The bear known as Nicky will be the subject of a free Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Valley Glacier Visitor Center Friday. (Coretesy Photo | Nick Jans)

The bear known as Nicky will be the subject of a free Fireside Lecture at the Mendenhall Valley Glacier Visitor Center Friday. (Coretesy Photo | Nick Jans)

Your weekend guide: Famous bears, movie screenings and a bunch of music

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Today, Feb. 20

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 topic will be Litter Free.

Adventure Series, 5:15-7 p.m., Cycle Alaska, 1107 W. Eighth St. This free talk will cover Great Divide mountain bike route travels by Tom Bornstein and Bob Cita. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Friday, Feb. 21

MGVC Fireside Lecture, 7-8:30 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 6000 Glacier Spur Road. Mendenhall’s distinctive cinnamon colored black bear has had 15 cubs in eight litters and has delighted thousands of people by living a wild bear’s life near Steep Creek. Retired ranger Laurie Craig will share experiences about Bear No. 25, widely known as “Nicky.”

City Salon Event, 5:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 W. Fourth St. The free and public event is the second City Salon event offered by the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The talks are meant to center on conversation about local history, culture and art. The panel will include Ben Huff, Hannah Mode and Annika Ord, who will sit down with University of Alaska English professor Kevin Maier to talk about process and their involvement with the Juneau Icefield Program.

Jenn Colella and Caitlin Warbelow in concert, 7:30-9 p.m., Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive This concert features Tony Award-nominated actress Jenn Colella, Alaska’s champion Broadway fiddler Caitlin Warbelow and their three-piece band. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council education programs. There will be a no-host bar, attendees must be 21 or older or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Orpheus Project Presents “Alcina,” 8-10 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave. Orpheus Project presents the first known opera written by a woman, “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina” by Francesca Caccini. It will be performed at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, under the baton of William Todd Hunt with Director and Choreographer Hali Duran. Tickets are available at the JACC locations and www.orpheusproject.org http://orpheusproject.org/buy-tickets/.

Saturday, Feb. 22

Film Screening and Panel Discussion, 1-4 p.m., Alaska State Llibrary and Historical Collections, 395 Whittier St. This will be a free screening of a film about a group of homeless library patrons who refuse to leave the Cincinnati Public Library during a winter storm. After the movie, there will be a discussion of homelessness in Juneau.

There will be a movie screening at the Alaska State Library and Historical Collections. (Courtesy Photo | Unsplash)

There will be a movie screening at the Alaska State Library and Historical Collections. (Courtesy Photo | Unsplash)

Choosing Your Garden Type and Soil Amdendment, 1-3 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. Corrine Conlon of Dirt Girl Gardening will explore how to best match time and energy with the right garden.

Girl Scouts of Alaska’s 28th Annual Auction, 6-10 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This event features silent, live and dessert auctions. Items available to bid on include destination accommodations in Hawaii & California, Glacier Bay and Gustavus, airline and train tickets, adventure excursions, Seattle Mariners tickets, art, entertainment, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, tools, and more! Bring your friends and family, enjoy delicious food by Breeze Inn and no-host bar by the Hangar. Must be 21+.Tickets $40. Purchase tickets at the JACC, online at JAHC.org, or at the door. You won’t want to miss it!

Tiny Post Office Concert No. 19: George Kuhar, 7-9 p.m., Kindred Post, 145 S. Franklin St. The Tiny Post Office Concert series celebrates art, neighbors and quality time with grand performances to small audiences. Purchasing advance tickets is encouraged. They can be bought at www.kindredpost.com. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Dive-in Movie in the Park: “Moana,” 7 p.m., Dimond Park Aquatic Center, 3045 Dimond Park Loop. Regular pool admission applies and pool passes will be accepted. Wristbanding for the event starts at 6:45 p.m., and the movie begins at 7:30 p.m.

Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St. The Taku Gaels — Greg McLaughlin, Lis and Leif Saya, and Henry and Eric Hopkins — will play French Canadian and Celtic dance tunes, and Tom Paul will teach and call contra and square dances. No experience or partners are necessary. Tickets at the door. Admission costs $10,$5 for students and those 25 and under, JVs and Americorps can attend for free. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Juneau International Folkdancers.

Orpheus Project Presents “Alcina,” 8-10 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave. Orpheus Project presents the first known opera written by a woman, “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina” by Francesca Caccini. It will be performed at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, under the baton of William Todd Hunt with Director and Choreographer Hali Duran. Tickets are available at the JACC locations and www.orpheusproject.org http://orpheusproject.org/buy-tickets/.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Make Your Own Seed Tape, 1-2:30 p.m., Don Abel Building Supply & Rental, 9999 Glacier Highway. Master Gardener Corrinne Conlon will demonstrate how to make seed tape. The class is free.

Big Dipper and Friends, 3-4 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave. This is a free kids show at the planetarium. While the event is free, registration in advance is requested since seating is limited. To reserve a seat visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4daea928a3fe3-february.

Orpheus Project Presents “Alcina,” 3 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave. Orpheus Project presents the first known opera written by a woman, “La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina” by Francesca Caccini. It will be performed at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, under the baton of William Todd Hunt with Director and Choreographer Hali Duran. Tickets are available at the JACC locations and www.orpheusproject.org http://orpheusproject.org/buy-tickets/.

Darrell Scott in Concert, 6 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This event is a fundraiser for Alaska Folk Festival, and it will feature the talents of multi-time Grammy Award nominee Darrell Scott. Juneau’s Annie Bartholomew will open. Tickets are available at the JACC, Rainy Retreat Books and at jahc.org.

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., 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.

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. 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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