On October 7th from 2-4pm, Elfrida Nord will present on her research of the 90-year history of the Juneau Garden Club. Nord began with one question, “Who was C.H. Flory?”, and through her subsequent research, she has discovered that the history of the Garden Club parallels the development of the City of Juneau. Over the years, active members such as Marie Drake, Adelaide Holbrook, and Ann Colman never ceased in their efforts to clean-up and beautify downtown Juneau.
Hospitalization or a move into assisted living or long term care challenges family and friends to find new ways of connecting and interacting with a loved one with dementia. Unsure of what to expect or what to do or say can needlessly limit valuable time together. Join us to learn the visiting skills that create opportunities for quality time and moments of joy.
This class is for family members caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. This six-week course meets for two hours each week, and focuses on improving the practice of caregiving. There is discussion of decision making and the emotions you may face, as well as a thorough overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Classes are free but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.
If your child or teen is experiencing signs of a mental health condition or has already been diagnosed, we can help.
NAMI Basics is a six-week education course that provides practical information on a variety of mental health conditions, treatment and wellness options and how to access care. Taught by trained peers or parents who have “been there,” the NAMI Basics course:
Is available at no cost
Strongly upholds confidentiality
Takes place for six weeks in 2.5 hour sessions
Offers onsite childcare and meals at no cost
Have you ever wondered how old the rocks under your feet are? Or why gold is found here? Find out the answers to these questions and more during a special 1 1/2 hour walking tour focused on downtown Juneau’s geology led by emerita Professor of Geology Dr. Cathy Connor and retired geological engineer Mike Blackwell. The tour will highlight the general geology of downtown and how this geology has influenced our downtown development and history.
Join us at the Douglas Library for a free presentation by Sheila Kelly on the history of Treadwell and the people who worked there. Doors will open at 6:45pm. Kelly, a descendent of Treadwell, spent over twenty years researching Treadwell for her book Treadwell Gold. This presentation is a precursor for the Perseverance Theatre production “Treadwell Gold,” based on the book, which opens on June 22nd and runs through July 3rd. The play dramatizes events from the book that occurred during the year of the mine’s closing.
Join us at the Valley Library from 7:30-8:30pm for this free presentation by Alaskan author, Mike Dunham. Using material from his books "The Man Who Sold Alaska" and "The Man Who Bought Alaska," Dunham will connect the biographies of William Seward, Tsar Alexander II, U.S. General Jefferson Davis, and Chilkat leader Koh'Klux, and place the acquisition of Russian America by the Unites States, 150 years ago, in perspective with their other achievements, notably the ending of slavery in North America.
Mark Whitman will present a program on exploring the history of your Douglas home and family. Resources, methods and paths for finding out about the history of location and folks who have lived in Douglas.
Run by UAA’s Center for Economic Development, and co-managed in Juneau by Southeast Conference, Lemonade Day Alaska is a fun, FREE program for kids 5-14. After signing up, participants will receive a workbook and mentor guide that will help them:
· Learn financial lessons
· Make a business plan
· Set goals
· Become an entrepreneur
· Open a stand on June 10th
· Achieve their Dreams!
David Newman and Leif Haugen, examiners with the Alaska Division of Banking and Securities, will share basic information to get you started with investing. The DASH for the STASH posters will be on view at the presentation so eligible attendees can enter to win a $1,000 contribution to an IRA.
Location: Lecture Hall at the APK, 395 Whittier St., Juneau, AK
Contact: Claire Imamura, (907) 465-2458, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alaska State Library, Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum