk, Shakespeare celebration and more

Here’s what’s happening the week of March 5, 2020.

Thursday, March 5

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. This week’s speaker is Angela Rodell of the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation.

Friday, March 6

Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center, 7 p.m., 6000 Glacier Spur Road. This week’s speaker will be author and photographer Amy Gulick. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The event is free and public.

Saturday, March 7

Rotary Clubs of Juneau Food Drive, 9 a.m.-2 .m., Foodland IGA, Superbear IGA and Fred Meyer. The Rotary clubs of Juneau will be collecting non-perishable food and other household items for donation to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.

Luge Sledding, 10 a.m.- noon and 1-3 p.m., Eaglecrest, 3000 Fish Creek Road. All are welcome to join the Juneau 4H Luge Club for a free day of fun. Attendees should meet at the base of the old tubing hill. No experience is necessary. Sleds and instruction provided. Email dsanvik@gci.net to reserve your space.

How and Why to Compost, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. Lisa Daugherty of Juneau Composts will lead this class.

Baconfest 2020, 6-9 p.m., Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Attendees have the opportunity to sample tasty bacon treats. The event is for those 21 and up. An ID must be presented to be admitted. Tickets are sold-out.

Phil Wheeler of Alaskan Fudge Co. arranges cups of bacon-flavored popcorn in February 2015 during the third annual Juneau Baconfest. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Phil Wheeler of Alaskan Fudge Co. arranges cups of bacon-flavored popcorn in February 2015 during the third annual Juneau Baconfest. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Shakespeare Celebration, 7 p.m., UAS Egan Library, 11066 Auke Lake Way. Juneau Ghost Light Theatre will hold this event as a fundraiser for the fall production of “Puffs.” People are invited to recite a monologue or perform a scene if they are able. To do so email juneaughostlighttheatre@gmail.com for more information. There will be a blind sonnet read and a Shakespearean insult competition, too. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission costs $10, but students get in for free.

Gold Street Music March Concert, 7:30-10 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. This month’s performers include Sunny Porch Collaborative, Katie Henry, Heather Mitchell and Tom Locher, The Empty Oil Barrel Band and Collette Costa and friends. There is a suggested donation of $5 or a shareable snack for admission.

Oops! We Did It Again: A 200s Dance Party, 9:30 p.m., Red Dog Saloon, 278 S. Franklin St. Attendees are encouraged to bring their Top Eight and dress to impress.

Sunday, March 8

Taku Winds Spring Concert: “Lord of the Rings” , 3-5 p.m.,Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St. This will be music from the popular films played by Juneau’s premier wind ensemble. Tickets cost $20 for general admission or $5 for students. They can be purchased at jahc.org. Costumes are welcome.

Monday, March 9

Special Committee of the Whole meeting, 6 p.m., City Hall, 155 S. Seward St. The meeting will include basic information about the disease, detailed information about what CBJ and other community partners are doing to prepare and what the community can generally expect moving forward, according to a release from the city. The cruise ship Westerdam, which is scheduled to arrive in Juneau around March 22, will be discussed in detail. People can email their questions ahead of time to BoroughAssembly@juneau.org.

Tuesday, March 10

Take A Timeout to Talk, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School, 1639 Glacier Ave. Take A Timeout to Talk is an event taking place during the Region V Basketball tournament in Juneau. It is an event hosted by Find Your Fire and the Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition. The focus is on positive messaging and teaching young adults to talk to someone when they are struggling with anxiety, depression or having suicidal thoughts.

Wednesday, March 11

Jewish Film Festival, 7-9 p.m. Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way. The film shown will be “Fiddler, A Miracle of Miracles.” It is the origin story behind one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York. Tickets cost $10 at the door.

Mountainside Open Mic & Art Night, 7-9 p.m., The Rookery Cafe, 111 Seward St. This is an all-ages open mic downtown. This week’s featured performer at 8:30 p.m. will be Tom Begich and Sarah Sledge. Admission is free, but a $5 pay-as-you-can donation will be accepted for the featured artist.

Recurring events

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.

AARP Taxaide, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. Certified volunteers will be present to provide free tax preparation help.

Climate Emergency Rally, Mondays, noon, Alaska State Capitol, 120 Fourth St. 350 Juneau will host weekly climate emergency rallies outside the capital during the legislative session.

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.

Serenity Al-Anon Family Group, noon-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St. The group offers free and confidential support for families and friends of alcoholics.

Families Dealing with Addiction and Recovery, 5:30-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. This is a support group for family members with a loved one suffering from addiction or in recovery. It meets in the skuse room.For more informaton call Lisa 321-1610.

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.

Juneau Amateur Radio Club Luncheons and meetings, Wednesdays, Safeway Deli, 3033 Vintage Blvd. There is a weekly luncheon at Safeway Deli every Wednesday at noon. Monthly meetings will be at 7 p.m. at the NOAA Weather Station on the Back Loop Road the first Wednesdy of every month. For info call 789 3431. All interested invited to attend.

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.

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. This is a free and public weekly concert.

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.

AARP Taxaide, 12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturdays, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. Certified volunteers will be present to provide free tax preparation help.

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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