Around Town for Wednesday, May 8

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

“The Ecology of a Tidal marsh,” OWL videoconference with the Calvert Marine Museum., 9 a.m.. Downtown Public Library.

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.

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

Family caregiver support group, noon-1 p.m., KTOO’s first floor conference room. Drop-in support group for those caring for elderly friends or family at home or long distance. Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services. Free and open to all unpaid family caregivers; brown bag lunches are welcome. Details: 463-6177.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jazz & Classics: “Brahms Away!”, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Jasper String Quartet, Evan Drachman and Paul Rosenthal will perform a selection of works by Hadyn, Webern, and Brahms. Details: www.jazzandclassics.org.

Perseverance Theatre: “the road weeps, the well runs dry,” 7:30 p.m. Perseverance Theatre. Pay as you can. Details: perseverancetheatre.org.

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

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