Story last updated at 10/16/2013 - 7:20 pm
Wednesday, October 16
Kinder Español!, runs Sept. 11 through Dec. 18, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center, ages 0-5 at 4:30-5:15 p.m. and ages 6-11 at 5:30-6:15 p.m. $200 per semester for 14 lessons or $60 a month, and $10 to try out a class. Details: 949-547-9827 or email Señorita Summer firstname.lastname@example.org or kinderspanish.wordpress.com.
Drawing night, 6 p.m., $5 to sit in and draw. Details: Alaska Robotics, 523-0303.
Figurative Drawing, Canvas Community Art Studio (223 Seward St.), Oct. 16 - Nov. 6 (four classes), 6:30-9 p.m. $170. Registration required: 586-1750. www.canvasarts.org.
Thursday, October 17
Live Music: Alien Ant Farm, 6 p.m., Centennial Hall, all ages and +21 beer garden, $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Tickets available at The Viking Lounge, UAS Rec Center, UAS Student Activity Center, and Hearthside Books.
UAS/Juneau World Affairs Council Alaska/Canda Forum: Keynote Speech - Primer on Canada, with William Morrison, Emeritus Professor of History, University of Northern British Columbia, 7 p.m., in the Glacier View Room (Egan room 221), UAS.
Friday, October 18
Alaska Day Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser, 9-11 a.m., Juneau Senior Center Dining Room, Adult $12/Child $6, with John Venables as Judge James Wickersham and music by Dale Wygant and his band. All proceeds go directly to the Senior Nutrition Program.
UAS/Juneau World Affairs Council Alaska/Canda Forum: Land of the Midnight Sun - A History of the Yukon with William Morrison, Emeritus Professor of History 9 a.m., UAS Glacier View Room (Egan room 221).
Panel discussion - Climate Change Impacts & Policy, 10 a.m., with Sanjay Pyare, moderator and Associate Professor of GIS and Landscape Ecology, UAS, in UAS Glacier View Room (Egan room 221).
Relationship of Canadian Arctic to Alaskan Arctic, 1 p.m., with Jimmy Stotts, president of Inuit Circumpolar Council, in Egan Lecture Hall.
Presentation: Exchanging Alaska's Renewable Energy with B.C. and the Yukon, 2 p.m., in Egan Lecture Hall.
Presentation: Alaska Western Canada: Common Energy Issues, 3 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall.
Alaska Western Canada: Transportation Infrastructure Issues, 4 p.m., with Mark Taylor, assistant superintendent of Rail and Port Operations, White Pass & Yukon Railroad, in Egan Lecture Hall.
Evening at Egan Lecture: The Sinking of the Princess Sophia - A Canadian-American Disaster, with Bill Morrison, co-author of "Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her," 7 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Details: www.uas.alaska.edu.
Halloween Fun TMHS Haunted House, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nugget Mall, Boy Scouts Goblin Golf and Helping Hands Halloween Carnival.
Woosh Kinaadeiyí Grand Poetry Slam, 6:30 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. A potluck and after-party will follow the show. $5-10 suggested donation. Details: Christy NaMee Eriksen, email@example.com.
Live Music: Sean McCole Trio, 10 p.m., McGivney's Bar and Grill, 21 and up.
Saturday, October 19
UAS/Juneau World Affairs Council Alaska/Canda Forum:
The Mounted Police and Canadian Sovereignty in the North, 9 a.m., with William Morrison, in Egan Lecture Hall.
Alaska Western Canada: Common Education Issues, 10 a.m., in Egan Lecture Hall .
Yukon & Southeast Alaska First Nations: Comparative Histories, Cultures, & Contemporary Issues, 11 a.m., in Egan Lecture Hall.
Panel Discussion: Alaska Western Canada: Common Natural Resource Issues - Timber, Mining, Fisheries, 1 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall.
Panel Discussion: How to Improve Alaska Western Canada Relations, 3:30 p.m., Egan Lecture Hall.
Women's self-defense workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sach Gordon Youth Center (396 Whittier Ave.), AWARE and Juneau Shotokan Karate Club partner to offer this self-defense course for women and teenage girls 16 and older. Registration required by Oct. 18. Details: www.awareak.org or call Swarupa, 586-6623. $10 per person.
Beginning Wheel II, Canvas Community Art Studio (223 Seward St.), Oct. 19 - Nov. 23 (six classes), 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. $220. Registration required: 586-1750. www.canvasarts.org.
Recycle for Sight, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nugget Mall, the Juneau Lions Club and the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, which make up the Capital City Joint Sight Committee, are looking for used eyeglasses for donation. Details: Michael Norton at 907-957-1697 or http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/juneaumf/index.php.
Market at the Mall, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nugget Mall, with arts, crafts, antiques and farmers market.
Gastineau Humane Society Pet Festival, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the JACC, leashed and licensed pets welcome. Details: ghspets.org or 789-0260.
Meeting: Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Chapter organizing in Juneau, 11 a.m., Sepel Hallow Bed & Breakfast, 10901 Mendenhall Loop Rd. Details: Regina Fallace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 957-4263 for more information. This chapter will have fun while it promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism.
2013 Cancer Connection Forum - Importance of Cancer Screening health forum, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Centennial Hall, with keynote speakers Dr. Catherine Peimann and Dr. Robert Urata. Open to the public, lunch and event are free. Details: www.cancerconnectionak.org.
Halloween Fun TMHS Haunted House, noon-4 p.m., Nugget Mall, Boy Scouts Goblin Golf and Helping Hands Halloween Carnival.
Author presentation: "When You See Flukes," by Kathy Hocker, 1 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Library, learn about illustration children's books, whales and more. Details: Andrea Hirsh, 596-0442 or email@example.com.
Performance of the Sinking of the Princess Sophia, 2 p.m., Alaska State Museum. Free event and museum admission.
This Hour Forward, by Ryan Conarro, 5 p.m., JACC Gallery.
Woofstock, 7:30 p.m., JACC, presented by the Gastineau Humane Society, with live music from Slush Not Snow, DnR, Fire on McGinnis, and SuSu & the Prophets. Tickets $15 at GHS, JACC, Hearthside Books, ghspets.org and jahc.org and at the door. All proceeds benefit animals in need. Celebrate GHS's 50th anniversary. (Humans only.)
24-hour Theater Challenge, 8 p.m., Rockwell Ballroom, four teams of local writers, directors, and actors will spend 24 straight hours creating four short original plays for performance. Tickets are $15 (available at the door).
Sunday, October 20
This Hour Forward, by Ryan Conarro, 2 p.m., JACC Gallery.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
4th annual Women Who Rock awards, 5:30 p.m., Craig Tribal Association Hall. POW's domestic violence advocacy group HOPE hosts to honor women in POW for their commitment and passion in making the island's communities healthier and safer. Tickets available at POW Chamber of Commerce in Klawock, Strictly Local Selections in Craig, and the HOPE office in Craig. Event includes no-host bar, silent auction, live art auction, halibut and prime rib dinner. Tickets $40. Details: Katie Goodale, 826-4673.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Waterfront Wellness Chats - Living Well Alaska, 5:30-8 p.m., Tuesdays for six weeks, with Beverly Rivard and Julie Sturtevant, Water Street Cafe, 801 Water Street, Craig A light meal will be provided. Free and open to public. Registration: 617-7635.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
Meeting: Ketchikan Garden Club, 6:30 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library multi-purpose room. Evening topic: "Putting your garden to bed." Details: Charlotte, 228-2307.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19
Sitka Alaska Day Festival: Sitka Celebrates Alaska Day in style with events all month long, but most events the week of Oct. 18. See http://alaskadayfestival.org/events.html for a complete list.