Events

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)
A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)

Free cab rides available Saturday night

This Halloween weekend, there’s reason for celebration but no reason to drive drunk. Those who are looking to have a few drinks at a bar… Continue reading

A Juneau taxicab is pictured in February 2017. (Alex McCarthy | Juneau Empire File)
A view of the Princess Sophia’s port side, The ship, which was bound for Seattle, struck Vanderbilt Reef because of a confluence of conditions, including a late train and poor visibility. The ship sunk Oct. 25 1918. (Alaska State Library-Historical Collections, ASL-P87-1699)
A view of the Princess Sophia’s port side, The ship, which was bound for Seattle, struck Vanderbilt Reef because of a confluence of conditions, including a late train and poor visibility. The ship sunk Oct. 25 1918. (Alaska State Library-Historical Collections, ASL-P87-1699)
Free skate brings costumes to the rink

Free skate brings costumes to the rink

The forecast for Halloween weekend is a little icy for some. The 16th annual Halloween Open Skate is taking place at 7:45 p.m. Friday at… Continue reading

Free skate brings costumes to the rink
Off to College event offered at UAS

Off to College event offered at UAS

It’s a crash course for setting a course for college. University of Alaska Southeast is offering an Off to College event 4-7 p.m. today in… Continue reading

  • Oct 24, 2018
  • BY BEN HOHENSTATT Capital City Weekly
  • NewsEvents
Off to College event offered at UAS
Halloween happenings

Halloween happenings

Here’s a rundown of Halloween happenings for the holiday weekend and the big day itself.

Halloween happenings
In this 2008 file photo, Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Rock Dump fundraises with movie today

The Rock Dump Climbing Gym will screen adventure movie “The Dawn Wall” at Goldtown Nickelodeon today and tomorrow to fundraise for the gym. The film… Continue reading

In this 2008 file photo, Nathan Gaudreault, left, and Tyler Gress work their way up The Rock Dump’s climbing walls. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to hold eighth annual Grand Slam Saturday

C’mon and slam. Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam will hold its eighth annual Grand Slam 7 p.m. Saturday at the University Alaska Southeast REC Center, at… Continue reading

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam’s eighth annual Grand Slam is Saturday evening. Past slam winners will compete for the Grand Slam title. (Matthias Wagner | Unsplash)
In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Visiting professor to talk education innovation at UAS lecture

Sean Anderson, Ph.D., thinks universities should be doing business differently. Undergraduate science students should be in the field collecting data for long-term research projects, not… Continue reading

In this Empire file photo from 2012, Laurent Dick photographs the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge. A professor who studies coastal zone management will give a talk today at the University of Alaska Southeast. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum

Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum

Alaska Day means an open house at the State Archives, Library and Museum and an all-Alaskan literary gathering at its store. The Alaska State Archives… Continue reading

Alaska Day open house at State Library, Archives and Museum
Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Downtown trick-or-treating projects to be biggest ever

This year’s Halloween will be the biggest ever for downtown Juneau’s business district, as 71 businesses will be participating in trick-or-treating. Businesses plan to give… Continue reading

Michele Martin’s Godzilla takes command of South Franklin Street, at least for a moment, during the Downtown Business Association’s Halloween Trick-or-Treating on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Open mic series begins Wednesday

Open mic series begins Wednesday

An eight-week open mic and art series is beginning Wednesday at the Rookery downtown. The series, called Mountainside Open Mic and Art Jam, invites people… Continue reading

Open mic series begins Wednesday
A beaver enjoys breakfast near the Mendenhall Glacier in late June 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)

Talk gives insight into beaver activity

A free presentation this week gives a look into the busy world of beavers, and sheds light on how their activity affects everything around them.… Continue reading

A beaver enjoys breakfast near the Mendenhall Glacier in late June 2017. (Courtesy Photo | Linda Shaw)
The Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Experts aim to simplify Medicare, Social Security

It’s common for people to be unsure of their Medicare and Social Security options, and a free presentation Friday aims to make people more informed.… Continue reading

The Mendenhall Valley Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)