Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Halibut-hook making class

Learn how to make a halibut hook with Tlingit artist Donald Gregory. He will teach the step-by-step process of making these beautiful traditional tools with cedar, spruce root and bone at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, January 14, 15, 21, and 28, from noon to 4 p.m.

All materials are provided. Preregistration and prepayment are required, so call the city museum today at 586.3572.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is at 4th and Main streets and is a program of the Juneau Parks and Recreation Department.

Alternative high school open house and silent auction

Yaakoosge Daakahidi is sponsoring an open house and silent auction for community and family members to see the school's new building and to bid on art. The school is across from Blockbuster at 1208 Glacier Ave. The open house will be January 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. There will be art by Alaska Native artists, students and local professional artists offered during a silent auction. The money will be used for scholarships for students taking training or college classes and for a totem- carving project that the school hopes will result in raising a pole during Celebration 2006 in June. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to donate an art item, Please call 523-1801.

Peace workshop

A "Creating a Culture of Peace" workshop will be offered from Jan. 14 to 16 at the Juneau Senior Center.

The workshop is for adults and high-school-age youth who would like to learn the history and tools of nonviolence. It is sponsored by Northern Light United Church and Juneau People for Peace and Justice. Fellowship of Reconciliation members lead the training.

Workshop times are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Jan. 14 and 15; and 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 16. Cost is $50. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 586-6738.

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