Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File
                                Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this April 2019 photo, will be part of a lecture at the Alaska State Museum.

Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File Eldred Rock Lighthouse, seen in this April 2019 photo, will be part of a lecture at the Alaska State Museum.

Your weekend guide: Lighthouse history, board game convention, homeless help and more

Here’s what’s happening this week.

Today, Jan. 23

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 will be Bill Corbus, who will talk about oil tax.

Illuminating Subjects: Snippets of Lighthouse History, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. Andrew Washburn, Vice President of the Cape Decision Lighthouse Society and Museum Registrar at the Alaska State Museum, will offer this free, public presentation. It starts with the story of Florence E. Tobin, a clerk for the United States Lighthouse Service district headquarters and later with the Coast Guard in Ketchikan from 1921-1950. Washburn will share images from a collection of memorabilia donated to the Alaska State Museum as well as other historic images. The presentation will continue to highlight recent and current efforts to preserve lighthouses in Alaska, including Cape Decision, Mary Island, Scotch Cap and Eldred Rock.

Friday, Jan. 24

Keep the Glass Night, 4-8 p.m., Barnaby Brewing Company, 165 Shattuck Way. Attendees can buy and beer and take the glass home while supplies last.

Menders Party, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Makerspace, 3915 N. Douglas Highway. Bring your clothing or other fabric-based items that need repairing. Sewing machines, fabric, thread, yarn and needles will be available but feel free to bring your own. People can get help mending your stuff or help others. All ages are welcome.

Gabe Kennedy Memorial Concert, 6:30-8 p.m., Juneau Christian Center, 8001 Glacier Highway. This is a free concert honoring Juneau’s first responders and front-line professionals.

Friday, Jan. 24-Sunday, Jan. 26

Platypus-Con: Board and Card Game Extravaganza, 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive. This is the sixth annual Platypus-Con, a convention with a large game lending library, visiting game designers, open games to teach participants and more. It is designed to help people new to board games have fun with the hobby and introduce experienced players to newer games. Tickets cost $30 for the weekend, $20 for a one-day pass or $15 for a child weekend pass.

Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26

Juneau Symphony: “Romantic Revolution,” Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé, 1639 Glacier Ave. The concert will feature the music of Beethoven, Bruch and Nelson. The Saturday show is scheduled for 8 p.m. with a preconcert conversation at 7 p.m. Sunday’s concert is set for 3 p.m. with a preconcert conversation at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15-$38. The concert will feature music director finalist Scott Seaton and visiting violinist Andrew Sords.

Saturday, Jan. 25

Navigators Scholarship Workshop, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Vocational Training & Resource, 3239 Hospital Drive. This is a scholarship workshop for Alaska Native students. There will be access to dozens of scholarships, assistance in completing scholarships applications, lunch and more. There is a limit of 40 participants. Registration is required. For more information or to register contact Kaley Hoyle at 463-7752 or Navigators@ccthita-nsn.go.

Masonic Family Youth Groups Alumni Gathering, 11 a.m., Red Dog Saloon, 278 S. Franklin St. Adults who were members of any Masonic Family Youth Group — DeMolay, Rainbow, Job’s Daughters or others — are welcome to join.

Gastineau Genealogical Society Meeting, 1-2:30 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library large meeting room, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. There will be a business meeting followed by a presentation by Scott Foster, former host of KTOO’s Rain Country.

Alaska Positive Student Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. This is a free workshop led by professional photographer Ben Huff for middle and high school students. Participants will need a smartphone to participate, but if a student does not have one, a phone will be supplied for use during the workshop. Part of the workshop will be outdoors. To register call 465-2901.

Juneau Trail & Road Runners Annual Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. At the meeting and potluck, NAO Cup Awards will be distributed. Nominations for JTRR president will also be needed.

Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St Ann’s Parish Hall, 430 Fifth St. Susie Kendig will teach and call contra dances to live music by the “Wharf Rats” string band, featuring Tom Paul, Jack Fontanella, Greg Burger and Abbey Janes. No experience or a partner are necessary as all dances are taught. Admission costs $10 for the general public, $5 for students and age 25 and under, and admission is free for JVs and Americorps. Sponsored by Juneau International Folk Dancers and Juneau Contradancers.

Sunday, Jan. 26

No non recurring events listed.

Monday, Jan. 27

Curiosity Unleashed: STEAM, 5-7 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Dimond Park Loop. This is a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math event for kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Light snacks and goodie bags will be provided.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Learn to Fly Fish, 7-9 p.m., Jan. 28 and 30, Thunder Mountain High School, 3101 Dimond Park Loop. Call Suzanne at Community Schools, 523-1761, to register or Tony, (860)331-6306) for information.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Project Homeless Connect, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St. This is the ninth annual Project Homeless Connect. There will be information about and assistance with a variety of services including housing assistance, haircuts and footcare, IDs, PFD and voter registration, veteran support, pet services, health and wellness services, public benefits and energy assistance, vaccinations, job and education resources, social security and disability assistance and more. There will be breakfast and hot lunch.

Bike Skills Park Community Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., City Hall, 155 S Seward St. This City and Borough of Juneau meeting will focus on Juneau Mountain Bike Alliance’s proposal to build a bike skills park in Cope Park.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Courtesy Photo | Unsplash
                                Platypus-Con, a convention with a large game lending library, visiting game designers, open games to teach participants and more, is Jan. 24-Jan. 26.

Courtesy Photo | Unsplash Platypus-Con, a convention with a large game lending library, visiting game designers, open games to teach participants and more, is Jan. 24-Jan. 26.

Kimberly Sumner, right, of AWARE, gives a hug to an attendee of the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness’ 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. ( Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Kimberly Sumner, right, of AWARE, gives a hug to an attendee of the Juneau Coalition on Housing & Homelessness’ 7th annual Project Homeless Connect in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. ( Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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