Adoptive families weekend gathering at Echo Ranch, today through Sunday. Families and prospective families welcome. Details: Mary, 789-3049.
Reception for artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, 4:30 p.m., Governor's Mansion, Calhoun Avenue. For invitation, call 586-2787.
Artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, lecture, Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, 6:30 p.m. Tickets at Hearthside Books or call 263-ARTS.
Juneau Classic, Custom and Antique Auto & Cycle Show, 6 to 9 p.m., Centennial Hall.
Alaska Youth Choir and Juneau-Douglas High School Concert Choir in concert, 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Tickets available at the door.
International Migratory Bird Day program by the Juneau Audubon Society, the U.S. Forest Service and Juneau Raptor Center, 7 to 9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Details: Judy 789-9544.
Thunder Mountain Big Band, with Bruce Paulson, jazz trombonist from Los Angeles, 9 p.m., Juneau Elks Ballroom, $10 adults, $16 per couple.
Saturday, May 12
Annual pansy sale, Auke Bay Elementary School, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Flowers grown by Glacier Gardens. Proceeds help classes at Auke Bay raise money for field trips, supplies and books.
Annual plant sale sponsored by Master Gardeners, Primrose Society, Juneau Garden Club, and 4-H. Everything from trees to primroses. 9 a.m., Carrs parking lot. Bring boxes to haul home your treasures and pots to recycle.
Help Stamp Out Hunger. Collect and bag non-perishable food items, and place your donations by your mailbox. Your letter carrier will gather these items and deliver them to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.
Litter Free Clean-up Day. Bags available from 9 a.m. to noon at Foodland parking lot, SuperBear market, UAS Student Activity Center at Auke Bay, Fred Meyer, Duck Creek Market, and Grant's Plaza/Western Auto. All participants invited to a free barbecue picnic at Duck Creek Market following the cleanup. Details: Randy Hurtte, 790-4033. To adopt a stream, 586-6853.
"Connections for Independent Living: A Public Forum on Juneau's Home- and Community-Based Services," 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tlingit-Haida Community Council Building, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Glen, 463-6164.
Quilting workshops, students age 10 to 14 make sampler quilts using the string piecing method. Two workshops, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street. Free. Details: Lisa Golisek, 465-2901.
Juneau Classic, Custom and Antique Auto & Cycle Show, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Centennial Hall. Proceeds benefit the JDHS activity fund.
Salvation Army's Spring Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 435 Willoughby Ave. Details: 586-2136.
Speedating for singles. Potluck starts at 6 p.m. with speedating at 7:30 p.m. at 6885 Leslie Ave. Details: 789-2840.
"South: Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition," a presentation of the Juneau Film Festival, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Nickelodeon Theater, Emporium Mall.
Alaska Youth Choir and JDHS Concert Choir in concert, 7 p.m., Chapel by the Lake. Tickets available at the door and Hearthside Books, $20 family, $8 adults, $5 students and seniors.
Fairweather Equitation Center 4-H group is pony rides, plus a bake sale and hot dogs, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Details: Ann Maloch, 586-8411; 789-7426.
Sunday, May 13
International Museum Day, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special events planned at the Juneau-Douglas Museum, Alaska State Museum, Last Chance Mining Museum and St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. Free shuttle service. Details: Beth, 586-5278.
Quilt exhibit opening remarks, June Hall, guest curator of the quilts exhibit, will present opening remarks at the Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street, 1:30 p.m. Free. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.
Quilt exhibit walking tour, Merikay Waldvogel will lead "Quilt Revivals in Alaska," a walking tour of the quilt exhibit, Alaska State Museum, 2 p.m. Free. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.
Quilting slide presentation, Laurel Horton, a North Carolina folklorist, artist and quilt researcher, will show slides at 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, about quilt-making by men. Details: Lisa, 465-2901.
Cyber March with Million Mom March. Help prevent deaths from guns. Details: Call 1-888-989-MOMS or Patty Owen, 586-6202. Voice mail: 463-5411.
Film about Ernest Shackleton and the Endurance Expedition, with original footage from the 1919 expedition to Antarctica. 2 and 7 p.m., Nickelodeon Theatre, Emporium Mall. Details: 586-ARTS.
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