A Few Things to Know for this Weekend
School is out for the summer. The library summer reading program kick-off is today at 11 at the library, and that's also where the Rasmuson Foundation staff will be giving a workshop on their Tier 1 grant program for non-profits from 3-4. There will be a reception with the visiting folks from the wonderfully generous Rasmuson Foundation following that from 4-5pm. The Low Tide lady golfers from Juneau are coming to play and there's a potluck at 6 at the golf course. The brew fest brewers dinner is tonight, at six, but it is sold out. From 5-7 there's an opening reception at the museum for an exhibit featuring Carol Clifton's paintings. Tomorrow's 20th annual Great Alaska Craft Beer Festival is also sold out, but the Slammin' Salmon Run is not, that's at 9:00 at the fairgrounds. From 9-1 Hospice is selling the contents of the old Thunderbird Motel, and the 34th King Salmon Derby begins at the crack of dawn -- tickets at Oleruds Sporting Goods, Outfitter Quick Shop, and the derby dock. (The forecast calls for some rain, south winds to 10 knots and 2 foot seas.) Tomorrow afternoon, it is the Sudsy Pickle Challenge, fun and games for beer fest revelers, from 5-8pm at the track. Sunday morning at the eagle foundation there's a "Hair of the Dog" waffle feed benefit from 8-11. It is also Memorial Day weekend and Monday is a holiday. There are American Legion services Monday at 9 am on the Parade Grounds, 11am at the cemetery, and at 1pm at the Klukwan Veteran's park. The Moving Wall Vietnam veterans memorial is open 24 hours throughout the weekend. There are 58,000 names of the dead on it. Perhaps you might take a minute out of a very busy weekend to pause and reflect upon what that means to you, and to all Americans.