Events

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)

Holiday happenings: Things to do to celebrate

The most wonderful and busiest time of the year.

The parade route for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)

Santa Claus is coming to downtown

Sleigh bells meet fire bells. The Capital City Fire/Rescue’s annual Santa Parade starts at 6 p.m. tonight at the Mount Roberts Tramway and will make… Continue reading

The parade route for Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. (Courtesy photo | Capital City Fire/Rescue)
(Unspalsh | Radek Grzybowski)

JDHS band, choir and orchestra to perform holiday concert

Juneau-Douglas High School’s band, choir and orchestra will be working in concert this evening. The JDHS Holiday Music Celebration Fundraiser is 6-8 p.m. tonight at… Continue reading

(Unspalsh | Radek Grzybowski)

Learn how to identify birds in winter

Many local birds have new, winter plumage, and Juneau Audubon Society wants to enable folks to pick out the new-look birds. Juneau Audubon Society will… Continue reading

Rebecca “Bells” Service tells a story on the theme Square Peg in a Round Hole during Mudrooms’ December 2017 event. The storytelling series is about to start its eighth season. September’s theme is Lost and Found. (Melissa Griffiths | For the Capital City Weekly)

Make room for Mudrooms

This week’s theme is Family Fun.

Rebecca “Bells” Service tells a story on the theme Square Peg in a Round Hole during Mudrooms’ December 2017 event. The storytelling series is about to start its eighth season. September’s theme is Lost and Found. (Melissa Griffiths | For the Capital City Weekly)