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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday, Jan. 16

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

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

Alaskan Brewing Co. Barley Wine Tasting, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Alaskan Brewing Co., 5429 Shaune Drive. To provide locals with an opportunity to sample six vintages of the company's award-winning Barley Wine Ale. Must be 21 or older. Details: Nancy, 780-5866.

Organ concert with J. Allan MacKinnon, noon, State Office Building.

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

"I Remember Martin Luther King Jr." musical play performance by Auke Bay Elementary School fourth-graders, two showings at 12:15 and 1:15 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Pay-as-you-can. Donations appreciated. Details: Ann Boochever, 463-1775.

Art As You Like It, 1:30 p.m. every Friday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Brenda Krauss spaghetti dinner, auction and dance benefit, 6 p.m., Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall. $20 adults, $10 children 12 and under. To help fund medical bills for Krauss' breast cancer treatment. Dinner is 6:30-8 p.m., with silent, live and dessert auctions during and after dinner. Featuring live music by Thunder Mountain Big Band, 8-10 p.m. Details: Cindy, 789-3259, Chiska, 723-0875 or Rita, 789-4836.

Fireside talk: "Beavers by the Mendenhall" with Bob Armstrong and Mary Willson, 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Learn how many beavers live in the area, how they communicate and play, what they eat, how they build their lodges and dams, and more. Details: Laurie, 789-6635.

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

Family karaoke, 6:30-9:30 p.m. every Friday, Sweet Dream Teas and Anime, 8585 Old Dairy Road, in the same building as the Canton House. Details: 789-4401.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Tlingit and Haida Indians of the City and Borough of Juneau bingo, 7 p.m. every Friday, 3235 Hospital Drive. Details: Danielle, 463-5680 or 463-5690.

"Misery is Optional" Al-Anon meeting, 7-8 p.m. every Friday, call for location. Details: Toni, 209-8664.

Ballroom dance class, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Dance Unlimited. Eight-week class featuring the cha cha and the quick step. Drop-ins welcome: $15 single, $25 couple. Details: 463-5327.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Avalanche awareness and training seminar, 9 a.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Free. Open to the public. First session, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., is on avalanche awareness. Second session, 1:30-5:30 p.m., is hands-on rescue training held outdoors and limited to 16 people. Details: Mike, 523-8900 or .

Adult court rentals, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at various Community Schools gyms. $20 per court per hour. Details: 523-1774.

AARP Driver Safety Program, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Juneau Senior Center. One-day course. Certificate issued at end of course. Details: Norma Jean, 586-2493.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 789-8884.

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