Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Co-op nursery accepts applications for winter

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The Juneau Co-Op Nursery School, a nonprofit, parent-run organization, is now accepting applications for children from 18 months to 3 years of age for the winter session, Jan. 22 through May 25.

Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Northern Lights Church. Most children attend one of two days per week. Parents are expected to work in the classroom on a rotating basis along with accepting a volunteer position for the semester.

An orientation/registration meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11 at Northern Lights Church. Childcare will be provided.

For more information, call Courtney at 364-3666 or Sante at 463-3126.

Widowed Persons Service hosts brunch

The Widowed Persons Service program is hosting a brunch at noon Sunday at the Breakwater Restaurant.

All men and women who have been widowed are invited to attend this social event. The schedule for the 2007 WPS program will be available.

For more information, contact Sue at 586-6424 or

Sealaska now accepting scholarship applications

Sealaska Heritage Institute, a Native nonprofit established in 1981 to administer educational and cultural programs for Sealaska, is accepting applications for the 2007-08 school year.

Scholarship awards will be made to Sealaska shareholders and descendants enrolled in accredited college, university and voc-tech schools.

Applications are due by March 1 and are available at For more information, call SHI President Dr. Rosita Worl at 463-4844.

Montessori celebrates 100th anniversary

The Public is Invited to a Juneau celebration of 100 years of Montessori education worldwide from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Nugget Mall.

Sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Friends of Montessori, this event will feature cake, the showing of Montessori educational DVDs, question and answer sessions, presentations and a salsa dance at 4 p.m.

For more information, call Lupita at 364-3535.

Big Brothers Big Sisters benefit held Jan. 19

Head Start Family/Community Partnership coordinator Laurie Cropley is organizing a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Central Council's Youth Program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall.

Clayton Wagy will do a 90-minute performance of popular Elvis hits, with special guest Stephanie Meade.

Cost is $10 for the performance only. Lunch is available separately. Tickets at Hearthside Books, Big Brothers Big Sisters or ANB Hall/Pull Tabs. For more information, call 209-3002.

Forest Service begins free lectures Jan. 12

The U.S. Forest Service's free lectures at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center begin Jan. 12 and extend until March 30.

Speakers provide two talks per night, at 6:30 and 8 p.m. There is one exception to this schedule with a single longer lecture beginning at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 9.

A brochure with the full schedule of topic descriptions in available at the visitor center, on the Forest Service's Mendenhall Glacier Web site or by calling 789-0097.

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