Posted: Thursday, March 10, 2005

Rose's Bar & Grill organizes Pelican luau

JUNEAU - The seventh annual Pelican Boardwalk Boogie, a highly anticipated annual weekend of madcap revelry in the Lisianski Strait community of Pelican, has been moved to September this year.

But Rose Miller, owner of Rose's Bar & Grill on the boardwalk, is organizing Rose's Luau on Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7.

The festivities begin on Cinco de Mayo, Thursday, May 5, with free tacos and tequila. The following day, the Highlight Lounge, a new boardwalk hotel near the boat ramp, will host its grand opening with wine-tasting, snacks and entertainment.

Saturday, May 7, is the luau. Events include a barbecue, pig roasting, wet T-shirt contest and a midnight underwear run, an annual tradition at the Boogie.

There will also be health and craft fairs at the community hall.

Alaska Seaplanes will be offering $50 discounts for round-trip tickets to the luau, and Harris Air has a discount for passengers from Sitka, Miller said. The main store will stay open during the weekend, as will the fuel dock. The Lisianski Cafe will also be open for breakfast during the weekend, she said.

Pat Peterson, owner of PP's in Douglas, is organizing musical entertainment for the weekend. Details are still being worked on whether there will be passenger boats from Juneau and Sitka.

For more information on Rose's Luau, call (907) 735-2288.

The Boogie has been moved, preliminarily, to Sept. 16-18, according to co-organizer Collette Costa. For more updates, visit

Unzicker to host double bass workshop Saturday

JUNEAU - Juneau native Jack Unzicker, the principal bassist of the Plano Symphony Orchestra and a master's candidate in double bass performance and orchestral directing at the University of North Texas, will lead a double bass workshop from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Juneau-Douglas High School band room.

Admission is $30 for participants and $15 for auditors. For more information, call Unzicker in Texas at (940) 595-1675 or e-mail him at

Unzicker is also organizing a recital, possibly for March 19, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He and the seven other musicians are trying to settle on a time. The workshop fee includes a free recital ticket.

Unzicker and his brother, John, will also play jazz a couple nights at Doc Water's, in the Merchant's Wharf building. John Unzicker plays classical guitar in the bar's Velvet Room from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays.

Stitt's Saturday show to be recorded for CD

JUNEAU - Local songwriter-actor Rory Merritt Stitt's concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Northern Light United Church, will be recorded for an upcoming live CD, his third overall.

Tickets are $10 in advance at Hearthside Books, or $12 at the door.

Stitt just played Hedwig in Perseverance Theatre's production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the Hangar Ballroom. Friday's show will include new songs, as well as tracks from his last two albums.

For more information, visit

Gospel storyteller to perform Friday

JUNEAU -Singer-storyteller Matt Hoffland will share his life story in "Songs & Stories of Light," a family concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Centennial Hall.

The Association of Evangelical Churches of Juneau is sponsoring the show. Latitude, the worship team from Auke Bay Bible Church, will open. An offering will be taken.

Hoffland, his wife, Tara, and their three children are on staff at Camp Forest Springs in Westboro, Wis., where he directs their praise and worship music. He has recorded three albums, "Come Home," "Stories and Prayers" and "Fly" and tours throughout the Midwest.

Resurrection Lutheran Church to show 'Luther'

JUNEAU - Resurrection Lutheran Church will screen the film "Luther" at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Admission is free, but donations will be taken for the Lutheran church at Brebig mission that burned down last year. Desserts will be sold after the film.

For more information, call the church at 586-2380.

Wood-Black to discuss risk factors Thursday

JUNEAU -Frankie Wood-Black, the director of business services for Downstream Technology, Conoco Phillips, will speak on "Quantifying Risk - Perception vs. Reality," at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Classroom Center, Room 221.

The lecture will examine the question of risk as it relates to our perception and how it affects our place in the chemical enterprise. The show is sponsored by the Alaska section of the American Chemical Society.

Wood-Black is an editor of the Journal for Chemical Health and Safety. She has one patent, 10 technical publications and has co-authored, "Emergency Preparedness Planning - A Primer for Chemists." She regularly speaks at the American Chemical Society National meetings.

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