Around Town for Thursday, Oct. 24

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.

Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267.

Seward Memorial Statue groundbreaking, 11 a.m., Dimond Courthouse Plaza. Ground breaking ceremony for William Henry Seward statue.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. With Alexander Dolitsky, author of “Old Russia in Modern America.” 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.

Intermediate Level Microsoft Excel class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings through Oct. 31. Designed for students wanting to learn more advanced techniques in Excel. Free.

Haunted House, 6-9 p.m., Prospector Hotel. $10 admission will include free dessert coupon to be used at TK’s Maguires. PG-13 with parent’s discretion (suitable for teens and up).

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

Fourth Thursday TEDx Talks, 6 p.m., downtown library. This month’s theme is magic. Featuring video presentations from “Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin, magician David Blaine and illusionist Beau Lotto.

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.

Finale performance: “Puppetry: Strong Characters, Expansive Imaginations,” 6 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School. Led by teaching artist Ryan Conarro, and with students from Thunder Mountain High School and Glacier Valley. Free and open to the public.

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

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

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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 juneaucrimeline.com.

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This day in Juneau history: Feb. 19

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Libraries accepting food for fines

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

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