Activities galore will make this week a pleasure for all ages.
The Geezers will meet downtown this morning at 7:30 at the Bill Ray Center for their weekly run. Last week’s Dredge Lake jaunt produced 14 runners on a 9-mile journey. This is a great time for athletes to meet some of the most knowledgable trail runners in Southeast Alaska and join them for a jaunt and conversation. However, what happens on the run stays on the run. Dress warm and bring what gets you through a two-hour plus outing.
Today is the first Dryland & Sign-up meeting for the 4-H Nordic Devo Team, from noon-1:30 at the Juneau-Douglas High School Auxillary Gym. Middle School to High School age (6th-12th grade) welcome. Meet the coaches, parents meeting to complete forms, fun dryland training activities for all. Come dressed for a fun indoor workout to get ready for skiing. Bring a parent to complete forms and learn more about the program. For more info contact Jeannie Monk at 463-3783 or Merry Ellefson at 568-1692. This is the second year of the Nordic Development (Devo) Team, an expansion of the original 4-H Nordic Ski Sunday program. Nordic Devo is a program designed for motivated junior skieers who are ready for a more challenging program that features both classic and skating techniques. Skiers will also participate in races, relays and time trials to gain some racing experience. The program includes dryland training sessions focusing on technique, strenth, balance and agility development. Youth will meet to train and ski in large and smaller, break-out groups. All abilities levels from beginners to advanced are welcome. The only criteria are desire and commitment. Copies of forms will be available at the sign-up meeting or can be downloaded by contacting Jeannie or Merry.
Also on Sunday is the Intro To Skate Class, 1-3 p.m., at the Marie Drake Gym. The public is invited to learn the basic quad-skating skills with our local roller derby team, the Juneau Rollergirls. The class will be held from 1-3 p.m. every Sunday at Marie Drake through Dec. 16. All you need is gear and a smile. Registration is $40 for the whole class. Sign up with Community Schools at 523-1552. Get more information at email@example.com. Children are welcome with adult supervision.
Today is also the Midnight Suns Baseball Clinic at Dimond Park Fieldhouse, 8:30-1130 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m., hosted by Ben Boulware, former Chicago White Sox and owner of America’s Baseball Camps, and Dave Smart, director of National Infield Camps. Campers still welcome. Contact Midnight Suns president Andy Macaulay at 209-4567.
On Thursday more clashes begin at the Middle School Basketball level as the Dzantiki’i Heeni Wolverines and Floyd Dryden Eagles compete in their third games of the season. Starting at 3:30 p.m., the Boy’s teams play at DZ, and the Girls play at FD. The game order is A team, B team and C team. Next games are Nov. 29 and Dec. 5-8 is a middle school tournament at DZ and FD which will be attended by schools from around Southeast. Get out to a gym and cheer on the future Crimson Bears and Falcons.
On Friday and Saturday, fans get their first chance to see the Juneau-Douglas High School Crimson Bears hockey team this season as they host the Chugiak Mustangs at Treadwell Arena. Varsity game times are 8 p.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Looking ahead, on Nov. 23 it is Learn To Ice Skate, 8 p.m., at the Treadwell Ice Arena. Thhe Juneau Skating Club Learn To Skate program has a six week session starting November 16. Beginner and advance skaters encouraged. Classes are at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays or Saturdays or 11:45 on Saturdays. Register at www.juneauskatingclub.org. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org. $95, minus $10 discount if you register early before the discount date. Call 523-9115.
On Saturday, Dec. 1, it is the Girls On The Run 5K Fun Run, 10 a.m., at Dimond Park Field House. Girls On The Run will be culminating their 12-week after school training in healthy living through a fun run celebration. The public is invited to help celebrate their accomplishments. Festivities and snacks begin at 10 a.m., Kids Dash at 10:30 a.m., and the 5 kilometer Fun Run begins at 11 a.m. For more information contact Julie O’Neil at AWARE at 586-6623. Event is free.