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Juneau Symphony 2017 Youth Solo Competition, Wednesday, May 31, 7-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free and open to the public. Winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the competition. Performing: Elizabeth Djajalie, violin, Kyle Farley-Robinson, piano, Alexander Yu, violin, Aliciana Zamora, double bass.
What's Happening the week of May 31-June 6 053117 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Juneau Symphony 2017 Youth Solo Competition, Wednesday, May 31, 7-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free and open to the public. Winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the competition. Performing: Elizabeth Djajalie, violin, Kyle Farley-Robinson, piano, Alexander Yu, violin, Aliciana Zamora, double bass.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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What's Happening the week of May 31-June 6

Juneau Symphony 2017 Youth Solo Competition, Wednesday, May 31, 7-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free and open to the public. Winners will be announced at a reception immediately following the competition. Performing: Elizabeth Djajalie, violin, Kyle Farley-Robinson, piano, Alexander Yu, violin, Aliciana Zamora, double bass.

Juneau Ballroom Dance presents “Down by the Sea Shore,” Friday, June 2, 7-10 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can, suggested $10. All welcome. Proceeds benefit the JACC.

Historic downtown walking tour, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1:30-3 p.m. until Sept. 21, 2017. Discover downtown Juneau’s past through a unique walking tour led by a local guide, whose perspective and experiences lend color and flavor to Juneau’s story.All tours begin at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, located on the corner of 4th and Main Streets. $25/$20 $200 for a group of 10.

Juneau Audubon Bird Walk, Saturday, May 27, 8-10 a.m., Eagle Beach State Recreation Area. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. This is a free event.

Family fishing Day at the Lake, Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Twin Lakes. Fishing gear provided, children’s games. Food for sale.

Exploring Douglas History, Saturday, June 3, 1-3 p.m., Douglas Public Library. Resources, methods and paths for finding out about the history of location and folks who have lived in Douglas. For more information, contact treadwellsociety.com and Linda Snow, ljsnow@ak.net, 780-6106.

Hospice whale watch cruise, Saturday, June 3, 12:30-4 p.m., Statter Harbormaster’s Office, Auke Bay. An afternoon on the water helps support Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Tickets are $60 and includes lunch catered by Breeze-In. Tickets are limited. For tickets, visit www.CCSJuneau.org or call Nathan at 463-6145.

Author talk with Mike Dunham, Tuesday, June 6, 12-1 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Michael Dunham, author of “The Man Who Bought Alaska” and “The Man Who Sold Alaska,” will present a slide-lecture connecting key events in the lives of U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and Tsar Alexander II. The talk puts what is popularly called “the Purchase of Alaska” into the context of the other significant events in the careers of these two statesmen, including their part in ending slavery in their respective countries. It also sheds light on U.S. General Jefferson Davis and Chilkat leader Koh’Klux at the time of the acquisition of Russia’s claims in North America by the United States 150 years ago. Free.

SOUTHEAST

Yakutat - Yakutat Tern Festival, June 1-4. Details: yakutatalaska.com/events.html.

Skagway - North Words Writers Symposium, May 31-June 3. Four days in Skagway and Dyea spent on writing workshops, and engaging with other writers. 2017 keynote speaker: Paul Theroux.

Skagway -22nd Annual Fran DeLisle Cancer Awareness Walkathon, Saturday, June 3, walk follows the Dyea road along the Taiya Inlet through spruce forest to downtown Skagway. Volunteers provide aid and treats along the way. There is also a half walk, starting in Long Bay. $20 entry fee includes shirt and lunch. All money raised goes to cancer screenings of Skagway residents diagnosed with cancer. Sponsored by the Skagway Eagles Auxillary #25 and the Emblem Club.

Sitka - Sitka Summer Music Festival, June 6-July 2. Find a complete schedule of concerts at: alaskaclassics.org/events/sitka-summer-music-festival.

Sitka - Sesquicentennial Talk: Steve Haycox presents “The Basic 101 of the 150th,” Wednesday, May 31, Sitka National Historical Park.

Sitka - Film screening: “The Fish on My Plate,” Thursday, June 1, 7-8 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. The documentary, aired on national TV last month, was filmed partially in Sitka and features footage and interviews with Sitkans. For more information call 747-7509 or email sophie@sitkawild.org.

EVERY WEEK

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 facebook.com/groups/234626046736815/.

Haida Language Learner’s Group,4:30-6 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. $5. Details: juneaumakerspace.org.

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.

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

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 juneaujambusters.com.

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

Cornhole Saturdays, every Saturday for the summer, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck, 2 Marine Way #124. Free.

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