Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Canvas holds art workshop for ArtAbility

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The Canvas Community Art Studio and Gallery at REACH, 223 Seward St., is hosting a workshop from 1 to 6 p.m. today and invites anyone interested in creating art for ArtAbility. There will be a variety of art materials, including block printing, acrylic and oil paint, silk screening, pottery, felting fiber and more. Create. Express. Enjoy.

Cost is $5. Please call 586-1750 to register.

ArtAbility is an opportunity to express living with disability. Artwork from people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and others impacted by disability can serve as a catalyst for understanding and valuing diversity in our community.

JWAC hosts WorldQuest fundraiser in Juneau

The Juneau World Affairs Council will host its annual fundraising event, WorldQuest Juneau 2007, at 6 p.m. Friday at Centennial Hall. The WorldQuest team game tests contestants' knowledge of world affairs, geography, history, culture, flags, sports, current events, world organizations, countries and more. Each team consists of four to eight players. Most teams are formed in advance of the event, but anyone can attend and join a team. There are approximately 60 questions, presented orally and visually. Team members have a maximum of one minute to decide on an answer. The team with the highest score wins, and in the event of a tie, one or more elimination rounds will be held. The event will include exotic foods from around the world, along with a no-host bar. There will also be a silent auction with items from local businesses and individuals.

The event is a precursor to the national high school WorldQuest contest in Washington, D.C., to which the Juneau World Affairs Council will send a student team from Juneau-Douglas High School. JWAC also supports the high school's Model United Nations program.

Tickets for the event are $50 and available at Hearthside Books, the Observatory, from council board members and at the door. For further information, call 364-2334.

Public invited to First Native Issues Forum today

Everyone is welcome to attend the first Native Issues Forum for this legislative season at 11:45 a.m. today at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Hall, 320 West Willoughby Ave.

Key speaker will be Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell. Lunch provided at a reasonable cost.

Questions, call 463-7105.

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month, and that's the perfect time for women to schedule their annual screenings. Annual Pap smears give health providers a chance to notice changes in the cervix before they become cervical cancer. If you are a woman between the ages of 18 and 64, you should call to see if you qualify for free Pap tests.

There is no better weapon in the fight against cancer than early detection, and cervical cancer is nearly 100 percent curable if caught early.

For more information, contact the SEARHC Breast and Cervical Health Program at (907) 966-8782 or toll free at (888) 388-8782.

Tickets to Wearable Art show available Jan. 27

Tickets to this year's Wearable Art Extravaganza, "Solstice to Solstice," at 8 p.m. Feb. 10 at Centennial Hall went on sale Saturday for Juneau Arts and Humanities Council members.

Tickets for the public go on sale Jan. 27 at the valley Hearthside Books and at the JAHC office. This is a fundraiser for the JAHC artist grant and student scholarship funds.

For more information, visit www.jahc.org or call 586-2787.



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