Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, January 14, 2005

Youth workshops explore printmaking

Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to the Alaska State Museum to learn the art of printmaking with guest artists Heather Ridgway and Elizabeth Knecht. Using block and screen printmaking techniques, students will design and create their own prints and learn to work with positive and negative space.

The workshops will take place on Saturdays, Jan. 15, 22 and Feb. 5. On Jan. 15 and Feb. 5, workshops for students in third through fifth grades will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and workshops for students in kindergarten through third grade will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. On Jan. 22, the 10 a.m. to noon workshop will be for students in kindergarten through third grade and the afternoon workshop from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. will be for students in third through fifth grades.

This free youth activity is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Museum and partially funded by the city through sales tax revenue.

Please call the museum to register at 465-2901.

World trivia contest to be held Jan. 15

WorldQuest is a game which tests contestants knowledge of world affairs, geography, history, culture, flags, sports, current events, world leaders, economics, international organizations, countries and more. Teams from Juneau and Anchorage will compete.

Exotic foods, a no-host bar and a silent auction will add to the event, held from 6 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, at Centennial Hall.

Tickets are available from Hearthside Books, The Observatory bookstore or from Juneau World Affairs Council board members.

For more information, visit the Juneau World Affairs Council Web site at, or call 586-1400.

SEARHC clinic to be closed for MLK Day

The SEARHC Juneau Medical Center will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, in recognition of Martin Luther King Day. The clinic will reopen at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18. In case of an emergency, SEARHC patients may call Bartlett Regional Hospital at 796-8900 and ask to speak with the SEARHC doctor on call.

JDHS students hold tsunami relief dinner

Eight Juneau-Douglas High School student-led clubs - Amnesty International, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Alaska Youth for Environmental Action, National Honor Society, Student Council, Interact, Friends Club and SSRM - have joined together to organize a spaghetti feed for the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Effort Fund. The dinner will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 15, at the JDHS Commons.

Tickets are $10 for a single or $30 for a family (up to five people). Tickets are available at the door, at Hearthside Books or from students themselves. The evening will include a spaghetti dinner and information about the devastation in Southeast Asia.

There are over 250 students committed to this project and it's the first time that so many clubs have joined forces to support an event.

The individual clubs as well as the student body has already started to donate time and money to the cause. The main casualties were children. The goal for the spaghetti feed is to raise $5,000.

For more information, contact Pat Kohan at 789-6977 or e-mail him at

Parking permits to be issued monthly

Parks and Recreation will be issuing new monthly parking permits for the Marine Parking Garage on a month-to-month basis. Permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Call Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

First Native issues forum to be held Jan. 26

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and the Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp No. 2 are co-sponsoring the 2005 Native Issues Forums. All Native Issues Forums are open to the public.

This is an opportunity to hear presentations on political issues of interest to the Native community. The sponsors will also try to give periodic updates on federal issues as the opportunity presents itself.

The first forum is starts at 11:30 a.m. (buffet lunch served at 11:45 a.m.), on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the ANB Hall, 320 W. Willoughby Ave. Guest Speakers will be Beth Kerttula, House Representative, District 3; and Bruce Weyhrauch, House Representative, District 4. The next scheduled forums are to be held on Feb. 2, 16, March 2, 16 and 30, and April 13.

Everyone is welcome. The issues addressed are important to all Alaskans. Bring a brown bag lunch or enjoy a hot buffet lunch. A buffet lunch is $10; $6 for soup or salad.

For information, contact Dana Ruaro at 463-7105.

Booths available to organization at carnival

A carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 19 at the Riverside School Gym. If an organization would like to have a booth, call 523-8425 (leave a message and the call will be returned).

There are 30 booths available and seven are already taken. In the commons area, there will be arts and crafts and flea market tables, which will be available on a first-come basis. Call for more details, including cost.

4-H Dog Obedience Club to start meeting in Jan.

If you are between third and 12th grades, you can join the 4-H Dog Obedience Club. The club will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Riverbend School starting in January, continuing through May. The cost is $6 to join 4-H unless you have already joined another 4-H club this year. Parent volunteers are needed for nonteaching support.

For meeting dates and more information, call Gaile Haynes at 789-0694.

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