Your weekend guide: a tourism talk, a robotics tournament and live music and art

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Thursday, Dec. 5

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 there will focus on Cruise Ship Capacity and be presented by the chamber’s visitor industry committee.

Santa at Jared Lee, DDS, 3-5 p.m., 712 W. 12th St. Santa will be at the dentist’s office. There will be treats, goodie bags and a photographer present to take photos.

Friday, Dec. 6

Gallery Walk, downtown Juneau, 4-8 p.m. See inside for a full listing of events.

[Your guide to Gallery Walk 2019]

Juneau Holiday Village, 4-9 p.m., Alaska Shirt Company, 489 S. Franklin. The holiday village will be open 4-9 p.m. every Friday through the month of December; 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Hours may be extended during Juneau schools’ winter break.

Saturday, Dec. 7

FIRST Tech Challenge Tournament, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Dimond Park Loop. High school robotics teams from around Southeast will compete for the opportunity to advance to the state championship in Anchorage. Event is open and free to the public.

Christmas Cream Tea, 2 and 4 p.m., McPhetres Hall, 325 Gold St. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church will serve British-style cream tea, with sales benefiting the church. Tickets cost $22 and can be purchased at www.trinityjuneau.org/tea.php or at the church office.

Renewable Juneau’s Heat Pump Roundtable, 2:30-4:30 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Technical Education Center, Harris Harbor Way. This workshop will provide more information about heat pumps. It is free.

Fall 2019 University of Alaska Southeast Northwest Coast Art Shore Reception and ‘Journeys to Adäka’ screening, 4-7 p.m., UAS, 11066 Auke Lake Way. The art show reception will be in the Glacier View Room, Egan Room 221, and the film screening will be in the lecture hall, Egan Room 112.

Gold Street Music, 7:30-9 p.m., Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W 10th St. This month features Mike Truax, Tony Tengs, Bryan Graceland and The Marimbas Band for the second half. Admission costs $5 donation at the door. Elevator available.

Fireman’s Ball, 8 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. There will be a silent auction and no-host bar provided by TK Maguires. Music will be provided by Gamble and the High Costa Living and Siblings & Outlaws. Tickets are available at Centennial Hall, Hearthside Books and online through jahc.org.

Sunday, Dec. 8

No nonrecurring events listed.

Monday, Dec. 9- Sunday, Dec. 15

Pet Food Drive 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Local grocery stores, vet clinics and The Grateful Dogs of Juneau will sponsor a food drive for dogs and cats. The pet food is being collected on the behalf of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank and its clients. Pet food can be dropped off at the following locations: Rainbow Foods, Foodlad IGA, Pet Nanny, Dog Gym, Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center, Juneau Veterinary Hospital, Tongass Veterinary Hospital, Super Bear IGA and Canines Unlimited.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

AmeriCorps Host-Site Information Session, noon-1 p.m., Downtown Public Library,292 Marine Way. Shari Paul, Program Manager for the United Way of Southeast AmeriCorps program, along with current Host Site Supervisors and current AmeriCorps members will provide an informational session on the AmeriCorps program.

Mudrooms, 7-9 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St. The theme for this month’s show is “WTF.” The event will feature seven speakers for seven minutes for $7 or donation at the show.

Women Living Sober, 7-8 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 9055 Atlin Drive. For more information, call Dawn at 209-8373.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

No nonrecurring 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.

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, 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.

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.

Juneau Holiday Village, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Alaska Shirt Company, 489 S. Franklin. The village has extended hours for Black Friday. The holiday village will be open 4-9 p.m. every Friday through the month of December; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Hours may be extended during Juneau schools’ winter break.

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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