Around Town for Sunday, March 10

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.++

Senior Center lunch, noon, Douglas Methodist Church. Free. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Details: 463-6175.

“Tuesday Noon Serenity” Al-Anon family group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Pathways: Creating Your Life Without Tobacco, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Classrooms- Robert F. Valliant Administration Building.

New parents group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Free. Meet other new parents and share the joys and challenges of parenthood. Topics change weekly. Details: 586-1203.

Children’s Life Skills Group, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Tuesday evenings. Rotating topics include personal boundaries, naming and expressing feelings, keeping it safe at home, chemical use and abuse, self-esteem, families and change, and problem solving and conflict resolution. Free. Details: 586-6623, www.awareak.org.

Women’s Education Group, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Tuesday. Rotating topics include domestic violence, sexual assault, chemical dependency, family dynamics, and self-care. Free. Details: 586-6623, www.awareak.org.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary monthly meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Station Juneau Buoy Deck, 345 Egan Drive. Those interested in volunteering with an organization who promotes boating safety and education invited to attend. Details: 790-2919.

“Back to Basics” Al-Anon family group, 7-8 p.m., Smith Hall, first floor, 8619 Teal Ave., next to St. Vincent de Paul. Details: Marie, 789-3272.

Mudrooms, 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Sanctuary, 4th and Gold Streets downtown. The theme is monsters.

Learn to Fly Cast, 7 p.m., Riverbend School Gym. $21. Call Suzanne at Community Schools to register, 523-2761 or Tony for more info, 789-9159

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