As the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, here’s what you can do around Juneau on Monday:
Lawyers with the Juneau Bar Association are providing free legal advice in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. The public is invited to ask questions on a range of topics, including Medicare, Medicaid, landlord/tenant issues, family law, or general law questions. Free legal advice will be available at the Juneau Christian Center from 9 a.m. to noon, and at the Dimond Courthouse from 1 to 5 p.m.
A community celebration will be held at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on Atlin Drive at 1 p.m. The family event includes guest speakers, singing, and tributes. This is a free event sponsored by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau.
Veterans for Peace of Juneau is sponsoring a brief ceremony on the peace sign above Home Depot starting at 5 p.m. People are asked to bring headlights and flashlights, and the lit-up peace sign will be photographed for submission to the Juneau Empire and the Veterans for Peace national newsletter.
- Norton Gregory is running for Juneau Assembly in the upcoming municipal election.
- Alaska’s largest ferry will be down for repairs longer than expected. Another ship will fill in, but it’s smaller and some travelers will have to make other arrangements.
- Alaska’s oldest Native organizations are trying to attract younger members. That and other issues are on the table at the ANB-ANS Grand Camp Convention Oct. 5-8.
- As the air gets colder and the days shorter, the Skagway tourism season is coming to a close. Overall, tourism staff says this summer was a success. The last cruise ship of the season has come and gone and shop owners around Skagway are preparing for winter, cleaning up and closing their doors. The streets that were recently busy with visitors are quieting down.