First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
What's Happening the week of Aug. 16-22 081617 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 16.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

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What's Happening the week of Aug. 16-22

First Day of School, Wednesday, Aug. 16.

Juneau Reentry Coalition Meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. This meeting will focus on tools for employers and the post incarcerated applicant/employee. A Presentation and a community question, answer, and discussion will be facilitated by Michael Hutcherson, of the Juneau Job Center. All welcome.

Mayor’s Awards for the Arts, Friday, Aug. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., JACC.

26th Annual Beat The Odds, Saturday, Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Riverbend Elementary School. 5K run or 2-mile walk. Age 13 & under $20, age 14 & over $25. Preregister @ Foggy Mountain Shop, Pavitt’s Health & Fitness, JRC-The Alaska Club and Nugget Alaskan Outfitter. Register online:

Ted Stevens Marine Institute 10th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday, Aug. 19, 12:30-4 p.m., Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute. A public open house and dedication ceremony. Tours, talks and family fun. Free.

Day of Play/Family Day, Saturday, Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m-12 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Free admission with child. Drop-in activity. Hands-on exhibits, scavenger hunt, I-Spy.

CBJ Day of Play, Saturday, Aug. 19, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Douglas Library. Learn about solar eclipses, ‘jump to Jupiter and spend some time on the moon.’

Kindergarten First Day of School, Monday, Aug. 21.


Ketchikan- Pre-Eclipse Fair, Saturday. Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Get ready for the eclipse, learn why eclipses occur, make a pin-hole viewer.

Ketchikan- Eclipse Viewing Party, Monday, Aug. 21, 8-10:30 a.m., Patio of the Ketchikan Public Library. Experience a partial solar eclipse over Deer Mountain.

Skagway- Garden City Market, Saturday, Aug. 19, 3-6 p.m., STC Building. Shop local. Those interested in selling contact Emily at 907-612-0088.

Sitka - Sesquicentennial Speaker’s Series: Chris Allan, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. Topic: ‘Special Correspondents’ and the scramble to report on the 1867 transfer of Russian America to the U.S.

Sitka- Sitka Seafood Festival Activities, Wednesday, Aug. 16- Saturday, Aug. 19. Go to for more info.

Sitka-Interpretive Hike, Tuesday, August 22, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., trail head on Sawmill Creek Road. Pat Heuer leads a 2-hour interpretive hike part way up Mount Verstovia Trail to look at and discuss Russian clear cuts and charcoal pits. Rain or shine.


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, 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:

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:

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.

Friday Night Live, Fridays, 7-9 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck. Every Friday night for 20 straight weeks, Alaska Fish & Chips Company will have live music and cornhole. Free.

Cornhole Saturdays, June 10, 6-10 p.m., Alaska Fish & Chips Company at the Flight Deck. Everyone’s favorite beer-in-hand sport is back for another summer at Alaska Fish & Chips. Sign up when you arrive to be placed in a bracket. Free.

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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