Santa Claus comes to Juneau and Douglas: the Juneau and Douglas Volunteer Fire Districts and Capital City Fire/Rescue will be driving Santa through Juneau and Douglas, beginning at 6 p.m. See ad in today's paper.
The Yoga Den Open House and Sun Salutation, 6-8 p.m., 172 So. Franklin (above Heritage Coffee). Details: 789-6392.
Juneau Divers Winter Solstice Dive Party, 6 p.m., Auke Recreation. A potluck; friends and family invited; bring lanterns and firewood.
Janice Holst Dancers present "The Grumpsicle," 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium.
Juneau International Folk Dancers, 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple.
Saturday, Dec. 22
Saturday Hike: Dredge Lake area, meet at 10 a.m. at the trailhead by the Mendenhall River Bridge. No dogs or firearms.
Rehearsal for singers and orchestra for the Christmas Eve program at Northern Light Church, 10 a.m., 400 11th street. Details: 723-3644.
Gift Wrapping at Fred Meyer to benefit local and national charities, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Janice Holst Dancers present "The Grumpsicle," 1 p.m., JDHS auditorium.
Auke Bay/Lynn Canal Fire District 2nd Annual Open House and Christmas Novel Reading, 2 p.m., the Auke Bay Fire Station.
Family Bead Circle, 4-5:30 p.m., City Museum. Details: 586-3572.
Community Holiday Caroling, 4-5:30 p.m., the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Dress warm, and bring flashlight. Refreshments provided.
Sunday, Dec. 23
Gift Wrapping at Fred Meyer to benefit local and national charities, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Merry TubaChristmas, a concert featuring tuba and euphonium players, 2 p.m., the Nugget Mall.
The Glory Hole Christmas Party, 3-5 p.m., 247 So. Franklin.
Non-denominational Longest Night Service, 6 p.m., Chapel by the Lake Log Chapel. Light a candle for departed loved ones, stay after for conversation. Details: Dave, 586-2685.
Monday, Dec. 24
Douglas Library closed; Downtown and Valley Libraries closed at 4 p.m.
Eaglecrest Christmas Eve Celebration, 3:30-7 p.m. Pre-registration for Santa gifts: 586-5284.
Tuesday, Dec. 25
The Glory Hole Christmas Dinner, 6 p.m., 247 S. Franklin.
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Dance Workshop lead by Anthony Manuel begins today, runs through Dec. 30. Low intermediate level: 4:30 -6 p.m.; high intermediate level: 6:30-8 p.m. Juneau Dance Unlimited Studio, corner of 4th and Seward.
Friday, Dec. 28
Holiday Concert featuring former Juneau resident Mark Adams on tenor and Jill Mueller on the organ, noon, State Office Building.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.