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Local Land, Local Work

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 5:29am
Forestry Training Academy prepares Prince of Wales residents for forestry opportunities

What's happening this week April 27 - May 3, 2016

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:53am
Rum Tasting and Dinner Party, Friday, April 29, JACC. Happy hour at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Pirate costumes are encouraged. $65; organized by the Juneau Chamber of Commerce. Top three costumes win a bottle of rum.

What event or activity in the next few months are you looking forward to more than anything?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:35am
Paddling to Brew fest in Haines Emily Russo Miller, Journalist

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:18am
Healthy Relationships class, Tuesday nights. This group is designed for women who want to improve their communication skills, learn how to set boundaries, and increase their self-awareness. The current session is in process and the new dates and times for the following two sessions will be made known as they are fixed. Feel free to contact AWARE as soon as possible to get on the waitlist. Register with Mandi Canady 586-6623.

Girls rock camp

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:16am
HAINES, SITKA—A Girls Rock summer camp is coming to Haines and Sitka, as well as Anchorage and Fairbanks, this summer. Kids can learn a new instrument, form a band, write an original song, and more. No audition or experience is required; tuition assistance is available. The Haines camp is July 25-30 at the Chilkat Center. The Sitka camp is Aug. 8-13 at Blatchley Middle School. Find out more at

Rebecca Himschoot of Sitka named to state education board

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:15am
JUNEAU – Rebecca Himschoot, a teacher in Sitka, has joined the State Board of Education & Early Development. She holds the public seat for the First Judicial District, replacing Kathleen Yarr, whose term expired. Ms. Himschoot’s term expires on March 1, 2021.

Cinco de Mayo preschool fundraiser

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 2:13am
The Juneau Co-Op Preschool is raising mone with a “Cinco de Mayo Celebracion: Wine, Beer, and Tequila Tasting. DJ Manu will provide music; there will also be wine, beer and tequila tasting, a no-host bar, appetizers, a silent auction and salsa dancing. The event is May 6 from 6:30 p.m. until late at the Hangar Ballroom.

New fees to be collected beginning May 1 at Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:57am
JUNEAU — Starting May 1, the U.S Forest Service will require people aged 16 and older to have passes to use certain areas outdoors near the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center on the eastern shore of Mendenhall Lake. New fees apply to the Pavilion, Photo Point Trail, and Steep Creek Trail, restrooms, bus shelter and the visitor center.

Cedar bark harvesting

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:56am
KETCHIKAN — Sign up to learn how to harvest cedar bark for weaving with instructor Gloria Burns on three separate days, two of them field days, one of them an in class day.

SEARHC adds free after-hours nurse advice line in Sitka

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:54am
SITKA—SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is pleased to introduce its After-Hours Nurse Advice Line to Sitka beginning April 27.

Technical driving for teens

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:51am
The Taylor White Foundation is hosting a free “Technical Teen Driver Training” event May 14-15 at Eaglecrest Ski Area.

Inaugural Sitka Arts & Science Festival Coming This July

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:50am
A new interdisciplinary festival in Sitka, Alaska on the historic Sheldon Jackson Campus this July will provide opportunity for tourists and locals to explore science and art over two weeks of hands-on workshops, events, and performances. Faculty members are top artists and scientists from Alaska and the lower 48.

Native fashion competition

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:49am
The Sealaska Heritage Institute is hosting a Native Fashion show for Celebration 2016. It aims to integrate Alaska Native art into high fashion pieces, including both fashion design and jewelry. The competition is open to all Alaska Native artists. Apply by May 1 at

Mug Up with Joseph Alexander at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:47am
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum hosts a Mug Up program on Saturday, April 30th, from 10:30 to noon. This format is a chance for the community to get together, share snacks and coffee, and swap stories and reminiscences about a topic of mutual, cultural and historic interest.

Juneau Pride Chorus concert

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:46am
Juneau Pride Chorus’ annual performance and silent auction is set for April 30 at Northern Light United Church. The group is conducted by Leslie Wood, and it is a project of PFLAG Juneau, a 501(c)(3) charity. PFLAG is an acronym for “Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.” The silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m.; the concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Free smoke alarms

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:45am
The American Red Cross of Alaska, Capital City Fire and Rescue and The National Guard will be installing free smoke alarms in Juneau on Saturday, April 30. Sign up for a free smoke alarm by contacting Andrew Bogar at (9097)347-5841 or

Linda Torgerson wins Discovery Award

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:41am
Linda Torgerson, a teacher at the Juneau Community Charter School, has won Discovery Southeast’s 2016 Discovery Award, which honors teachers who go above and beyond to engage their students in nature.

Math, theater camp deadlines approach

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:40am
Sealaska Heritage Institute’s summer programs are open for registration. The first is Latseen Running Camp, from June 14-17, for Alaska Native students entering 5th - 8th grade. Registration ends May 13.

Art Fest awards for JDHS

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:38am
Juneau-Douglas High School sent seven exceptional student artists to the annual Region V Art Fest on April 7-11. Katie Buchanan, Toma Kimlinger, Summer Putman, Meg Kurland, Skye VanValin, Ryan Moritz, and Brianna Frisby represented JDHS soundly, taking many awards at this competitive visual arts event.

Annapurna begins

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:37am
Annapurna, Perseverance Theatre’s next performance, begins May 6 in Juneau.


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