NEW CALENDAR ITEM
Juneau Alpine Club monthly meeting and annual elections - Meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at the Douglas Library meeting room, located next to the Douglas Fire Station. Pizza will be served and annual elections will take place. Info: Don Larsen, 789-2036.
Today, Jan. 16
Juneau Ski Club - Winterfest Series giant slalom: (EVENT CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF SNOW) This event is for J4-M skiers at Eaglecrest Ski Area and will take place if there's enough snow. Times are TBA. Info: Heidi Reifenstein, 723-1557, Doug Wahto, 586-2564, by e-mail at email@example.com, or on the Web at http://www.juneauskiracing.org.
Juneau Alpine Club - Thunder Mountain Traverse: This moderate trek will involve skiing or snowshoeing. Please RSVP with the trip leader if you plan to attend. Info: Trip leader Jan Conitz, 463-3703.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau-Douglas High School youth indoor soccer mini camp - Youth soccer players ages 5-13 are invited to join JDHS players for the seventh annual Indoor Soccer Mini Camp on Monday, Jan. 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The camp runs from 9 a.m.-noon (registration 8:45 a.m.) for ages 5-8, and 1-4 p.m. (registration 12:45 p.m.) for ages 8-13, with an advanced session available. The camp costs $25, with proceeds going to the JDHS soccer program. Players should bring a snack and water bottle - but no soccer balls - and come dressed to play indoor soccer. Info: Cheyenne, 780-4771.
Indoor soccer coaches and referees needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteer coaches and paid referees for the 2005 indoor soccer season, which runs from Jan. 15 to March 19. No experience is needed, but good knowledge of soccer is required. Coaches are needed in the age 6-7 Valley division and in the age 16-18 division. The weekly time commitment is no more than four hours - one practice and one game. Referees are paid $9.06 per hour, and most games are on Saturdays. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Parks & Rec, 586-5226 or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Alaska Department of Fish & Game hunter education instructor training - A training course for volunteer hunter education instructors will be held on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21-22, at the indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road. Classes will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Jan. 21 and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Jan. 22. Those interested in taking the course are required to complete a background check with the Alaska State Troopers before starting. The checks can be completed, with two forms of identification required (one with picture), at 2760 Sherwood Lane or 450 Whittier Street on weekdays from 8 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. The $20 fee will be reimbursed. Info: Alaska Department of Fish & Game indoor shooting range, 586-4101.
Indoor shooting range closure - The indoor shooting range on Montana Creek Road will be closed to the public on Saturday, Jan. 21, until 3 p.m. due to hunter education instructor training.
Indoor shooting range public shooting hours changing - The Alaska Department of Fish & Game's Hunter Education Facility and Indoor Shooting Range on Montana Creek Road will be changing its public shooting hours, starting the week of Jan. 23. The new hours will be Monday and Tuesday, 5:30-9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday, 1:30-7:30 p.m. Info: Indoor Shooting Range, 586-4101.
Eaglecrest Ski Area January activities - January is "Discover Eaglecrest Month" at Eaglecrest Ski Area. In addition to a full slate of ski and snowboard classes, special events include: Juneau Ski Club races, snow conditions permitting, on Sunday, Jan. 16, and the weekends of Jan. 22-23 and 27-31; "Gals Get Up and Go," a four-week learn-to-ski program for adult women starting on Saturday, Jan. 22; and the 24th Annual Subaru Learn to Ski Weekend on Jan. 29-30. Info: Eaglecrest Ski School, 790-2001, or on the Web at http://www.skijuneau.com.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
Mount Jumbo preschool open gym - Preschool open gyms for children ages 1-6 and an adult parent or caregiver take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays through April. There must be at least one adult present for every four kids. There is a $1 per child fee, or punchcards for $10 and $50 can be bought at the gym, which is located at 909 4th Street in Douglas. Tricycles, mats, balls, a Little Tykes climber, building blocks and a kid-sized basketball hoop are available. Info: Myiia Whistler, Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation, 586-5226, or by e-mail at Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - New climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.
Treadwell Arena schedule - An ice rink schedule is posted on the arena's Web site. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at http://www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
Juneau Community Schools open gyms - Basketball, volleyball and soccer open gyms for adults are available several times a week. Basketball and volleyball open gyms are held Fridays and Sundays from 7-9 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Soccer open gyms are held Saturdays from 6-8 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School and Sundays from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at Floyd Dryden Middle School. The cost is $5 per session, and 10-session punchcards are available for $40 each. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.
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