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.
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.
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 www.girlsrockcampalaska.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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’ 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.
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 Andrew.Bogar@redcross.org.
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.
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.