Around Town for Wednesday, Dec. 11

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: 586-0428.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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

“Write For Your Life” group, 10-11 a.m. every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

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

Shriners’ weekly luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Moose Lodge.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 463-1224.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: 463-6175.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 12:30-6 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.

Introduction to Using Microsoft Access Databases, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Meets Monday and Wednesday evenings through Dec 18. Free.

Juneau National Organization of Women monthly meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., location varies monthly. Open to the public. Details: www.juneaunow.org.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church, 1106 Third St., Douglas. Details: Marsha 364-2472.

Nicotine Anonymous meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Assembly Building, Suite 106.

Halau Hula ‘o ‘Olili’ula classes, 6-8 p.m., dance studio at the Filipino Community Hall. Every Wed evening with instructor Leimomi Martin. Details: leimomi@halauhulaooliliula.org.

Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions meeting, 6 p.m., The Udder Culture, Mendenhall Mall. 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. Details: 957-1697.

Children’s Creative Play, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Group activities include: music, games, movies, ice skating, visiting the library, Planetarium, climbing wall. Free. Details: 586-6623, www.awareak.org.

A Window Between Worlds, women’s art support group, 6-7:30 p.m., AWARE. Call ahead if you will need childcare. Free. Details: 586-6623, www.awareak.org.

Rotaract meeting, 6 p.m., UAS Bill Ray Center, 1108 F St. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Details: juneaurotaractors@gmail.com.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, 7 p.m., Thunder Mountain HS library. Alan Doty will show slides taken on his recent fly fishing trip to Belize. Free and open to the public. Details: Tony Soltys, 789-9159.

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

Old Time Music Jam, 7-9 p.m., Red Dog Saloon in the balcony. Wednesdays through December.

Drag Queen Bingo, 7:30 p.m., the Rendezvous. Every Wednesday.

Mudrooms live storytelling event, 7 p.m., Northern Light United Church. The theme is “awkward.”

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