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Southeast support group listings

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:04am
Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965.

Movie Guide

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:02am
Starting Friday. For complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com. “Whiplash” — Thursday- Sunday. Synopsis: A first-year music student (Miles Teller) wins a seat behind the drums in a jazz band led by a teacher (J.K. Simmons) who uses fear and intimidation to push his students to perfection.

Capital City Weekly Calendar

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:01am
Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428. Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:56am
The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.

Alaska Science Forum: Tidal stresses and giant earthquakes

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:55am
A scientist once noticed a connection between the stress that tides inflict on the planet and the number of small earthquakes that happen in some areas when that pressure is greatest. She saw a pattern to these earthquakes leading up to great tsunamis. A graduate student is now looking for a similar signal in Alaska.

Chilkoot Charlie’s resurrects the Connoisseur Club

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:53am
I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t hang out at Alaska’s iconic Chilkoot Charlie’s, undeniably one of our state’s most recognized bars.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:52am
The weather in Southeast Alaska this winter has been less than desirable. Although I rarely crave snow, this year, it’s been so dry and warm that our beautiful ski area has suffered.

Remote winters: A look at the life of winter caretaker in Southeast Alaska’s Warm Springs Bay

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:43am
For seven out of the last 10 autumns, Rick Fleischman and Jen Price have packed up, stocked up, and headed to Baranof Wilderness Lodge for seven months of solitude and snow removal.

Applications open for Native American Library Grants

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:35am
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants. The deadline is March 2.

Varnell to lead carving course in Ketchikan

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:34am
Haida carver Donald Varnell will lead a carving course in Ketchikan from Feb. 19 through March 4, at the Totem Heritage Center.

Poems in Place to open submission period for Alaskan poets Feb. 1

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:32am
Poems in Place, a collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks, and a committee of poets and writers, will open the submission period for this year’s contest on Feb. 1.

VISTA seeks volunteers for library programs in Coffman Cove and Thorne Bay

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:31am
Alaska State Library’s VISTA program is currently recruiting one VISTA volunteer for Coffman Cove and one for Thorne Bay, to join a team of two other VISTAs in the region.

Petersburg artist Ashley Lohr opens solo show at Anchorage Museum

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:30am
Two new exhibitions exploring the boundaries of painting and performance art open at the Anchorage Museum Friday, Jan. 30. Petersburg artist Ashley Lohr’s solo exhibition, “Perceptions,” and “It Could Go Either Way,” a video installation by New York artists Marian Ghani and Erin Ellen Kelly, each explore contemporary themes using diverse media.

Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson Hall

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:29am
SITKA – The Sitka Summer Music Festival has purchased Stevenson Hall, on the historic campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The $431,000 deal gives the festival ownership of a permanent home for the first time in its 43-year history.

SHI launches program to teach literacy skills through the arts

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:28am
Sealaska Heritage Institute has launched a new program this month to improve literacy skills and increase use of the Tlingit language through performing arts and digital storytelling.

JDHS Theatre opens ‘Xanadu’

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:18am
Beginning Thursday, the Juneau Douglas High School Theatre Department will open their production of “Xanadu,” directed by MIchaela Moore.

Review: ‘The Mountaintop’ at Perseverance Theatre

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:16am
I’ll admit it: I was expecting a play about Martin Luther King, Jr. — running to coincide not only with Martin Luther King Day, but also the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery marches — to feel sort of like an after-school special or a live-action museum piece.

Buddies, BBQ and bad dancing

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:56am
There’s a lot you can do in Alaska that you can’t do out in The World. The opposite is also true. So when I leave the state I look forward to the chaos of possibility.

Year of Reading Foreign: Forgetful people

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:55am
I recently read two books with amnesiacs for main characters, and the one I liked best did not win the Nobel Prize.

Writers Weir: A poem by W.S.Merk

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:52am
With Spring Sunrise comes early; Sunsets linger over Spring’s green fingers Unfolding new from the heart of winter’s fist.

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