Mr. and Mrs. Claus stop to visit families at Cedar Park during the annual Capital City Fire/Rescue Santa Parade in December 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Mr. and Mrs. Claus stop to visit families at Cedar Park during the annual Capital City Fire/Rescue Santa Parade in December 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Your weekend guide: legislators hold open house, Santa comes to downtown and more

Thursday, Dec. 19

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 will focus on Juneau Alaska Music Matters.

Family Night Pajama Party, 5:30- 6:30 p.m., Downtown Public Library, 292 Marine Way. Families are invited to enjoy crafts, music and a light supper. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, Dec. 20

Holiday Open House, 11:30 a.m.-

1:30 p.m., Alaska State Capitol, 120 Fourth St., Room 403. This is hosted by Rep. Andi Story and Sen. Jesse Kiehl. There will be light snacks and time to visit.

Open Climb, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Zach Gordon Youth Center, 396 Whittier St. This is a free open climb for youths aged 7-19. A signed waiver is required.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí & SEACC December Open Mic, 7-10 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop Road. Sign-ups start at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. This month’s theme is For Change, For Cheer.

Juneau Holiday Village, 4-9 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.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Christmas Carnival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Studio 58 Nugget Mall. Come join us for some Christmas fun at Studio58. There will be cookie and ornament decorating, holiday crafts and games and face painting. Entrance fee is $10 per child and includes all the activities.

Solstice Saturday Market, 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This was previously the Second Saturday Market at the Airport Shopping Mall, now at the JACC. It is still coordinated in collaboration with Panhandle Produce.

Alaska Positive Student Workshop, 1- 3 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Professional photographer Ben Huff will lead a free workshop for middle and high school students on how to think about telling stories through images and how to make images of every day life more compelling. Participants need a smartphone to participate. If a student does not have a smartphone, please let us know when you register so we can provide one. Preregistration is required by calling the Alaska State Museum at 465-2901.

Holiday Light Bus Tour, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Twin Lakes Parking Lot. Tickets cost $10 and children 1 and younger ridge for free. Tickets are available through brhfoundation.org.

Christmas lights decorate the entrance to Bartlett Regional Hospital in December 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Christmas lights decorate the entrance to Bartlett Regional Hospital in December 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Capital City Fire/ Rescue Santa parade downtown, 6 p.m., The parade will start at the Goldbelt Mount Roberts Tram before proceeding down South Franklin Street to Front Street to Main Street to Calhoun Avenue to Twelfth Street to Behrends Avenue to Glacier Avenue to the Juneau-Douglas Bridge to Foster Avenue to 2nd Street to St. Anns Avenue to Fifth Street to D Street to 3rd Street and finishing at the Douglas Fire Station.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus stop to visit families at Cedar Park during the annual Capital City Fire/Rescue Santa Parade in December 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Mr. and Mrs. Claus stop to visit families at Cedar Park during the annual Capital City Fire/Rescue Santa Parade in December 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Walk of Hope Fundraiser, 7 p.m., Diamond Field House, 2961 Riverside Drive. Juneau Suicide Prevention Coalition is hosting this fundraiser. Participation costs $20 per person or $100 for teams of six. There will be food, drinks and entertainment.

Sunday, Dec. 22

Eventide Carols at the Shrine of St. Therese, 3 and 5 p.m., the Shrine of St. Therese. Vox Borealis will present a twilight concert of carols at the shrine. Admission is by donation at the door. Doors open at 2 and 4 p.m.

Juneau Girl Scout Carols & Cocoa, 4:15-6:15 p.m., Juneau Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glavier Ave. After meeting at the high school in Room 224, carolers will work their way through the neighborhood and end at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 740 W. 10th St., to warm up. Pre-registration isn’t required, but it is requested. Registration can be done through forms.gle/mCrZAe3ZN6BqyCSM6. Carolers should bring a non-perishables to donate to the food pantry at the church and a suggested donation of $2 per child for a patch cocoa and a treat. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Monday, Dec. 23

Man Only Monday, 5-7 p.m., FREYA Romance Boutique, 9310 Glacier Highway, Suite 107. This is an event for men interested in but intimidated by shopping at FREYA.

Tuesday, Dec. 24

Christmas Eve Festivities, 3-6 p.m., Eaglecrest, 3000 Fish Creek Road. Santa will visit Eaglecrest, and the Ski Patrol will lead a torchlight parade on the Porcupine Chairlift. There will be a second parade, conditions permitting, on Hooter. Parents can sign children up for a gift exchange at store.skieaglecrest.com/events or by calling 790-2000, extension 214.

Students of all ages gather to participate in the the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest on Friday as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Students of all ages gather to participate in the the World’s Largest Lesson at Eaglecrest on Friday as part of Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in January 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Christmas Eve Mass, 10 p.m., Shrine of St. Therese, 21425 Glacier Highway. Carols start 9:15 p.m., and Mass starts at 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 25

No 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, 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.

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, 4-9 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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