Juneau International Folk Dancers, 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Temple.
Fireside Program: "Why are there so many brown bear on the ABC Islands?" 7:30-9 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Avalanche Awareness Presentation sponsored by the Southeast Alaska Avalanche Center, 7:30 p.m., McPhetres Hall, Fourth and Gold streets, downtown. Details: 586-5699.
Saturday, Jan. 12
Saturday Hike: In-town walk. Meet at Cope Park, 10 a.m. Group will lunch at a downtown restaurant. No dogs or firearms.
U.S. Forest Service Kids Day Program: "Who is Smokey Bear?" 11 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Juneau Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group monthly meeting, 1 p.m., Bartlett Admin. Building Education Classroom. Details: Rick, 789-3678, or Janie, 789-4867.
Karen Hansen, a representative of the MONY Group, will answer questions on the new tax law, 1-3 p.m., Centennial Hall Egan Room. Details: Lucy, 586-9449.
"Preserving Alaska's Lighthouses," exhibit opening with adult and children's activities, 1-3:30 p.m., the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main Streets. Details 586-3572.
Tlingit Beading Class, 1-4 p.m., held today, Jan. 19 and Jan. 26, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Pre-registration required, call 586-3572.
Juneau Garden Club tea in honor of visiting State Garden Club president Pat Babcock, 1-3 p.m., Downtown Senior Center. Details: Vivian, 790-2156.
Family Bead Circle, 4-5:30 p.m., City Museum. Details: 586-3572.
Sunday, Jan. 13
Juneau Alpine Club ice climb at the Flume. Details: Tim, 209-2589.
Fifth annual Little League Spaghetti Feed, desert auction and early registration, 4 p.m., Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Details: Mike, 789-5140.
Monday, Jan. 14
Diabetes Self-Management Class, today and tomorrow, 8 a.m.-noon. Details: 796-8649.
Toddler Time, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH. A playtime for toddlers and class/support group for parents.
Free ESL Classes, 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Daycare may be available.
Joint Planning and Policy Committee and Public Works and Facilities Committee Meeting, re: Steamship Wharf-Marine Park, noon, chambers.
Helping Children Through Divorce/Separation Workshop, noon-1 p.m., every Monday, Dimond Court House, Courtroom "A". Details: 463-4755.
Free GED Prep Courses, 12:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, St. Vincent de Paul (behind Nugget Mall). Details: 789-4622. Daycare may be available.
Juneau chapter of the American Diabetes Association monthly meeting, 1-2 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. Details: Don, 463-8649.
Free English as a Second Language Classes, every Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., SERRC, 210 Ferry Way. Details: 586-5718.
Between the Lines Reading Series, 7 p.m., Back Room at the Silverbow. First reader in the series will be Michael Christenson. Sponsored by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Details: 586-ARTS.
Adult badminton open gym, 8-10 p.m., Auke Bay Elementary School. Teen-agers and adults encouraged to attend. All skill levels welcome. Gym fee is $3, shuttlecocks provided. Details: Theresa Walden, 790-2499.
Tuesday, Jan. 15
Valley Toastmasters meeting, every Tuesday, 6:10 a.m., Henry's (in the Mendenhall Mall). Details: Jim, 789-3074.
Life Ring, a support group for women, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. every Tuesday, Cathedral of the Nativity basement, Fifth and Gold streets. Lunch is provided, all are welcome. Details: Kathee, 354-2131, or the Cathedral, 586-1513.
Bartlett Hospital Planning Committee meeting, noon, Bartlett Regional Hospital administration boardroom.
School District Facilities Committee meeting, noon, School District central office board conference room, 1208 Glacier Ave. Details: 463-1750.
Mayor's Task Force on Youth, 12:05 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library.
Quilting Resource Center, noon-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.
Juneau Docks and Harbors Finance Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Aurora Harbormaster's office. Proposed rate changes to be discussed -- public encouraged to attend.
Bartlett Regional Hospital Finance/Executive Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Admin. Boardroom.
Citywide Legislative Reception, 5:30-7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Everyone welcome.
"Investing in People," a presentation by Deborah Marshall on how to attract and motivate high-quality employees, 5:30-8:30 p.m., JEDC, 612 W. Willoughby Ave. Details and registration: 463-3662.
Juneau Drum Dancers, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Cedar Park Recreation Hall. Details: 586-3347.
Breast Cancer Support Group meeting, 7 p.m., DIPAC. Details: Tuula, 789-3826.
Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit events. To be included, notices should be dropped off at 3100 Channel Drive. Or they can be faxed to 586-3028 or e-mailed to the newsroom clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is noon two days prior to the event.