Station Eleven book discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Douglas Public Library. A Big Read Event.
What's Happening the week of Oct. 11-17 101117 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Station Eleven book discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Douglas Public Library. A Big Read Event.

Tree swallows in one of the project's birdhouse's. Image courtesy of the Juneau Audubon Society.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Story last updated at 10/10/2017 - 8:13 pm

What's Happening the week of Oct. 11-17

Station Eleven book discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Douglas Public Library. A Big Read Event.

Felted Landscapes with Amy O’Neill Houck, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6:30-9 p.m., Color Wheel Arts,1112 3rd St., suite 300, Douglas. Create a warm and woolly landscape picture using dry felting techniques. Costs $44. Limited to eight students. Call 907-209-7173 to register.

Tree Swallow Nest Box Project, Thursday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast Rec Center, room 116. Presented by the Juneau Audubon Society. Join Brenda Wright and Theresa Svencara for a free public presentation on this Juneau project.

JDHS Band Concert, Wednesday, Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School. The JDHS Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band will perform its first concert of the year. Pay-as-you-can admission. Proceeds support Juneau High School Music programs.

Station Eleven book discussion, Thursday, Oct. 12, 12-1 p.m., Juneau Public Library. A Big Read Event.

Films from the Future: “The Circle,” Thursday, Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Recreation Center. This year UAS One Campus, One Book is partnering with the Juneau Public Library in the NEA Big Read of the post-apocalyptic novel, “Station Eleven.” In October there will be free screenings of two recent films that imagine our future world in much different ways than portrayed in “Station Eleven.”

Evening at Egan: Seafood Security in Southeast, Friday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Egan Library. UAS assistant professor of marine fisheries Dr. Mike Navarro will speak about anthropogenic (human-caused) climate disruption, how it will affect Alaska, and how the state might meet the challenge. Free.

Adult/Open Ballet Class, Friday, Oct. 13, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Dance Theare, 8420 Airport Blvd. Adult/Open Ballet is a technique class open to all levels, from beginning to advanced ballet. Each class will be adjusted to meet the varying needs and interests of its participants. Ages 14 and up. Occurs every Friday until Dec. 15. There will be no class Nov. 24. Costs $240 for members and $280 for non-members. Punch cards are available in the Juneau Dance Theatre Office.

Drawing from Life, Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 a.m.-noon, Color Wheel Arts, 1112 3rd St., suite 300, Douglas. Learn drawing techniques and study the form of the human figure through observation of clothes and nude models. Three sessions: Saturdays, Oct. 12, 21 and 28. This class is taught by artist Lucy Franklin. Limited to five students. Class costs $135. Call 907-209-7173 to register.

Bookbinding 101 with Sherri McDonald, Saturday, Oct. 14 1-4 p.m., Color Wheel Arts, 1112 3rd St., suite 300, Douglas. Learn to make your own sketchbook and journal using different sewing structures like Coptic style and Long stick. Three sessions: Saturday, Oct. 7, 14, and 21. Limited to eight students. Class costs $135. Call 907-209-7173 to register.

Operatoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom. Hosted by the Juneau Lyric Opera. Costs $20 (includes beer token for patrons 21 and over.

Club Baby Seal show, Saturday, Oct. 14, 9 p.m., 10:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater. Featuring Allison Holtkamp, Alicia Hughes-Skandijs, Corin Hughes-Skandijs, Nathaniel Williams, and Clint Farr. Tickets are $10 and $15 for VIP, and can be purchased at Age 21+; ID necessary for entry.

Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Fair, Sunday, Oct. 15, 12-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. Fall/Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items: Artwork, skincare, cosmetics, fragrances, kitchen items, jewelry, jams, jellies, syrup, placemats, centerpieces, oils, quilted items, socks, shawls, hats, scarves, and more,.

Station Eleven book discussion open to public, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Douglas Public Library. A Big Read Event.

Beginning Drawing with Daniel Todd, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Learn and develop drawing skills through graphite, charcoal and ink. All materials included. Weekly on Tuesday, occurring four times. Details:

A networking event for STEM, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5-7 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The two-hour event is intended for idea sharing, networking, and brainstorming ways to connect STEM professionals with nearby classrooms in order to excite and engage students by bringing STEM to life. Food, drinks, and door prizes will be provided through contributions from NOAA, Wings Airways, Alaska Zipline Adventures, McGivneys, and others in the community. Hosted by SouthEast Exchange, a new collaboration started by scientists and school teachers, in conjunction with the Juneau STEM Coalition and JEDC.

Arts Roundtable, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 5-6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Join the JAHC at the monthly Roundtable meeting to talk about how to foster the arts community in Juneau. Artists, art organizations, and any interested community members are welcome to contribute their ideas and comments. If unable to make the meeting, send ideas to Meghan Garrison, Individual Artist Programs Coordinator: or 907.586.2787.

Haines - American Bald Eagle Foundation open (Free Friday for Locals), Friday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., American Bald Eagle Foundation, 113 Haines Hwy.


Sitka- Author reading, Friday, Oct. 13, 6-7 p.m., Sitka Public Library. In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lizbeth Meredith, author of “Pieces of Me: Rescuing My Kidnapped Daughters,” reads and discusses her work.

Sitka - Sitka Play, Saturday, Oct. 14, 4-5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Sheetka Kwáan Naa Kahidi. Sitka Historical Society presents “Sitka One Act Play - A Transfer Story” by Zack Desmond. The one-act play features six characters living in Sitka at the advent of American occupation of Alaska’s capitol in 1869.

Sitka - Radio Theater Auditions, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2-3 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Rasmuson Center. No experience or preparation is needed. The show will be performed live on stage, with live sound effects 7 p.m. Friday, November 17, at the Performing Arts Center. Those with questions may call 738-0602.

Sitka - Army Band Concert, Monday, Oct. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Sitka Performing Arts Center. Free event.

Sitka - Alaska Day Ball, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Harrigan Centennial Hall. 21+. Tickets are $25. Period costume, regalia or semi-formal dress is suggested with prized awarded. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar are provided. For more information call 966-2281.

Ketchikan - Social Justice Reading Group, Mondays, noon-1 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Each week participants will discuss a short reading. The first book in the series is the 2016 National Book Award winner “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” by Ibram X. Kendi. Call Lisa at 228-2304 for more information.


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.

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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