Events

Planetarium offers introduction to traveling by the stars

A professor will guide the way.

 

Chinstrap penguins such as this one will be one of the subjects of an upcoming free Audubon Society lecture. (Unsplash | Eamonn Maguire)
                                Chinstrap penguins such as this one will be one of the subjects of an upcoming free Audubon Society lecture. (Unsplash | Eamonn Maguire)

Audubon talk will have Antarctic focus

Penguins and Antarctica will be the focus of a Thursday night Juneau Audubon Society lecture. Antarctica at Solstice is the title of a presentation planned… Continue reading

 

Juneau Family Health and Birth Center will provide a free early pregnancy class Tuesday evening. (Unsplash | Ashton Mullins)

Free pregnancy class offered Tuesday

Topics include exercise, nutrition and more.

 

30th annual vocal concert is Sunday

The Midwinter Vocal Fest goes out on a high note every year. The annual concluding concert for Juneau Lyric Opera’s 30th annual Midwinter Vocal Festival… Continue reading

Walking tours to explore public’s vision for downtown

What do you want downtown to look like?

The Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building will host a Family Fair Friday afternoon. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Free family fair Friday

There will be a full afternoon of family-friendly activities and games at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum Friday.

The Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum building will host a Family Fair Friday afternoon. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
The whale at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park will be the starting point of a 5K or 1 mile race benefitting the Eldred Rock Lighthouse. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Run will benefit historic lighthouse

Get ready for a light run. Run 4 the Rock 5K and One Mile run starts after sunset Saturday and benefits the Eldred Rock Lighthouse… Continue reading

The whale at Mayor Bill Overstreet Park will be the starting point of a 5K or 1 mile race benefitting the Eldred Rock Lighthouse. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealing the spotlight: Wildlife Wednesday to focus on harbor seals

The first Wildlife Wednesday of 2019 will focus on harbor seals. At 7 p.m. tonight, in University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan Lecture Hall, 11066 Auke… Continue reading

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Marvin Pena steels himself for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Take the plunge on New Year’s Day

Make an Auke-ward start to 2019.

Marvin Pena steels himself for the annual Polar Bear Dip at Auke Recreation beach on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Free cab rides available on New Year’s Eve

Watch for the green flashing lights.

A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
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Things to do on New Year’s Eve in Juneau

What you should know to have a happy New Year’s Eve.

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A New Year’s Eve Gala at Centennial Hall will benefit Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and Juneau Jazz & Classics. (Unsplash | Jacek Dylag)
A New Year’s Eve Gala at Centennial Hall will benefit Juneau Arts & Humanities Council and Juneau Jazz & Classics. (Unsplash | Jacek Dylag)
A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Wildlife Wednesday to focus on harbor seals

If you harbor an interest in seals, there’s a Wednesday night program for you. At 7 p.m. Jan. 2, in University of Alaska Southeast’s Egan… Continue reading

A rehabilitated Pacific harbor seal looks back at people during its release at the Auke Recreation Beach on August 27, 2014. After toxic levels of mercury were found in an Admiralty Island harbor seal in 2015, conservationists and subsistence hunters are still wondering if a Juneau-based mine is to blame. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

First Day Hike set for Eagle Beach

Hut, hut hike. The First Day Hike with Juneau Area State Parks Advisory Board is scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday Dec. 29. First Day hikes… Continue reading

There will be a wide variety of block at the downtown Juneau Public Library, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Unsplash | Rick Mason)

Rock around the blocks at the downtown library

Block off your schedule. Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. the downtown Juneau Public Library, 292 Marine Way, is hosting Rock Around the Blocks. The afternoon event… Continue reading

There will be a wide variety of block at the downtown Juneau Public Library, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (Unsplash | Rick Mason)

AK Beatdown 33 set for Friday

They’ll work out some post-holiday aggression. AK Beatdown 33 is scheduled for 8-10 p.m. at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Doors for… Continue reading

Eaglecrest seen in this Jan. 6, 2017 photo will be the site of Christmas Day luge sledding. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Luge sledding at Eaglecrest on Christmas

It’s going to be a luge deal. There will be Juneau 4-H luge sledding at Eaglecrest 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Christmas Day. The event is… Continue reading

Eaglecrest seen in this Jan. 6, 2017 photo will be the site of Christmas Day luge sledding. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Just about all of Juneau is closed for Christmas

Buy groceries, and prepare your Netflix list.

At 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, Santa will be at Eaglecrest. (Unsplash | Tim Mossholder)

Ski-sons greetings: Santa Claus comes to Eaglecrest

Santa’s coming to Eaglecrest on Christmas Eve. There will be a torchlight parade at 4 p.m. at the Hooter and Porcupine chairlifts to celebrate and… Continue reading

At 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve, Santa will be at Eaglecrest. (Unsplash | Tim Mossholder)
Juneau-Douglas City Museum is hosting a model train invitational Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Unsplash | Dan Paul)

Make tracks for Saturday’s model train event

Juneau-Douglas City Museum is opening its doors to trainiacs Saturday. There will be a model train invitational from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the museum, 114… Continue reading

Juneau-Douglas City Museum is hosting a model train invitational Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018. (Unsplash | Dan Paul)