Around Town

Posted: Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:30 a.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

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

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, downstairs at the Juneau Family Birth Center. All are welcome. Details: Shayna, 321-4121.

Juneau Public Libraries Storytubes online video book review tapings, 3-4 p.m., downtown library. Share a book by creating a 2-minute video for Youtube's contest. For kids and teens. Adults welcome but will not be eligible for contest. Details: Amelia, 586-5303 or

Juneau School District Executive Session, 4:30 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Regarding union negotiations.

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

Affordable Housing Commission meeting, 5:15 p.m., downtown library, large conference room.

Juneau Human Rights Commission meeting, 5:15 p.m., Assembly Chambers.

"Landfill Odor Issues" State of Alaska DEC public workshop, 5:30 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room.

Juneau School District Board meeting, 6 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library.

Planetarium show, 6 p.m. every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. Make the stars shine. Free. Details: 586-1517 or

"Introduction to Healing Touch" class, 6-7:30 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, classrooms. Will demonstrate two techniques for participants to practice. $25. Details: 796-8422.

"Let's Quit!" smoking cessation group, 6-8 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, classrooms. Saturdays from Jan. 6 to Feb. 17. $75 for seven sessions. Details: 796-8422.

Diabetes Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., SEARHC - WIC Classroom, first floor dental building, Hospital Drive. With different topic each month. Community invited. Details: Christy, 364-4457.

Douglas Advisory Board meeting, 7 p.m., Douglas library.

Planning Commission meeting, 7 p.m., Assembly Chambers.

"Back to Basics" Al-Anon Family Group, 7-8 p.m., Smith Hall, first floor, 8619 Teal Ave., next to St. Vincent de Paul. Details: Marsha, 789-1324 or Marie, 789-3272.

Family Caregiver Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Bridge Adult Day Center. Drop-in support group for those caring for elderly friends or family at home or long distance. Sponsored by Southeast Senior Services. Details: Jim, 463-6177.

Narcotics Anonymous game night, 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday, Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Alaska Committee meeting, 7 a.m., 612 W. Willoughby Ave. Details: Tricia, 463-3488.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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

"Write For Your Life" group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

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

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

Juneau Economic Development Council meeting, noon, 612 Willoughby Ave., Suite A.

KTOO slideshow: "Trip to Peru" by Lise Paradis and Dale Gosnell, noon, KTOO. Pack your own lunch. Details: Jeff, 463-6425.

Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting, noon, SEARHC Boardroom, Hospital Drive.

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, noon-1 p.m., Valentine Building, 119 Seward St., Suite 1, Unity Center. Details: 789-8884.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Women, Infant and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 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.

Assembly Finance Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Assembly Chambers. Details: Laurie, 586-0216.

Building Code Advisory Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Juneau Fire Station.

Docks and Harbors Board Operations Committee meeting, 5 p.m., Aurora Harbor Office.

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

Bartlett Regional Hospital Planning Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Robert F. Valliant Center, BRH Board Room. Details: 796-8463.

"Douglas Serenity Seekers" Al-Anon Family Group, 5:15-6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Douglas United Methodist Church. Details: Lenne, 586-0152.

Juneau National Organization of Women monthly meeting, 5:15-7 p.m., Mendenhall Valley library. Open to the public. Details:

Juneau Urban Forestry Partnership monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mendenhall Watershed meeting room, fourth floor Senate Building. To discuss ideas for future and current projects. Details: Jeff, 789-7114.

Airport public review of schematic design of snow removal equipment facility and final review of airport runway safety area project, 6 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room.

"Parenting Issues: Supporting Kids in Doing Well at Home, in School an in the Community" informational class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Police Department, training rooms. With JDHS counselor Nancy Seamount and JDHS students. Free. Call to reserve place. Details: Lt. Kris Sell, 586-0618.

"Parenting Your Three- to Six-year-old" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Birth Center. Free class. Taught by Sharlyn Berning. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau Duplicate Bridge Club game, 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Fireweed Place. Details: 586-1015.

Public review of schematic design of the snow removal equipment facility and final design review of the runwa safety area project, 6:30 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room. With regular Airport Board meeting at 7 p.m.

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

Regular Airport Board meeting, 7 p.m., Juneau International Airport, Aurora Room.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Support Group, 7-8 p.m., Polaris House, 434 Willoughby Place. Details: Susan, 789-4814.

Children's Writers Group, 7-9 p.m., downtown library large conference room. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Details: Dordie, 907-530-7018 or

Rotaract meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Baranof Hotel, Douglas Room. A social club for young people age 18 to 30. Details: Marc, 321-2261 or

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