The Girl Gold Miners of Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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What's happening this week Jan.11th - 17th, 2017

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.

Audubon Society meeting: shorelines, life, Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., UAS Recreation Center room 116. Adelaide Johnson will speak at this free meeting of the Juneau Audubon Society about “dynamic shorelines, shifting benthic habitats, and impacts on biota.” Climatic, tectonic, and human-related impacts are changing where food and habitat can be found along the shores of Southeast Alaska. Johnson examined six communities to see how they will change, and how those changes will affect subsistence, salmon, birds, and more.

“Mailboxes: Portraits of North Douglas,” a presentation by photographer Pol Corvez, Thursday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. French photographer Pol Corvez will discuss his current exhibit at the Museum, “North Douglas Highway Mailboxes,” as well as his career in photography. This event is free. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and there will be a question and answer session following the presentation.

The Girl Gold Miners of Pearl Harbor, Saturday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall, University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus. The Southeast Alaska Land Trust presents an evening with Merrill Jensen. Follow along with Merrill as he recounts the lives of the Peterson girls and their families living on the shore of Pearl Harbor. See the transformation of the original homestead into the Jensen-Olson Arboretum that occupies the site today. $20.

32nd annual legislative reception, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 5-6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Hosted by the City and Borough of Juneau, The Alaska Community, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce and Travel Juneau.

Spoken word workshop, Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-4 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host the spoken word workshop, themed around poetry. It will be led by local poets Christy NaMee Eriksen of Kindred Post and Dee Jay DeRego. $10-$25, pay as you can. More information on page 31.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day annual community observance, Monday, Jan. 16, 1 p.m., St. Paul’s Catholic Church. There will be speakers and musical performances from federal, state, and local participants. Hosted by the Juneau Black Awareness Association, which is hosting a sock and diaper drive at the event. Bring socks or diapers individually, or collected from a sock or diaper drive at work or church, and bring to the event. The items will be given to local charities to give to families in need.

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.

KETCHIKAN—Off the Deep End artist presentation, Saturday, Jan. 14, 12 p.m., Main Street Gallery. Jim Guenther will discuss his solo exhibit, which focuses on “the abstract exploration of the magical and mystical essence of water, using acrylic ink.” The exhibit will be up through Jan. 27.

KETCHIKAN—Stories at Latitude 56, Sunday, Jan. 15, 3:30 p.m., The Point Art Café. Come listen to (mostly) true stories told live from five Ketchikan locals. The January theme is “Town & Country.”

KETCHIKANStory Slam, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Creek Street Cabaret. Story Slam is an open mic for stories. Each has a host, a theme, and anyone can get up and tell a (mostly) true story based on that theme. It’s a great opportunity to test your storytelling skills, get to know your neighbors, and have fun. The January theme is “Town & Country.”

SITKA - Sharing Sitka’s Trails, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Sitka Sportman’s Association (5211 HPR). Alaska Wildlife Troopers will show the 30-minute video “Sharing Alaska’s Trails” to address the issue of residents keeping pets safe while sharing trails with trappers. Trap safety for pet owners will be discussed along with demonstrations of how different types of traps and snares operate. “Trap Safety for Pet Owners” brochures will be available at the meeting. This free presentation is open to the public. Call Alaska Wildlife Troopers at 747-3254 with questions.

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 a class for $5 on ceramic glazing. Come glaze ceramic pieces, including both any projects you’ve done yourself, and any you’ve created in previous makerspace classes. Details:

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.

Tai Chi for seniors, Tuesdays and Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Filipino Community Hall. Taught by certified tai chi instructor Josielind Ferrer. The class runs eight weeks and began Jan. 10. For more information or to register, email or call 463-6113.

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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