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Posted: Monday, January 18, 2010

Today, Jan. 18

Discovery Southeast snowshoe hike with Richard Carstensen, meet 9:30-9:45 a.m., at Eaglecrest Ski Area lodge. Will explore the Fish Creek watershed area. Bring snowshoes if you have them. Details: Beth, 463-1500.

Martin Luther King Day celebration, 2 p.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church. With choral music, short video clip from "MLK-A Historical Perceptive," and fundraiser for clothes and diapers for community children in need, forwarded to Love INC for distribution. Free. Everyone invited. Sponsored by the Black Awareness Association. Details: 957-0630.

Beginning wheel throwing class with Thomas Weise, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Mondays Jan. 4-Feb. 8. $210. Details: 586-1750 or

Special Assembly meeting, 6 p.m., Assembly Chambers. To discuss education curriculum and programs with the Juneau Board of Education. Details: Laurie, 586-0216.

Beginning jewelry making class with Rowan Law, 6-9 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Mondays Jan. 4-25. $150. Details: 586-1750 or

Tornados Youth Wrestling Club, 6:15-8:45 p.m., Southeast Alaska Gymnastics Academy. For boys and girls ages 5 to 18 who are interested in learning wrestling skills. Registration $65. Details:, Bob, 789-0874, or Chad, 523-5240.

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

Toddlertime, 10 a.m., downtown library. At 11 a.m. at the Mendenhall Valley library. Details: 586-5267.

Bartlett Toddler Play Group, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., REACH, 213 Third St. Playtime for toddlers and support group for parents. No need to register. Details: 796-8975.

Juneau Lions Club meeting, noon every Monday, Prospector Hotel.

Native Women's 12 Step Talking Circle, noon-1 p.m., Northern Light United Church, 400 W. 11th St.

Taku Toastmasters, noon-1 p.m., Federal Building, fifth floor conference room, Room 541. Public invited. A safe, fun environment to learn public speaking skills. Details: Jean, 463-5885.

Contract bridge, 1-4 p.m., Valley Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

"Introduction to Microsoft Access 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 5:30 p.m., Juneau Public Heath Center, downstairs conference room. Details: 463-1224.

Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education membership meeting, 6 p.m., Mi Casa Restaurant. Details: Dan, 321-2313.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

"Print-and-Online Advertising - Multi-Media in the 21st Century" presentation by Sharon Malaby, noon-1 p.m., Juneau Empire Building, 3100 Channell Drive, third floor conference room. Juneau Empire advertising team member will discuss multimedia strategies for small businesses to remain competitive in a global market. Learn how to leverage strengths and get your business name out there effectively and inexpensively. Details: 463-3789.

Bartlett Regional Hospital Finance Committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., BRH Administration Building, Board Room. Details: Jim, 796-8463.

Juneau Yacht Club monthly dinner and program, 6 p.m. social, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:15 p.m. program, Juneau Yacht Club. Program is a change of officers and "Ethics in Marine Surveying" presentation by Jim Sepel. Details: Dean, 463-5698.

Healthy Relationships class for women, 6-7:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital, Administration Building, Room 203B. 10-week series on Tuesdays from Jan. 5 to March 9. Free. Childcare available if arranged in advance. Details: Ellen, 586-6623.

Portrait drawing class with Jackie Manning, 6:30-9 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Tuesdays Jan. 5-26. $125. Details: 586-1750 or

Level 2 T'ai-chi Chu'uan moving meditation class with Annie Geselle, 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Canvas. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 19-April 29. $175. Details: 586-1750 or

Fireside Chat: Coast Guard Arctic Operations, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For 4- to 6-year-olds and their caregivers. Dress for outdoor activities but meet inside the visitor center. Details: 789-6635.

Valley Toastmasters meeting, 6:15 a.m. every Tuesday, St. Paul's Catholic Church, Parish Hall. Public invited. Details: Jim, 789-3074.

"Breath and Stretch" yoga exercise group, 10-11 a.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Sewing circle, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236.

Rotary Club of Juneau meeting, noon every Tuesday, Baranof Hotel.

"Tuesday Noon Serenity" Al-Anon Family Group, 12:05-12:55 p.m. every Tuesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church library, 740 W. 10th St. Details: Barbra, 790-1029.

Stitch 'N Knit, 1 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

New Parents Group, 1-2:30 p.m. every Tuesday, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Free. Meet other new parents and share the joys and challenges of parenthood. Topics change weekly. Details: 586-1203.

"Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2007" class, 5-7 p.m., The Learning Connection, 210 Ferry Way. Free. Details: 586-5718.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

"The Glaciers of Southeast Alaska: Ice Loss, Glacier Rebound, and Sea Level Rise" lecture by glaciologist Roman Motyka, 7-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. Free. Hosted by Southeast Alaska Land Trust. Details: 586-3100.

Brown bag lunch seminar on childhood trauma, noon-1 p.m., Wildflower Court, 2000 Salmon Creek Lane. Sponsored by the National Association of Social Workers, Alaska Chapter. With Juneau counselor and AWARE staff member Pam Baker-Williams. Open to the public. Details: Betsy, or 463-2125.

Level 1 T'ai-chi Chu'uan moving meditation class with Annie Geselle, 5-6 p.m., The Canvas. Held Wednesdays and Sundays Jan. 20-May 2. $175. Details: 586-1750 or

Welcome reception for the second session of the 26th Alaska State Legislature, 5-6:30 p.m., Centennial Hall. Details: 586-5240.

Juneau School District Budget Committee meeting, 6-8 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Details: Lara, 523-1702.

"Karate Kid" showing, 7 p.m., Gold Town Nickelodeon. Hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters in honor of Mentor Appreciation Month. Rated PG. Open to the public. Details: 586-3350.

Raincountry Flyfishers meeting, 7 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School library. With Dana Ware tying fly patterns that he has used successfully for early season salmon and dollies. If interested in swapping for one of Rob Bosworth's cactus flies, bring three salmon flies you tied yourself. Materials and hooks provided free by the club. Everyone welcome. Details: Tony, 789-9159.

Parks and Recreation Wednesday hike, 9:30 a.m., call for location. Details: hotline, 586-0428.

Day of quilting, sewing and good fellowship, 10 a.m. every Wednesday, Resurrection Lutheran Church. Quilts donated to Lutheran World Relief. Details: 586-2380.

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

Senior ceramics, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Betty, 463-6176.

Storytime, 11 a.m., downtown library. Details: 586-0434.

"Write For Your Life" group, 11 a.m.-noon every Wednesday, Mendenhall Valley library. Share a journal, memoir, a letter or poetry. Details: Dixie, 789-2068.

Glacier Valley Rotary Club meeting, noon every Wednesday, Juneau International Airport Aurora Room.

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

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