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Wildlife Wednesday: Underwater photography in Southeast, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Art Sutch, a professional photographer, will discuss diving and taking underwater photos in Southeast Alaska. He will share some techniques, equipment, and finding subjects to photograph. Free.
What's Happening the week of Dec. 6-12 120617 CALENDAR 1 Capital City Weekly Wildlife Wednesday: Underwater photography in Southeast, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Art Sutch, a professional photographer, will discuss diving and taking underwater photos in Southeast Alaska. He will share some techniques, equipment, and finding subjects to photograph. Free.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Story last updated at 12/5/2017 - 7:52 pm

What's Happening the week of Dec. 6-12

Wildlife Wednesday: Underwater photography in Southeast, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7-8 p.m., Mendenhall Valley Public Library. Art Sutch, a professional photographer, will discuss diving and taking underwater photos in Southeast Alaska. He will share some techniques, equipment, and finding subjects to photograph. Free.

KRNN Spotlight Series presents Harrison B, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon, 171 Shattuck Way, Suite 109. Acoustic Christmas. Pre-sale tickets at krnn.org.

Steel Magnolias, until Dec. 31, Perseverance Theatre. Go to ptalaska.org for showtimes and tickets.

Evening at Egan: “The Origins & Persistence of the American Campus,” Friday, Dec. 8, University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Library. Presented by Dr. Richard Simpson, UAS Assistant Professor of Humanities. Simpson examines the distinct American campus, and how these landscapes have sough to unify individual happiness with industrial productivity, offering insight into the politics of educational space as well as the emergence of today’s “corporate campus,” the signature feature of the global information technology landscape of the twenty-first century.

Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop, Saturday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., UAS Technical Education Center, room 106. AMSEA is conducting a free, Fishing Vessel Drill Conductor Workshop. This workshop meets the U.S. Coast Guard training requirements for drill conductors on commercial fishing vessels and is free for commercial fishermen. Register online at www.amsea.org or call (907) 747-3287. Free to commercial fishermen, $175 for all other.

Christmas Arts & Craft Fair, Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 10, 12-5 p.m., Mendenhall Mall. Hand crafts, lighted glass blocks, snowmen, ornaments, jewelry, skin care, perfumes, oils, clothing, photography, baked goods, candles, ceramics, aprons, placemats, table runners, wreaths, stocking gifts, and more.

Second Saturday Farmers & Crafters Market, Saturday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Airport Shopping Center. Win a prize basket with gifts from the vendors. Free.

Christmas tea and fundraiser, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Silent auction, seasonal music. Space limited, must have reservation. $15 at the door, cash or check accepted. For more information, call Carol 907-789-0697 or 789-4050.

Christmas Cream Tea, Saturday, Dec. 9, a seating at 2 p.m and another at 4 p.m., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Enjoy scones, sandwiches and a dessert selection with your tea. Tickets are $20 each or $100 for a six-person table. They’re on sale at the church and its website, trinityjuneau.org.

Holiday figurines & ornaments, Monday, Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m.,Canvas Community Art Studio, 223 Seward St. Description:This will be with Brian O’Sulivan. Cost $40. For more information, go to canvasarts.org or 586-1750.

Juneau-Douglas High School Choir & Orchestra Concert, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., JDHS. The JDHS Orchestra & Choir ensembles will be performing their second concert of the year. Pay-as-you-can admission. Proceeds support Juneau High School Music programs.

Around Southeast

Haines - Culture Day: Our Art is Our Voice, Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:30-8 p.m., Haines Public Library. Join Chilkoot Native artists for a forum discussion addressing use, sale, and profit of Native art by non-Native People. Topics: clan ownership of designs, importance of ceremony in Tlingit culture and traditional art, how European and traditional Tlingit art differ.

Haines - 40th Annual Doll Fair, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1-3 p.m., Haines Sheldon Museum. Bring a doll-sized treat to share along with your favorite doll or stuffed animal. There will be tea served in porcelain tea cups, dress up clothes, and holiday doll crafts.

Sitka - Natural History Talk presented by Dr. Seri Robinson: “Spalted Wood: From Ancient Art to Modern Science,” Thursday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., University of Alaska, room 229.

Sitka - Artist talk, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Sheldon Museum. Tsimshian artist Mark Sixbey discusses his formline design instruments and gives a musical performance.

Sitka - Book basket auction, Sunday, Dec. 10, 5-8 p.m., Elks Lodge. Hosted by Sitka Imagination Library. Proceeds support a program that places high-quality books into the homes of Sitka children up to age five. For more information email sitka.imagination@gmail.com, call Jill at 738-6684 or go to the group’s Facebook page.

Skagway - Santa Train, Saturday, Dec. 9, White Pass Depot. Train departs at 11:45 a.m. Take a ride with Santa Claus.

Ketchikan - Hand lettering: An introduction to calligraphy, Saturday, Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m., Ketchikan Public Library. Learn the basic techniques for Gothic and Italic lettering. Ages 14 to adult. Call Lisa at 228-2304 for more information.

Petersburg - Canvas and paint with Janine Gibbons, Saturday, Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m., Petersburg Public Library. Registration required — open to teens and adults 16 plus. Paint an illustration from Gibbons’ new children’s book, “The Woman Who Married A Bear.” She’ll take the class step-by-step through the process of creating a painting using her unique style. No skills required, just a willingness to explore your creativity. All supplies are included.

Every Week

Gift wrapping station, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., through Dec. 24, Juneau Arts and Culture Center. A gift wrapping station, complete with spacious tables, wrapping paper, ribbons, labels, tape, scissors – everything needed for convenient and easy wrapping, is set up in the JACC for everyone to use. Donations will be accepted for this service.The JACC also has packing materials and USPS flat rate boxes available, and will get packages to the post office for you, to make holiday chores easier and away from peeking eyes.

Sing the winter blues away sing along, weekly on Tuesday until Dec. 19. A free community sing along.

Christmas tree and wreath sale, weekly on weekdays until Dec. 23, Fred Meyer. Sale benefits the Juneau-Douglas and Thunder Mountain high schools swim and dive teams. Douglas firs: $35. Noble firs: $35-$130. Grand firs: $40-$50. Nordam firs: $50-$60. Wreaths: $40.

Drive-in Christmas cartoons, Nov. 24-Jan. 6, 4:30-11 p.m., Juneau Urgent Care, 8505 Old Dairy Rd. The film will be projected on the side of the building. Tune in to 97.9 FM for audio. Free.

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.

OVERSET FOLLOWS: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.

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