Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, January 18, 2008

Cooperative Extension Service to host Master Gardener training

JUNEAU - The Cooperative Extension Service University of Alaska Fairbanks Master Gardener Program will sponsor a new Juneau Master Gardener training class beginning Feb. 7 at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Cost is $85. Class materials will be provided and are included in the course fee. The dates and times on the classes are as follows: February 7, 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m-4 p.m. on Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Feb. 23, 6-9 p.m. on Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on March 1 and 6-9 p.m. on March 6.

Participants recommended to attend at least 75 percent of the scheduled time. To register for the training or for more information, call (877) 482-3223.

Black Awareness Association sponsors King Day celebration

JUNEAU - The Black Awareness Association of Juneau is sponsoring a Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at 2 p.m. Monday at the Juneau Christian Center, across from Fred Meyer.

The theme will be "What Are You Dreaming Of?" and participants include Gov. Sarah Palin, Mayor Bruce Botelho, Adm. Gene Brook and the Revs. Daymond Geary, Richard Green and Mike Rose, with performances by the Tongass Alaska Girls Scouts, Faith Community School Choir, Kolene James, Sherry Patterson, Michelle Monts and Ken Cook.

The event is free. Everyone is invited. Call 790-9371 for more information.

Teen non-violence group to host training Jan. 28 at AWARE

JUNEAU - Teens Resisting Abuse and Initiating Non-violence will sponsor training on dating violence, healthy relationships, substance abuse, depression, teen resources and more, starting with a training from 5-7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies shelter.

Trainings will provide participants with the knowledge and resources to better help those in need through the reality of teen life. After completion, some teens may apply to teach what they learned to their peers in middle or high school presentations.

For more information or to pre-register, call Ati Nasiah at 586-6623.

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