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Around Town for Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012

Posted: November 8, 2012 - 12:08am

Today, Nov. 8 

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

Alexsys And Job Search Workshop, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., The Learning Connection. A free one-day workshop designed to assist users to create or update their ALEXsys account to build resumes and search for work. Co-facilitated with The Learning Connection and Juneau Job Center staff. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-0434.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Details: 463-3488.

Bartlett Baby Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Parenting group for mothers, noon-1 p.m., Aware. Thursday afternoons. For women who are parenting and have lived with an abusive partner. Call ahead if you will need childcare. Free. Details: 586-6623.

AARP Driver Safety Course, special for veterans and dependents, 1-5 p.m., Juneau Senior Center, 895 West 12th St. Details: 586-2493.

Toddler Time group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Free. Meet other families while your children get their “wiggles” out. Details: 586-1203.

Free Introduction To Computers, Internet And Email, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection. Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout November. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Juneau People for Peace and Justice weekly meeting, 5:15-6:15 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Everyone welcome. Details: Judith, 789-9229.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

St. Brendan’s Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Alzheimer’s Research Forum: What’s Trending Today, 6-8 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. Dr. Brian Edmonds with the University of Alaska Fairbanks will discuss national research trends regarding Alzheimer’s Disease. Free. Details: (586-6044.

Thane Neighborhood Association Meeting, 6 p.m., Thane Neighborhood Association. Annual neighborhood meeting and potluck. Topics up for discussion include bylaw change consideration about how officers are chosen.

Widowed Persons Support Group, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place, Parlor Room. All widows and widowers invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Theater in the Rough’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

“We Do Recover” NA meeting, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive.

 

Friday, Nov. 9

Storytime and crafts, 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-0434.

Organ concert, noon, State Office Building.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m. every Friday, Northern Light United Church, 400 11th St. Details: 789-0965. 

Second Friday Teen Hip-hop Class, 4-5 p.m., Canvas Community Art Studio. Teen hip-hop class every second Friday at the Canvas. Youth ages 10-18 are invited to bust a move with chill tunes in a relaxed environment. All levels welcome. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Taught by Kim Andree. Pay-as-you-can. Details: 586-1750.

“Dopeless Hope-fiends” NA meeting, 5-6 p.m. Rainforest Activity Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. 

“Misery is Optional” Al-Anon meeting, 6-8 p.m. every Friday, 9950 Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. Potluck from 6-7 p.m., meeting from 7-8 p.m. Details: Toni, 209-8664. 

The Improject: Poetic License, 6 p.m. improvised poetry workshop and 8 p.m. Poetic License performance, The Canvas. Held the second Friday of each month, hosted by Morally Improv-erished. Free, with donation to The Canvas recommended. Details: Eric Caldwell, 209-8958 and juneauimprov@gmail.com or Kelly Manning, 586-1750 and kmanning@reachak.org.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

“Friday Potpourri” Al-Anon group, 7 p.m., 9950 Stephen Richards Memorial Drive, across from Duck Creek Market. Details: Mie: 635-4328. 

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690. 

Dan Hopson’s classical guitar, 7-9 p.m., Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin Street. Details: 463-6236. 

Evening at Egan, 7 p.m., Egan Library. “Human-Caribou Relations from a First Nation’s Perspective,” with Randall Tetlichi, Vuntut Gwitch’in First Nation Elder in Residence. Details: www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture. 

Musical theater: “Hairspray,” 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Joint production of Juneau Lyric Opera and JDHS Theater Department. Details: juneauopera.org.

Perseverance Theatre’s “Oklahoma!”, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Opening night performance. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Theater in the Rough’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

G.W. Teal’s Live Friday Night Music: DNR, 8:30 p.m., G.W. Teal. Garage-style music.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

Falcon breakfast, 8-11 a.m. every Saturday, Thunder Mountain High School commons. Proceeds benefit the TMHS football team, softball team and band program. $9 per plate. Details: 500-2381.

Farmer’s And Crafter’s Market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Airport Shopping Center, 9121 Glacier Hwy. Fiber arts, baked goods, jams, jellies, honey, jewelry, vinegars and oils, garlic, produce, live music. Details: 523-5667.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Old Glacier Highway, downstairs conference room. Details: 463-1224. 

Civil Air Patrol, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on the airport grounds. Interested parties are encouraged to call or email the Civil Air Patrol before showing up. Civil Air Patrol is the Air Force Auxiliary, not active duty. It is a community program anyone can join, starting at age 12. Details: www.gocivilairpatrol.com or 209-2392.

“Staying Alive” Al-Anon family group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. Tenth St. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440. 

“Juneau Honors the USS Juneau,” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Held in honor of the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USS Juneau. Public presentation of artifacts from each of the three ships and guest speakers.

Movie marathon fundraiser, 11 a.m.-midnight, Rockwell. Funds will go to residents of Gastineau Apartments displaced by Monday’s fire. Silent auction.

2nd Annual Geofest, 1-4 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. This family-friendly event features hands-on educational and fun activities presented by the UA Geography Program and community organizations based on the theme for Geography Awareness Week: “Declare Your Interdependence.”Free. Details: 474-7496.

Juneau Wind Ensemble And TMHS Band Concert, 3 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. WIth Mike Bucy conducting. Theme is “Dance” and each band will play a few tunes and then join together as a “super-band” for a two songs.All ages. Free.

“Superheroes Of Stoke” film showing and Eaglecrest Ski Pass Give-away, 4 p.m., Gold Town Theater. This new film takes a look at the past, present, and future of freeskiing through first-person perspectives from those who helped change the game. $8 - $10. Details: 586-2875.

Tot Rave!, 4:30-7:30 p.m., DIPAC, Macauley Fish Hatchery. A dance party for kids ages 6 and under, and their families. Featuring music spun by DJ White Chocolate, a demonstration by Complete Warrior martial arts, a no-host food bar and a silent auction. $5. Details: 586-6085.

Scandinavian Dance, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Juneau Yacht Club. Organized by Sons of Norway and Friends of Scandinavia. Music by Dale Wygant and Friends. Dance instruction from 7:30-8:15 pm. Suggested donation: $10 adults/students, $5 children 6-12, free children 5 and under. Details: 465-5926.

Saturday Night Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital.  

Saturday night NA meeting, 7-8 p.m., Gastineau Human Services. 

Dan Hopson’s classical guitar, 7-9 p.m., Baranof Hotel, 127 N. Franklin Street. Details: 463-6236.

Author visit: Mary Doria Russell, 7 p.m., Downtown library. Presentation and book signing with Mary Doria Russell, author of “The Sparrow and “Children of God.”

Musical theater: “Hairspray,” 7 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Joint production of Juneau Lyric Opera and JDHS Theater Department. Details: juneauopera.org.

Theater in the Rough’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

Perseverance Theatre’s “Oklahoma!”, 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. Details: www.perseverancetheatre.org.

  

Sunday, Nov. 11

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park. Details: 789-0965. 

Duplicate bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: David, 463-6174.

Intro To Skate Class, 1-3 p.m., Marie Drake Gym. Learn basic quad-skating skills with the Juneau Rollergirls. Every Sunday through Dec. 16. Registration $40 for series. Children welcome with adult supervision. Details: 523-1552 or recruiter@juneaurollergirls.com.

Theater in the Rough’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” 2 p.m., McPhetres Hall. Details: www.theatreintherough.org.

Musical theater: “Hairspray,” 2 p.m., JDHS auditorium. Joint production of Juneau Lyric Opera and JDHS Theater Department. Details: juneauopera.org.

UAS Improv Club, 3-5 p.m., UAS Rec Center. Weekly improv jam, open to the public.

International Dance Evening, 6-8 p.m., Alaska Club Downtown. An evening of folk dancing, every Sunday. Everyone welcome, no partner required, no charge. Free. Details: 364-2334.

“New Beginnings” NA meeting, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. 

Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center conference room. 

JWAC lecture: ‘Postcards from Tomorrow Square’ with James & Deborah Fallows,  3 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and winner of the National Book Award. Deborah Fallows is a linguist and China expert. 

 

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