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Out and About

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003

In season: Black bear (Sept. 1-June 30), brown bear (Sept. 15-Dec. 31, March 15-May 31), wolf (Aug. 1-April 30, Douglas Island closed), wolverine (Nov. 10-Feb. 15), and red and blue king crab (Oct. 1-March 31). (Seasons and limits are more complex than can be detailed here. Always check regulations before heading out.)

Jan. 6: Juneau Rifle and Pistol Club annual membership meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau Gun Club, 1/2 mile Montana Creek Rd. Details: 789-9844.

Jan. 7: Free geology and minerals class for children ages 9-11, 6:30-8:15 p.m., Juneau Mineral Information Center, Mayflower Island, Douglas. Classes also will be offered Jan. 21, Feb. 4 and 18, March 4 and 18 and April 1 and 15. Details, registration: Jane Albrecht, 364-1553.

Jan. 7: Juneau Alpine Club monthly public meeting, Mendenhall Valley library. Details: Greg Bledsoe 463-3211.

Jan. 8: Juneau-Douglas Ice Association registration for youth hockey, skating lessons and figure skating. 6-9 p.m., Nugget Mall. Fees vary. Details: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763 or kcolliso@yahoo.com.

Jan. 9: Juneau Audubon Society meeting, 7:30 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service waterfowl biologist Jim King slide show on the banding of 18,000 ducks in the early 1960s.

Jan. 9: Juneau Alpine Club climbing at the Rock Dump climbing gym, 7 p.m. Cost, $8-$10. Details: Carol Race, 586-2328.

Jan. 10: Juneau Alpine Club members Greg Bledsoe and Tim Arness present program about the club's 2002 Juneau Icefield crossing, 7 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

Jan. 10: Friday night skiing begins at Eaglecrest, 4-9 p.m. Details: 790-2000.

Jan. 11: Hip Hop Fun, Kids Day program about the snowshoe hare, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, 11 a.m.-noon. Details: 789-0097.

Jan. 11: Juneau Gun Club ATA registered shoot, registration 9 a.m.

Jan. 11: Southeast Road Runners annual potluck banquet, 5 p.m., Gastineau Hatchery reception hall. Empire Cup awards, entertainment and brief annual meeting. Details: George Johnson, 463-2265, or jorgejohnson@hotmail.com.

Jan. 11-13: Avalanche awareness and rescue course in Haines, by Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center. Details: 586-5699 or seavalanche@gci.net.

Jan. 11: Juneau-Douglas Ice Association registration for youth hockey, skating lessons and figure skating. 1-9 p.m., Nugget Mall. Fees vary. Details: Ken or Jeannette Collison, 790-2763 or kcolliso@yahoo.com.

Jan. 11: Juneau Gun Club ATA registered shoot, registration 9 a.m.

Jan. 12: 4-H Nordic Ski Club first meeting. $6 season membership fee. To enroll and find out meeting location, call Jim Douglas at the 4-H office, 465-8749.

Jan. 12: Smallbore rifle silhouette shoot at the Hank Harmon Rifle Range, 8:30 a.m. registration, shoot at 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Juneau Rifle & Pistol Club.

Jan. 15, 16, 18: American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid Basics course, Red Cross office, 3200 Hospital Drive. $125. Details: 463-5713.

Jan. 21: Juneau Yacht Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., at the club near Aurora Basin.

Jan. 23: Trail Mix board meeting, 7-9 p.m., Dzantiki Heeni Middle School. Details: 790-6406.

Ongoing: Trap shooting at the Juneau Gun Club, on Montana Creek Road, 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays. Details: 789-9844.

Ongoing: Parks and Rec hikes, Saturdays and Wednesdays starting about 9:30 a.m. Call 586-0428 for time and location or check www.juneau.lib.ak.us/parksrec/hike/schedule.php.

Submit calendar items to eschoenfeld@juneauempire.com.



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