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Out & About

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2010

• Beginning Jan. 1, Out & About information must be submitted online at http://calendar.juneauempire.com. Submissions via e-mail, phone, fax or other will no longer be accepted. For more information e-mail webteam@juneauempire.com.

Today, Jan. 22

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

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.

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.

Cribbage, 7 p.m. every Friday, Juneau Senior Center. Enter through back door. Details: Lee Ann, 463-6175.

Saturday, Jan. 23

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 'every-body': a gentle stretch to open up your day. Details: 586-1203.

"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.

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.

Monday, Jan. 25

Project Homeless Connect, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Centennial Hall. One-day, one-stop event designed to connect services to people experiencing homelessness. Services include employment, housing, food, legal services, medical, dental, vision, mental health and substance abuse, haircuts, massage, foot care and more. Services and perks coordinator: DiAnne Slater, 321-9530 or dianneinjuneau@gmail.com. Donations coordinator: Brenda Hewitt, 463-5530 or bhewitt@unitedwayseak.org. Details: www.unitedwayseak.org or Allen, 780-3041 or allen_hulett@ghscorp.org.

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 www.canvasarts.org.

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 www.canvasarts.org.

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: juneautornados.org/index.php, Bob, 789-0874, or Chad, 523-5240.

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.

Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym, Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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

Healthy Pregnancy Class, 6-8 p.m., Bartlett Regional Hospital classrooms, Robert F. Valliant Administration Building. Free. Details: 796-8422.

Prenatal Yoga class, 6-8 p.m., Juneau Family Health and Birth Center. This ongoing class encourages gentle exercise and stretching for the pregnant woman. Details: 586-1203.

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Judo - the gentle way by Jay Watts, 6-7 p.m., ages 8-12, age 13 and up, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'I Heeni Middle School. Cost: $5. Uniform is recommended. Details or to register: 780-2075.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Juneau School District high school level Battle of the Books, 12:15 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School library. Details: Raandi, 780-1995.

Planetarium show, 6-7 p.m. every Tuesday, Marie Drake Planetarium. Free. Make the stars shine. Everyone welcome. Details: mariedrakeplanetarium.com or 586-1517, after 6 p.m.

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

Judo - the gentle way by Jay Watts, 6-7 p.m., ages 8-12, age 13 and up, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'I Heeni Middle School. Cost: $5. Uniform is recommended. Details or to register: 780-2075.

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. All welcome. Bring your baby to meet other new parents. Details: 586-1203.

Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym, Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 27

"Alaska to Finland: A Cultural Exchange" presentation by Alysia McLain, 7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum. McLain will discuss her participation in the 2009 Rotary Foundation's Group Study Exchange program to Southern Finland and Estonia. Details: Alysia, 586-3572.

Virtual vacation: "Southern Spain" with DJ Thomson and David Thomson, noon, KTOO Studio, 360 Egan Drive. Details: Jeff, 463-6425.

Craft night for adults, 5-9 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School. Free. Sponsored by Community Schools. Bring your craft projects and supplies. Be prepared to spend an evening finishing those long-overdue projects. Feel free to bring a snack. Details: Joyce, 780-2073 or kitkaj@jsd.k12.ak.us.

Women, Infants, and Children walk-in clinic, 1-6:30 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.

Judo - the gentle way by Jay Watts, age 13 and up, 7-9 p.m., Dzantik'I Heeni Middle School. Cost: $5. Uniform is recommended. Details or to register: 780-2075.

Fencing by Beth Peluso, 7-9 p.m., Glacier Valley Elementary School. Cost: $80. Students provide fencing equipment. Details or to register: 780-2075.

Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym, Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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

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

Water walking, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. Low-impact water exercise class. Details: 586-5325.

Thursday, Jan. 28

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.

Science for Alaska lecture series: "Tooth-Walkers: Uncovering the Archaeology of Alaska's Walruses" by Eria Hull, 7 p.m., Centennial Hall, Hickel Room. Details: Jenn, 907-474-5082.

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.

Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym, Preschool open gym runs through April, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, in Douglas. Youths ages 1-6 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ratio of 4:1. Play equipment, tumbling mats, tricycles, scooters and more are available. Please bring clean, dry shoes and a snack. There is a $1 fee per child, though adults are free with a paid child. Punch cards are available for purchase at the gym. Please keep sick children away from the gym. Contact Juneau Parks and Recreation at 586-5226 for more information.

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.

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

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

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