Around Town

Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2010

Today, Jan. 21

Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club meeting, 7 a.m. every Thursday, The Prospector Hotel.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3245 Hospital Drive, first floor. Free nutrition services for income-eligible women who are pregnant, breast-feeding or just had a baby, and for infants and children up to age 5. Details: 463-4099.

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

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

Juneau Chamber of Commerce luncheon, noon, Moose Lodge. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Details: 463-3488.

Bartlett Baby Parent Time, noon-1:30 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital Robert F. Valliant Center classroom. For parents and their infants up to 1 year old. Free. Details: Debi, 796-8975.

Yoga class, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Taproot Yoga, 2211 Dunn St. Drop-in, $15. Four-week session, $50. Details: Christin, 523-9848.

Pinochle games, 1 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Senior Center. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Beginning wheel throwing class with Sarah Arntson, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Six-week class held Thursdays Jan. 7-Feb. 11. $210. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Toddler Time Group, 3-4:30 p.m. every Thursday, Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Free. Meet other families while your children get their "wiggles" out in our large activity room. Details: 586-1203.

Juneau School District 7/8 level Battle of the Books, 3:15 p.m., Floyd Dryden Middle School library. Details: Pat, 463-1850.

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

Al-Anon Family Group Douglas Serenity Seekers meeting, 5:15-6:30 p.m., Douglas Community United Methodist Church. Details: Vicky, 364-2437.

Juneau Utility Advisory Board meeting: Testimony regarding "Multi-Family Utility Exemption Certificates," 5:30 p.m., 5433 Shaune Drive, Lemon Creek. Board is interested in hearing from the public about the 2003 oversight that left a reference to these statements in the Sewer Code while removing them from the Water Code. Written comments can be faxed to 780-4637. Details: scott_jeffers@ci.juneau.ak.us.

Juneau School District ¾ and 5/6 levels Battle of the Books, 6 p.m., Harborview Elementary School. Details: Julie, 523-1866.

St. Brendan's Galley hot meal, 6 p.m. every Thursday, St. Brendan's Episcopal Church, 4207 Mendenhall Loop Road. Details: 789-5152.

Our Time Support Group, 6-8 p.m., 419 Sixth St. Weekly support group for parents and children with special needs. Dinner and child care provided. Please RSVP. Details: 321-8311.

"Parenting Your Toddler: Ages One to Three" class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. Eight-week class held every Thursday. Free. Details: 586-1203.

Prayer Shawl Group, 6-8 p.m., St. Ann's Parish Hall, 416 Fifth St., downstairs. A weekly group to crochet and knit shawls to be given to individuals in need of comfort. All skill levels welcome. Details: Rhiannon, 586-3137.

Cancer Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bartlett Educational Classroom 203. New members welcome. Details: Tish, 796-2273.

Juneau Raptor Center Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., downtown library, large conference room. Details: 586-8393.

Press night open studio for wood and linoleum carvers, 6:30-9:30 p.m., The Canvas. Every third Thursday. Bring own supplies and use presses at The Canvas. $5. Details: 586-1750.

Science for Alaska lecture series: "New Energy for Alaska Communities" by Gwen Holdmann, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. Free. Details: Jenn, 907-474-5082.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly meeting, 7-8 p.m., Shepherd of the Valley Church. Details: 780-6294.

Narcotics Anonymous "We Do Recover" group, 8-9 p.m., Rainforest Recovery Center behind Bartlett Regional Hospital, 3240 Hospital Drive. Details: 790-4567.

Haiti Relief fundraiser, 9 p.m.-closing, Marlintini's Lounge. Featuring the Anchorage Angels. In conjunction with the Red Cross, all door proceeds from the show will be donated to the Haiti Relief Fund. Details: Marlintini's, 789-1799 or Red Cross, 463-5713.

Friday, Jan. 22

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: 586-0434.

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.

Town hall meeting on young children and families, noon-1 p.m., Hangar Ballroom. Sara Chambers and Andrea Doll reviewing a summary of findings on the status of young children and families in three key areas: early care and education, health, and parenthood. $10 suggested donation for lunch. Details: RSVP to juneaupartnerships@gmail.com or AEYC, 789-1235.

Town hall meeting on young children and families, 1-2:30 p.m., Hangar Ballroom. Brian Holst, of the JEDC, will lead a discussion and interactive group process to select priorities for our community. $10 suggested donation for lunch. Details: RSVP to juneaupartnerships@gmail.com or AEYC, 789-1235.

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

Lunafest Juneau, 6 p.m., Centennial Hall. National festival of short films featuring the talents and stories of women. $10. Portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Action Fund. Details: lunafest.org.

Library pajama party for kids and families, 6:30 p.m., downtown library. Come in your party PJs. With stories by Linda Torgerson and Theresa Walden and songs by Kathy Fanning. Details: Carol, 586-0434.

Fireside Lecture: "Heen Latinee Experimental Forest," 6:30 and 8 p.m., Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. With U.S. Forest Service lead scientist Rick Edwards. Free. Details: 789-0097 or www.mendenhallglacier.net.

Afro-Cuban dance workout class, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Pavitt's Health & Fitness. No partners needed. $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Details: 907-988-7378.

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.

"Sound+Motion" UAS Arts at Egan Series: "Who's Afraid of New Music?" with Juneau Symphony music director Kyle Pickett, 7 p.m., UAS Egan Lecture Hall. Free. Details: Katie, 796-6530.

Saturday, Jan. 23

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

Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10-11 a.m., Juneau Public Health Center. Details: 463-1224.

Cathy Muñoz constituent meeting, 10 a.m.-noon, Udder Culture, Mendenhall Mall. Join Cathy Muñoz for coffee, tea and snacks.

Tracks and Signs: Community event to discover and track wild mammals and birds, 10 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Wetlands, parking lot at the end of Radcliff Road. Families welcome. Dress for the weather. No dogs please. Sponsored by the Juneau Audubon Society. Details: Kevin, 321-7064.

Saori weaving class with Sarah Newsham, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Saturdays Jan. 9-30. $110. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Teapots class with Joyce Payne, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Saturdays Jan. 9-30. $145. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Staying Alive" Al-Anon Family Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Resurrection Lutheran Church library. Free childcare provided. Details: Erika, 463-2613 or Laura, 463-4440.

Forest Explorer Programs for 4- to 6-year-olds and their caregivers, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Dress for outdoor activities but meet inside the visitor center. Details: 789-0097.

Kids marimba class with Annie Geselle and Michael Bucy, 11 a.m.-noon, The Canvas. Five-week class held Saturdays Jan. 9-Feb. 6. $60. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

"Expressive Body: A Physical Approach to Performance" workshop for performers, storytellers and artists, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. $75 registration for two-day workshop. Details: 364-2421 ext. 232 or shona@perseverancetheatre.org.

Silk painting class with David Riccio, 1-5 p.m., The Canvas. Two-week class held Saturdays Jan. 16 and 23. $115. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group monthly meeting, 1:30 p.m., Wildflower Court. Details: Linda, 957-2142.

Intermediate wheel throwing class "Throwing Big!" with Joyce Payne, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Saturdays Jan. 9-30. $145. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Flag Football, 4 p.m. every Saturday, turf field near Juneau-Douglas High School. Free. For youth of all ages. Details: 586-2635.

Community fundraiser for Adara Buell Kollander, 5 p.m., Juneau Moose Family Center, 8335 Airport Blvd. Open to the public. All proceeds go directly to Adara, who was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease and is in need of a kidney transplant, and her family. Live auction at 6 p.m. Door prizes. $10 per adult, $5 for children 10 and under. Sponsored by Women of the Moose. Details: Karen, 957-6632 or 523-7726.

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

A Night of Chamber Music, 7 p.m., Northern Lights United Church. Juneau String Ensembles annual fundraiser. Performed by students in various ensemble groups within the JSE. Under the direction of Guo Hua Xia. All performing are Suzuki students of both Xia and Lisa Miles. Details: Tonia, 789-6175.

Robbie Burns Night, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall. Biennial fundraiser celebrating Robbie Burns' 251st birthday, with performances by Stroller White Pipes and Drums and Highland Dancers; guest artists Sylvia DeTar and Sarah McLatchy, from the World Champion Simon Fraser University Pipe and Drum Band; Celtic band Blessing in Disguise; and dance caller, Taste of Scotland. Whiskey tasting and more. Details: Melanie, 780-6046.

Saturday Night Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7-8:30 p.m., Juneau Public Health Center, 3412 Glacier Highway, lower floor conference room. Details: 790-4567.

Sunday, Jan. 24

Community work service project, 9 a.m. every Sunday, Cornerstone, 9290 Hurlock Ave. Come dressed for the weather. Sponsored by Juneau Youth Services. Details: Brad, 523-6549.

Vinyasa Yoga class, 10-11:30 a.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. $10. Yoga for "everyone," it involves gentle stretching to open up your day. Details: 586-1203.

Adult Children of Alcoholic or Dysfunctional Families and Codependents Anonymous meeting, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. every Sunday, Assembly Chambers, across from Marine Park.

"Expressive Body: A Physical Approach to Performance" workshop for performers, storytellers and artists, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Perseverance Theatre. $75 registration for two-day workshop. Details: 364-2421 ext. 232 or shona@perseverancetheatre.org.

Intermediate wheel throwing class with Joyce Payne, 2-5 p.m., The Canvas. Four-week class held Sundays Jan. 10-31. $145. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Adult marimba class with Annie Geselle and Michael Bucy, 6:30-8 p.m., The Canvas. Five-week class held Sundays Jan. 3-31. $75. Details: 586-1750 or www.canvasarts.org.

Narcotics Anonymous "Sunday New Beginnings" group, 7-8 p.m., Rainforest Activity Center, 3240 Hospital Drive, behind Bartlett Regional Hospital. Details: 790-4567.

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