Where have all the swallows gone? Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library.
What's hapening this week Jan. 4th - 10th, 2017 010417 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Where have all the swallows gone? Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library.
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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What's hapening this week Jan. 4th - 10th, 2017

Where have all the swallows gone? Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Naturalist, birder, and Juneau Audubon member Brenda Wright will give the talk, sponsored by the Southeast Chapter of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance as one of its Wildlife Wednesdays. Tree Swallows are common but overall populations declined by 49 percent between 1966 and 2014, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey. Free and open to the public.

First Friday, Friday, Jan. 6. See listings page 12.

“The Gold Rush,” Saturday, Jan. 7, 2-4 p.m., Alaska State Museum. The Alaska State Library Historical Collections will present a special screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Gold Rush.” Free.

Midwinter vocal festival, Sunday, Jan. 8, 3 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Juneauites led in song by Dr. Byron McGilvray, who has been coming to Juneau for 28 years, will perform. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. Tickets at the door only. Hosted by Juneau Lyric Opera.

George Kuhar 6th annual birthday show, Sunday, Jan. 8, 7-9:30 p.m., The Rookery.

Mudrooms, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 7-8 p.m., Northern Light United Church. The theme is “Letting go: New year, new start.” Speakers are Kris Sell, Justin Parish, Mickey Lesley, Ryan Stanley, Linda Buckley, Skip Gray and Bhagavati Braun.


Sm’algyax Language Learner’s Group, 12 p.m. Saturdays, Edward K. Thomas Building conference room (9097 Glacier Highway). All who wish to speak Sm’algyax, the language of the Tsimshian people, are welcome.

Tlingit Language Learner’s Group, 6-7 p.m. Mondays, downtown Juneau public library, large conference room. Interested in learning the Tlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of language experience. Details at

Haida Language Learner’s Group, 6-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Edward K. Thomas Building (9097 Glacier Highway).Open to all interested in learning Haida.

Storytime, every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the downtown public library, Thursday at the Douglas library and Friday at the Valley library. Sunday at 5:30 p.m. in the Valley is Cuentacuentos Infantil, storytime in Spanish.

International Folk Dance, every Sunday at 6 p.m., The Alaska Club (downtown). Recreational dance – first hour is instruction. No partner necessary. Beginners welcome.

MakerSpace, Mondays from 6-8 p.m., 1759 Anka Street. This week there will be an intro to sewing class for $5. All welcome. Details:

Holiday Drive-In Theater, every day between Nov. 26-Jan. 6, 2016, at 7 p.m., Juneau Urgent & Family Care, 8505 Old Dairy Road. The clips from Mr. Bean will play on a projector on the outside of the building. For sound, tune in to 97.9 FM.

Weekly Old Time Music Jam, Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Hotel Bar balcony. All abilities welcome. Fiddle, guitar, banjo, bass, mando, uke, harmonica, etc. Free.

Bluegrass Thursdays, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, Red Dog Saloon. Live acoustic bluegrass with Jeremy Kane and Nathan May. Details:

Open mic w/ Teri Tibbett or Matt Barnes, 9 p.m. Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar, 167 South Franklin St. 21+, free. Details:

AbbyOke Karaoke, Thursday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill.

Organ concert, every Friday at noon T.J. Duffy or J. Allan MacKinnon will play a variety of music at the State Office Building.

Weekly Ukulele Jam, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., T.K. Maguires Lounge inside the Prospector Hotel. All ages and abilities welcome. Learn more at

Music on the Fly, Sunday, 7-8 p.m., Juneau International Airport.

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