What’s Happening the week of June 6-12

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Salmon Beyond Borders - Summer Salmon Kick-off, Thursday, June 7, 6-8:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club Venue. Kick off your salmon summer season with Salmon Beyond Borders. Fish on the grill, beer, sweet treats, and salmon-friends. $5 suggested donation. Salmon donated by Alaska Glacier Seafoods and ice cream donated by Coppa. For more info: salmonbeyondborders.org; salmonbeyondborders@gmail.com.

 

PFLAG Potluck, Friday, June 8, 6-8 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church. The second Friday of every month, PFLAG hosts a family-friendly potluck for members of the LGBTQ+ community and their allies to get together and enjoy one another’s company. Bring a dish to share for this special Juneau Pride potluck. All Ages. Free.

Punk Rock Pride Prom, Friday, June 8, 8 p.m.-midnight., Westmark Baranof Hotel. Don your favorite dance attire (casual, punk, or fancy) and rock the night away. DJ Manu will provide the inspiration. Hors d’oeuvres and no-host bar. $10 suggested donation ($5 for those under 21). All Ages. All donations and proceeds from ticket sales go to support Juneau Pride and other SEAGLA programming throughout the year.

Friday Night Concert Series, Friday, June 8, 8-10 p.m., The Flight Deck. 20 straight weeks of live music. Line-up at alaskafishandchips.com.

Wild for Conservation 5K, Saturday, June 9, 8-11 a.m., Mendenhall Refuge Trail Access Road. Run, walk, skip, and stroll in the name of conservation. The Southeast Alaska Land Trust is committed to conserving lands in Southeast Alaska, and all are invited to be a part of it. The race will be held on the Airport Dike Trail. This is a dog-friendly event with leashes mandatory. The first 50 online registrants get a free race pint glass. This is a fundraiser for the Southeast Alaska Land Trust. $20 to register, dogs run for free. Register at www.SoutheastAlaskaLandTrust.org.

Juneau Dipsticks Show and Shine, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mendenhall Auto Center. No entry fee, Bring your ride to Mendenhall Auto by 10 a.m. For more info, contact Steven at 500-9882.

Juneau Nature Seminar: Geologic Landforms, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Outer Point and Mendenhall Glacier. A two-day event learning about the rocks and landforms of Outer Point and the Glacier, and how these areas change over time. Led by naturalists Steve Merle and Richard Carstensen. Free Continuing Education credits available to teachers upon completion. Teacher credit required two additional evenings of classes. Register online at discovery southeast.org. Suggested donation of $50 for community members. Teachers’ UAA tuition will be reimbursed. For more information visit discoverysoutheast.org or contact Christine at christineh@discoverysoutheast.org.

Second Saturday Market, Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Airport Shopping Mall. Local produce and craft vendors.

Two-Spirit Reception, Saturday, June 9, 2-4 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Gather your two spirit brothers and sisters from across Southeast Alaska to commemorate both Celebration and Pride. This is truly an all-inclusive event to bring the entire community together. Invited speakers and snacks will be provided. All Ages. Free. All donations and proceeds from tickets sales go to support Juneau Pride and other SEAGLA programming throughout the year.

Uprivers, Saturday, June 9, 2:30-4 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Two women, two rivers and a hope for the future. All are invited to watch this locally produced docmentary about two watersheds and how the communities that depend on them are facing the mining boom in British Columbia. Free.

Bottoms Up! Pride Pub Crawl, Saturday, June 9, 8 p.m.- midnight, The Viking. 21+ only . Let the good times roll…from bar to bar! There will be lots of activities and prizes for this adult-only event. Free to attend, no-host bar. All donations and proceeds from tickets sales go to support Juneau Pride and other SEAGLA programming throughout the year.

Annual Pride Picnic, Sunday, June 10, 1-4 p.m., Savikko Park. This is Juneau’s longest running Pride event and is always a good time to connect with friends and family. The picnic is also where we award a dedicated member of our community with the annual Mildred Boesser Equal Rights Award. Please bring an item to share with the group. All ages. Free.

Nicole Dieker, Marian Call and Laura Zakaska, Sunday, June 10, 5-6 p.m., Rainy Retreat Books. Visit the bookstore for a unique type of author event as Nicole will be reading from her new book, “The Biographies of Ordinary People” with musical accompaniment by Marian Call with Laura Zahasky on guitar. For more info: facebook.com/rainyretreatbooks; 907-463-2665.

Juneau Sings Sacred Harp, Sunday, June 10, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Join in singing some of the earliest American music. Everyone welcome. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Sacredharpjuneau/; Lena Simmons at 789-4604.

Moon Facts, Tuesday, June 12, 7-8 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium. Ocean tides, lunar phases, lunar eclipses, weather, and life have all been influenced by Earth’s closest celestial neighbor. Learn fun facts about the brightest sky object after the sun. Followed by ‘The Sky Tonight’ on the Spitz projector. Free, all ages. For more info: mariedrakeplanetarium.org; Steve, 907-500-2941.

AROUND SOUTHEAST

Ketchikan - Fellowship of the Pen Dropin Writing Session and Feedback Workshop, Wednesday, June 6, Ketchikan Public Library. The Drop-in Writing Session is 3-5:30 p.m., followed by the Feedback Workshop 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Sitka - Sitka Summer Music Festival, June 5- July 1. Visit https://alaskaclassics.org/events/sitka-summer-music-festival/ for a schedule of events.

Skagway - Duff’s Skagway Marathon, Sunday, June 10. This event will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road to West Creek and back, a distance of 26 miles. The half marathon will leave Skagway and run up the Dyea Road and back, a distance of 13 miles. For more information, contact skagwaymarathon@gmail.com or visit http://www.skagwaymarathon.org.

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