Toy Designer Lecture by Cas Holman, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., KTOO, @360 North. Holman has spent the last 12 years immersed in play, learning and imagination.
What's happening this week Feb. 22th - 28th, 2017 022217 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Toy Designer Lecture by Cas Holman, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., KTOO, @360 North. Holman has spent the last 12 years immersed in play, learning and imagination.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

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What's happening this week Feb. 22th - 28th, 2017


Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain high School library. Free and open to the public.

Toy Designer Lecture by Cas Holman, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 6-7:30 p.m., KTOO, @360 North. Holman has spent the last 12 years immersed in play, learning and imagination. She is a full time Industrial Design faculty at Rhode Island School of Design. In 2011 she developed Rigamajig for the High Line Park in New York City. She prototypes her playthings for her company Heroes Will Rise on five acres knows as Camp Fun in her Hope, Rhode Island workshop which is situated on a retired summer camp filled with toys, drawings, prototype structures, dreams and dogs. For more information on Holman, go to $15 general admission, $5 with student ID.

UAS MPA Lecture: Political Leadership and Civility, Thursday, Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m., KTOO, @360 North. Sen. Anna MacKinnon and Sen. Berta Gardner, Mayor of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Mike Navarre and author and journalist Dermot Cole will discuss civility in the Last Frontier and their personal experiences in leadership.

Fireside Lecture: Coping with Weather, Feb. 24, 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Naturalist Bob Armstrong will discuss how animals cope with the weather, highlighting wild animals’ techniques for surviving in Juneau’s cold, rainy, and dark climate. Free and open to the public.

Gospel Workshops, Monday, Feb. 27- Thursday, March 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Reverend Boby Lewis and Eustace Johnson bring back their vocal gospel music workshops. There will be a dress rehearsal on Saturday. Performances are on Sunday at Thunder Mountain High School.

Juneau Cabaret: Duke Ellington, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2 p.m., Alaska State Library, Archives & Museum. Songs and history of famous American composers. In honor of Black History Month, February’s presentation spotlights Ellington. More information.

Girl Scouts of Alaska’s 25th annual Southeast Auction, Saturday, Feb. 25, 6-10 p.m., JACC. This auction features airline tickets, glacier walkabouts, destination accomodations in Mexico, Washington, D.C., Hawaii, zip line tours, and more. Food by Abby’s Kitchen. Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets $40 and available by calling the JAHC at 586-2787, going to, or at Hearthside Books and Rainy Retreat Books.

Sunset on Lynn Canal Painting Party, Saturday, Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m., Louise Miller Art Studio, 8355 River Pl. All painting supplies, brushes, paints and a canvas will be provided. Pre-registration required at : Details: Louise Miller, 789-3546.

Give Kids a Smile: Free dental screenings, Saturday, Feb. 25, 12:30-4 p.m., 2220 Dunn St. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Educational event with balloons and prizes. For more information or to volunteer, contact Dana at (907) 723-6131,

Canvas Building, Saturday Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio, 223 Seward St. Local artist Inari Kylanen will teach you to make your own canvases and supported wood panels for paint in this 2-part weekend class at The Canvas. Construct, prepare, and finish professional surfaces for painting. $60. All materials included.

Marie Drake Planetarium: “Northern Lights,” Monday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Learn the science of how the Aurora is generated by the solar wind, earths’ magnetic field and atmospheric gases. Also the Spitz projector will be used to display and explain what is visible during the night in Juneau. Free, all ages. For more information, go to:, Steve Kocsis, (907) 500-2941.

Donation Drive for Juneau Women, Feb. 18-March 3. The Women’s Equality of Juneau group is seeking toiletries donations to make care packages for women at The Glory Hole, Haven House and Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE). Items needed include toothpaste, soap, deodorant, travel size shampoo/conditioner, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products and more. This drive is in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8. Collections will take place at the following locations from Feb 18 - March 3: Curves, 9121 Glacier Hwy (#106); GCI, 118 Seward St.; GCI, 8390 Airport Blvd (#101); and Pretty Please, 230 Seward St. Visit Women’s Equality of Juneau’s Facebook page for more information.


Sm’algyax Language Learner’s Group, 12 p.m. Saturdays, Edward K. Thomas Building conference room (9097 Glacier Highway). All whowish 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 theTlingit language? This group, run by Tlingit language learners, is free and open to everyone in the community, regardless of languageexperience. Details at

Haida Language Learner’s Group, 4:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Edward K. Thomas Building (9097 Glacier Highway). Open toall 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. Nopartner necessary. Beginners welcome.

MakerSpace, Mondays from 6-8 p.m., 1759 Anka Street. $5. 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.

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

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. Learnmore at

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

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