Events

Turkey bowling tradition continues

Turkey bowling tradition continues

Winners get to take home a turkey.

Turkey bowling tradition continues
Candlelight vigil, documentary screening planned for Trans Day of Remembrance

Candlelight vigil, documentary screening planned for Trans Day of Remembrance

National Transgender Day of Remembrance will be observed in Juneau with a candlelight vigil and a screening of a documentary about trans youth. The day… Continue reading

Candlelight vigil, documentary screening planned for Trans Day of Remembrance
Town hall aims to gather feedback from veterans

Town hall aims to gather feedback from veterans

Other community members are also welcome.

Town hall aims to gather feedback from veterans
The front sign of University of Alaska Southeast is pictured in this file photo. (Juneau Empire File)

Tlingit storyteller looking to bring remains back home

He tells his story Friday.

The front sign of University of Alaska Southeast is pictured in this file photo. (Juneau Empire File)
Author talk examines 1982 murders in Craig

Author talk examines 1982 murders in Craig

Author Leland Hale spent years trying to find out what really happened in an unsolved mass murder, and this Friday he’s talking about his methods… Continue reading

Author talk examines 1982 murders in Craig
Eric Verrelli smiles after shooting in the Annie Oakley competition Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at the Juneau Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot. Verrelli won the competition, winning a frozen turkey. The Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game host the shooting competition each year as a fundraiser. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

Annual Thanksgiving shoot happening Saturday

No live turkeys will be shot.

Eric Verrelli smiles after shooting in the Annie Oakley competition Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 at the Juneau Gun Club’s Turkey Shoot. Verrelli won the competition, winning a frozen turkey. The Gun Club, Juneau Shooting Sports Foundation, Juneau Archery Club and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game host the shooting competition each year as a fundraiser. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
Event brings together perspectives on homelessness

Event brings together perspectives on homelessness

Homelessness continues to rise in Juneau.

Event brings together perspectives on homelessness
Veteran George Roberts salutes the flag as the U.S. Coast Guard color guard leaves a Centennial Hall ballroom at the conclusion of Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)

Veterans Day events honor centennial

It’s been 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Veteran George Roberts salutes the flag as the U.S. Coast Guard color guard leaves a Centennial Hall ballroom at the conclusion of Veterans Day ceremonies Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. (James Brooks | Juneau Empire File)
Wayne Price, master Tlingit carver and Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts and Sciences, works on a healing pole at the University of Alaska Southeast on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wayne Price, master Tlingit carver and Associate Professor of Northwest Coast Arts and Sciences, works on a healing pole at the University of Alaska Southeast on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Toddler activities continue at libraries

The program includes stories, games and more.

University Way on the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau, Alaska is seen in this Aug. 26, 2011 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Dreamer, subject of book to speak at UAS symposium

Oscar Vasquez, subject of the book “Spare Parts,” will deliver a speech on Tuesday as part of the University of Alaska Southeast’s annual Power and… Continue reading

University Way on the University of Alaska Southeast campus in Juneau, Alaska is seen in this Aug. 26, 2011 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday

Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday

Charitable Juneauites will have a chance to bid on items from local artists, businesses and individuals this weekend to benefit the Southeast Alaska Organization for… Continue reading

Annual SOFA auction taking place Saturday
Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)

Glacier center starts ‘Mendenhall Minis’ program for young children

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will host a series of activities for young children this winter on the second Saturday of every month. The events… Continue reading

Sockeye salmon splash their way up Steep Creek in 2012. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
The remains of a caribou not far from the Dalton Highway north of Atigun Pass. (Courtesy Photos | Ned Rozell)

Wildlife Wednesday gets brainy

At the next Wildlife Wednesday on Nov. 7, naturalists Mary Willson and Kathy Hocker will share images, stories from the field and hands-on skull examples… Continue reading

The remains of a caribou not far from the Dalton Highway north of Atigun Pass. (Courtesy Photos | Ned Rozell)
Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is Native American and Alaska Native Month, and there’s no shortage of local events commemorating it. Sealaska Heritage Institute, libraries, museums and more are… Continue reading

Get ready for a busy Native American and Alaska Native Heritage Month
Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter

The shelter aims to feed more than 150 families for the holiday.

Thanksgiving donation season set to begin this weekend for homeless shelter
Dentists buying candy for good cause

Dentists buying candy for good cause

Two offices in town are donating Halloween candy.

Dentists buying candy for good cause
Parents, grandparents and friends have fun photographing their young ones on Seward Street for Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Events planned across town before trick-or-treating

Halloween parties are happening from the Valley to downtown.

Parents, grandparents and friends have fun photographing their young ones on Seward Street for Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Local synagogue to honor Pittsburgh victims

Everybody is welcome at the service.

Personnel from Chesed Shel Emes Emergency Services and Recovery Unit gather near the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Robert Bowers, the suspect in the mass shooting at the synagogue, expressed hatred of Jews during the rampage and told officers afterward that Jews were committing genocide and he wanted them all to die, according to charging documents made public Sunday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2008. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Rock Dump prepares for creepy climbing on Halloween

Two nights this week, you can celebrate Halloween by climbing for candy. The Rock Dump is getting into the holiday spirit this week, decorating and… Continue reading

Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2008. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)