Pre K first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
What's Happening the week of Aug. 23-29 082317 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Pre K first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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What's Happening the week of Aug. 23-29

Pre K first day of school, Wednesday, Aug. 23.

The What, When, and How of Assisted Living, Thursday, Aug. 24, 12 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska. Join for a discussion about what options exist in our community when choosing an assisted living home. Free. No registration is required.

Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom, Friday, Aug. 25, 5-9 p.m., UAF Cooperative Extension Service Juneau District Office. A course for all levels of educators who want to teach about SE Alaska Agriculture. Cost $190: $100 materials fee, $90 CEU credit fee (optional). Workshop runs Aug. 26 and Aug. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Girls on the Run New Coach Training, Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Aware Inc.

Become a coach and inspire girls to be healthy, joyful, and confident. Coaches don’t need to be runners. Apply to coach before the training:

Food Festival, Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., JACC.

The Canvas Garage Sale, Saturday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio.

Garage Sale: weaving looms, paints, clay, pottery tools and much more.

Every other Saturday Drawing Group @ The Canvas, Saturday, Aug. 26, 4:45-8 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Cost $20. Set up at 4:45pm/doors close at 5:00pm) Please no late arrivals.

Sacred Harp Sing, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2-3:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Doesn’t matter what your singing experience is shaped notes are easy for everyone! Music provided. Free.

University of Alaska Southeast opening day, Monday, Aug. 28.

Black Hole Sun - Total Solar Eclipse, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Science, humor, images from the Aug. 21 eclipse by those who were there. Find out what it was like. Followed by ‘The Stars Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free.


Sitka - Love of Self, Source, Others, Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Yaw Chapel. A workshop by Kari Ann Gracen titled The Dynamics of Love Between Self, Source and Others.

Sitka - Babies & Books, Saturday, Aug. 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Sitka Public Library.

Host is Dorothy Orbison. No registration is needed. All children to age four, along with their parents, care-takers, family and friends, are welcome.

Sitka - Sesquicentennial Speaker’s Series: Wayne Jensen, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. The topic is about William Seward and includes a history of his early life, his services with him as Lincoln’s Secretary of State and as Secretary of State in Andrew John’s cabinet, the negotiation of the Treaty of Cession and his visit to Alaska in 1869.

Haines-American Legion Burger Night, Friday, Aug. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., American Legion.


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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