Around Town

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2010

Today, 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.

Juneau Alpine Club hike to John Muir Cabin, 9:30 a.m. Cell for details: Ron, 586-8211.

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 Program: Defensive Moves, 11 a.m.-noon, Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. For 4- to 6-year-olds and their caregivers. Listen to a story of an unhappy worm and his friend, the helpful bear, and learn about the many ways animals defend themselves. Bring a lunch and stay for the video at noon. 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.

Gastineau Philatelic Society to release 48th annual commemorative cover, 1-4 p.m., Douglas library meeting room. This year's cover features Juneau's legacy delegation. Details: John, 364-3626.

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. Advance tickets: $30 adults, $20 kids 12 and under (kids under 2 free) at Hearthside Books. At the door: $35 adults, $25 kids. $20 active duty military. 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.

Fundraiser for Haiti, noon-4 p.m., El Zarape Restaurant, street behind Costco. Three different meals to be offered at $10, each with all proceeds going to Catholic Relief Services and the Red Cross. Details: Maria, 523-5327.

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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