Today, Dec. 31, New Year's Eve

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library; 11 a.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Life Ring meeting, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Northern Light United Church. A weekly gathering for women. All are welcome. Details: 364-2131.

Bartlett toddler play group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. Playtime for toddlers and support group for parents. No need to register. Details: 796-8975.

Native women’s 12-step talking circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

ORCA New Year’s Eve Bonfire, 12 p.m., Auke Rec Area. Open to all ORCA consumers and family. Fire, hot drinks and s’mores provided, bring snacks to share.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: 463-1224.

Our Time support/resource group, 6-8 p.m., Aldersgate Church. Weekly support group for parents of children with special needs. Dinner and child care provided. RSVP. Details: 321-8311.

Cribbage, 6 p.m., Juneau Senior Center, Egan Drive and 12th Street. Park behind building, enter through back door, beside the glass-enclosed greenhouse. Details: Ron Crenshaw, 586-1796.

Healthy pregnancy class, 6-8 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital classrooms, Robert F. Valliant Administration Building. Free. Details: 796-8422.

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

“Live and Let Live” Al-Anon family group, 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday, Rainforest Recovery Center, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: Terry, 463-3372.

Traveler Quartet, 7-10 p.m., Zephyr restaturant.

New Year’s Eve Dance, 7 p.m., Pavitt Health and Fitness. Ballroom, Latin and Swing tunes. $10 per person, 50% discount for members. All ages. Detaisl: Emily at 500-7332 or

23rd Annual New Year’s Eve Barn Dance, 7:30-11 p.m., St. Ann’s Parish Hall at 5th and Gold Streets downtown. Live music by “Happy to Be Here” and Odette Edgar will teach and callcontra and square dances. No experience or partners necessary. $8 for adults, $7 JIF and AFF members, $5 students and seniors, free for JV, SAGA, VISTA. Details: 463-3214,

Swing in the New Year, 8 p.m., JACC. Music from the Thunder Mountain Big Band and special guest vocalist Cassie Miller. Catered hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. $50. 21+Details:

2nd Annual New Year’s Eve Block Party on the Wharf, 9 p.m., Wharf Mall. Live music from Deering and Down in the Ballroom and Filejerks in the Hangar. 21 and over event. $5, benefits KXLL. Details:

New Year’s Eve at Rockwell, 9 p.m., Rockwell (Old Elks Hall). Free treats from chef Danielle Choquette at 11 p.m. No cover. 21+.


Police & Fire for Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

This report contains public information available to the Empire from law enforcement and public safety agencies. This report includes arrest and citation information, not conviction information. Anyone listed in this report is presumed innocent. Anyone with information about a crime can report a tip anonymously to

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This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

On Feb. 19, 1987, Gov. Steve Cowper and the Alaska Legislature formed a budget plan for the upcoming year. The House Finance Committee passed a bill giving Gov. Cowper permission to spend the $428 million reserve fund, and representatives described meetings with Gov. Cowper “wonderful”.

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Libraries accepting food for fines

The Juneau Public Libraries are accepting food donations to pay off library fines during the entire month of February.

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Senate Bill 54 aims to roll back some provisions of criminal justice reform

Changes to Senate Bill 91 — a controversial bill was enacted last summer in an effort to reduce Alaska’s prison population — are being rolled out as part of Senate Bill 54, introduced on the floor on Feb. 10.

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