Around Town

Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2009


Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women Infant 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.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Retired Public Employees of Alaska monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With guest speaker Holly Handler from Alaska Legal Services. Details: Gary, 789-3757.

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

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.

"Hit the JACC Putt" miniature golf, noon-5 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: or 586-2787.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Introduction to Microsoft Word 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Tlingit & Haida Community Council meeting, 5:30 p.m., 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Jerry Ann or Alberta, 463-5680.

Veterans for Peace Chapter No. 100 monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Northern Light United Church. Details: John, 586-4409.

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

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.

Childbirth Preparation Class, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Widowed Persons Program potluck, 6:30 p.m., Fireweed Place, dining room. All widows and widowers invited. Details: Sue, 586-6424 or Sandy, 789-0355.

Juneau Audubon Society public meeting, 7 p.m., University of Alaska Southeast, Egan Room 22½22. With Jeff Sauer presenting images and stories from two recent rafting trips through the Grand Canyon. Details: or Merrill, 789-0139.

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

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Friday, Jan. 9

Bartlett Regional Hospital Board - Quality Committee meeting, 8:15 a.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, BRH Board Room. Details: 796-8463.

Low-impact exercise, 10 a.m., Juneau Senior Center and Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

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

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

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

"Hit the JACC Putt" miniature golf, noon-7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: or 586-2787.

Museum Collections Advisory Committee teleconference meeting, 1 p.m., Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St. To discuss acquisitions for the permanent collection of the Alaska State Museums. Details: Bruce, 465-4866.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Recent Acquisitions '06-08" exhibit opening and book signing of "Running Towards the Fires: 100 Years of the Juneau Volunteer Fire Department" with Sandy Harbanuk, 4:30-7:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.

Fireside lecture and slideshow: "Postcards from Juneau's Past" with historian Jim Geraghty, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Featuring images of the Taku Glacier produced as postcards by early photographers Winter & Pond and Case & Draper. Details: Laurie, 789-0097.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Ballroom dance class, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited. Eight-week class featuring the cha cha and the quick step. Advance registration: $10 per person, $80 for eight weeks; $15 per couple, $120 for eight weeks. $15 drop-in. Details: 463-5327.

Juneau Lyric Opera Mid-Winter Vocal Festival performance by Byron McGilvray and Janis Capelle, 7:30 p.m., Chapel by the Lake. With Festival Chorus and selected soloists to perform. $12 adults, $8 students and seniors, $30 family, available at Hearthside Books or at the door. Details: 586-2742 or

Saturday, Jan. 10

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

Community Schools winter class registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nugget Mall. For class information, visit and click on "Community Schools." Details: 780-2073 or 780-2074.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

Glacier Kids Day programs, 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For children 4-6 years old and their caregivers. Details: 789-0097.

Final day for "Hit the JACC Putt" miniature golf, noon-4 and 5-7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Details: or 586-2787.

Panikhida (Requiem) service for the Rev. Nicholas Bullock, 3 p.m., St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. All welcome. Followed by reception for friends of the Rev. Bullock at 4 p.m. and Vespers service at 6 p.m. Details: Richard, 586-4708.

Southeast Alaska Gay & Lesbian Alliance and Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays miniature golf New Year's Social, 4 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Don't be late. Bring a snack to share. Details:

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Saturday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

• Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at They also can be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive or faxed to 586-3028. The deadline is noon two days prior to the event.

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