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Skagway Arts Council has scheduled events in February and March in support of their mission of fostering a musical community.
UKULELE LESSONS - Beginning in February, Juan Castaneda-Gonzales will be teaching ukulele lessons at 7 p.m. at the Skagway School on the stage. The lessons will happen each Monday night for the entire month of February and will cost $5 - $3 for SAC members - for each Monday evening that is attended. Participants should bring their own ukulele or if you don't have one, call Dottie at 907-612-0456 to arrange to borrow one. Participants will learn basic strumming techniques, chords and at least two songs.
JAM NIGHTS - Three more jam nights have been scheduled at the Elks Lodge on Feb. 14 and 28, as well as March 28. The sessions will begin around 8 p.m. following the burger feed. Don't miss these opportunities for all levels of musicians to circle up and share their musical talent. Bring voice, instrument, and 1-3 songs to learn or share. Playing in a group is a fun and relaxing way to learn basic chord progressions and rhythm as well as learn to sing and play at the same time. There is no fee to attend.
Watch email inboxes for details for the following events the Arts Council will be presenting in the near future: Annual Winter Weekend Film Festival, Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23.
The Ruth Moody Band, Sunday, March 9. Ruth is a two-time Juno Award winner and a founding member of The Wailin' Jennies.